Wii web update wallops BBC iPlayer
Not one of Auntie's bloomers
Nintendo’s latest Wii system software update “has caused BBC iPlayer to stop working”, the broadcaster has confirmed.
The update went live on 1 September and was designed to bring support for Flash 8 to the console’s Internet Channel, according to Nintendo.
But Wii owners have since filled up forums with complaints that the update has pressed pause on iPlayer functionality.
Grumbles range from the complete unavailability of the channel to programmes “going down” half way through. One disgruntled gamer described how, when browsing iPlayer by channel, lists were empty and scroll buttons don’t work.
A Nintendo spokeswoman was unaware of the issue. But the BBC told us: “We are currently investigating and hope to resolve the issues with the iPlayer website."
Anyone who hasn’t yet downloaded the Wii’s most recent update should still be able to access iPlayer without any problems, the BBC added. ®
All new iPlayer designed specifically for Wii
I found this quote in the FAQ interesting:
"We are currently investigating and hope to resolve the issues with the BBC iPlayer website. Later this year we will be launching all-new BBC iPlayer designed specifically for the Wii."
Wonder whether this "all-new BBC iPlayer" will be web based or in its own channel on the Wii. It will be interesting to see if the quality of the streams will go up when they get the iPlayer working on the Wii again.
Get MPlayerCE for Wii and enjoy every video format under the sun streamed in full quality via standard windows file sharing.
Before the 'update', support for flash was shit on the Wii anyway, I don't see the problem. It still skips more frames than it plays, sound and image aren't in sync, colour depth and saturation is crap, but then so is 'regular' flash on modern PCs.
For just some casual browsing and getting the news, no problems. Displays The Reg fine, despite the tacky fixed-width setup with the huge ad blocks used for the entire site.
I love it when...
...people refer to a business as "M$". WHAT AWESOME HUMOUR, GOOD CHAP - MIRTH ME UP SOME MORE!
@ james 12
How does it take hours to set up a penguin?
Geexbox http://geexbox.org is very simple to set up. (But no browser) Linux Mint is simple to set up. The only slightly tricky bit is making the two co-exist on the same PC.
Why do you need Win 7 (apart from DRM stuff of course)