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    Default UK BBC iplayer

    Something has happened to iplayer. It always defaults to the mobile site now so I can no longer get the HD versions streaming to the PB.. Does anyone have a workaround or am I just being a bit dense?
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    no problems here!
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    Are you using the app or the browser? What url does it use? thanks.
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    Using the app, which takes you to the mobile iplayer site
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    That's the same for me as well now but I used to go to the non-mobile site so I could get the "play in HD" option. I can't do that anymore which in very annoying as I like to plug the PB into my big telly and watch stuff in glorious HD.
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    will have to have a look !!!
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    The work around I know of is:

    1) download Simple Browser from appworld (it's free)

    2) launch it, click on the settings (the icon next to the right arrow), tap on the gear icon next to the "Set User Agent"

    3) in the "Enter Custom User Agent String:" delete the first part of the string that says "Mozilla/5.0 (PlayBook;U;RIM Tablet OS 2.1.0; en-US)

    4) After deleting it tap on "Custom" and just type on the address bar "http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/" and you are in the full site.
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    Hi Dave, It works! Thanks for that. It's so annoying when things get changed that used to work fine. I just got a PB for the missus and was setting it up when I noticed the change.
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    I feel silly I made a separate post. Dave you legend!!!!
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    I just set SimpleBrowser to Chrome UA. How do you get it to play on HD?
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    I've noticed that the the work around I suggested above does not work any more at least in my PB.
    If you set the UA to Firefox it will work just fine though.
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    I just tried your method in the earlier post as hadn't read to the end of the thread! Your old way works for me Thanks.
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    I am now getting a message on the BBC iplayer site that iplayer is not supported on the PlayBook???
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    Quote Originally Posted by colinstone View Post
    I am now getting a message on the BBC iplayer site that iplayer is not supported on the PlayBook???
    Just tried it a minute ago, using the iPlayer link on the PlayBook (but just really opens the browser wtih a URL) worked find - I briefly saw a flash related message, then it loaded the video, played quickly, and without issue (in this instance HIGNFY).
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    My iPlayer link has disappeared???

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    Quote Originally Posted by colinstone View Post
    My iPlayer link has disappeared???
    Do a check for updates, then, and see if you get a small update that recreates it.
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    A 1MB update to .1526 yesterday and iPlayer and News are back!
    Thanks.

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