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get-iplayer

Postby abtygwyn on Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:51 am

This will be lost on most LMDE users who are not UK based and don't have access to the BBC! poor things. :(
I have just started to use get-iplayer to download video and copy across to my HTC Flyer. (Can't do it direct! -- too long to explain)
Having installed the package and then used it, I tried to locate it in the 'applications' section and it's not visible. Am I missing something or is it just one of those programs which needs to be actioned through terminal? It's no great shakes either way, I just don't want to be missing something simple
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Re: get-iplayer

Postby Oscar799 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:20 am

get_iplayer is a command line application
But there is a GUI available as a .deb package
http://sourceforge.net/projects/giplayer/files/
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Re: get-iplayer

Postby abtygwyn on Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:46 pm

Oscar799 wrote:get_iplayer is a command line application
But there is a GUI available as a .deb package
http://sourceforge.net/projects/giplayer/files/


Many thanks

I'll check it out.

Having checked it out, if it's of interest to anybody UK based, this a basic but quite handy app and I've used it successfully on a number of occasions. Well worth investigating.
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Re: get-iplayer

Postby misterfintan on Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:13 pm

This no longer works on the latest version of Mint. Gives Error Message

Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: Python gnome desktop (>=2.16)
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Re: get-iplayer

Postby Oscar799 on Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:40 pm

That post was made 18 months ago
It doesn't look like giplayer is still being maintained
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Re: get-iplayer

Postby py-thon on Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:10 pm

According to http://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/supportedsites.html youtube-dl works with bbc.co.uk. It has no GUI but is really simple to use.
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Re: get-iplayer

Postby Oscar799 on Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:04 pm

get_iplayer itself is still available and works with Mint 16
Instructions here:-
https://github.com/dinkypumpkin/get_iplayer/wiki/ubuntu

It's the GUI that doesn't seem to be available anymore
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Re: get-iplayer

Postby mr bob on Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:34 pm

Hi,

The GUI wrapper giPlayer is fixed and should be working again on Mint. I removed the dependency that was causing the problem. I've tested it on my own version of Mint 17.

Download from: http://sourceforge.net/projects/giplayer/
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Re: get-iplayer

Postby abtygwyn on Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:47 am

mr bob wrote:Hi,

The GUI wrapper giPlayer is fixed and should be working again on Mint. I removed the dependency that was causing the problem. I've tested it on my own version of Mint 17.

Download from: http://sourceforge.net/projects/giplayer/


Hi,

Looks interesting! Thanks. Will investigate.
Where do these files need to go and do they need permissions changing etc?

Have investigated and found .... I needed to create directory /usr/share/giplayer/ and copy giplayer.ui to this directory
Also set permissions of giplayer.py (which I kept in my /opt/get_iplayer-2.86/ directory ) to 755

All seems to work very well, so big thank you.
Only request would be to somebody with the know how to add the ability to set time for download rather than immediate. I use a crontab to download films etc during the small hours where my download is not metered! This is a very useful little package though. :-)
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Re: get-iplayer

Postby mr bob on Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:59 am

Thanks. Glad you've got it working.

The easiest way to install is to download the deb file and double-click, this should install the files correctly.

Cheers :)
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Re: get-iplayer

Postby ajgreeny on Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:55 am

I just have a series of aliases in the hidden .bash_aliases file in Xubuntu 12.04 but the same aliases will work in Mint.
They make the remembering of some of the command needed for the cli version of get-iplayer much simpler.
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alias gip='get_iplayer'
alias gipc='get_iplayer --category'
alias gipg='get_iplayer -g'
alias gipghd='get_iplayer --vmode=flashhd --get'
alias gipi='get_iplayer --info'
alias gipr='get_iplayer --type radio'

It would be very easy to add other aliases that you personally need; these fit my needs very well.

Give it a try!
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Re: get-iplayer

Postby abtygwyn on Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:09 am

mr bob wrote:Thanks. Glad you've got it working.

The easiest way to install is to download the deb file and double-click, this should install the files correctly.

Cheers :)


We're up and running now, so no problem, but I didn't actually see a deb file. I would have used it if I had as I'm a real duffer at dealing with apps which don't install themselves. I'm quietly chuffed that I managed to get this one working without crashing the system! :-)

I note that the deb file is there if you click on the link under the download, which I didn't do first time round!
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