Author Topic: BBC iPlayer downloads  (Read 701 times)

ElyDave

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BBC iPlayer downloads
« on: December 09, 2018, 05:55:55 pm »
They seem to have disappeared, not the programmes specifically, but the option to view or manage downloads seems to have disappeared entirely.

Anyone else seen an solved this?
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PaulF

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Re: BBC iPlayer downloads
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 06:16:24 pm »
Just checked and it doesn’t seem to have changed.

ElyDave

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Re: BBC iPlayer downloads
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2018, 08:48:52 pm »
delete and re-install required.
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Re: BBC iPlayer downloads
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2018, 07:20:00 pm »
Have you tried get_iplayer? It's a command line tool that lets you download iPlayer content. I think it's the content they make available for mobiles so the quality is not great (TV) but fine for radio.

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Re: BBC iPlayer downloads
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2018, 07:57:58 pm »
get_iPlayer has the option to download at standard or "Best" quality (and also a webby interface which avoids all that faffage with command lines).  I'm not sure whether "Best" is full HD but it's good enough for my rheumy eyes.
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Re: BBC iPlayer downloads
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2018, 08:57:56 pm »
get_iplayer with "best" quality will get you 720p resolution at best (1280 x 720 which is officially "HD")
Sometimes the files available will only be 480p (852×480 ) which is DVD quality.
Full HD (1080p) is not available...

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