BBC iplayer so slow to down load progs

  tonyx1302 13:53 05 Jan 2008

I am downloading 'Lead Balloon' from the beeb using their above player but it will take approx 8hrs to download this 30min prog !!! Is there any way speed up d/l please or is this the normal ?


  sunny staines 13:57 05 Jan 2008

one of the big isp's cannot remember has the hump with bbc downloads and deliberately slows down the downloads. what isp are you?
might have been tiscali but not sure.

  Taff™ 14:03 05 Jan 2008

When I tested the beta version I had similar problems but this was put down to the BBC server if I remember. The speeds didn`t improve on the full release and I`ve lost interest. I`m with Pipex who are now owned by ...... Tiscali!

  tonyx1302 14:04 05 Jan 2008

Hi sunny staines and thanks for your speedy response. I am with Eclipse and am delighted with their speeds up to now !


  Ikelos 15:38 05 Jan 2008

I am with BT and that is the same, by the time is has downloaded the repeat of it is back on.

I have given up...................

  tonyx1302 15:39 05 Jan 2008

Ikelos. Think I may join you !

  iscanut 15:45 05 Jan 2008

Try Channel 4 on demand. Quicker than BBC's offering
click here

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