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  Episode title must be included in --file-prefix in order to appear in output filename
Posted by: louiscar - 18-10-2018, 02:38 PM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (4)

Can someone point me in the right direction here. I am trying to get a generic (as possible) method to give me series and film names.
Currently I use the following which does most of the job:


But it falls down for certain programs two of which come to mind:

Storyville - will just give me Storyville instead of say Storyville _City of Ghosts
and recently I find another

Department Q - just ends up with Deparment Q and not the episode title and as there are 3 I tried to download the other day there was a filename conflict so the second and third failed.

So is there an answer to getting these to come up whilst keeping my usual <nameshort>and conditional senum format?

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  Reduce ffmpeg output in Web PVR
Posted by: TobtCat - 16-10-2018, 01:52 PM - Forum: Converting Radio Programmes to MP3 - No Replies

I have managed to reduce the output from the CLI when converting downloaded radio programmes to MP3, with the addition of the command “-loglevel repeat” to the commandradio entry in the Option file ie

commandradio ffmpeg -loglevel repeat -i "<filename>" -c:v copy -c:a libmp3lame -b:a 320k -id3v2_version 3 -write_id3v1 1 -y "<dir>/<fileprefix>.mp3" && del "<filename>"

However it does not seem to have any effect in the Web PVR.
Is it possible to achieve this in the Web PVR

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  How do I exclude radio stations from Web PVR searches?
Posted by: TobtCat - 16-10-2018, 01:43 PM - Forum: General Topics - No Replies

Is it possible to restrict the radio stations in Search
“Exclude Channels Containing” does not appear to do this!

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  Stop get_iplayer renaming temp output file upon completion when using --raw
Posted by: rachaelsweet - 15-10-2018, 03:53 AM - Forum: Feature Requests - Replies (3)

Sorry if this has been asked before somewhere but I can't find the info I need.
I'm using get-iplayer on Linux, but I guess this is a general question and not platform specific.
I want get-iplayer to download and keep the filename unchanged upon completion of downloading (so the name normally seems to end ".video.ts")
I'm using the --raw option to prevent conversion to mp4 but the filename still gets changed (the .video postfix is removed).
I want the file to remain unchanged because I'm copying the file as it is being downloaded. This causes issues when the filename changes after completion, but otherwise works fine.

Please help!


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  Can get_iplayer be used on iPad? (Answer: No)
Posted by: Czabby - 14-10-2018, 09:05 PM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (1)

Sorry for my ignorance as ive just found out about this...is there any way i can use this tool on my ipad..im lookig to download one radio programme...used to be a lot easier 20 years ago!

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  BBC multiple PIDs for same(?) programme
Posted by: mable syrup - 13-10-2018, 05:36 PM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (3)

So, I've had a couple of episodes of things turn up recently that I'd already watched/listened to. I assumed the first was just a random gremlin, but when the second turned up, I checked the download history and found the same thing had two different PIDs. Is this some sort of configuration problem at the BBC end or are they really different versions (the other episodes are unchanged)? Any else had this?

A Charles Paris Mystery: A Decent interval episode 3
Old download: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0742kw0
New download: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bngls6

Note that both appear on the episodes guide at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00x94y...des/player

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  How do I create a permanent filter for Web PVR without cookies?
Posted by: pointer2null. - 10-10-2018, 06:31 PM - Forum: General Topics - No Replies

The web cgi interface allows you to filter the results - exclude unwanted junk. It stores all this in cookies which (on my systems at least) get nuked very regularly.

I have a list of programs I want to exclude from the list - for example anything with the word 'antiques' in it!

Is there a way (a config file for example) to permanently set the filters?

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  How do I stop get_iplayer indexing programmes?
Posted by: rob_does_iplayer - 10-10-2018, 11:10 AM - Forum: Windows General Help & Support - Replies (4)

I don't think I need get_iplayer to maintain an index since I only ever download by PID. How can I disable this?

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Posted by: six-h - 09-10-2018, 05:11 PM - Forum: Any Other Business - Replies (7)

I always have problems logging in here, and I don't come that often!
Currently, I have no problem logging in with the password I changed a few weeks ago, my Edge Browser remembers it, ...but it won't share that information with me! Grrr!
This means that since I am not privy to the actual digits required to log in manually on another device, I would have to request yet another password change in order to do so; which would of course lock me out of my account on my Windows 10 machine and so the merry-go-round continues!
I cannot even change the damned thing via my User CP, since you need to know the dratted password before you will be allowed to change it!

I have used the contact us facility at the bottom of the page, but as soon as I pressed send, I'm told that I cannot use this facility as I have reached my quota of 1 message for the day!!
does that mean that the missive I drafted was not sent, ...or is this message telling me I can't send any more?
If so, that is superfluous information, since I have not attempted to send another message!!!

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  4:3 video is captured at wrong aspect ratio whilst 'BBC' watermark is not.
Posted by: Reg4 - 09-10-2018, 03:10 PM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (4)

I've been trying to use this fine tool to download some episodes of Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, the first series of which is presented in the original 4:3 aspect ratio.  I don't think iPlayer has a native 4:3 profile so the video is encoded at 1280x720 using non-square pixels.  iPlayer itself recognises this fact (there must be a flag) and displays the picture correctly by squashing the 16:9 feed to 4:3 for display:

[Image: https://preview.ibb.co/cTA1op/1.png]

Tools including get_iplayer do not seem to see this flag so the resultant download when viewed back in VLC or WMP is stretched horizontally.  This is not a huge problem in itself because I can remux the file with the 4:3 flag resulting in a video that plays back natively at the correct aspect ratio.

The problem comes when we look at the 'BBC' watermark in the corner of the picture.  As you can see in the first image, the watermark is overlaid in iPlayer in the correct location in the upper left of the viewport, which happens to be over the left vertical black bar that frames the 4:3 image.  get_iPlayer captures the watermark in the same location:

[Image: https://preview.ibb.co/guB7Tp/2.png]

However this means that when the video is corrected to 4:3 aspect ratio, the watermark becomes horizontally squashed:

[Image: https://preview.ibb.co/mN7319/3.png]

This suggests to me that the video and the watermark are two seperate entities/streams that are scaled/stretched independently of one-another in iPlayer.  If the watermark were 'burnt' into the video stream, it would either be crushed into the 4:3 frame in iPlayer, or not appear at all in the stream captured by get_iplayer.

My questions therefore are:  Is this known about, can anything be done about it, and if not, could anyone explain how it happens?

Thanks, Reg.

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