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  Convert Chromebook
Posted by: mediapenguin - Yesterday, 02:15 PM - Forum: Any Other Business - Replies (2)

Can someone tell me how easy it is (or isnt) to convert my Chromebook to Linux so i can getiplayer?
Btw, every time i try to post i get an error 500 message yet the post apepars.

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  Bowie drama
Posted by: mediapenguin - 18-02-2018, 04:53 PM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (2)

Hey peeps, I heard some geezer on the wireless t'other day talking about a David Bowie drama starring Jon Culshaw that had been on the BBC World Service recently.
I found it and searched:
In The Studio - The Final Take: Bowie in the studio (w3cswcd7)

The item did come up but didnt record. Message:
No media stream found for required programme version or recording mode

Any ideas?

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  Getting BSL version when AD version requested
Posted by: scf - 15-02-2018, 06:04 AM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (1)

The Beeb is showing both AD and BSL versions avaiable for "A House Through Time" s1e2. But when I request the AD version from the command line interface (Mac, version 3.07-homebrew), I get the BSL version anyway. I also get BSL when I request BSL. The two commands I used were:

get_iplayer --future --get --pid b09m67bp --versions=audiodescribed
get_iplayer --future --get --pid b09m67bp --versions=signed --force

(-force on the second because otherwise it wouldn't download).

Any ideas?

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  When pressing enter nothing happens?
Posted by: tzabcan - 14-02-2018, 02:08 PM - Forum: Windows General Help & Support - Replies (4)


So i used getiplayer like 2 weeks ago to download the first two episodes of big cats. I try to download the third today, and it doesn't work.

I enter in the code:

get_iplayer --b09pzcg9

Press enter, and it just disappears and nothing happens?

I can't seem to find anything about it in the troubleshooting. Any ideas?

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  Homebrew ffmpeg - dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/opt/jack/lib/libjack.0.dylib
Posted by: hrh - 10-02-2018, 01:40 PM - Forum: macOS Troubleshooting - Replies (3)

Am wondering if anyone might be able to help.  

I can successfully download a programme but the auto remux from a .ts file to an mp4 fails.  I thought it might be ffmpeg but that's up to date.  It says that a library is not loaded (libjack.0.dylib) - and, wouldn't you know, I have no idea how to sort it.  

If you can help I'd be very grateful.

  • Mac OS 10.13.3
  • get_iplayer version: 3.12-homebrew
  • ffmpeg is up to date.

192: Art, Passion & Power: The Story of the Royal Collection: Series 1 - Palaces and Pleasuredomes, BBC Four, b09q02kn
INFO: 1 matching programmes
WARNING: A UK TV licence is required to access BBC iPlayer TV content legally
INFO: Downloading tv: 'Art, Passion & Power: The Story of the Royal Collection: Series 1 - 3. Palaces and Pleasuredomes (b09q02kn) [original]'
sh: line 1: 51489 Abort trap: 6           "ffmpeg" -version 2>&1
INFO: Downloaded: 1100.39 MB (00:59:00) @ 41.92 Mb/s (hlshd1) [audio+video]    
INFO: Converting to MP4
dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/opt/jack/lib/libjack.0.dylib
 Referenced from: /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg
 Reason: image not found
INFO: Command exit code 2 (raw code = 6)
ERROR: Conversion failed - retaining video file: /Users/########/Desktop/Art_Passion_Power_The_Story_of_the_Royal_Collection_Series_1_-_3._Palaces_and_Pleasuredomes_b09q02kn_original.hls.ts
INFO: Skipping all versions of this programme

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  BBC World Service dafmed1/96k downloads not accepted by iTunes
Posted by: bfrost - 10-02-2018, 11:55 AM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (2)

Hi, I'm addicted to consuming BBC Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra programmes obtained with the PVR and passed via iTunes into my iPhone. This works brilliantly and I've been using this for nearly a decade.
I'm using the get_iplayer defaults, so I get M4A files (I migrated from the smaller mp3 files a while back when I had a tidy and discovered that get_iplayer defaults to this, thus I get a faster download than if I get get_iplayer to convert to mp3 after). The downloaded files (dafhigh1) M4A from Radio 4 and 4 Extra drop into iTunes and just work. Nice metadata, all lyrics etc (subject to the Beeb not falling down!).
I've recently started to look at material on BBC World Service (w-prefix files). This downloads as dafmed1 and gets converted to M4A at a low bit rate (95k). It appears that iTunes simply ignores this format, so files dropped into iTunes just don't show up. I can solve this by passing the files through a converter to mp3 128k but metadata is usually compromised.
I fully understand that this is simply and iTunes fault but I'd like to get around it without manual conversion. Is there any way of increasing the bit rate of the BBC World Service downloads either during download or by some conditional action after? Note that I'm very happy with the high bit rate downloads from R4 and Extra.
Many thanks

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  "Cannot instantiate streamer" error when retrying failed download
Posted by: mijas1999 - 06-02-2018, 02:38 PM - Forum: Windows General Help & Support - Replies (2)

I was using get_iplayer successfully up to yesterday (5th Feb 2018) using the latest 3.12. release and Windows 10, but today get this error:

INFO: Downloading tv: 'McMafia: Series 1 - 7. Episode 7 (b09rdvy3) [editorial]'
INFO: Downloaded: 242.22 MB (00:12:00) @ 1.22 Mb/s (hlshd1) [audio+video]
WARNING: Unexpected size for file segment [73]
WARNING: Expected: 3853624  Downloaded: 2560145
WARNING: Retrying download
WARNING: Retrying tv: 'McMafia: Series 1 - 7. Episode 7 (b09rdvy3) [editorial]'
ERROR: Cannot instantiate streamer for class=Streamer:: version=editorial mode=hlshd1
INFO: Skipping this programme

The streamer message was also coming up in the previous version i was using (only downloaded 3.12 this morning).

Any ideas?

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  Limit search on original broadcast date >= 2012-01-01
Posted by: MotTot - 05-02-2018, 06:02 PM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (4)

I'm trying to figure out a way of limiting Panorama programs to have original broadcast date >= 2012-01-01. Often, BBC releases archive Panorama programs, eg currently there's a Panorama program from 1966 and another from 1964. I'm not interested in these old programs and having very slow broadband I don't want to waste 1-1.5 hour(s) downloading each old episode I don't want.

What's the easiest way to achieve this? --available-since can't be used because they've been made available recently.

Here's an overview of the Panorama episodes:

get_iplayer --info --pid=b006t14n --pid-recursive | egrep "^firstbcastdate:|^title:"

get_iplayer Output:

firstbcastdate: 2018-01-29
title:          Panorama: Addicted: Last Chance Mums
firstbcastdate: 2018-01-22
title:          Panorama: White Fright: Divided Britain
firstbcastdate: 2017-05-03
title:          Panorama: Madeleine McCann: 10 Years On
firstbcastdate: 2018-01-15
title:          Panorama: Trump Voters: One Year On
firstbcastdate: 2018-01-08
title:          Panorama: Millionaire Bankrupts Exposed
firstbcastdate: 2017-12-18
title:          Panorama: Myanmar: The Hidden Truth
firstbcastdate: 2017-12-11
title:          Panorama: The Operation that Ruined My Life
firstbcastdate: 2017-12-04
title:          Panorama: Jihadis You Pay For
firstbcastdate: 2017-11-27
title:          Panorama: The Billion Pound VAT Scam
firstbcastdate: 2017-11-13
title:          Panorama: Student Loan Scandal
firstbcastdate: 2017-11-06
title:          Panorama: Britain's Offshore Secrets Exposed
firstbcastdate: 2017-10-10
title:          Panorama: Hate on the Street
firstbcastdate: 2017-11-05
title:          Panorama: Offshore Secrets of the Rich Exposed
firstbcastdate: 2017-10-25
title:          Panorama: Out of Jail: Free to Offend Again?
firstbcastdate: 2017-10-23
title:          Panorama: Life at 100
firstbcastdate: 2017-10-16
title:          Panorama: How Safe Is Your Operation?
firstbcastdate: 2017-10-09
title:          Panorama: When Kids Abuse Kids
firstbcastdate: 2017-10-02
title:          Panorama: North Korea's Nuclear Trump Card
firstbcastdate: 2017-09-18
title:          Panorama: Africa's Billion Pound Migrant Trail
firstbcastdate: 2017-09-19
title:          Panorama: Germany's New Nazis
firstbcastdate: 2017-09-11
title:          Panorama: Why Mum Died: Britain's Sepsis Crisis
firstbcastdate: 2017-09-04
title:          Panorama: Undercover: Britain's Immigration Secrets
firstbcastdate: 1966-08-18
title:          Panorama: California 2000
firstbcastdate: 1975-09-15
title:          Panorama: Sandhurst
firstbcastdate: 1955-05-04
title:          Panorama: Salvador Dali
firstbcastdate: 1955-06-01
title:          Panorama: Ed Murrow
firstbcastdate: 2017-08-14
title:          Panorama: Plane Drunk
firstbcastdate: 2017-07-24
title:          Panorama: Men, Boys & Eating Disorders
firstbcastdate: 2017-08-03
title:          Panorama: Trouble at the RSPCA
firstbcastdate: 1969-07-21
title:          Panorama: Apollo 11: The Impact on Earth
firstbcastdate: 1978-10-23
title:          Panorama: The Real War in Space: A Sputnik-like Event
firstbcastdate: 1978-10-23
title:          Panorama: The Real War in Space: We Are Entering the Post-Nuclear Era
firstbcastdate: 2017-07-26
title:          Panorama: A Prescription for Murder?
firstbcastdate: 2017-07-17
title:          Panorama: Trump's Fortress America
firstbcastdate: 2017-07-10
title:          Panorama: Britain's Food & Farming: The Brexit Effect
firstbcastdate: 2017-05-10
title:          Panorama: Contaminated Blood: The Search for the Truth
firstbcastdate: 2017-07-04
title:          Panorama: Cadet Abuse Cover-Up
firstbcastdate: 2017-06-19
title:          Panorama: London Tower Fire: Britain's Shame
firstbcastdate: 2017-06-12
title:          Panorama: Election 2017:  What Just Happened?
firstbcastdate: 2017-06-05
title:          Panorama: Back to the Falklands: Brothers in Arms
firstbcastdate: 2017-05-29
title:          Panorama: Manchester Attack: Terror at the Arena
firstbcastdate: 2017-05-15
title:          Panorama: Inside the Litter Police
firstbcastdate: 2017-05-08
title:          Panorama: What Facebook Knows About You
firstbcastdate: 2017-04-24
title:          Panorama: Trump's First 100 Days
firstbcastdate: 2017-04-10
title:          Panorama: The Big Bank Fix
firstbcastdate: 2017-04-11
title:          Panorama: The Spy in the IRA
firstbcastdate: 2017-04-03
title:          Panorama: Marine Le Pen: Who's Funding France's Far Right?
firstbcastdate: 2017-04-05
title:          Panorama: The Benefits Cap: Is It Working?
firstbcastdate: 2017-03-27
title:          Panorama: Westminster Terror Attack
firstbcastdate: 2017-03-20
title:          Panorama: Britain's Home-Care Crisis
firstbcastdate: 2017-03-15
title:          Panorama: Marine A: The Inside Story
firstbcastdate: 2017-03-06
title:          Panorama: Sleepless Britain
firstbcastdate: 2017-02-27
title:          Panorama: Life in Immigration Town
firstbcastdate: 2017-02-13
title:          Panorama: Behind Bars: Prison Undercover
firstbcastdate: 2017-02-06
title:          Panorama: Revealed: Britain's Mental Health Crisis
firstbcastdate: 1964-04-06
title:          Panorama: Mods and Rockers

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  Your PVR list
Posted by: mrg9999 - 04-02-2018, 04:38 PM - Forum: Any Other Business - No Replies

Would anyone like to share their radio PVR list to see what I might be missing.

Here's mine

pvrsearch = ._afternoon_drama_name_radio
pvrsearch = ._food_programme_name_radio
pvrsearch = ._kitchen_cabinet_name_radio
pvrsearch = ._more_or_less_name_radio
pvrsearch = ._poetry_name_radio
pvrsearch = _15_Minute_Drama
pvrsearch = _Have_I_Got_News_for_You_Series_54_name_tv
pvrsearch = _Home_Front_-_Omnibus_name_radio
pvrsearch = _The_Archers_name_radio

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  Humax player cannot display colour subtitles
Posted by: Wilbye - 03-02-2018, 05:33 PM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (1)

Download a programme with subtitles option, subtitles are fine on the pc but when playing on my Humax box, either side of  the subtitles are the font type and sizes.  Any guidance would be appreciated.

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