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  How do I run get_iplayer with launchd?
Posted by: satbunny - 21-03-2020, 03:48 PM - Forum: macOS General Help & Support - Replies (1)

With the release of Mac OS 10.4, launchd was chosen to supersede cron in Mac OS.

Has anyone experience of writing a daemon to run get_iplayer regularly?
Or using launchd to run cron regularly?

If not I shall dive in and try and understand it, but I thought I would ask first.

[Yes I have tried to run cron as superuser or as root but it doesn't work and it's a bit of security risk]
[[Plus I have to get grips with eventually for other automated scripts I used to use]]

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  Installation hangs on my Win 10 Pro, install dir must be deleted before reinstall
Posted by: 2dmartin - 15-03-2020, 10:48 PM - Forum: Windows Troubleshooting - Replies (3)

Win10pro/64  ... fails to install, seems to hang trying to extract the first file, get_iplayer_pvr.cmd
There's a .tmp file created in that directory /programfiles86/get_iplayer) the first line of which seems to say "must be installed under win32", followed by lots of binary.
The installer window has to be ended in task manager - otherwise completely unresponsive.

I have tried all the compatibility mode options starting with windows8 all the way to XP but none help.

This has broken my current install, version 3.23.  Says "'perl.exe. is not recognised ... etc"
Unfortunately the 3.23 installer is not available so I can't backtrack.

I've just tried to completely uninstall via control panel and even the uninstall hangs, so I deleted the get_iplayer directory (with admin priviledges).

This has enabled me to re-install 3.25 which hangs for a disconcertingly long time (about 3 minutes) at the end of the install, before popping up the "completing the get_iplayer setup wizard" window.

3.25 seems to run fine. 
Hope that helps someone.

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  Find/sort programmes by release date?
Posted by: King Mustard - 27-02-2020, 06:48 PM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (4)

Is it possible to find/sort programmes by release date?

For example, find a show recorded in the year 1981.

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  Using get-iplayer snap version w/output directory on removable media (e.g. usb stick)
Posted by: jimbob88 - 25-02-2020, 09:11 PM - Forum: Linux & Unix Troubleshooting - Replies (1)

I thought I should detail how one does this as I encountered this issue myself and I feel it is necessary to put it out there so people using an external films HDD within their linux system when they are using the snapcraft version!

This happens on this error:

Quote:ERROR: Cannot open (write): /media/xxxx/xxxxx/xxxxxx.video.ts

So basically when one has a terminal open on their system, and they wish to download TV/Radio to a drive outside of their home drive (i.e. /media or /mnt) they can't it errors out not truly describing everything that has gone wrong and just says it failed to write.

And after a Google search this forum page appears (https://forums.squarepenguin.co.uk/thread-1965.html), which says this from dinky:
Quote:With the snap you need to connect its "removable-media" interface in order to write under /media. It's not connected by default.

Now for a normal user they may not understand this or know where to find out how as on a search it doesn't properly lay it out; however, here it is. If you wish to use removable media or a different drive, one needs to type in this command on a snapcraft install:
snap connect get-iplayer:removable-media :removable-media
This connects the snap removable-media interface to get-iplayer and one should simply be able to rerun the desired command and it should run :)

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  My Win 10 Pro reports 3.25.0 installer incompatible, my Win 10 Home doesn't
Posted by: Gio300ZX - 25-02-2020, 09:58 AM - Forum: Windows Troubleshooting - Replies (1)

Just for info. I have 2 PCs. One runs Win 10 Home 1909 and the update 3.25.0 installed fine over the top of previous get_iplayer. The other runs Win 10 Pro 1909 and it refused to run the 3.25.0 installer saying it was incompatible. Previous version of get_iplayer (and many more) had installed fine. Solution - right-click and select Troubleshoot compatibility. Installed fine, it chose Windows 8 compatibility and then ran / installed fine. Don't know why Win 10 Pro threw a wobbly but it did cause me a "huh?" moment. HTH if the same happens to you.

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  Using --command-tv with pathnames containing spaces
Posted by: AndyChips - 24-02-2020, 07:59 PM - Forum: Windows General Help & Support - No Replies

I'm using the --command-tv to reencode the raw .ts file to another format and it is working well, e.g:

get_iplayer --raw  --url=1234XYZ --command-tv="ffmpeg -i \""<filename>"\" -c:v libx265 -crf 28 -c:a copy -y \""C:\Videos\<fileprefix>.mp4"\""

This saves the reencoded file to C:\Videos. But, what I really want to do is to save the reencoded file to a different folder - one with a space in: C:\New Videos:

So, instead of "C:\Videos\<fileprefix>.mp4", I changed it to be: "C:\New Videos\<fileprefix>.mp4"

If I do this I get the error at the start of the ffmpeg reencode stage:

[NULL @ 07136040] Unable to find a suitable output format for 'C:\New'
C:\New: Invalid argument
INFO: Command exit code 1 (raw code = 256)
ERROR: Command Exit Code: 1

I'm sure it's a case of rearranging the quotes and escape characters correctly. Can anyone help?
Thank you.

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  Is there a Web PVR Manager for Linux?
Posted by: ridleyrumpus - 24-02-2020, 03:27 PM - Forum: Linux & Unix General Help & Support - Replies (2)

Is there a web interface for Get_iplayer under linux like there is under Windows?

If so how do I get it/access it?

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  Commands in shell script failed because of comment syntax errors
Posted by: louiscar - 21-02-2020, 03:34 PM - Forum: Any Other Business - Replies (1)

Haven't used Get_iplayer for a while and after updating I had some problems with


so after perusing the latest wiki I changed the lines to :

get_iplayer --PID b09vpgr7 --modes=tvhd,tvsd,tvhigh,tvlow --output /home/pi/mounts/jaws/D --fileprefix="<nameshort><.senum><.episodeshort>" --force#6
get_iplayer --PID b09w3m05 --modes=tvhd,tvsd,tvhigh,tvlow --output /home/pi/mounts/jaws/D --fileprefix="<nameshort><.senum><.episodeshort>" --force#6
get_iplayer --PID b09w8jp0 --modes=tvhd,tvsd,tvhigh,tvlow --output /home/pi/mounts/jaws/D --fileprefix="<nameshort><.senum><.episodeshort>" --force #5

3 episodes of a programme above.
Unfortunately I had to abort as I'd forgot a couple of things. I did this twice.

So on the first time it skipped the first file was skipped. What was strange was that get_iplayer spat out the usage page.

I aborted to check what if I'd made a typo and the second file had started.

Of course the locked files on the destination were removed but to no avail. Now even after restarting my raspberry the above will only start the 3rd entry and again the usage page is given before that as though it doesn't understand one of the parmeters.

Any ideas what is going on? As above I have the --force setting so it's not history and I've definitely cleared all partial files that may be locked on the destination.

(using v3.25 on Raspian)

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  Concurrent cache refresh leads to ERROR: Connection error: SSL connect attempt failed
Posted by: gentoouser - 20-02-2020, 10:50 AM - Forum: Linux & Unix General Help & Support - Replies (1)

I've run into a weird problem with 3.25, basically it not working while downloading the various schedules
What I'm seeing is errors like this.
ERROR: Failed to download BBC Alba schedule page (3/3)
ERROR: Connection error: SSL connect attempt failed get_iplayer

I'm guessing this is some sort of rate limiting as the problem goes away if I use the deprecated option noindexconcurrent=1

Any ideas?

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  How can I download all radio programmes before TV shows with PVR?
Posted by: mrg9999 - 16-02-2020, 02:46 PM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (4)

Is there an option to allow the PVR to download all radio programmes first then TV shows?

I can rename the search items to prepend radio or tv but wondered if there was a better way

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