View Full Version : If your having trouble watching tv streams

12-14-2010, 09:12 PM
If your having trouble watching TV streams then first make sure the stream is actually available as a lot of players like the BBC iplayer and ITV player among others only have their streams available for a few days.

If after checking and the TV stream is available then it might be that you dont have the correct media player for that TV stream installed, below are a list of players that you need to make sure are installed.

Flash Player - This player is by far the main one that is used by the likes of BBC, ITV, Sky, 4oD and Channel 5 at some point during their lifetime. To get flash player goto http://www.adobe.com (http://www.adobe.com/) and install that and that should cure any problems there.
Windows Media Player - This player is used on some sites and athough not as popular as flash player it is still quite popular. To get windows media player goto http://www.microsoft.com (http://www.microsoft.com/) and install.
Real Player - This player is also not used as much. To get real player goto http://www.real.com (http://www.real.com/) and install.
Quicktime - This one although not as popular as flash player is ata about the same level as windows media player. To get quicktime goto http://www.apple.com (http://www.apple.com/) and install.

Once you have these players installed then there should be no problems in playing TV streams.

12-15-2010, 08:55 PM
I am very useful information. Even having problems. Following your instructions, I do. Thanks.

12-15-2010, 09:04 PM
it seems like you gotta have quite a lot of players installed to watch all channels...

I found the K-Lite Codec Pack (http://codecguide.com/) a good choice as it has a couple of players and a heck of a lot of players...

On my system i have windows media player, flash player and K-Lite Codec Pack and i have not had to install anything else.