Excluding already-downloaded episodes from PVR downloads
#1
Hi

I've been using Get iPlayer Automator (don't worry, query is not about that) for some time, but it no longer seems to be supported, so I've moved over to get_iplayer using the CLI.

I want to set up a bunch of program searches in the PVR, but I'd also like to exclude episodes I already have downloaded. Is there an easy way to achieve that?

Thanks for any help you can offer.

b0ne5
#2
Take your download history from GiA:

Code:
/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Get iPlayer Automator/download_history

If you haven't yet done any get_iplayer downloads, copy it to:

Code:
/Users/<username>/.get_iplayer/download_history

If you have already done some get_iplayer downloads, use a text editor to insert the contents of your GiA download history at the top of the get_iplayer download history file. Don't leave blank lines between old and new data.
#3
Thanks Dinky. Great idea, only one slight flaw... for reasons unknown I decided to remove GiA and all it's associated preferences and history files using AppCleaner.

Any other suggestions?
#4
Essentially, you have to get all the PIDs for shows you have downloaded and insert fake records in your download history. See: http://www.mail-archive.com/get_iplayer@...09474.html
#5
(03-05-2017, 07:56 PM)b0ne5 Wrote: Thanks Dinky. Great idea, only one slight flaw... for reasons unknown I decided to remove GiA and all it's associated preferences and history files using AppCleaner.

Are the files still in the trash? Or on a previous (Time Machine?) backup? By far the easiest way will be for you to somehow locate your old download_history file if it exists somewhere. I moved mine over from GiA and it worked like a charm.
#6
Sadly not, so I think amending the history manually will be my only choice.

Thanks all for your help.