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Windows 7: Downloading BBC TV whilst Abroad

26 Feb 2014   #1
thesaint

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Downloading BBC TV whilst Abroad

Does anyone know how to DOWNLOAD British TV whilst abroad. Currently I am in Spain for a month. By using a Private Virtual Network I can already watch British TV but often have to suffer buffering delays whilst streaming. With BBC at least, they offer DOWNLOADING as an option, rather than Streaming. Thus you can then gather up a program and then watch it without buffering. However; this procedure cannot be undertaken via my VPN ("SurfEasy"). Is there a way?


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26 Feb 2014   #2
UsernameIssues

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26 Feb 2014   #3
thesaint

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Good Morning UNI,
Thanks for the suggestion. I'm just off on an excursion so I will try later. However; its name indicates that only streaming is possible - not Downloading
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26 Feb 2014   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I thought that there was a download option there as well, but now I don't see it. I had been looking for a way to watch a bit of the BBC the other day and I found some website that allowed downloads of shows. The trouble is, I was on so many different websites, I can't be sure where I saw the option to download - it might have been on the BBC's website, but they charge for that.
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26 Feb 2014   #5
thesaint

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes, "UNI"; BBC do offer downloading but it does not route through my SurfEasy Browser. With reference to your Private message (which I failed to find how to reply to except here; I had already installed that program, but it is only used to store the programs you download from the BBC. As I cannot receive the downlaad, I cannot store it.
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26 Feb 2014   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I see - I'm slowly catching up with you. I should have researched SurfEasy. That would have told me that it is the wrong type of VPN for this task. You probably need one that creates a virtual network adapter at the OS level.
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27 Feb 2014   #7
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Chrome has an Extension Hola Better Internet that might work.
I'm in the UK but I tried simulating a search from Spain https://www.google.es/
& going to the iplayer site . I was blocked at first but enabling Hola got me access & I was able to download.

If you do get access I recommend downloading get_iplayer from get_iplayer - Forums ? Help ? Guides it includes a Web PVR that makes downloading several programes at once very easy.
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27 Feb 2014   #8
thesaint

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Good Evening "Stve",
Thank you for your useful looking suggestions.

I installed Hola but it would only play streaming items. It refused to DOWNLOAD them.

Then I went to the get_iplayer web site and read the manuals & FAQs It looks complicated and furthermore does not mention anywhere that it can deal with DOWNLOADING BBC programs - only streaming. In fact, on the face of it, it does no more than Hola, but in a more complicated (for me) way.
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27 Feb 2014   #9
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

I have used get iPlayer in the UK and I agree it is complex, but it can d/l DRM free content. AFAIK stuff d/l from iPlayer site is time limited. Discussing bypassing DRM is sailing a bit close to the wind re forum rule 4.
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27 Feb 2014   #10
thesaint

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Good Evening "3D Jed"
As far as I can see; you do not need "get_iplayer" if you are in the UK. You just go direct to the iplayer web page, find your required program and tell it to either "play now" (for streaming presentation) or (when a choice is given) click "Download"
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