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  Specifying output directory in PVR search files
Posted by: Dranok - Yesterday, 03:22 PM - Forum: Windows General Help & Support - Replies (1)

Here's a new one on me!  I have "output" and "outputtv" specified in my options. file but want programmes from a couple of PVR search matches to go into other directory structures.  I noted that "output" is a valid option in the PVR files so thought I'd use that.  However, when I specify a full path (originally in quotes just to be safe because of a comma and foreign character, but then without) it crashes on trying to create an invalid directory.  The script specifies a base dir of the installed program dir, which seems like a bug to me, so I get:
ERROR: Could not create dir 'C:\PROGRA~1\GET_IP~1\"G:\iPlayer_Podcasts\<directory_structure>"'
When I strip away the full path and quotes (thankfully Win Cmd isn't confused by the comma or non-standard chr) the search does indeed download my programmes into a newly created
which is most definitely not what I want.  At least when I rely on the output options in options. it downloads to the correct drive and upper directory leaving me some ancillary filing work.
Is this behaviour purposeful or a "Secondary Software Characteristic"*?


P.S. Is there a comment chr in PVR search files?  I'd like to comment out any "output" references for now rather than delete them, and it would be nice to comment out "disabled 1" in the various files that I disable when a programme is out of season for a good part of the year, and I'm too lazy to type the line in full (actually, its presence is an apt reminder that this file is one I should periodically disable)

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  Web PVR Manager: Browser does not launch or connect to server
Posted by: Haggis2020 - Yesterday, 02:57 PM - Forum: Windows General Help & Support - Replies (3)

When I try to start Web PVR Manager a command prompt window opens saying "Info: Listening on" then nothing happens. If I run get_iplayer_pvr from within C:\Program Files (x86)\get_iplayer CMD window opens, the saved searches run and the programmes download. I am running Web PVR Manager as administrator.

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  Per documentation, use --outputradio for different output directory for radio
Posted by: roga - 15-01-2020, 11:56 AM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (2)

Can I set a different output directory for radio (compared to tv)?



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  get_iplayer on Android with UserLAnd
Posted by: framil - 11-01-2020, 04:56 PM - Forum: Any Other Business - No Replies

The attached .txt file describes how to install get_iplayer on a non-rooted phone, running a Ubuntu distribution on UserLAnd (app from Play Store).  Only the command-line interface is used.  Adding a desktop environment is possible, but I don’t think it is worth the effort or the overhead.  I just use  get_iplayer to download the programmes to the phone’s external SD card; then play the downloads (mp4 video and mp4a audio) in Android.  Linux distributions with apps like UserLAnd tend to have a minimal base system, so that’s why additional steps are needed where expected functions are missing.  It’s a bit easier if you are familiar with Linux systems like Ubuntu and use of command-line.
UserLAnd does not root your phone and if you do not like it - just uninstall the app.

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.txt   gip1.txt (Size: 6.12 KB / Downloads: 42)
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  Per documentation, use --subs-mono for monochrome subtitles
Posted by: toner_cloud - 11-01-2020, 12:02 PM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (4)

As my hearing has deteriorated over the years I've started to use subtitles more often. But now, GiP seems to be adding extra information which I don't recall seeing before.

An example is this :-
00:00:03,280 --> 00:00:05,640
<font color="#ffffff">In this special edition</font>
<font color="#ffffff">of Front Row Late,</font>

Should the .srt file have these HTML commands in it and did it always do so?

If it helps, I'm trying to watch the programmes on a Humax machine.

Should I use a different command to add subtitles, embed them perhaps or will simply move the problems elsewhere?

Any help appreciated.

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  iplayer/webpvr via synology NAS?
Posted by: chenks - 10-01-2020, 03:56 PM - Forum: Linux & Unix General Help & Support - Replies (2)

Hi, i've used get_iplayer for some time on a windows host with no problems, however i'm replacing that windows host with a synology NAS (DS1019+).

is it possible to run get_iplayer with Docker on a synology? specifically the WEB PVR Manager function so i can access get_iplayer via the webgui and download as required?

i've seen various docker images that say they are get_iplayer, but not sure if they are command line instances.

any help appreciated.

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  Some TV downloads left on raw(?) format
Posted by: iplayer novice - 10-01-2020, 12:24 PM - Forum: Windows General Help & Support - Replies (2)

First post, and I am definitely a novice with get_iplayer...

Most of the downloads I request are successful and result in a single file with a .ts suffix.
Some, however, are apparently completed OK, but the result is two files with suffixes of .m4a and .m4v. (is this 'raw' format?)

As far as I can tell, there's a tool called ffmpeg that could be used to merge the files into a usable video file, but nearly everything I've read assumes a *nix environment (and requisite knowledge of that), whereas I'm working with Win10.

On occasion, I found that if I try to download the same programme with --force at a later date then everything works as usual.

Is there any way to get iplayer to automatically perform the required 'merging' of the m4a and m4v files?


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  Re-encode HD to 25fps with ffmpeg
Posted by: ash73 - 08-01-2020, 02:18 PM - Forum: Any Other Business - Replies (6)

Hi, first of all thanks for a great utility.

A couple of small suggestions:

It would be nice to be able to download content at 1280x720 @ 25fps, not sure why anyone would want 50fps other than sport. I could convert 50>25fps (with ffmpeg?) but it's an extra hassle.

Is there an option to set the title to nothing in the mp4 file? I just want to use the filename as the title so I have to go into file properties/details and delete the title every time.

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  V3.24 bug fix
Posted by: spjimmy - 02-01-2020, 10:38 AM - Forum: Any Other Business - No Replies

I was about to report a bug that I had found in version 3.23 when it mixes together a 'better' stream when downloading and it produces an incorrect MP4 muxed file.  It looks like it's downloading the audio and video and then uses ffmpeg to put them together and doesn't get it quite right.

Or rather didn't, because version 3.24 fixes this.

So, just a thanks for fixing a problem before I realised I had one.

If you're interested:
get_iplayer--pid b00nxn31 --tvmode=better
produced a file that is reported by 'mediainfo' as:Video
ID                                      : 1
Format                                  : AVC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                          : Main@L3.1
Format settings, CABAC                  : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames                : 4 frames
Codec ID                                : avc1
Codec ID/Info                            : Advanced Video Coding
Duration                                : 56s 380ms
Bit rate                                : 48.6 Mbps
Width                                    : 960 pixels
Height                                  : 540 pixels
Display aspect ratio                    : 16:9
Frame rate mode                          : Variable
Frame rate                              : 4.115 fps
Minimum frame rate                      : 0.101 fps
Maximum frame rate                      : 90 000.000 fps
Original frame rate                      : 25.000 fps
Standard                                : PAL
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                      : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                      : 22.799
Stream size                              : 327 MiB (94%)
Encoded date                            : UTC 1904-01-01 00:00:00
Tagged date                              : UTC 1904-01-01 00:00:00
Color range                              : Limited
Color primaries                          : BT.601 PAL
Transfer characteristics                : BT.470 System B, BT.470 System G
Matrix coefficients                      : BT.601

The 3.24 version produces a much more reasonable:
Duration                                : 28mn 38s
Bit rate                                : 1 596 Kbps
Width                                    : 960 pixels
Height                                  : 540 pixels
Display aspect ratio                    : 16:9
Frame rate mode                          : Constant
Frame rate                              : 25.000 fps
Standard                                : PAL

So, whatever was done to fix this, thanks again.

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  How do I download unsupported Rastamouse programmes?
Posted by: Rastamouse - 31-12-2019, 11:49 PM - Forum: Any Other Business - No Replies

Happy New Year 2020 and Best Wishes to ALL members

How can I download Real FM via get_iplayer? I would like to download audio from this url


Thank you

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