176 Responses

  1. Phil J

    For the record, that all worked swimmingly on 12.04.

  2. hannah

    WED 20/6/2012

    Hello

    Can you help plesae.

    I found my usual version of GET-IPLAYER for my UBUNTU 11.04 failed to download radio programmes after I had downloaded the latest group of UBUNTU UPDATES.

    So I then googled and found your site with advice to get a later version and followed your steps.

    However I am troubled that now my TV programme files are much larger than I am used to and whilst this is probably what you intended for your own use, I am stuck with a restrictive ISP monthly limit so need the old GET-IPLAYER version back or any suggestions for adapting what you have produced here.

    Also the radio programmes arrive with a static image that appears when I play them whereas my previous version allowed my animated player programme to run for the duration.

    They now seem to be m4a files whereas my previous version gave me aac files…though are both of similar size.

    I am not very clever re technical issues re ubuntu so cannot work out why the changes have ocurred so if you have time could you suggest some help or guide me to an advice source please?

    My requests for help on UBUNTU FORUMs have so far got me no replies at all!

    Thanks for the original route to follow though as at least I got the radio programmes I sought before they vanished…just would like to know what prevented the older version working yesterday; after a year of functioning without problem.

    H x

    1. patronanejo

      Hi Hannah —

      I imagine you must have performed a clean install of get_iplayer, else your prefs file should not have been overwritten.

      To re-establish your chosen preferences, open a command-line window (in Windows 7 it almost doesn’t matter what window you start typing this stuff into) for get_iplayer and type:

      get_iplayer --prefs-add --mode=flashhd,flashvhigh,flashhigh,flashstd,flashaacstd --raw --subtitles

      You have to include an audio-only mode if you intend to download radio programs, hence flashaacstd . The other modes are tvmodes, starting with biggest file size (the mode flashhd downloads files of about 1.2GB for hour-long programmes; flashvhigh about 6650MB per programme-hour). If the first two are too large for you just delete them and keep flashhigh; probably get rid of flashstd too…you will probably never see it in action unless you add the tag --multimode so different file sizes get named differently.

      The --raw tag prevents get_iplayer from sending downloaded media files to ffmpeg for transcoding, so 86 that if your media player does not handle flash files. Lastly, --subtitle is self-explanatory, but note that iPlayer subtitles are not containered with the media files–they are downloaded as separate . ~ / * .srt files of ~50KB to 75KB in size.

      Hoped this helped, I don’t keep storage attached to my Backtrack client, but I’ll be happy to take a look if you experienced continued problems that might be Ubuntu-specific .

    2. Bionic Nelly

      Hi there,

      There is a way to get radio programs and this is how I get it in typing the following in the Terminal of my Ubuntu 10.04LTS…

      get_iplayer –nopurge –type=radio

      The above will show a list of all the radio programmes it has available. It will take a while to display the list so be patience! It will show a list of program numbers on the left and the name of the programmes on the right. For example if you want to download the radio program of The Archers on 02/06/2013, here is how you download it….

      get_iplayer –nopurge –type=radio –get 12775 –modes=flashaaclow –output /home/username/Music/Radio/BBCRadio4/

      I replace username with the name I have set up in my directory.

      Hope this helps….

      Bionic Nelly

  3. transcend

    thanks, thats very simple and works well!

  4. David

    I don’t seem to be able to download HD (“flashhd” mode) content at the moment, at least not for a couple of programmes I tried just now – it says that mode isn’t available, even though the iPlayer website offers them in HD. Is anyone else having the same issue?

  5. j

    How do I remove get-iplayer and all its packages ? Thanks

  6. Richard

    I used get-iplayer sucessfully a few times in July, but in the last few days my attempts have all failed. I have tried re-installing as above on Ubuntu 10.04, and on 2 new 12.04 installs (32bit and 64bit), which again failed. Eg
    get-iplayer –get 407 –modes=flashhd,flashvhigh
    results in:
    get_iplayer v2.82+n0-git9503c03, Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Phil Lewis
    Matches:
    407: Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies – 2. The Shape of Things to Come, BBC Four, Audio Described,Factual,Sign Zone,TV, default,audiodescribed,signed

    INFO: 1 Matching Programmes
    INFO: Checking existence of default version
    INFO: flashvhigh1,flashvhigh2,flashhigh1,flashhigh2 modes will be tried for version default
    INFO: Trying flashvhigh1 mode to record tv: Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies – 2. The Shape of Things to Come
    INFO: File name prefix = Jet_When_Britain_Ruled_the_Skies_-_2._The_Shape_of_Things_to_Come_b01m9vjl_default
    RTMPDump v2.4-n37-git4e06e21-ppa6~lucid
    (c) 2010 Andrej Stepanchuk, Howard Chu, The Flvstreamer Team; license: GPL
    Connecting …
    INFO: Connected…
    ERROR: RTMP_ReadPacket, failed to read RTMP packet header
    INFO: Command exit code 1 (raw code = 256)
    WARNING: Failed to stream file /mnt/goflex2.0/BBC/Jet_When_Britain_Ruled_the_Skies_-_2._The_Shape_of_Things_to_Come_b01m9vjl_default.partial.mp4.flv via RTMP
    INFO: skipping flashvhigh1 mode
    INFO: Trying flashvhigh2 mode to record tv: …
    INFO: Trying flashhigh1 mode …
    INFO: Trying flashhigh2 mode …
    Any suggestions?

  7. chanc

    Being outside the UK, I have to use a proxy to get access to iplayer tv .
    As an xp user, I set up a pptp vpn for free. The vpn site is :http://uk.newfreevpn.com/
    I successfully got the video played on iplayer .
    But when I ran get iplayer to download the video , I failed.
    The script appeared is as follows:

    f:\Program Files\get_iplayer>get_iplayer “tv:http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod
    e/b01f13f4/The_Man_who_Discovered_Egypt/”
    get_iplayer v2.82, 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.

    INFO: Episode-only pid detected
    INFO: Trying pid: b01f13f4 using type: tv
    INFO Trying to stream pid using type tv
    INFO: pid found in cache
    Matches:
    726: The Man who Discovered Egypt – -, BBC Four, Factual,History,TV, default

    INFO: 1 Matching Programmes
    INFO: Checking existence of default version
    INFO: flashhigh1,flashhigh2,flashstd1,flashstd2 modes will be tried for version
    default
    INFO: Trying flashhigh1 mode to record tv: The Man who Discovered Egypt – The Ma
    n who Discovered Egypt
    INFO: File name prefix = The_Man_who_Discovered_Egypt_-_The_Man_who_Discovered_E
    gypt_b01f13f4_default
    RTMPDump 2.4 git-6230845 2011-9-25
    (c) 2010 Andrej Stepanchuk, Howard Chu, The Flvstreamer Team; license: GPL
    Connecting …
    ERROR: RTMP_Connect0, failed to connect socket. 10060 (Unknown error)
    INFO: Command exit code 3 (raw code = 768)
    WARNING: Failed to stream file C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\桌面\iPla
    yer Recordings\The_Man_who_Discovered_Egypt_-_The_Man_who_Discovered_Egypt_b01f1
    3f4_default.partial.mp4.flv via RTMP
    INFO: skipping flashhigh1 mode
    INFO: Trying flashhigh2 mode to record tv: The Man who Discovered Egypt – The Ma
    n who Discovered Egypt
    INFO: File name prefix = The_Man_who_Discovered_Egypt_-_The_Man_who_Discovered_E
    gypt_b01f13f4_default
    RTMPDump 2.4 git-6230845 2011-9-25
    (c) 2010 Andrej Stepanchuk, Howard Chu, The Flvstreamer Team; license: GPL
    Connecting …
    ERROR: RTMP_Connect0, failed to connect socket. 10060 (Unknown error)

    As is seen, while connecting , there is always an error.
    How to solve this ? Please help.

  8. Dunk

    Thanks, this solved my Raw=256 errors. :o)

  9. Andrew

    Can you help me with downloading HD programmes? I’ve been using get_iplayer for years but I’ve never – not once – been able to download an HD program. Using “–vmode=flashhd” just makes the standard definition programme download :(

    It’s been bugging me for soo long but I desperately want to get to the bottom of it now.

    I have the latest version of get_iplayer and use it under Windows.

  10. Paul

    Does anyone know why it seems I only see about half the list after I “get-iplayer –refresh”?
    I usually can’t scroll back far enough to see #s 000 to around 600

  11. Dan

    Thanks for such a helpful tutorial – I’ll be on TV next week, and since I don’t own one, needed a way to record it for my dotage.

    I couldn’t get it to work initially, as I was typing
    get-iplayer instead of
    get_iplayer
    note the underscore rather than hyphen. I thought I’d share in case anyone else had the same issue.

    Dan

  12. Raj

    HI

    COuld you send a minor update to remove the –modes and change it to reflect the –tvmode option.

    for somemonths I assumed HD was not working but today to my suprise I saw this page and fixed my script…

    Keep up the great work…

  13. AJ

    I’m having a problem that apparently has to do with the video mode?

    get_iplayer-2.82/get_iplayer –get 805 806 –output ~/Videos/ –tvmode=flashhd
    get_iplayer v2.82, 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:
    805: Some Girls – Episode 2, BBC Three, Comedy,Guidance,HD,Sign Zone,Sitcoms,TV, default,signed,
    806: Some Girls – Episode 1, BBC Three, Comedy,Guidance,HD,Sign Zone,Sitcoms,TV, default,signed,

    INFO: 2 Matching Programmes
    INFO: Checking existence of default version
    INFO: No specified modes (flashhd) available for this programme with version ‘default’ (try using –modes=)
    ERROR: Failed to record ‘Some Girls – Episode 2 (b01nw9mn)’
    INFO: Checking existence of default version
    INFO: No specified modes (flashhd) available for this programme with version ‘default’ (try using –modes=)
    ERROR: Failed to record ‘Some Girls – Episode 1 (p00y78kg)’

    The help files say to use “modes”, making no mention of “tvmode”, but I get the same error no matter which I use and no matter what mode I put in (I’ve tried “flashhd”, “flashvhigh”, and “best”, which the help file recommended).

  14. Andrew

    I finally downloaded something in HD!! Here’s how I did it.

    I used:

    get_iplayer –tvmode=flashhd1 –get [program]

    Instead of:

    get_iplayer –tvmode=flashhd –get [program]

    Note the ‘1’ at the end of ” –tvmode=flashhd1 ”

    Any idea what the difference is between flashhd1 and flashhd2 etc?

  15. Andrew

    Perhaps it was a quirk of my personal instance of Windows! The other day I had cause to format and start over and I just tried to use the “flashhd1″ command and it failed. So I used “flashhd” instead and that worked!

    I suppose the only other thing it could have been is that the programme I was trying to download could have been rather quirky and, unusually, required “flashhd1″.

    Anyway, if anyone reads this and they are having problems using “–tvmode=flashhd” you can always try “–tvmode=flashhd1″ or “–tvmode=flashhd2″

  16. John

    Works nice on 12.10, thanks for the guide.

  17. Dave Scott

    Couldn’t find an iPlayer ripper for my Mac that didn’t require 10.7 … so tried my Linux laptop.
    I’m a real newbie to Linux (Mint), but your instructions were great and I got the footage I needed.
    Many thanks – clear instructions :~)

  18. Heather

    I’ve been using get_iplayer for about 2 years now. Being in the US, it only works if I have Expat Shield (free and clean program) running for the UK proxy (I don’t use any other proxy software). I only mention this as a help for other users who are outside the UK.

  19. Marius

    I have been using get_iplayer for a while but so far I could never watch recorded program with subtitles. Does anybody know how to enable subtitles?? I record subtitles (–subtitles) and they appear as a separate file (.srt file) next to downloaded program. I have tried enabling “Lyrics, captions and subtitles” in Windows Media Player but nothing works. I have tried using VLC media player to no avail..
    Help pleaseeeeee … ;)

    1. patronanejo

      You can enable Windows Media Player to display non-SAMI subtitles.

      The easy way is to install VSFilter/DirectVOBSub, but on Windows 7 and Windows 8, it does not play nicely with the Microsoft Media Foundation framework.

      The proper way is to install a Windows Media Player plug-in. Go to http://sourceforge.net/projects/wmpsub/files/ and select the version that matches your operating system (64-bit or 32-bit).

      After you have installed WmpSub.msi, you will need to do the following:
      • Open Windows Media Player (just double-click on a video and hit STOP).
      • Right-click and select Lyrics, captions, and subtitlesDefault.
      • Right-click again and select More options
      • Select the Plug-ins tab.
      • Under Category:, select Background.
      • Under Background:, check the box next to Local subtitles.
      • Click OK.
      Make sure your video (.flv) file and your subtitle (.srt file have the same name.

      That should do it. You may- or may not need to re-start Windows Media Player, but I don’t recall having to reboot the system.

      For further help, see fairly useful instructions at http://codecpack.co/download/Local-Subtitles-for-WMP.html.

  20. Marius

    Many thanks for your help !!! It does work indeed. I never thought the manner of opening the file would have any bearing on ability to watch subtitles. Presumably it is not possible on Android version of VLC…?

  21. Phillip Sumner

    This saved me a lot of headaches! The commands work in Windows 8 too. Thanks!

  22. SquarePenguin

    Hi all,

    I’m a bit late to the party here, but I just wanted to say I have written a complete beginners guide to get_iplayer. It’s complements your post and expands on it, coming complete with installation guides for Mac, Windows and Linux, plus many many examples of commands to copy and paste, from simple downloads of one programme to setting up the PVR for multiple recordings.

    Hopefully it’ll help some people looking to get started with get_iplayer. The guide is here if anyone needs a complete walkthrough or getting started guide:

    http://squarepenguin.co.uk/get_iplayer-guide-for-beginners/

    Josh

    PS – No ads on my site or anything like that, I just love get_iplayer and wanted to help others use it!

  23. SM

    Hi,
    Even though I’m quite familiar with get_iplayer, I can’t figure out how to find video clips from radio 1 ?!

    For instance, this one:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p017twc0

    Many thanks in advance

  24. SM

    Hello again,

    I know this is out of this topic but is worth asking politely.
    Do you know any way to download channel 5 on demand episodes?
    My DS watches some cartoons from there and would be handy to have them on my laptop when we go away.

    Thanks a lot!

  25. brendon

    hello when ever i try to download any program using get_iplayer i get this message:

    INFO: 1 Matching Programmes
    INFO: Checking existence of default version
    INFO: flashhigh1,flashhigh2 modes will be tried for version default
    INFO: Trying flashhigh1 mode to record tv: Notes on a Scandal – Notes on a Scandal
    INFO: File name prefix = Notes_on_a_Scandal_-_Notes_on_a_Scandal_b00ttbjz_default
    WARNING: Your version of flvstreamer/rtmpdump does not support SWF Verification
    RTMPDump v2.4
    (c) 2010 Andrej Stepanchuk, Howard Chu, The Flvstreamer Team; license: GPL
    INFO: Command exit code 2 (raw code = 11)
    WARNING: Failed to stream file /home/pi/Notes_on_a_Scandal_-_Notes_on_a_Scandal_b00ttbjz_default.partial.mp4.flv via RTMP
    INFO: skipping flashhigh1 mode
    INFO: Trying flashhigh2 mode to record tv: Notes on a Scandal – Notes on a Scandal
    INFO: File name prefix = Notes_on_a_Scandal_-_Notes_on_a_Scandal_b00ttbjz_default
    WARNING: Your version of flvstreamer/rtmpdump does not support SWF Verification
    RTMPDump v2.4
    (c) 2010 Andrej Stepanchuk, Howard Chu, The Flvstreamer Team; license: GPL
    INFO: Command exit code 2 (raw code = 11)
    WARNING: Failed to stream file /home/pi/Notes_on_a_Scandal_-_Notes_on_a_Scandal_b00ttbjz_default.partial.mp4.flv via RTMP
    INFO: skipping flashhigh2 mode
    ERROR: Failed to record ‘Notes on a Scandal – Notes on a Scandal (b00ttbjz)’

    any help you can give me would be great.

  26. soupie

    Hi, some basic commands are:

    –pid=xyyyyyyyz – for the program I.D.
    –modes=best – for the best quality
    –modes=flashhd,flashvhigh,flashhigh,flashhigh – record TV, try best qaulity if available, if not try next best
    –type=radio – to record radio programmes
    –force – override if already in download history
    –raw – keep original FLV source

    or use the Web PVR manager UI – much easier, use command:
    get_iplayer_web_pvr

    and point browser to:
    http://127.0.0.1:1935/

    use “search” and “record” buttons to find what you’re looking for, “Programme Type” – TV or Radio, tick box –

    under “Recording” tab add – flashhd,flashvhigh
    to the list of “Recording Modes” – then click “Apply Settings”

    enjoy :-)

  27. soupie

    P.S. don’t forget to click “Refresh cache” in Web PVR mode – it won’t update automatically.

  28. SM

    Did they change this again ?! Is doing my headache…

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ej3v4f#p019xdkd

    I’ve tried so far:
    get_iplayer –pid=ej3v4f#p019xdkd
    get_iplayer –pid=ej3v4
    get_iplayer –pid=p019xdkd
    get_iplayer –pid=#p019xdkd

    No luck whatsoever. CHEERS !!!

  29. MendyBrendy

    Hi,
    I hope you can help.
    I’ve never had any problems with get_iplayer until 2 days ago when the Cbeebies programmes I have been downloading for my daughter have failed.
    I have tried to follow the instructions for a fix and unfortunately my lack of knowledge of terminology prevents me from understanding most of the solutions. The only one I understand was the delete .swfinfo fix but that didn’t work.

    Here is a copy of the message I get when I try to download episodes of Sarah and Duck:

    RTMPDump 2.4 git-6230845 2011-9-25
    (c) 2010 Andrej Stepanchuk, Howard Chu, The Flvstreamer Team; license: GPL
    Connecting …
    INFO: Connected…
    ERROR: RTMP_ReadPacket, failed to read RTMP packet header
    INFO: Command exit code 1 (raw code = 256)
    WARNING: Failed to stream file C:\Users\Mendy\Desktop\iPlayer Recordings\Sarah_
    Duck_-_4._Cake_Bake_b01qynbc_default.partial.mp4.flv via RTMP
    INFO: skipping flashstd2 mode
    ERROR: Failed to record ‘Sarah & Duck – 4. Cake Bake (b01qynbc)’

    If you have any suggestions I’ll be grateful if you can use simple instructions that my brain will understand.

    Thanks.

  30. MendyBrendy

    Thank you, I’ll go and have a look and let you know how I get on.

  31. nick

    Thats brilliant – i noticed this problem yesterday and thought that BBC must have changed something.

  32. MendyBrendy

    Thank you very, very, very much for providing the new info so quickly. It worked a treat. You’ve saved many clumps of my hair!

  33. maria

    yes! thank you very very much! just found this problem today and it’s solved!

  34. Pete

    Thank you very much for the invaluable fix!

    I thought it would be something wrong with rtmpdump as the error message was about the rtmpdump version not supporting the swf verification…

    So I installed the latest git versions of get_iplayer and rtmpdump, and… nothing seemed to help… until I got to this tutorial. Thanks, again!

    Pete

  35. CW

    Thanks for the fix. Really appreciated.

  36. Vince

    Fix doesn’t work for me. Download gets to 6.x% then stops with the following message:

    35342.981 kB / 361.69 sec (6.7%)
    Caught signal: 13, cleaning up, just a second…
    ERROR: WriteN, RTMP send error 32 (46 bytes)
    ERROR: RTMP_ReadPacket, failed to read RTMP packet body. len: 62596
    35430.598 kB / 362.44 sec (6.8%)
    Download may be incomplete (downloaded about 6.80%), try resuming
    INFO: Command exit code 2 (raw code = 512)

  37. Jim Acklaw

    Excellent – been struggling with this on xubuntu 12.04, and linux 13 xfce, for a week or so; tried all kinds – but it ONLY appeared after the system ‘update’..?
    This did not seem to be an issue on ubuntu with any other desktop environment, but to be honest, even though my instinct wants me to try, I cannot face going through another build to se if all ubuntu ‘spawns’ suffer the same.
    To be honest, I’ve looked at the code and also read the ‘further info’, and still cannot get how it was found..?
    Very smart and shrewd; it has now resolved my most used application!!
    Many, many thanks again

  38. Miv Tucker

    A million thanks for this – I was beginning to feel really, really lost without my favourite piece of software.

    Incidentally, how many other readers just felt incredibly smug at the BBC’s recent announcement that from 2014 radio progs would be downloadable from the iPlayer on the same (encrypted) basis as TV progs?

    Incidentally, are there any get_iplayer-type progs for accessing ITV or C4 on demand?

    Cheers –
    MT

  39. Andrew

    Amazing, that fixed it for me. Thanks!!

  40. SM

    Thank you very much indeed, the fix worked for me as well !!!
    CHEERS!

  41. Steve Cushion

    Thank you for the “Update 08/06/2013:” It works perfectly on Linux Mint 14.

  42. JellyCat

    Hi, novice here, new too get_iplayer. So far I’m loving it, but hit a snag.
    Been having problems downloading anything in HD since last week..

    Got all the latest versions of everything, running in Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

    I have to use tvmode=best to guarantee getting anything at all. Specifying any other particular mode usually fails altogether.

    First I could get HD FLVs. Then it started skipping the HDs and gave me VHigh FLVs. Now it’s skipping those and giving me High FLVs.

    Whatever I try I just can’t get HD anymore.
    I’ve tried the latest fix but all that seems to do is show me the line ” flvstreamer: unrecognized option `–swfVfy’ ” and continue to do the same.

    This is what I’m getting….

    INFO: 1 Matching Programmes
    INFO: Checking existence of default version
    INFO: flashhigh1,flashhigh2,flashstd1,flashstd2 modes will be tried for version default
    INFO: Trying flashhigh1 mode to record tv: The Fall – Episode 2
    INFO: File name prefix = The_Fall_-_Episode_2_b01sl60b_default
    WARNING: Your version of flvstreamer/rtmpdump does not support SWF Verification
    FLVStreamer v1.8i
    (c) 2009 Andrej Stepanchuk, The Flvstreamer Team, license: GPL
    flvstreamer: unrecognized option `–swfVfy’
    unknown option: ?
    Connecting …
    Starting download at: 0.000 kB
    ERROR: FillBuffer, recv returned -1. GetSockError(): 35
    ERROR: ReadPacket, failed to read RTMP packet header

    Download may be incomplete (downloaded about 0.00%), try –resume
    INFO: Command exit code 2 (raw code = 512)
    WARNING: Failed to stream file /Users/neilrobinson/The_Fall_-_Episode_2_b01sl60b_default.partial.mp4.flv via RTMP
    INFO: skipping flashhigh1 mode
    INFO: Trying flashhigh2 mode to record tv: The Fall – Episode 2
    INFO: File name prefix = The_Fall_-_Episode_2_b01sl60b_default
    WARNING: Your version of flvstreamer/rtmpdump does not support SWF Verification
    FLVStreamer v1.8i
    (c) 2009 Andrej Stepanchuk, The Flvstreamer Team, license: GPL
    flvstreamer: unrecognized option `–swfVfy’
    unknown option: ?
    Connecting …

    Then it downloads the smaller version fine.
    Any ideas????????
    BTW – I’m a complete novice to Command Line, Terminal etc,, so please keep it simple!

    THANKS!

    1. dinkypumpkin

      This is the problem:

      WARNING: Your version of flvstreamer/rtmpdump does not support SWF Verification
      FLVStreamer v1.8i

      You need to install rtmpdump and remove flvstreamer. You generally need SWF verification to download iPlayer programmes, and flvstreamer doesn’t support it. get_iplayer will automatically detect rtmpdump if it is installed in PATH (put it in the same directory as flvstreamer).

      There are a few different ways to get rtmpdump on OSX. Try this packaged version:

      http://trick77.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/rtmpdump-2.3_mac_os.zip

    2. dinkypumpkin

      Also, your log output shows that you were not running with –tvmode=best, so SWF verification may have had nothing to do with that particular problem. This error:

      ERROR: FillBuffer, recv returned -1. GetSockError(): 35

      indicates a problem at the server end. It was probably a transient problem (and nothing to do with SWF verification), but get_iplayer rolls over the next available download version in event of any failure.

  43. JellyCat

    Hi. Thanks dinkypumpkin for the advice!
    I’ve removed flvstreamer and that error no longer shows, so that’s something. Unfortunately, I’m still not getting anything though……

    Matches:
    870: The Fall – Episode 2, BBC Two, Audio Described,Crime,Drama,Guidance,TV, default,audiodescribed

    INFO: 1 Matching Programmes
    INFO: Checking existence of default version
    INFO: No specified modes (flashhd) available for this programme with version ‘default’ (try using –modes=)
    ERROR: Failed to record ‘The Fall – Episode 2 (b01sl60b)’

    I’ve tried –modes=XXX as it suggests, with every different mode variations given for this programme, but I always get this same error….

  44. JellyCat

    Hold on folks, I’ve had a breakthrough……..

    It occurred to me from reading the latest errors that there was a problem with finding some mode ‘defaults’, and that maybe get_iplayer needs to have the modes specified in prefs in order to recognise them on request.
    I though it was a long shot, but it worked!

    Maybe everyone else knew this already, but it’s not specified anywhere, it was just a wild guess.
    The modes were obviously included by default in the beginning, so it worked in the past, but as I’ve been adding and removing other prefs like flvstreamer I must have taken them out.

    I’ve just added some modes to the prefs file, and now when I specify which tvmode to get, it’s recognises them all.
    FLV HD downloaded successfully!

    Can’t believe I figured that one out by myself, so thought I’d share the knowledge… :)
    THANKS ALL!

    1. dinkypumpkin

      The modes you specify on the command line override any you have in your user options file. You don’t need to have any modes specified in the options file for modes specified on the command line to work. You don’t have to specify any modes anywhere – there is a default set built in. Your earlier log output shows that you were running with those default values. The download failure in that log was completely unrelated to streaming modes. You’ve presumably got HD downloads working because you’ve now properly configured the tvmode option. Also, there is no mode named ‘defaults’ – I think you may be confusing that with the ‘default’ version of a programme, which is the version without subtitles or audio description.

  45. JellyCat

    Okay, thanks.
    Shot lived success I’m afraid, now I can’t get any programme lists at all…

    ~/get_iplayer/get_iplayer
    get_iplayer v2.82, 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.

    INFO: 0 Matching Programmes

  46. JellyCat

    Okay, thank you!
    Shot lived success I’m afraid, now I can’t get any programme lists at all…

    ~/get_iplayer/get_iplayer
    get_iplayer v2.82, 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.

    INFO: 0 Matching Programmes

    Every time before now I would always get a list of over 1000 titles. Now none. Nothing has changed at my end, is this likely to be server side?

  47. JellyCat

    Thanks admin, I’ve already tried that one, but no joy….. :/

  48. JellyCat

    There was a –search pref set to flashvhigh. Not sure how that got there, I’ve never added any –search prefs and it wasn’t there the last time I checked prefs..! :s
    Anyway, after removing that we’re back in business….. :)

    THANKS AGAIN!

  49. almereyda

    well, it seems to me, after reading the comments and trying out different settings, that radio download is broken?

    as the rtmp-tv-opts don’t seem to work for radio programmes.

    maybe there’s a setting for overriding the “flashaudio” preset?

    1. Richard

      Almereyda, after your comment I tried:
      get_iplayer –get “Just a Minute” –type=radio \ –modes=flashaaclow,flashaacstd,rtspaaclow,rtspaacstd,wma

      I got:
      Just_a_Minute_Series_66_-_Episode_3_b0211jrs_default.m4a
      Just_a_Minute_Series_66_-_Episode_4_b02mfzq3_default.m4a

      Seems to work OK if you don’t mind m4a files.
      Latest get_iplayer with update 08/06/2013, Ubuntu 10.04

      1. almereyda

        well, it seems something’s broken with my ubuntu 10.04 lts repo version (2.66) doesn’t do it. should i update to 2.82 from the repo?

        well, or i should try it from the VPS i have access to that’s located in the UK – in contrast to me being in DE

        1. Richard

          Sorry Almereyda, I had not picked up that you were using 2.66.
          I installed 2.82 from the ppa in the tutorial. My version is
          2.82-31-g4c2b272-pps8~lucid. I am in the UK.

          1. almereyda

            well. that was it then.

            maybe i should switch to archlinux.

    2. almereyda

      hi lovely get_iplayer community!

      after some weeks of using, it works just fine. cron’ed my weekly programme and that’s it.
      as rtmpdump seems to cause a memory leak in some circumstances, i do fetch now via:

      get-iplayer –get “on the wire” –type=radio –raw

      and everything works just fine, as there’s always only one “on the wire” programme available.

      thanks for all your support and the ongoing discussion,

      y’a la merde!

      1. almereyda

        addition : using the “–force” switch to redownload would also cause the memory leak.

        deleting the entry in the mentionned file and redownloading with the command used before (–get … –type… –raw) succeded, of course.

  50. joe candid

    thanks for the rtmp fix, worked, now onto downloading the stuff needed.

  51. paul sefton

    If the above info is a bit confusing check out the simple tutorial on GitHub

    https://github.com/dinkypumpkin/get_iplayer/wiki/swfurl

  52. cockneyreject

    Only had to change a tiny bit in Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome Remix, changed too following & it’s working absolutely fine.

    Thanx

    get_iplayer –get XXX –output ~/Videos/ –modes=flashhigh,flashlow,flashstd,flashvhigh,rtsphigh,rtsplow,rtspstd,rtspvhigh,subtitles

  53. fuller9box

    Thank you so very much for this tutorial – I’ve had i-player for some time now – carried over from previous (64 bit) releases of ubuntu and it has worked very well for me. It suddenly it stopped tv recording programmes (however it did continue to DL radio programmes)

    I got : – “RTMP_ReadPacket, failed to read RTMP packet header INFO: Command exit code 1 (raw code = 256) error”

    Your command : ( get_iplayer –prefs-add –rtmp-tv-opts=”–swfVfy http://www.bbc.co.uk/emp/releases/iplayer/revisions/617463_618125_4/617463_618125_4_emp.swf ) helped me greatly and am now back recording – on time for the tennis!

    For this and your tutorial I am great full and thanks again.

  54. roga

    Is it possible to output radio to mp3?

    Hi I’ve just started using get_iplayer and the Web PVR Manager on Windows 7.
    I’m mostly interested in getting radio programs to transfer to my mp3 player, but so far all of the files are output as m4a . Is there any way to for get_iplayer to output to mp3 ? (I saw an older post about using mode=flashaudio, but this no longer seems to work)

    BTW this looks like a really helpful page, thanks for putting it together.

    1. dinkypumpkin

      The flashaudio mode is for regional and local radio. Those programmes will be saved as MP3, typically 128kbps CBR.

  55. Roger

    Can you give a command line example of how to use ” –acctomp3″? I can’t get it to work. It defaults to a .m4a file each time.

  56. Roger

    Fixed it! It’s AACtomp3 not acctomp3! You can delete my comment thanks.

  57. roga

    Thanks very much for that info, I managed to get it working from the command line.
    Is there any way to get that working with the PVR or to save to a preferences file?

  58. roga

    Thanks very much ADMIN for the prefs info, it works well both from the command line and from the PVR, so has saved me loads of time.

  59. SwissDoc

    All. Get-iplayer has been working perfectly until Monday 9th July 2013. I can still access BBC iPlayer through my VPN and download programs directly from there. However, get_iplayer (2.83) steadfastly refuses to steam anything – giving me RTMP_connect0 errors (10060).

    Given that I can download direct from BBC iPlayer would suggest no issues with ports etc. I also get the same get_iplayer issues whether or not my McAfee AV is active or not and / or my Firewall is on/off > therefore not an AV / Firewall issue either.

    Anyone any ideas? Would appreciate some help!

    1. SquarePenguin

      I am unable to replicate this behaviour. What VPN are you using? Have you actually checked that there is no port blocking going on?

      Use this site to check (requires flash): http://www.therealtimeweb.com/index.cfm/2004/10/2/fms-port-tester

      Have you installed ANY new programmes to your machine?

      All other factors aside, it is possible that the VPN you are using has been blocked by the BBC’s CDN. I believe they may use Akamai or Limelight or some such for video so it is possible that your VPN has been blocked by those CDN’s.

  60. SwissDoc

    Thank you

    When I’m *not* connected to my VPN then all ports are open and pass.

    However, when connected to my VPN “www.strongvpn.com”, then:

    WIN 11,8,800,94

    RTMP DEFAULT Success
    RTMP 80 Success
    RTMP 443 Success
    RTMP 1935 Failed
    RTMPT DEFAULT Success
    RTMPT 80 Success
    RTMPT 443 Success
    RTMPT 1935 Failed

    Would it be safe to assume that the issue is with my VPN?

    Regards

    Martin

    1. SquarePenguin

      Yes, it is blocking port 1935 which is causing the problem. You’ll have to consult your VPN documentation or their support for a correction to the issue.

  61. Guru Sid

    Did I say I love you. Thank you for sharing so much knowledge.

  62. Rob P

    I have been using Get Iplayer for about 6 months using Expat Shield with Windows XP as I am outside of the UK. In the main it has been successful but lately I seem to have more problems downloading. I usually only download one or two programs a week and it worked fine last week but when I tried today I can’t download anything. I can locate the program code and enter the “–get xxx” command but then I get the following error message
    Connecting …
    ERROR: RTMP_Connect0, failed to connect socket. 10060 (Unknown error)
    INFO: Command exit code 3 (raw code = 768)
    WARNING: Failed to stream file C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\iPlayer Re
    cordings
    It cycles through each of the different tv modes but they all fail with the same message. Tried several different tv programs with the same result. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
    Thanks
    Rob

    1. dinkypumpkin

      Forgot to hit Reply. See my earlier post and the earlier thread re: VPN port blocking.

    1. Rob P

      Thanks for that info. I checked out the earlier post and the port testing sites. Port 1935 connects successfully when not using the proxy server but fails to connect when connected through Expat Shield. I tried turning off the firewall but that made no difference nor did turning off the anti-virus, both times using Get-Iplayer I get the same error message and it won’t connect. Is there any other way I can try and find out why port 1935 is being blocked or fails to connect? The fact that it was fine last week and won’t connect now does support your theory that a recent update has caused the problem but I am not sure how I can find out what it is or how to fix it.
      Thanks for your assistance
      Regards
      Rob P

      1. dinkypumpkin

        It seem clear from your description that your VPN is blocking those ports. You’ll have to ask them whether it is a software problem or access restriction. My guess is the latter. Some VPNs either deny access to or charge extra for those services because they are bandwidth-intensive.

        1. Rob P

          Thanks for that, although it is very disappointing to find out the software is blocking me doing the very thing that I installed it for. I did notice that I can watch streaming video through Expat Shield on the BBC website but the quality is terrible and it keeps stopping the stream to buffer because there is insufficient bandwidth. Does this suggest it may not be the VPN blocking it or would the streaming be carried out through a different port which is not being blocked because it is using less bandwidth?

        2. Rob P

          Apparently Expat Shield is no longer being supported by anyone according to Anchor Free who used to provide it, they are now concentrating on Hotspot Shield. This kind of makes sense as when I tried to connect to Expat Shield last week I suddenly received a link saying I had to upgrade to Hotspot Shield, which I have never used before. I downloaded it and it wouldn’t work with Get Iplayer but then the Expat Shield wouldn’t work either. I uninstalled both and then reinstalled Expat Shield and it worked but then this week it is blocked, so I guess there is a connection there. Can anyone recommend a VPN that works well with Get Iplayer?

  63. Gwynne Rattenbury

    I have tried to download get_iplayer from the link on your page but the download does not complete and gives an error. How can I get this program? I’m sorry that you were pressured by the bbc to stop your involvement. Thanks, Gwynne

  64. andrew

    I re-installed get_iplayer last night. Latest version 2.83 and 2.0.6 vlcplayer but still I get this:

    WARNING: rtmpdump/flvstreamer 1.8 or later is required – please upgrade
    INFO: skipping flashlow2 mode
    ERROR: Failed to record ‘Quadrophenia – Quadrophenia: Can You See the Real Me? (b01k83bl)’

    It goes through all the options and then finishes with those lines. It seems the problem is the flvstreamer:

    ERROR: You must specify a hostname (–host) or url (-r “rtmp://host[:port]/playpath”) containing a hostname

    Can anyone help, please? Thanks.

  65. andrew

    The files which came with get_iplayer were the latest versions already but I downloaded the 2.4 version anyway. Before installing last night I removed the old version rmtp stuff when I got the option. I also added the latest flvstreamer to the RTMPDump directory. My guess was this is being used when I run get_iplayer:

    29/08/2013 14:49 136,225 flvstreamer_win32_latest.exe
    09/01/2013 17:35 8,516 README.txt
    09/01/2013 17:35 11,179 rtmpdump.1.html
    09/01/2013 18:13 478,772 rtmpdump.exe
    09/01/2013 18:13 473,757 rtmpgw.exe
    09/01/2013 18:13 466,906 rtmpsrv.exe
    09/01/2013 18:13 466,388 rtmpsuck.exe

    Every time I run one of the exes it screams for a hostname. Any ideas of what I should remove or add greatly welcome. Thanks.

  66. andrew

    I got the files from http://www.infradead.org/get_iplayer_win/get_iplayer_setup_latest.exe if I remember correctly.

    I have removed flvstreamer – it makes no difference. So I have narrowed it down to the same issue I had from the start.

    C:\Program Files\get_iplayer\RTMPDump>rtmpdump
    RTMPDump v2.4
    (c) 2010 Andrej Stepanchuk, Howard Chu, The Flvstreamer Team; license: GPL
    ERROR: You must specify a hostname (–host) or url (-r “rtmp://host[:port]/playpath”) containing a hostname

    I checked – there is not rtmpdump apart from this version, which is clearly newer than 1.8 …

    Any ideas? Thanks.

  67. andrew

    Thanks for your patience.

    I removed everything from the RTMPDump directory, downloaded this:
    http://rtmpdump.mplayerhq.hu/download/rtmpdump-2.4-git-010913-windows.zip

    and dropped the files into said directory. I then pointed get_iplayer to the directory via –rtmpdump as suggested and still get the original error (WARNING: rtmpdump/flvstreamer 1.8 or later is required – please upgrade).

    I do not get this at all.

    1. SquarePenguin

      Hello Andrew,

      I’m the site admin for squarepenguin.co.uk, a website and support forum dedicated to get_iplayer.

      Would you mind popping over to the forums and posting there? You’ll be able to post screenshots and logs after you register and Dinkypumpkin (get_iplayers maintainer) will see your post and offer expert advice.

      If you do pop over to the forum, please try to provide the following info:

      1) The EXACT re-installation procedure you undertook
      2) The EXACT commands you are issuing to get_iplayer
      3) Report the finding of the RTMP port checker at this link:

      http://www.therealtimeweb.com/index.cfm/2004/10/2/fms-port-tester?CFID=3217715&CFTOKEN=69907408

      We’ll probably ask you more questions as things get narrowed down but that should get us started.

  68. david

    Thanks for this, working OK in 13.04

  69. david

    Beeb OK but not getting ITV etc Anyone got any help?

  70. Phil

    Thank you very much. An older version had stopped working and your clear and precise instructions enabled me to get the latest version working in two minutes. Brilliant. Having seen lots of postings where you have to wade through acres of stuff to get the little bit needed, yours was exactly what I wanted – I found what I needed straight away, and got it working with zero fuss.

    Thanks,

    Phil.

  71. Michael Darwin

    Thaks for the update. Can now download in mint 14 as I did in mint 13.

  72. finger bob

    what can i say. even me as a stoopid new oldie got it from this tutorial. the only point i would make is the pathway to iplayer from c drive is not made clear i use this
    c:
    cd “\program files (x86) \get_iplayer”
    get_iplayer “whatever”
    and then the commands given above with windows 7
    but this works perfectly and very efficient when connections and speed are erratic and slow, love this to death and maybe it is the beginning of my venture into command prompt surfing, as the blocks and restrictions in the UK are becoming laughably restrictive and very annoying, may people share responsibly and freely and good will to all that take the time to educate us instead of steering us to pay sites in the name of copyright

  73. Ross Coe

    Awesome Lad – many thanks :)

  74. Joe

    Hi there

    I’m pretty new to get_iplayer and am getting to grips with it. I use it mostly to record BBC Radio 3 programmes to listen to in the car. Unfortunately, I have only managed to record programmes at a low bitrate (flashaaclow) and have not been able to find a way to record at a higher quality. The command –mode=best only gets me a low-quality stream. I live outside the UK – could it be that higher-quality streams are not available outside the UK?

    Thanks

    Joe

    1. dinkypumpkin

      That’s right. Only lower-quality streams available outside the UK.

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  76. Un Known

    seems to work jolly well!
    good work.
    i did have to use a fix that you put near the bottomn,RTMP(?) or something like that, but that worked!
    nowi just have to find the blimmin movie! thanks very kindly!

  77. Un Known

    ah! actually,i take that allback.
    open3ed file into imedia players,no audio.
    noticed (as i hadnt closed terminal) that it said all this (i didnt give you all of it, just the bit before and when it failed):

    frame=105088 fps=6050 q=-1.0 Lsize= 771232kB time=01:10:03.52 bitrate=1503.0kbits/s
    video:720402kB audio:47960kB subtitle:0 global headers:0kB muxing overhead 0.373556%
    INFO: Recorded /home/paul/Videos/From_Scotland_With_Love_-_From_Scotland_With_Love_b047lx52_default.mp4

    INFO: Downloaded Thumbnail to ‘/home/paul/Videos/From_Scotland_With_Love_-_From_Scotland_With_Love_b047lx52_default.jpg’
    INFO: MP4 tagging MP4 file

    Started writing to temp file.
    Progress: =======================================================>100% |
    Finished writing to temp file.
    paul@paul-home:~$
    ^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~^[[3~paul@paul-home:~$ [3~
    [3~: command not found

    and thats as far as i can get!

  78. Peter W

    Hi there – a radio programme I was downloading failed after a few minutes for some reason, and when I attempt to download it again, using the Web PVR Manager, I can’t as the prog is already in my download history. How exactly do I “use force to override”?

    Many thanks for your time.

    1. dinkypumpkin

      Look in the Recordings tab in the settings pane.

      1. dinkypumpkin

        Typo – that should be Recording (singular)

  79. roga

    Has something changed with the BBC indexes? I have get_iplayer on 2 machines and neither of them seem to be downloading the full range of programs.

  80. daza

    Radio programmes older than a week are now available and working on the BBC site, but my get_iplayer is not able to ‘see’ them as far as I can tell. Any ideas anyone?

  81. Miv Tucker

    The thing to do is, go to the prog’s web page, and locate the programme ID.

    For example: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007jtk9 – the bit you need is “b007jtk9″ (minus the quotes).

    You can download the prog with the –pid command, thus:
    get_iplayer –type=radio –pid b007jtk9.

    This also works for progs embedded in the iplayer website (eg archive material, news reports, etc.).

    To download a TV prog, just omit “type=radio”.
    I do hope this helps.

    Cheers.

  82. daza

    Ah yes, that works of course. Thank you very much for your quick and clear response!

  83. Miv Tucker

    Glad to have helped!

    Good luck, and good listening.

  84. John D

    I’ve been using get_iplayer for a few years now. I downloaded Doctor Who this morning in flashhd mode. Downloaded no problem, but on examining the audio properties, it shows as 2 channel, low-bitrate audio. I looked back at some other hd stuff I’d downloaded, and they show the same. This doesn’t seem right for an hd stream- can anyone shed any light?

  85. Boa

    Oh you old mates, can it be explained once and forever what is the problem with these clips
    and what to do, how to get? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00hhr50

  86. Miv Tucker

    I’m trying to download the R4 series Tommies (two episodes, so far), in the Afternoon Drama slot: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03thc2q

    Using a standard “get_iplayer –type=radio tommies” command returns “0 matching Programmes”

    And trying it with the –pid command is equally unproductive.

    But the programmes are clearly there, and you can play them on the webpage itself, but for some reason they can’t be downloaded.

    I haven’t encountered this problem before – has anyone else? And is there a solution?

    Very many thanks.

  87. Richard Smith

    Looks like the BBC has effectively closed down get-iplayer and its ilk: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/posts/Introducing-Platform-API
    We can have our say, but it looks like Aunty has put her foot down.

    1. Miv Tucker

      Hey ho!

      Well, it was fun while it lasted.

      The utter, utter bastards.

  88. Richard Smith

    Just to be clear,
    get-iplayer –pid xxxxxxxx
    still works, but filling in the right xxxxxxxx is hard work.
    So get-iplayer is still useful, but the very nice pvr function is sadly broken.

    1. Miv Tucker

      Sir,

      You are a gentleman.

      Thank you.

  89. Roga

    There has been a version update, which appears to work to some extent.

    1. Miv Tucker

      Many thanks.

      Sorry if I’m being a bit slow – do you mean an update to get_iplayer or an update to the BBC iPlayer?

      Thanks.

      1. roga

        I mean get the latest version of get_iplayer windows. A few changes were made over the weekend, the latest is version 2.9 which seems to cope with the BBC changes.

        There is more, sometimes quite technical, discussion on get_iplayer at:
        http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/get_iplayer/

        1. Miv Tucker

          That’s great; very many thanks.

          In fact, I’ve now updated and it does seem to be working OK.

          Cheers.

  90. squash

    When the pid fails try the url. Hover over program and copy & paste url into terminal
    get_iplayer –url http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007**** –type=radio

    Sadly with no cache, I can’t get the multiple file downloads to work. Is there a way to separate multiple pids or urls in a single terminal entry.

    1. Miv Tucker

      I’m afraid the only thing I’ve found is to run multiple instances of get_iplayer.

    2. Alex

      I found this out yesterday – use the switch –pid followed by a comma-separated list of PIDs. Does the job nicely.

  91. Andrew

    I noticed yesterday morning that only one programme was appearing in the indexes – I think it was a BBC Parliament show. This was the case even after updating the get_iplayer application. However, last night, many more programmes were appearing in the indexes and so could be searched for in the traditional way. That said, I have had no issues using ” –pid “.

  92. Miv Tucker

    Can I offer a heartfelt “thank you” to all the get_iplayer guys and gals toiling away in their secret underground laboratories who sorted this horrible mess out with such fantastic speed? Long may you thrive and prosper!

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