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  Programme index no longer updating
Posted by: spockrot - 23-12-2018, 08:23 AM - Forum: Linux & Unix Troubleshooting - Replies (1)

Get_iplayer schedule is not updating existing threads are downloaded but no new schedules are appearing. I have tried reinstalling but no luck any ideas please help. I miss my radio shows

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  Problem using --profile-dir while working in home directory
Posted by: jscholes - 18-12-2018, 09:47 PM - Forum: Linux & Unix Troubleshooting - Replies (3)

When downloading radio programs, I like them all to go into one single directory, with a fileprefix of "<longname>< - episode> (<pid> <version>)".  Example: "Absolute Power Series 4 - 3. Episode 3 (b0192y9d original).m4a".

When downloading TV episodes, I like them in separate subdirectories, e.g.: "Pointless Series 18/44. Episode 44.m4a".

To facilitate this, I have two profile directorys: /home/pi/.get_iplayer and /home/pi/.get_iplayer_tv.  When downloading TV,I add "--profile-dir=/home/pi/.get_iplayer_tv".  The options file for radio has the fileprefix mentioned above.  The options file in /home/pi/.get_iplayer_tv has a fileprefix of "<episode>".

On Windows, this works as expected.  On Linux though, my files are split into subdirectories, but use the fileprefix option from the wrong profile directory.  E.g. filenames come out as "Pointless Series 18/Pointless Series 18 - 44. Episode 44 (b09ptth5 original).m4a".  I have no idea why get_iplayer would read both options files in the first place, let alone prefer the fileprefix option from one over the other.  Any suggestions?

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  A History of Christianity ep 5-6 available as audiodescribed only (but not really AD)
Posted by: 2dmartin - 17-12-2018, 01:15 PM - Forum: Windows General Help & Support - Replies (1)

I was happily recording "A History of Christianity" and had the first 4 episodes recorded ok. Now it seems that only audiodescribed is available for episodes 5 and 6, and get_iplayer does not record those automatically.

The pids are b00p5wrk and b00p90kk.
I recorded the audiodescribed versions using

get_iplayer --pid=b00p5wrk --version=audiodescribed
and it worked fine. In fact BETTER than fine, because it does NOT seem to be audiodescribed. The same is true of episode 6.

I have deleted and reset the tv cache.  Everything else works fine.  Is this a boob on the part of the BBC?

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  Subdir format for "Top Gear: Best of" not working as expected
Posted by: toner_cloud - 17-12-2018, 11:56 AM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (1)

I don't usually have any problems now with sorting GiP stuff into folders and so on but the Best Of Top Gear is not working for me.

My saved pvr search look like this :-

get_iplayer "Top Gear: Best Of" --pvr-add "Top Gear: Best Of" --subdir --subdirformat="<nameshort>/<series> Series <seriesnum>" fileprefix="<episodeshort>"

I don't end up with my expected format of Top Gear/Best Of Series 26/Episode 1

Instead I get Top Gear/26/Top Gear Best Of_-_1. Episode 1.mp4

So where have I gone wrong? I say it like that as it's bound to be me and not GiP itself!

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  Getting PIDs for old radio episodes?
Posted by: LesFerdinand - 16-12-2018, 08:50 AM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (2)

Is there a way of getting a list of old radio episodes (specifically PIDs)? It doesn't matter if they are unavailable, I am just after the tracklists

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  Tomato Router Support
Posted by: Will_K0 - 11-12-2018, 07:53 PM - Forum: Feature Requests - Replies (1)

Hi there all,

I'd really love to be able to run get_iplayers pvr service on my tomato flashed router. It would be awesome to know that it will run throughout the day / night without any need to turn on a PC / laptop.

Might be a tall order but thought it worth a punt, thanks for the amazing tool, it's really great!


More info about Tomato here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato_(firmware)

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  ffmpeg command outputs to ".partial.mp4" - why?
Posted by: player_bob - 06-12-2018, 11:13 AM - Forum: Any Other Business - Replies (2)

Hi Guys

I am going through a lot of downloads that had an issue because of my ffmpeg installation.
I have fixed it and it works ok now.
I am manually running the ffmpeg command against the ".ts" files and it all seems to be working just fine.

The exact command I am using is taken from the get_iplayer logs, with all of the options. This includes naming the output file as ".partial.mp4".

My question is, why is it outputing to ".partial.mp4" and not ".mp4"?
On a related note, what further processing should I be doing to convert the ".partial.mp4" to ".mp4"?
I could simply re-name but the get_iplayer scripts must be doing something else?

Is it to do with AtomicParsley afterwards?


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  WARNING: 'overwrite' option is invalid in default options file
Posted by: xiatian - 06-12-2018, 06:06 AM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (3)

Hello guys,
I want to add "overwrite" option in the default config file using the following command:

get_iplayer --prefs-add --overwrite
But I got the following warnings:

WARNING: 'overwrite' option is invalid in default options file: /root/.get_iplayer/options
WARNING: 'overwrite = 1' will be ignored
INFO: Options file /root/.get_iplayer/options updated

Same with "force" option. Anything wrong with my command? Thanks.

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  Warning that BBC iPlayer feeds are no longer available in broken obsolete get_iplayer
Posted by: lsces - 03-12-2018, 01:40 AM - Forum: Linux & Unix Troubleshooting - Replies (6)

Following a recent update to my Linux desktop machine I'm no longer getting any search results. It's deleted older files happily but it' not finding the new Doctor Who from earlier, or any programs.
I'm getting
"BBC iPlayer feeds are no longer available. Nitro is the BBC's new programme metadata API. You can find out more about this here: BBC iPlayer Feeds"
on get_iplayer.cgi ... so presumably the old API has now been switched off. It was working a week ago?

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  Can get_iplayer download Dynasties in 4K HDR? (Answer: No)
Posted by: yVfe - 28-11-2018, 04:24 PM - Forum: General Topics - Replies (3)

Is it possible to download "Dynasties" on 4K High Dynamic Range HDR? I've succeeded in downloading with 1280 pixels wide, 720 pixels high, 50 fps. Is it possible to get higher resolution?

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