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7th April 2009, 12:22 PM |#21  
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Originally Posted by FryWalker

Yes, I am aware of that version. In some ways craftyb's app inspired me to create the myPlayer app.

This application is a more light-weight alternative (approx 50kb at the time of writing). I tried the iPlayer app on my Kaiser but it didn't like it very much. The stream quality was a little too high - so the video playback was a bit choppy.

myPlayer uses the low bit rate streams which are served via the BBC iPlayer mobile site. The 3G stream in particular is a very low bit rate. It is also QVGA friendly

The intention is to provide an iPlayer service for those using older Windows Mobile devices.


Just wanted to say hi and good luck with your app. I am struggling to find time just to maintain iPlayer let alone extend it to QVGA devices so i'm glad that people now have a choice. Unfortunately myPlayer doesn't seem to work on my diamond.

Originally Posted by custardo01

I've tried them both and myPlayer is much much faster on Blackstone almost instant in fact. With iPlayer you have to wait for the file to download which takes a long time. Also iPlayer is 914kb whereas myPlayer is 52.6kb.

That's not really true - iPlayer doesn't have to download the whole file - it will play after buffering a (configurable) amount. Most of the exe's size is the embedded images (the icon file alone is 350k!) - the actual code isn't that different. I'm not too bothered about the 1mb it takes up on my Internal Storage and think it's worth it for the nice finger-friendly interface...

Anywho didn't mean to get into a comparison - genuinely wanted to say good luck and will prob add a link to this thread from mine for those looking for QVGA support.