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  Unspecified errors downloading "The Other Man"
Posted by: pbarwich@barorny.com - Yesterday, 06:10 PM - Forum: Any Other Business - No Replies

Oh no they're not!

I'm running get_iplayer --get "The Other Man", and have 7 sections of error message before download begins. Using get_iplayer-3.17.0-setup.exe downloaded today 19th Sept.

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  Downloading without Subtitles
Posted by: User 04 - Yesterday, 06:28 AM - Forum: Windows General Help & Support - Replies (1)

I'm running get_iplayer 3.17.0 from a Windows 7 command prompt.

To download the audiodescribed version audio for a programme I'd already downloaded, I used the command:

C:>get_iplayer --versions audiodescribed --audio-only --no-metadata ^
 --no-subtitles --no-subs-raw --no-tracklist --no-credits --no-tag ^
 --no-thumb --raw --pid b0bcqwn5
All the --no-xxx commands were to overide my default options. (Looking at it now, the use of --no-tag was redundant with --raw being specified.)

This downloaded the dubbed audio-described audio with the following

get_iplayer Output:

Our Girl - Nigeria, Belize and Bangladesh Tours, Episode 8, BBC One, b0bcqwn5
INFO: 1 total programmes

WARNING: A UK TV licence is required to access BBC iPlayer TV content legally
INFO: Downloading tv: 'Our Girl: Nigeria, Belize and Bangladesh Tours - 8. Episode 8 (b0bcqwn5) [audiodescribed]'
INFO: Downloaded: 58.74 MB (00:56:39) @ 2.54 Mb/s (hvfxsd1/bi) [audio]
INFO: Subtitles not available for version(s): audiodescribed
The last line is telling. get_iplayer appears to have attempted to download subtitles, ignoring the --no-subtitles or --no-subs-raw (or both) options. Since no subtitles were available for this version, none were downloaded, but surely get_iplayer shouldn't have attempted to download subtitles in this case. Is this a bug, a non-supported feature, or am I doing something wrong?

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  File names in iTunes
Posted by: APH - 14-09-2018, 04:05 PM - Forum: Any Other Business - Replies (3)


Is it possible to add a preference so the resulting filename that appears as the iTunes 'Name' can be customised. Recent GIA updates have meant the ITV programs for example 'Inspector Morse' have varied from including program reference and date downloaded but not unfortunately the episode description. So could say 3 pulldown be enabled in preferences for the user to set their preferred program Name string? It may also require a different version for BBC programs as well.

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  Can't locate XML/LibXML.pm in @INC with unsupported Perl
Posted by: nicka - 10-09-2018, 08:09 PM - Forum: macOS Troubleshooting - Replies (2)

I'm having a problem installing.

I've downloaded the package and run it, with the result being a folder in the Applications folder with various commands in it. When I double-click 'get_iplayer.command' a Terminal window opens and I get the following error:

Quote:/Applications/get_iplayer/get_iplayer.command ; exit;
Nicks-Computer-2:~ nick$ /Applications/get_iplayer/get_iplayer.command ; exit;
Can't locate XML/LibXML.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/local/get_iplayer/perl5/lib/perl5/darwin-thread-multi-2level /usr/local/get_iplayer/perl5/lib/perl5 /opt/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.16.3/darwin-thread-multi-2level /opt/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.16.3 /opt/local/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.16.3/darwin-thread-multi-2level /opt/local/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.16.3 /opt/local/lib/perl5/5.16.3/darwin-thread-multi-2level /opt/local/lib/perl5/5.16.3 /opt/local/lib/perl5/site_perl /opt/local/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.16.1/darwin-thread-multi-2level /opt/local/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.16.1 /opt/local/lib/perl5/vendor_perl .) at /usr/local/get_iplayer/bin/get_iplayer line 3134.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/local/get_iplayer/bin/get_iplayer line 3134.

What am I doing wrong?

(I'm not sure if it's relevant, but I have version 3.0 installed and was trying to upgrade.)


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  get-iPlayer Recording Problem
Posted by: Nigelxx - 09-09-2018, 05:36 PM - Forum: Any Other Business - Replies (1)

I've downloaded your get-iPlayer from:
I've then opened the successfully installed Web PVR Manager icon, searched a BBC Programme that I wish to Record, selected Record then after a few minutes I keep getting the following messages:
WARNING: Unexpected Size For File Segment [126]
WARNING: Expected: 5110968 Downloaded: 4684754
WARNING: This indicates a problem with your network connection to the media server.
I've tried several times to record the programme and whilst the Expected and Downloaded Numbers above have varied, I confirm that my internet connection has been fully active at all times!
I will be very happy if you can kindly help me.

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  Can AD versions actually be non-AD?
Posted by: Mystic Merlin - 09-09-2018, 01:50 PM - Forum: Windows General Help & Support - Replies (1)

I've not been on here for quite a while, probably because there's been no problems I suppose lol
Anyway, I think I've just learnt something. I've read a post titled TWO PINTS & the person asking about the programme only available as audiodescribed. One of the replies was obviously from the Main Man himself, DINKY, which I've posted below.

'15-06-2018, 03:34 PM
This is a case where the programme data used by get_iplayer doesn't match the iPlayer site. It can happen when old programmes are resurrected. Just download the "audiodescribed" version as indicated. I'm fairly sure it won't actually have audio description on it.'

Now my question or query is, can anybody confirm that this is the case that although a programme may say audiodescribed version only that in fact when downloaded it turns out to be normal?

I ask this question because over time, I've missed a programme when it was originally aired & then when it is shown again it is audiodescribed only or signed only or both. So I've not downloaded it & this has happened many tens or hundreds of times. I have access to unlimited downloads but it the speed of them (10Mbps to 25Mbps generally) that makes my selective in my downloads. Within the next 6mths things could change now that we've got Virgin Media installed in the street with 350Mbps top speed available. Then I can download an AD version hoping it is not & not worry about the time taken.
In the meantime, if there is a good chance a programme that says AD only but ends up not then I will start downloading them.

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  nodashremux reversal ?
Posted by: jbhq - 08-09-2018, 03:04 PM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (2)

I had set nodashremux = 1 thinking I didn't need (don't use Win Media Player) but have now discovered problems with some apps (eg Avidemux). So have taken that option out.
Can I retrospectively remux affected files ?
Win7 / 3.14.0

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  Web PVR: Can't connect to
Posted by: tomcoady - 07-09-2018, 08:28 AM - Forum: macOS Troubleshooting - Replies (1)

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Starting Web PVR Manager server...
Opening Web PVR Manager client...
There is no screen to be resumed.

Then Safari opens with a message saying it can't connect to localhost.
I've searched for similar issues here and elsewhere, but none specific to OS X
Is there some debug mode that would offer a few more clues?
I tried disabling the firewall, no difference.

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  Channel 4 support?
Posted by: IloveGBBO - 06-09-2018, 04:44 AM - Forum: Any Other Business - No Replies

Okay, I know this is get_iplayer.. which I love being able to watch my favorite BBC shows. But, as some of you can see, I do love The Great British Bake Off, which as we all know is now on Channel 4. Those of you here that are MUCH more intelligent than I am, is there ANY way to capture, download, etc etc videos from Channel 4?

Could the makers of get_iplayer some how allow people to get not just BBC video, radio, etc.. but also Channel 4? PLEASE!! Any suggestions or advice would be more than welcome.

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  Radio programmes are not indexed by default
Posted by: mediapenguin - 04-09-2018, 01:54 PM - Forum: General Topics - No Replies

Hey Peoples, You dont usually get the radio list these days after a refresh. Is there a way around this?    

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