Iplayer downloads

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josweet
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Iplayer downloads

Post by josweet » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:01 am

So im off on my holidays & wanted to download some series to watch why sat waiting for my flights. Unfortunately i cant download to my 64GB sdcard as Iplayer only allows internal storage which in my case is 8GB URRG.

So time to get on google :)
Get iplayer is the answer :)
NB > there is no front end (Gui) only terminal based.. this is easy however.
1) Download Get_iplayer from the software centre
2) Go to your update manager, refresh & the update to the latest version.

Now youll need to open up a terminal as this is where the magic happens.
Using the following, youll be download an MP4 in a couple of mins :)

Type>>
get_iplayer (press enter)

Next youll need to type get_iplayer -- followed by the url of your show
To do this open up in your web browser iplayer and find the show u want, & copy the URL
Now combine the get_iplayer -- followed by the saved url
Using the kids show "bing" as my example.
EG >
get_iplayer -- https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b ... 8-car-park

NB>> Downloads are found in root

Thats it !

Summary>
Download get_iplayer from the software centre and then update it.
Open a terminal
Type get_iplayer
Then type get_iplayer -- with the URL of the show you want.

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Re: Iplayer downloads

Post by phd21 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:54 pm

HI josweet, & Anyone Else Interested in this,

FYI: "get-iplayer" may not be in all Linux users Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager SPM. But, there are instructions in the link below. And, if you are not in GB (UK), then you will probably have to connect to a VPN server there before you can use "get-iplayer".

If your drives including microSD cards are mounted properly, which users can just use their file manager to click the drive to mount it or "disks", then you can tell "get-iplayer" where to download the file(s) using the "-o" or "--ouput" options.

upgrading get-iplayer (SOLVED) - Linux Mint Forum
- Linux Mint 19.x users can install the "Atomic Parsley" package from the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=250289&hilit=iplayer


Hope this helps ...
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