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pbw_fw
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-11-2013
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BBC iPlayer fast forward / rewind

Just bought a Now TV box and really like it. The only niggle is the ff/rewind on iplayer. Both the left/right and ff/rw buttons only skip in 5 minute chunks. Is there any way to go back or forward a smaller amount, say 30 secs? The channel 5 version has very fine ff/rw control.

Thanks!
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GraphiteGB
Posts: 1,266
Registered: ‎21-01-2013

Re: BBC iPlayer fast forward / rewind

Nope

Other devices have controlls that change how much time is jumped on Iplayer.

The Iplayer on NowTv is set to respond this way only.

The interface is slower on the NowTV box...

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First Poster
pbw_fw
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-11-2013

Re: BBC iPlayer fast forward / rewind

Thanks for the reply, but it doesn't make much sense when the channel 5 player manages it with ease. Here's hoping the BBC update their app.
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klebe22
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎25-12-2013

Re: BBC iPlayer fast forward / rewind

Same. Mainly bought for iPlayer so this is a shame. Rewind/fast forward is essentially pointless aside from to skip through an already watched episode if resume doesn't resume from where left off. No good for going back to check a missed line.

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GraphiteGB
Posts: 1,266
Registered: ‎21-01-2013

Re: BBC iPlayer fast forward / rewind

The faster the GUI of the device the more controll Iplayer gives the user.

 

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matth1j
Posts: 45
Registered: ‎12-12-2013

Re: BBC iPlayer fast forward / rewind

Just found this thread because I was wondering the same thing.

BTW at the moment, watching Top Gear, single presses of the left/right arrows appear to skip 7 or 8 minutes rather than 5, although I did see it only jump about a minute once.

Another vote for better control from me. Actually, I'm going to try contacting the iPlayer team...

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pinger
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎25-04-2013

Re: BBC iPlayer fast forward / rewind

I agree. This is irritating if you miss a line etc. probably better to contact bbc. 7 min chunks?!! Shall switch to app on ipad til resolved.