Welcome, Guest
You have to register before you can post on our site.



Search Forums

(Advanced Search)

Latest Threads
Can't download defunct Hi...
Forum: General Topics
Last Post: Kevingc
16-11-2018, 11:15 AM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 507
I want a different format...
Forum: General Topics
Last Post: StdDefEyes
15-11-2018, 04:34 PM
» Replies: 7
» Views: 2,756
How do I find the series ...
Forum: General Topics
Last Post: ac427
14-11-2018, 10:39 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 861
Subtitle file language su...
Forum: Feature Requests
Last Post: vrtareg
13-11-2018, 05:17 PM
» Replies: 5
» Views: 625
4:3 video is captured at ...
Forum: General Topics
Last Post: Reg4
09-11-2018, 12:39 PM
» Replies: 4
» Views: 972
How do I select programme...
Forum: General Topics
Last Post: forget.it
09-11-2018, 11:34 AM
» Replies: 6
» Views: 1,032
How do I search for only ...
Forum: General Topics
Last Post: SquarePenguin
07-11-2018, 03:15 PM
» Replies: 5
» Views: 959
Cannot connect to localho...
Forum: Windows Troubleshooting
Last Post: revdv
05-11-2018, 06:27 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 698
Historical tracklistings
Forum: General Topics
Last Post: mable syrup
03-11-2018, 01:16 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 782
BBC multiple PIDs for sam...
Forum: General Topics
Last Post: forget.it
02-11-2018, 10:41 AM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 1,007

  Can't download defunct Highlands and Islands schedule page with obsolete get_iplayer
Posted by: mediapenguin - 16-11-2018, 10:45 AM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (2)

Failed to download schedule page: https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p00fzl8f/2018/w46

Looking for ideas on how you over-ride this

Print this item

  Subtitle file language suffix
Posted by: vrtareg - 13-11-2018, 10:30 AM - Forum: Feature Requests - Replies (5)

Just wondering if it is possible to configure subtitles file to have additional suffix for language.
Something like


Plex media server does not understand subtitle files without language option in filename.

Print this item

  How do I search for only episodes of "School"?
Posted by: adhawkins - 07-11-2018, 11:28 AM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (5)


Trying to use the PVR features to download 'School'. However, if I apply a PVR search for this, it's also downloading 'School of Roars', 'Our School' etc.

Is there a way to require the PVR search to exactly match the program title?

Is there a list of directives that for pvr search files somewhere?



Print this item

  How do I select programme version for The Code of the Woosters (b007ww6f)?
Posted by: forget.it - 07-11-2018, 08:48 AM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (6)

I can play via the web (Firefox on Win10) the
The Code of the Woosters - The Plot Thickens
which first delivers me to Sounds:

But when I use the PVR to record either of those URLs I immediately get:

INFO: No versions of this programme were selected (available versions: shortened)

Recording complete
and no download is to be found.

I've removed the line
radiomode worse
from my options file and tried again  - but still no download.

Admittedly I am still running v3.05 (on Win10).
I'll be sharp to upgrade if the latest version doesn't have this problem.

Print this item

  How do I find the series PID for Informer?
Posted by: ac427 - 05-11-2018, 10:28 PM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (2)

I thought this would download all six episodes but it only downloaded one episode,

get_iplayer --tvmode best --pid-recursive --pid p06lhrf9 --output d:\temp\tv

Did i get the series pid wrong ?

Do i find the series pid from the url on the iPlayer website

What is the official way of finding the series pid?

Print this item

  Historical tracklistings
Posted by: mable syrup - 03-11-2018, 01:16 PM - Forum: General Topics - No Replies

Is there an easy way of getting track listings for programmes that are no longer available for listening, but which do still have listings?  After testing a one-off old programme from 2011, for which the listing downloaded ok, I tried using pid-recursive, but that only picks up the recent episodes that can still be listened to.  Am I just going to have to process the individual PIDs?


Print this item

  Cannot connect to localhost:1935, Web PVR Manager wont load.
Posted by: OnTheBeeb - 02-11-2018, 11:53 AM - Forum: Windows Troubleshooting - Replies (2)

As the titles says this started happening hours ago, I can download the PID data using get_iplayer but when I click 'Web PVR Manager' it loads CMD Prompt and says 'INFO: Listening on' and it opens a new tab for 'localhost:1935' but the page keeps loading and nothing happens.

Anyone else getting this bug or is it user related.

If so anyway of fixing it?

Print this item

  --pid-recursive not working with broken obsolete version of get_iplayer
Posted by: Dranok - 30-10-2018, 11:35 PM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (3)

Hi all.  Searching has revealed nothing to me specific to this fault, can anyone suggest some things that might be causing it?

I've just recognized that the reason I have recently been missing the very few TV programmes I record is that the Series or Brand PId's I have in my list for recording don't seem to be recognized as having any programmes associated with them.

(In addition to a few PVR entries, I have a couple batch files to automate grabbing those one-off PId's that take my interest in the iPlayer web pages...  Trouble is, because it is automated, I don't see when it says "0 total programmes" to me so I've missed a lot recently without realizing it :-[ )

So, for example, I run get_iplayer (or "Perl get_iplayer.pl" in my batch file) with --Hide --Versions=original,default --pid-recursive --pid=... with the following PId's on separate commandlines:

p06jy6bc (which is Killing Eve, that the BBC have decided to leave available as an entire series long-term, and to which I get the warning "INFO: 0 total programmes")
p0147qqb (Attenborough the Early Years, which is a single programme so --pid-recursive wouldn't be required even though it is specified, and which downloaded correctly)
p039wcdk (War and Peace, the recent series now available long-term, which gives the same warning)

What possible settings or options pref's might be causing this unexpected behaviour?  These are new entries in my lists so --Hide should not be having any impact, but I removed it temporarily just to test, with no joy.  I am baffled.  Any ideas?


P.S.  Using Windows get_iplayer 3.14.0 (with ffmpeg n3.1.2 but that's irrelevant at this point!)

Print this item

  Episode title must be included in --file-prefix in order to appear in output filename
Posted by: louiscar - 18-10-2018, 02:38 PM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (4)

Can someone point me in the right direction here. I am trying to get a generic (as possible) method to give me series and film names.
Currently I use the following which does most of the job:


But it falls down for certain programs two of which come to mind:

Storyville - will just give me Storyville instead of say Storyville _City of Ghosts
and recently I find another

Department Q - just ends up with Deparment Q and not the episode title and as there are 3 I tried to download the other day there was a filename conflict so the second and third failed.

So is there an answer to getting these to come up whilst keeping my usual <nameshort>and conditional senum format?

Print this item

  Reduce ffmpeg output in Web PVR
Posted by: TobtCat - 16-10-2018, 01:52 PM - Forum: Converting Radio Programmes to MP3 - No Replies

I have managed to reduce the output from the CLI when converting downloaded radio programmes to MP3, with the addition of the command “-loglevel repeat” to the commandradio entry in the Option file ie

commandradio ffmpeg -loglevel repeat -i "<filename>" -c:v copy -c:a libmp3lame -b:a 320k -id3v2_version 3 -write_id3v1 1 -y "<dir>/<fileprefix>.mp3" && del "<filename>"

However it does not seem to have any effect in the Web PVR.
Is it possible to achieve this in the Web PVR

Print this item