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Old Jul 27th 2012, 4:02 pm
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Default Best way to watch BBC Olympic online

Has anybody find a good way to watch BBC Olympic events online?

I tried some VPN and go to BBC iPlayer, but it is not smooth at all. It keeps caching.
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Old Jul 27th 2012, 4:40 pm
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Default Re: Best way to watch BBC Olympic online

Originally Posted by davidsk View Post
Has anybody find a good way to watch BBC Olympic events online?

I tried some VPN and go to BBC iPlayer, but it is not smooth at all. It keeps caching.
Do you have VLC player and a wired connection?
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Old Jul 27th 2012, 5:05 pm
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PM me. I want to watch the BBC too. I wish BBC World was in HD.
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Old Jul 27th 2012, 10:44 pm
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Excellent, as I don't want to spend the whole Olympics watching Canadian athletes come in seventh.
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Old Jul 27th 2012, 11:12 pm
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please pm me as well.

i have just an internet connection and vlc.

fios connection.

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Old Jul 27th 2012, 11:35 pm
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Why couldn't we have a 'live' mic on Prince Philip for the athletes coming out.
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Why couldn't we have a 'live' mic on Prince Philip for the athletes coming out.
I'm surprised his even there, but then again he used his get out of jail card for the Jubilee concert
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Just knowing that Oink likes his Ambridge (as do I, a confirmed listener for more years than I will admit to) I have heard that there will be a problem for the whole of the Olympic period with Internet streaming,and nobody will get the Today programme who isn't there. Is there anyway of sidestepping this problem perhaps?
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Old Jul 28th 2012, 2:53 am
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I was worried about the opening ceremony but I don't know why, Danny Boyle has done us proud. My only critisim, with a great back catalogue why does Paul McCartney always rely on Hey Jude or Let it Be.
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el_richo

Could you kindly pm me the VLC info? I use filmon.com but not renewing that subscription again.

Thank you.
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I would very much appreciate a PM too please
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Default Re: Best way to watch BBC Olympic online

I'm feeling left out - If el_richo could send the info to me to it would be great. The more ways to watch in case one isn't working the better.

I actually watched the opening ceremony on a small piece of free software from here which you don't need a VPN for etc It has the majority of free to air channels in the UK and a few more. It can also be used for US TV etc.

Worked great with no buffering yesterday and other times I've used it.
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I'd love to know the details for this too, any chance you could pm me too?
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Old Jul 28th 2012, 2:52 pm
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I don't want to spend the whole Olympics watching Canadian athletes come in seventh.
That put me off last time. I noticed during the opening ceremony that they mentioned a poet from Canada and there was some other Canadian link (I forget what) as well. People usually accuse Brit broadcasters of that sort of thing but the BBC at least has a focus on winners and others, not just Brits.
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