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  suggestion when saving searches in web PVR
Posted by: dgrainge - 22-09-2019, 05:47 PM - Forum: Feature Requests - Replies (1)

Looking at TV schedules, I noted another TV program scheduled for tonight: proms again on BBC4. OK I though, I can get round that by searching for channel BBC Radio 3 rather than program type radio.
I created a new search. I saved it. The new search simply replaced the old one which actually was probably what I needed to do but ...
It's possible someone might want 2 searches using similar criteria - but maybe on different channels.
My suggestion is that get_iplayer should detect the existing search, and create a new one with a different name e.g.
prom_name_radio (existing search)
prom1_name_radio (new search)
Subsequently, both would appear in the PVR list, allowing the user to review / edit / delete / retain one or the other.
Best if get_iplayer doesn't silently over-write existing searches? It won't over-write existing downloads unless forced. What do you think?

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  BBC "Sounds" replacing iPlayer radio
Posted by: GerryHill - 16-09-2019, 11:59 AM - Forum: Any Other Business - Replies (1)

I use get_iPlayer for radio as much as for TV, so I was horrified to find that the BBC is switching off iPlayer radio and replacing it with the cluttered "BBC Sounds".
Is there any hope that get_iPlayerr can be adapted to rescue radio programmes from this mess, please?

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Posted by: springchicken - 16-09-2019, 09:47 AM - Forum: Any Other Business - Replies (3)

There was an issue caused by a BBC change and sure enough there is a new version of get_iplayer to resolve it, and it occurred to me that it is unusual to get that level of responsiveness on a commercial product, let alone one that is maintained for (as far as I can tell) no reward except the knowledge of job well done.

So I want to express my gratitude to all those who make this great utility possible, and especially @dinky_pumpkin. I really appreciate all the work you put in to keep this program working and improving.

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  New install: needed cache rebuild to find radio programme from previous week
Posted by: LiloLee - 16-09-2019, 09:31 AM - Forum: Windows Troubleshooting - Replies (2)

New laptop Win10, new install of 3.22.

When using the PVR, I refreshed the cache it shows programs from today only. Is there a way I can get list going back in time?

For instance I like this show Soundscapes with Stephen McCauley on Radio Ulster from 11th Sept https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00087rm and would like to get it.

Regards Lee

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Posted by: User 04 - 11-09-2019, 05:47 PM - Forum: Feature Requests - Replies (1)

Running get_iplayer 3.22.0-MSWin32 from a Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (Version 6.1.7601) CMD shell.


Can the options:
be incorporated into get_iplayer, please?

From get_iplayer's point of view these could be considered boolean options since it will either be running a user command or not running a user command. Hence, it could be argued that they should behave like other boolean options and allow the "no-" prefix as specified in the documentation.

I have --command-tv and --command-radio in my preferences to do some post-download processing, but today I had an occasion to not require them and discovered the "no-" versions are not available.

Admittedly, I've had these options in my preferences for quite a while and this is the first time I'd have made use of a --no-command-tv. So, these are not features I'd be often using. Also, I got around it by using a blank --command-tv on the command line to override the one in my preferences:

get_iplayer …--command-tv ""…
(It hasn't escaped my notice that this empty command, with the space and two double-quotes requires the exact same number of keystrokes as prefixing the option with the characters "no-".)


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  Errors downloading a dvfxhigh stream for PID m00084t3
Posted by: Tiggertoo - 04-09-2019, 08:25 AM - Forum: Windows Troubleshooting - Replies (3)

Problem started a few days ago, while I was still on version 3.19 (under Win 7). As part of troubleshooting, I updated to version 3.22 but still have same problem.

get_iplayer 3.22.0-MSWin32, Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Phil Lewis
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use --warranty.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain
conditions; use --conditions for details.

The Repair Shop - 60 Min Versions, Episode 21, BBC One, m00084t3
INFO: 1 total programmes

WARNING: A UK TV licence is required to access BBC iPlayer TV content legally
INFO: Downloading tv: 'The Repair Shop: 60 Min Versions - 21. Episode 21 (m00084
t3) [original]'

INFO: Downloaded: 0.00 MB (00:00:00) @ 0.00 Mb/s (dvfxhigh1/bi) [audio]
WARNING: Failed to download file segment [0]
WARNING: Response: 400 Bad Request
WARNING: Retrying tv: 'The Repair Shop: 60 Min Versions - 21. Episode 21 (m00084
t3) [original]'

INFO: Downloaded: 0.00 MB (00:00:00) @ 0.00 Mb/s (dvfxhigh1/bi) [audio]
WARNING: Failed to download file segment [0]
WARNING: Response: 400 Bad Request
WARNING: Retrying tv: 'The Repair Shop: 60 Min Versions - 21. Episode 21 (m00084
t3) [original]'

INFO: Downloaded: 0.00 MB (00:00:00) @ 0.00 Mb/s (dvfxhigh1/bi) [audio]
WARNING: Failed to download file segment [0]
WARNING: Response: 400 Bad Request

Hoping that someone can help, thanks

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  Web PVR is downloading TV for Proms when I would expect it to download only radio
Posted by: dgrainge - 03-09-2019, 09:46 PM - Forum: Windows Troubleshooting - Replies (12)

I am running Web PVR, trying to download some recent Prom radio programmes, and I find I am actually downloading both TV and radio. This is not a disaster but is a surprise and an unfortunate overuse of bandwidth. I would expect to see type tv,radio if I want to download both ... as I correctly see in other PVR searches.

I am running Web PVR, and downloading via 'Run PVR'.  My PVR list includes an item prom_name_radio

fields name
fps25 0
subtitles 0
thumb 0
type radio
search0 prom

WHen I reach that point in my 'Run PVR' window I see the following, as of today:

INFO: PVR Run: 'prom_name_radio'

1030: BBC Proms: 2019 - Strauss, Sibelius and Prokofiev, BBC Four, m0007zff
1031: BBC Proms: 2019 - Homage to Nina Simone, BBC Four, m0007zfh
1033: BBC Proms: 2019 - Happy Birthday Henry Wood!, BBC Four, m00084zf
1037: BBC Proms: Proms Encore 2019 - Episode 6, BBC Two, m0008593
33912: BBC Proms 2019 on the World Service: BBC Proms 2019 - Painting pictures with orchestral colours, BBC World Service, w3csz53d
33917: BBC Proms: 2019 Repeats - Prom 44: Belshazzar’s Feast, BBC Radio 3, m00083c2
33954: BBC Proms: 2019 - Prom 55: Handel's Jephtha, BBC Radio 3, m0007yrs
33955: BBC Proms: 2019 - Prom 57: Mozart, Rachmaninov and Qigang Chen, BBC Radio 3, m00083bx
33956: BBC Proms: 2019 - Prom 58: Tchaikovsky, Janáček, Szymanowski and Linda Catlin Smith, BBC Radio 3, m00083c6
33957: BBC Proms: 2019 - Prom 56: Henry Wood Tribute, BBC Radio 3, m00084c3
33958: BBC Proms: 2019 - Proms at … Cadogan Hall 7: Silesian String Quartet, BBC Radio 3, m00084ck
33959: BBC Proms: 2019 - Prom 59: Benvenuto Cellini, BBC Radio 3, m00084cr
INFO: 12 matching programmes

The first 4 of these are TV programs, and I would not expect to see them on my list.  This has occurred in other recent prom downloads - which I do every 4 or 5 days.

Both iplayer and chrome are up-to-date, as is windows 10.

Get_iplayer 3.22
Chrome 76.0.3809.132 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18362.295]

Can anyone cast some light on this? Many thanks.

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  listen and ports options not working in 3.22
Posted by: europa - 01-09-2019, 11:28 AM - Forum: Linux & Unix Troubleshooting - Replies (3)

Hi all,

I've recently upgraded from 3.20 to 3.22 on Ubuntu. Went through the usual steps of swapping out get_iplayer and get_iplayer.cgi as I have done periodically when things break - I noticed that my cache hadn't updated in days, which prompted the upgrade.

The problem is that it (the cgi/web) won't start. I eventually tracked it down to the fact that the --listen and --port options have been removed and there is no way to pass these variables in to my (server) start script. The error from the cgi:

Unknown option: listen
Unknown option: port

I've also tried the -l and -p options (and the -g), but the -p fails at line 1834 as it thinks it is a proxy port.

I've searched around and tried a number of things, but can't get it to start. I can't even get it to start with no parameters i.e. just running a local ./get_iplayer.cgi

I'm running bionic LTS and my kernel is 4.15.0-58-generic

Hope someone can help...

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  Windows 7 support
Posted by: Threepwood - 30-08-2019, 08:13 PM - Forum: Windows General Help & Support - Replies (2)

Just wondered, considering MS are stopping Security updates for Windows 7 next year, are there plans to end support for Windows 7?

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  Can --subs-only Imply --no-subs-embed?
Posted by: User 04 - 30-08-2019, 02:30 PM - Forum: Feature Requests - Replies (2)


Running get_iplayer 3.22.0-MSWin32 from a Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (Version 6.1.7601) CMD shell.

I recently downloaded some subtitles for a programme I'd already downloaded with embedded subtitles so I could have an external, colour srt file.

I did this with a command similar to

get_iplayer --subs-only --pid <pid>
It wasn't until later that I discovered this resulted in an external, monochrome srt file.

This confused me for ages, but eventually I realised my mistake and was able to download the subtitles by including the option --no-subs-embed (my preferences include --subs-embed).

I (now) appreciate that the release notes to v3.21 do specify that to download colour subtitles, the option --no-subs-embed should be specified. However, my initial, but wrong, command seemed intuitive to me: when using --subs-only, no embedding of subtitles into an mp4 container is done so the effect of subtitle embedding options on the conversion of the ttml didn't cross my mind when constructing my initial command.

Could the  --subs-only option be made to imply --no-subs-embed in some future release? The resultant srt would then be produced in accordance with the user's --[no-]subs-mono setting from: the command line, a preset, the user's preferences or the get_iplayer default.

Thanks for considering this.

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