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    Lightbulb A Simple Solution For Perfect BBC iPlayer & ITV Player On The Nexus 7

    1.) Download the Flash app HERE and side-load it onto your Nexus 7.

    2.) Install the latest Firefox app from the Google Play Store.

    3.) Install the 'Phony' Firefox Add-on and set it to Desktop Firefox

    4.) Prepare to be amazed You will get desktop quality streaming and full-screen mode works too


    Best regards,

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    Last edited by UK_Mod; 07-31-2012 at 07:58 AM.
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    sunday morning assistance required !!
    can you let me know more about part 3 ?

    cheers

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    I use dolphin mini, personally.

    It works swell and I didnt have to do any step 3.

    It was just install and go for me.

    If you want Firefox though, specifically, then yeah you're gonna have do do all the steps.

    The OP is talking about this though:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/mobile/addon/phony/
    If life gives you lemons, you make lemonade - but what about when life gives you lime?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OM1n View Post
    sunday morning assistance required !!
    can you let me know more about part 3 ?

    cheers
    Inside Firefox click on Options>>Add-ons and then search for and install Phony.

    It basically fools a website into thinking you are accessing their site from a desktop, so they stream to you on full-power, as opposed to the crippled streams they send to mobile devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutose View Post
    I use dolphin mini, personally.

    It works swell and I didnt have to do any step 3.

    It was just install and go for me.

    If you want Firefox though, specifically, then yeah you're gonna have do do all the steps.

    The OP is talking about this though:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/mobile/addon/phony/
    Would you care to elaborate on the steps you took to get Dolphin working?

    Dolphin was used in my first attempt to get to a satisfactory performance level, but it kept on crashing when I clicked on the full-screen mode, and also pinch-to-zoom didn't work.

    PS Firefox does have a built-in on-the-fly 'Request Desktop Site' option, but I prefer to use Phony as I am only using Firefox to view TV and other Flash content. I use Chrome for everything else.
    Last edited by UK_Mod; 07-29-2012 at 07:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UK_Mod View Post
    Would you care to elaborate on the steps you took to get Dolphin working?

    Dolphin was used in my first attempt to get to a satisfactory performance level, but it kept on crashing when I clicked on the full-screen mode, and also pinch-to-zoom didn't work.

    PS Firefox does have a built-in on-the-fly 'Request Desktop Site' option, but I prefer to use Phony as I am only using Firefox to view TV and other Flash content. I use Chrome for everything else.
    All I did was install Dolphin mini

    Then I installed flash play 11, Lady Angler has a thread on that: Sideloading apps or something

    And gave it a go. Now whenever I need flash, and its a video, I open it with MX player and it runs perfectly.

    So far its been suiting my needs.
    If life gives you lemons, you make lemonade - but what about when life gives you lime?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutose View Post
    All I did was install Dolphin mini

    Then I installed flash play 11, Lady Angler has a thread on that: Sideloading apps or something

    And gave it a go. Now whenever I need flash, and its a video, I open it with MX player and it runs perfectly.

    So far its been suiting my needs.
    Ok thanks for the info. I think that's the thread that got me started on my quest to watch TV on the BBC iPlayer. But as I alluded to above, you have to use an older version of Dolphin Mini which doesn't support Pinch-To-Zoom, and the newer versions don't support Flash. Also specifically regarding watching the BBC iPlayer, clicking to watch in full-screen crashes the Dolphin browser that is capable of playing Flash video.

    Hence my excitement at having full-power desktop quality streaming on my Nexus 7, and being able to watch in full-screen mode.

    All the best,

    UK Mod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UK_Mod View Post
    Also specifically regarding watching the BBC iPlayer, clicking to watch in full-screen crashes the Dolphin browser that is capable of playing Flash video.
    No prob, um have u tried opening your flash videos with MX player?? That works with me. I don't use Dolphin for that.
    If life gives you lemons, you make lemonade - but what about when life gives you lime?

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    I followed a similar set of steps to the above and it worked great for me too.
    Although the steps I used called for installing flash twice, first a slightly older version, then the newer version. And I was only able to get Firefox Beta to work, but I'll try it again with the latest flash and using Phony.

    I did notice sites would try to show me a mobile version which was very annoying, so I'm anxious to give Phony a spin.

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    As this is the apps forum, while I am here I would also highly recommend that new Nexus 7 users install the free Dropbox app since we are all memory restricted with these devices, and an extra couple of GB's come in very handy to store your files on.

    You can follow my personal referral link here to get an extra 1/2GB of storage space at signup, on top of the initial free space offered by Dropbox .. Click Here To Signup For Your Free Dropbox Account

    This app really works well and syncs all of your devices together, giving you drag-and-drop functionality from the desktop and the ability to view files anywhere on all your devices. You can also set-up shared folders with work associates, friends and family. All in all one of the best Android apps out there.

    Best regards,

    UK Mod.
    Last edited by UK_Mod; 07-31-2012 at 06:51 AM.

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