Need to change output directory
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Are you trying to set a global preference for all downloads or simply specify an output location for individual downloads? Both are possible.

Firstly, know that
Code:
/i/music getiplayer/
will go to the root of your c: drive, i.e your main hard drive in the folder "i" inside which will be sub-folder "music getiplayer". If that's what you want, fine. But I suspect you may want it to go to the hard drive with letter "i:", in which case you need to get the correct path to the folder.

It could look like this for example, which is a command I use to save to my S: drive:

Code:
"S:\2 - TV Shows"

The link I gave you tells you how to easily copy the exact path to a particular folder, which you can then paste into the get_iplayer command line window. Read the info at the link I gave you.

Read it.

Secondly, you can use the
Code:
--output
command DURING each download to specify the download location like this example from the guide:

<pre>
Code:
get_iplayer --get "Top Gear" --tvmode=best --type=tv --channel="BBC Two" --file-prefix="<nameshort>-<senum>-<episodeshort>" --output "/media/TV Shows 1/2 - TV Shows/Top Gear/Season 19"
</pre>

Note the
Code:
--output
location at the end of the command.

Alternatively, you can specify a default download directory by saving a preference. Identify the folder you want downloads to go into and use the following command to save a preference:

Code:
get_iplayer --prefs-add --output="S:\2 - TV Shows"

You can get more advanced and have it set a preference to only save TV shows to this directory:

Code:
get_iplayer --prefs-add --outputtv="S:\2 - TV Shows"

You could even set a preference to only save TV shows to this location and have each show put into a sub folder based on the programme name

Code:
get_iplayer --prefs-add --outputtv="S:\2 - TV Shows" --subdir --subdir-format="<nameshort><-seriesnum>"

I don't use these options personally and have pulled them from the usage guide, so there might be one or two adjustments needed to get it to work perfectly.


Messages In This Thread
Need to change output directory - by tonybb66 - 02-08-2013, 09:55 AM
Need to change output directory - by manturil - 02-08-2013, 10:02 AM
Need to change output directory - by tonybb66 - 02-08-2013, 10:16 AM
Need to change output directory - by dinkypumpkin - 02-08-2013, 10:28 AM
Need to change output directory - by tonybb66 - 02-08-2013, 10:35 AM
Need to change output directory - by tonybb66 - 02-08-2013, 10:42 AM
Need to change output directory - by manturil - 02-08-2013, 11:24 AM
Need to change output directory - by dinkypumpkin - 02-08-2013, 11:28 AM
Need to change output directory - by tonybb66 - 02-08-2013, 03:50 PM
Need to change output directory - by dinkypumpkin - 18-09-2013, 03:43 PM
Need to change output directory - by manturil - 19-09-2013, 09:00 AM
Need to change output directory - by ZuluKolo - 09-11-2014, 01:54 PM

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