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News BBC iPlayer a bandwidth killer?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 16 Aug 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Wolfman_UK

    Wolfman_UK New Member

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    The way I see it, ISP customers pay for their internet usage and if they see fit to use iPlayer then they can!

    ISPs shoudln't complain that their networks are getting used and expect the BBC to pay! Its like saying that manufacturers of electricity hungry 1000watt+ PC's should pay for the electricity their machines use in peoples homes! Mind you, wouldn't be a bad idea! Nicely subsidised electricity bill! ;)

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  3. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    I've only tried iplayer for a couple of days and even when downloads were paused or the player switched off, my bandwidth was being used to the point of crippling my 8meg connection.
     
  4. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    and car makers should start paying because of road congestions and the repairing of these.....


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    doesn't it have some kind of user controlled bandwidth limiter?
     
  5. Dr. Strangelove

    Dr. Strangelove New Member

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    hmm I thought this was a tech site and the people who worked there would check/know these things :D:duh:

    Anyway I completely agree with Wolfman. You can't have a company being payed for supplying a service and then complain if their users use the service. The problem is really that their hardware can't handle the number of costumers they have if they all use their connection fully.
     
  6. Guest-16

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    I actually used the iPlayer as an excuse to cover my porn downloading

    :blush:

    In my defence, it's not listed as "iPlayer" in netlimiter, instead it's a service and has no indication that its actually uploading in the program.
     
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  7. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    NO WANKING IN THE OFFICE!
     
  8. Hustler

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    Of course, if our Internet infrastructure was even half way decent there wouldn't be this problem would there....
     
  9. Freedom

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    I didnt realise that Iplayer is based opon PToP tech either doh must pay more attention but it is a great litlle service thou espically as i dont currently have a working tv
     
  10. Fr4nk

    Fr4nk Tyrannosaurus Alan !

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    Signed up for the beta, though seems I'm too late :/ I can see my peak (4pm to midnight) 3gb limit being an issue here... even with 20mb...


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  11. failsaif1924

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    in netlimiter it should be Kontiki, Kservice or Khost its also wise to kill these process after using iPlayer library.

    Regarding the BBC having to pay the ISP that is utter nonsense, I think ISP's need to upgrade their infrastructure and get upto date with the needs of broadband internet users of today.

    I agree with statements above, this would be like Microsoft charging games developers for making their precious Xbox 360 overheat :p
     
  12. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    To be fair we should start charging athletes for the amount of oxygen they consume as its obvious they use more than the rest of us chair dwelling folk!
     
  13. Salazaar

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    I don't see what all the fuss is about, iplayer barely uses any bandwidth on my system. Then again, it does cause it to BSOD every time I try to start it up!
     
  14. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Tiscali dont like you using the internet, or allowing your Modem/Router to connect, as that can cause a slight amount of Bandwidth. As long as you pay each month, they dont mind. I got fed up with Tiscali after they sent me an email, saying I was a heavy user, after playing xbox live for about 3 hours.

    Sam
     
  15. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Maybe they ment it literary...

    :naughty:
     
  16. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Tut tut Bindi. Get back to work, stop skiving and keep it in your trousers. :)
     
  17. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    So the video being streamed is kind of a *******ised torrent in a sense? I never realised that!
     
  18. Guest-16

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    Oh my god! I killed it this morning after queuing some stuff for later and have just checked it again and it was whoring 30kb upload all morning! That's ****ing disgusting.

    :miffed:
     
  19. ralph.pickering

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    True, but ISPs charge based on average use, and if average use suddenly doubles because of something like the iPlayer, then they're going to have to look at making somebody foot the bill. They know that internet users aren't going to pony up another £30 a month for internet usage, so rightly or wrongly they are looking to the BBC to subsidise the cost. The way I see it is either the BBC foots the bill or part thereof, or you'll see the end of unlimited broadband fairly soon.
     
  20. steveo_mcg

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    I was a little annoyed that there wasn't going to be a linux player for this. Now i'm much less annoyed.
     
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