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  An easy way to get rid of word 'tracks' in the tracklist file name
Posted by: heyvalera - 13-03-2019, 08:34 PM - Forum: Windows General Help & Support - Replies (4)

Is there a simple way to indicate that the ...tracks.txt file should be just .....txt? I looked at the options, but did not find anything there. Of course, I could tinker with the code, but I'd rather not do it with every new version released.
thanks in advance!

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  Help with File Naming Strategy using Substitution Parameters
Posted by: D6MCK - 05-03-2019, 05:13 PM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (3)

For the longest time, I've been bulk renaming downloaded iPlayer files to get rid of underscores; and remove the series name (they get sent to a series-specific folder by PVR), and PID/version information. It requires multiple passes with the Thunar bulk facility (on Linux) and is tedious in the extreme.

I started to look at automating the process, and using scripts, but I've just come across the --file-prefix option and now I'm like a kid in a candy shop!

I now have the following preferences set up:

whitespace 1
fileprefix <00seriesnum.><00episodenum.><episodeshort>
subdir 1
subdirformat <nameshort>

This solves all of my issues with naming series, but leaves an oddity with single programmes.

My episodes all end up nicely matching my old laborious naming convention:

Hey Duggee\03.01.The Being Quiet Badge.mp4

but singletons are a little weird:

They Shall Not Grow Old\.mp4

What I'd really like to do is have the <nameshort> applied to the filename when there's no series or episode information.

It's not the end of the world, and freeing myself from Thunar is worth the small inconvenience, but does anyone have any suggestion about a convention which would satisfy both of the above scenario?


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  Web PVR fails to start properly - 3.20
Posted by: alansh - 02-03-2019, 04:41 PM - Forum: Windows Troubleshooting - No Replies

I installed 3.20 and the installation asked if I wanted to start the Web PVR manager (I'm running Windows 10 v 1809). It started OK.

A few days later, it crashed out (it always does this very now and then) and I tried to restart it as I always do - from a menu item on my desktop. The CMD window opened up, it said "Listening on port 1935" (or something similar) and that was it. Normally it tries to open a browser window but this time, it didn't.

I tried to manually connect to localhost:1935 but that didn't do anything.

I tried this 3 times. I then re-installed version 3.18 and everything worked as normal.

Is this a known issue?



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  Can't locate HTML/Entities.pm in @INC
Posted by: aleksaleks - 27-02-2019, 12:02 AM - Forum: Any Other Business - Replies (1)

whenever i try to run get_iplayer i get "Can't locate HTML/Entities.pm in @INC" as well as " (you may need to install the HTML::Entities module) (@INC contains: /usr/local/get_iplayer/perl5/lib/perl5 /Users/[name withheld for privacy]/perl5/perlbrew/perls/perl-5.28.0/lib/site_perl/5.28.0/darwin-2level /Users/[name withheld for privacy]/perl5/perlbrew/perls/perl-5.28.0/lib/site_perl/5.28.0 /Users/[name withheld for privacy]/perl5/perlbrew/perls/perl-5.28.0/lib/5.28.0/darwin-2level /Users/[name withheld for privacy]/perl5/perlbrew/perls/perl-5.28.0/lib/5.28.0) at /usr/local/get_iplayer/bin/get_iplayer line 48.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/local/get_iplayer/bin/get_iplayer line 48. "

i have no idea how to use perl, can anyone help me get through this issue?

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  v3.20: BBC Scotland programmes missing from search results
Posted by: rich1842 - 25-02-2019, 07:06 PM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (9)

The new channel was only introduced yesterday and I am wondering whether it is GIP or BBC that is stopping programmes from appearing in the search results - or is it me?

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  Can't edit PVR List entries with 3.19 on Windows
Posted by: sanwin - 25-02-2019, 03:40 PM - Forum: Windows Troubleshooting - Replies (3)

Before I start producing full reports for Dinky, has anyone else seen the following please?

Go into PVR Manager and select PVR List.

Click any of the entries to edit it.

I just get 'Back' and 'Save Changes' buttons, but no text from the PVR file is displayed.

Running 3.19 on Windows 10.

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  Can't use an undefined value as an ARRAY reference at line 5237
Posted by: repent - 25-02-2019, 02:21 PM - Forum: Linux & Unix Troubleshooting - Replies (2)

PVR downloads have stopped working on upgrading from 3.17 to 3.19, with the error "Can't use an undefined value as an ARRAY reference at /usr/local/bin/get_iplayer line 5237."

I get the same behaviour using a new install on a virtual machine (with the same config).

Verbose output attached, responding to the command

get_iplayer --pvr-single a_very_english_scandal --verbose >get_iplayer-output.txt 2>&1

I'm using Debian Stretch (Linux alan 4.9.0-8-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.130-2 (2018-10-27) x86_64 GNU/Linux).

Attached Files
.txt   get_iplayer-output.txt (Size: 6.06 KB / Downloads: 45)
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  Can I list historical downloads without download history file?
Posted by: a_salty_dogg - 24-02-2019, 03:54 PM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (2)


Is there a terminal command I can use which will list all the programmes I've recently downloaded? Can't find anything in the Guide which seems to perform that task.

The problem is that my "home" directory has become completely corrupted and I've lost all the data in it, including a number of downloaded radio programmes, also the ".get_iplayer > download history" file.

I've replaced it with a backup directory which I'd saved (luckily!) a week ago, but, of course, all my recently downloaded programmes are missing.

Thanks in advance.

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  is the likely to be an Android APK in the making?
Posted by: bawbag - 10-02-2019, 03:40 PM - Forum: Any Other Business - Replies (10)

The title says it all really.
Will there ever be, or indeed, is there, an Android APK of get_iplayer?
If not, it'd be interesting to know why. Or is it simply just because there's no one doing it?
Thanks in advance for all and any replies as it's something I've long puzzled over.

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  Getting 1/2 picture and 1/2 random colours
Posted by: codegazer - 08-02-2019, 01:39 PM - Forum: Any Other Business - Replies (3)

I looked through the FAQs and support guides but could not find anything on this issue.

I tried get-iplayer today and for the most part it seems to work pretty well.
The issue I am getting is that the lower half of the recordings is a jumble of random colours and only the top half is clear.

Please advise?

example: https://i.imgur.com/EGqdxtq.png

[Image: https://i.imgur.com/EGqdxtq.png]

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