Unable to find program on get_iplayer that is available in iPlayer
#1
Hi all,

First post here... hope i get the facts down correctly.

We are trying to find 'London 2017 Day 9 Part 3' using get_iplayer, as per the iPlayer URL below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09...y-9-part-3

There are 32 episodes that I would expect to see:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00m9g27?page=1

I'm able to download the program via iPlayer, so it is available, a plain 'get_iplayer' returns '4947 matching programmes' but it is not showing a lot of the London 2017 episodes, after day 6:

get_iplayer Output:

C:\Users\louis>get_iplayer "London 2017"
get_iplayer 3.02-windows.0, Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Phil Lewis
 This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use --warranty.
 This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain
 conditions; use --conditions for details.

Matches:
295:    Athletics: World Championships: London 2017 - Day 1, Part 1, BBC One, b0902h8g
296:    Athletics: World Championships: London 2017 - Preview, BBC Two, b090968x
297:    Athletics: World Championships: London 2017 - Opening Ceremony, BBC Two, b09097gz
298:    Athletics: World Championships: London 2017 - Day 1, Part 2, BBC Two, b09097h1
299:    Athletics: World Championships: London 2017 - Day 2, Part 2, BBC One, b09115w7
300:    Athletics: World Championships: London 2017 - Day 3, Part 2, BBC One, b091171l
301:    Athletics: World Championships: London 2017 - Day 2, Part 1, BBC Two, b09165dj
302:    Athletics: World Championships: London 2017 - Day 2, Part 3, BBC Two, b09165dl
303:    Athletics: World Championships: London 2017 - Day 3, Part 1, BBC Two, b0916d56
304:    Athletics: World Championships: London 2017 - Day 3, Part 3, BBC Two, b0916d58
305:    Athletics: World Championships: London 2017 - Day 4, Part 1, BBC Two, b0916tvl
306:    Athletics: World Championships: London 2017 - Day 4, Part 3, BBC Two, b0916tvq
307:    Athletics: World Championships: London 2017 - Day 4, Part 2, BBC One, b0916xbs
308:    Athletics: World Championships: London 2017 - Day 5, BBC Two, b091780v
309:    Athletics: World Championships: London 2017 - Day 6, BBC Two, b0917hwl
2604:   Michael Johnson: From London 2012 to London 2017 - -, BBC News, b090fdc5
INFO: 16 matching programmes

I've refreshed the cache via 'get_iplayer --refresh' to no avail, and installed the latest version:

get_iplayer Output:

C:\Users\louis>get_iplayer -V
get_iplayer 3.02-windows.0, Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Phil Lewis
 This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use --warranty.
 This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain
 conditions; use --conditions for details.

Can anyone help / sanity check this please?

Thanks,

Martin
#2
When did you first install get_iplayer? It's likely the answer to this issue is contained in the FAQ:

https://github.com/get-iplayer/get_iplay...-searching


get_iplayer will only get 7 previous days of listings on first install. When was the programme you want first broadcast?
#3
Thanks for the quick reply! We've had get_iplayer installed for years... however, embarrassingly the FAQ has fixed the issue - I had no idea that you could use the URL from iPlayer in place of the PID, and it is now downloading! We've never had this issue before, one to remember, many thanks.

Regards,

Martin


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