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  1. johnnyuk's Avatar
    ** EDIT ** Since Christmas 2014 the Beeb have 'graciously' started to recognise that BB10 phones exist allowing iPlayer to work in the Browser on OS 10.3.1 without Flash.

    See post #58 for more news.
    ** EDIT **

    So far from the 10.3.1 leaks it would seem that when 10.3.1 officially hits BlackBerry 10 phones nobody in the UK will be able to watch BBC iPlayer on their BlackBerry because Adobe Flash has been removed from the Browser and BB10 is an unsupported platform on iPlayer (there is no native app in other words).

    The iPlayer Android apps don't work properly on BB10, latest leak or not, they play the audio but not the video stream.


    So here is the challenge then UK based guys and girls, what's the best non-BB10 browser based way to get BBC iPlayer usable on a BB10 phone?


    I'm thinking it can only be an Android Browser and an Android based Adobe Flash solution, so what are the best options out there in Android .apk land?

    It will be a very negative thing for BlackBerry in the UK when/if 10.3.1 stops BBC iPlayer from working. It is a huge media destination for sofa based, desk based and on-the-move people alike.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 /10.2.1.3247 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.4
    Last edited by johnnyuk; 03-07-15 at 12:26 AM.
    10-22-14 06:16 PM
  2. diegonei's Avatar
    Oh goodness...

    Flash will be there on the OFFICIAL release.

    Chill.
    10-22-14 06:25 PM
  3. johnnyuk's Avatar
    Oh goodness...

    Flash will be there on the OFFICIAL release.

    Chill.
    That has not been officially confirmed anywhere, so go "oh goodness" yourself thank you very much.

    In fact we are a month away from Classic launch and yesterday's build of BB10 that leaked, 10.3.1.938 does not contain Flash. Still praying that it's coming back?

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 /10.2.1.3247 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.4
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    10-22-14 06:27 PM
  4. dangerousfen's Avatar
    Yes Johnny, concerning me as well.

    "Z30 STA100-2 UK" 10.2.1.3442 Get's a Ten from Fen.
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    10-22-14 06:29 PM
  5. diegonei's Avatar
    That has not been officially confirmed anywhere, so go "oh goodness" yourself thank you very much.

    In fact we are a month away from Classic launch and yesterday's build of BB10 that leaked, 10.3.1.938 does not contain Flash. Still praying that it's coming back?

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 /10.2.1.3247 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.4
    I was told by the janitor from the night shift over at one of the BlackBerry's buildings.

    A leak is a LEAK. So what it was made yesterday? It's not a full OS. Dark HUB isn't there either and we know it's a 10.3.1 feature.

    Now chill. It's gonna be there.
    10-22-14 06:38 PM
  6. johnnyuk's Avatar
    I was told by the janitor from the night shift over at one of the BlackBerry's buildings.

    A leak is a LEAK. So what it was made yesterday? It's not a full OS. Dark HUB isn't there either and we know it's a 10.3.1 feature.

    Now chill. It's gonna be there.
    Dark Hub wasn't removed before "reappearing", you're not comparing like with like.

    And who isn't chilled?!? Stop being so presumptuous as to tell people to "chill" whom you know nothing about the temperament of.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 /10.2.1.3247 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.4
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    10-22-14 07:07 PM
  7. dvarnai's Avatar
    theres no official word of flash being removed either...
    10-22-14 07:23 PM
  8. oystersourced's Avatar
    Is Flash available in 10.3? I can't see them dropping support so soon for Passport users if that is the case.

    Posted via CB10
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    10-22-14 07:23 PM
  9. conite's Avatar
    Just download the Photon Browser with Snap. Use it for your flash sites.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.938
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    10-22-14 07:25 PM
  10. johnnyuk's Avatar
    Just download the Photon Browser with Snap. Use it for your flash sites.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.938
    Thank you! At last some on topic and good advice instead of the typical bickering that goes on in CB forums nowadays.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 /10.2.1.3247 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.4
    10-22-14 07:28 PM
  11. johnnyuk's Avatar
    Just download the Photon Browser with Snap. Use it for your flash sites.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.938
    Unfortunately that app doesn't seem to just be a browser with mobile Flash built in, it seems to be streaming the contents out to a server outside of the UK and back again, to convert it for display I would say. It's possibly proxying too as the iPlayer website detects it as someone trying to watch from outside the UK which makes the content unavailable.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 /10.2.1.3247 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.4
    Last edited by johnnyuk; 10-22-14 at 08:38 PM.
    10-22-14 07:48 PM
  12. conite's Avatar
    Unfortunately that app doesn't seem to just be a browser with mobile Flash built in, it seems to be steaming the contents out to a server outside of the UK and back again, to convert it for display I would say. It's possibly proxying too as the iPlayer website detects it as someone trying to watch from outside the UK which makes the content unavailable.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 /10.2.1.3247 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.4
    You can download the latest version of the mobile flash 11 apk from Adobe. Install it along with the Firefox browser. That works too - just a heavier solution.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.938
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    10-22-14 07:55 PM
  13. johnnyuk's Avatar
    You can download the latest version of the mobile flash 11 apk from Adobe. Install it along with the Firefox browser. That works too - just a heavier solution.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.938
    That sounds like it will get around the proxying problem, I'll try that tomorrow, thanks.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 /10.2.1.3247 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.4
    10-22-14 08:39 PM
  14. Paul Collins4's Avatar
    Download BBC media player android and BBC I player android.both work really well

    Z30STA100-2/10.2.1.3247
    10-23-14 05:45 AM
  15. jajor's Avatar
    You can use secure browser from bbw and change browser agent to ipad2.

    Posted via CB10
    10-23-14 07:28 AM
  16. Banco's Avatar
    Is Flash available in 10.3? I can't see them dropping support so soon for Passport users if that is the case.

    Posted via CB10
    Amazed no one seems to have picked up on this point. It's well made.

    Posted via CB10
    10-23-14 10:26 AM
  17. conite's Avatar
    Amazed no one seems to have picked up on this point. It's well made.

    Posted via CB10
    It is available on 10.3.0. It is supposed to available on 10.3.1 as well.

    It is not found in the leaked versions of 10.3.1 to date. No reason yet to get your knickers in a twist.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.938
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    10-23-14 10:38 AM
  18. johnnyuk's Avatar
    Is Flash available in 10.3? I can't see them dropping support so soon for Passport users if that is the case.

    Posted via CB10
    Adobe Air is also in 10.3 and they will be dropping support for it that soon for Passport users once 10.3.1 lands.

    So the timing of dropping things in 10.3.1 for new Passport owners so soon after they bought the phone doesn't seem to be an issue to BlackBerry.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 /10.2.1.3247 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.4
    10-23-14 01:49 PM
  19. johnnyuk's Avatar
    Download BBC media player android and BBC I player android.both work really well

    Z30STA100-2/10.2.1.3247
    If you read the first post you'll see that they don't work well at all for me.

    On my Z10 STL100-2 on the last two 10.3.1.x leaks the BBC Media Player Android app plays the sound but not the video of anything I try.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 /10.2.1.3247 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.4
    10-23-14 01:51 PM
  20. kye2000's Avatar
    Would using a different user agent on evolution browser work?

    Posted via my Z30 running 10.3.1.936
    10-23-14 01:56 PM
  21. kye2000's Avatar
    Just tested using evolution browser. Change the user agent to iPhone and it works perfectly

    Posted via my Z30 running 10.3.1.936
    10-23-14 02:01 PM
  22. johnnyuk's Avatar
    Just tested using evolution browser. Change the user agent to iPhone and it works perfectly

    Posted via my Z30 running 10.3.1.936
    Just about to try it, but I didn't think Evolution Browser had Flash built in.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 /10.2.1.3247 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.4
    10-23-14 03:20 PM
  23. Deckard79's Avatar
    The BBC iPlayer android app works perfectly (requires the BBC Media Player)

    Posted via CB10
    10-23-14 03:35 PM
  24. johnnyuk's Avatar
    The BBC iPlayer android app works perfectly (requires the BBC Media Player)

    Posted via CB10
    Did you read the two posts were I've said it doesn't work perfectly for me? Audio but no video on two different 10.3.1 leaks.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 /10.2.1.3247 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.4
    10-23-14 03:38 PM
  25. johnnyuk's Avatar
    Just tested using evolution browser. Change the user agent to iPhone and it works perfectly

    Posted via my Z30 running 10.3.1.936
    At last something that works! And native too! I guess it's using HTML5 to stream instead of Flash?

    The picture quality is poor though, looks very low res. Is it like that for you?

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 /10.2.1.3247 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.4
    10-23-14 03:39 PM
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