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Can I capture itvplayer?
« on: February 28, 2015, 09:41:31 pm »
OK, so the Humax failed to record all the episodes of Broadchurch and SWMBO is not happy. The missing episodes are available on itvplayer but Mrs P is not agreeable to watching it in front of a PC. Is there any way I can play itvplayer and record the missing episodes and then give her a laptop to watch them on?
(Yes, I know we can just watch live, but rural Broadband is awful and the repeated buffering drives you mad.)
 
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StuAff

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Re: Can I capture itvplayer?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2015, 11:30:55 pm »
Get_iplayer and variants thereof will download ITV Player programmes (without the ads).

Re: Can I capture itvplayer?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2015, 11:46:15 pm »
Any more detailed hints than that? Google finds me details of a plugin that no longer works, and of Get iPlayer Automator, which is MacOS only.

'Course, I might just need to drive Google better.

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Re: Can I capture itvplayer?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2015, 11:47:57 pm »
I had a look at this the other week and got the impression that get_iplayer hasn't been able to do this for a couple of years.
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Re: Can I capture itvplayer?
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2015, 12:22:57 am »
I had a look at this the other week and got the impression that get_iplayer hasn't been able to do this for a couple of years.
M. Le Maire is correct AFAIK. I did see a thing called itvdownloader but know nothing about it.
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Re: Can I capture itvplayer?
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2015, 01:09:54 am »
Play it and capture it with a screen capture program.
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Re: Can I capture itvplayer?
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2015, 01:21:14 am »
I suspect this^ doesn't meet PP's use case satisfactorily.

Re: Can I capture itvplayer?
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2015, 07:18:34 am »
This product is paid for, but it works. When I was looking around at the free offerings and contemplating the potential spyware etc that these things inevitably carry, I decided to lash out for it.

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Re: Can I capture itvplayer?
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2015, 10:58:40 am »
Many thanks to all who've taken the time to reply - some helpful stuff there, I shall explore further. Googling around reveals that there seems to be no single 'no-brainer' answer to this. I may contemplate going the ' paid-for' route if I can find something that works.

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Re: Can I capture itvplayer?
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2015, 12:01:19 pm »
Why get_iplayer wouldn't download from ITV when Get iPlayer Automator (as I have Macs, what I use) can, pass. Same underlying code, so it does sound a bit nuts. If you've got a friend with a Mac it will work (outputs MP4 so playable on pretty much any platform).

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Re: Can I capture itvplayer?
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2015, 11:29:25 pm »
Why get_iplayer wouldn't download from ITV when Get iPlayer Automator (as I have Macs, what I use) can, pass. Same underlying code, so it does sound a bit nuts. If you've got a friend with a Mac it will work (outputs MP4 so playable on pretty much any platform).

That's interesting Stu. I thought that since ITV had changed their stream format, get_iplayer could no longer get it (the plugin for ITV stopped working). Is Getiplayer Automator a fancy front end for get_iplayer? (their website is a bit short on detail, but does claim to work with ITV).

The get_iplayer forums all say the ITV plugin is broken and isn't likely to be mended any time soon.
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Re: Can I capture itvplayer?
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2015, 11:42:17 pm »

That's interesting Stu. I thought that since ITV had changed their stream format, get_iplayer could no longer get it (the plugin for ITV stopped working). Is Getiplayer Automator a fancy front end for get_iplayer? (their website is a bit short on detail, but does claim to work with ITV).

The get_iplayer forums all say the ITV plugin is broken and isn't likely to be mended any time soon.
Yup, it's got all the same options as the CLI version (also available in a Mac variant) with a Mac friendl(ier) GUI ...downloaded the Chris Froome bio this week.

Tim Hall

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Re: Can I capture itvplayer?
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2015, 11:43:36 pm »

That's interesting Stu. I thought that since ITV had changed their stream format, get_iplayer could no longer get it (the plugin for ITV stopped working). Is Getiplayer Automator a fancy front end for get_iplayer? (their website is a bit short on detail, but does claim to work with ITV).

The get_iplayer forums all say the ITV plugin is broken and isn't likely to be mended any time soon.
Yup, it's got all the same options as the CLI version (also available in a Mac variant) with a Mac friendl(ier) GUI ...downloaded the Chris Froome bio this week.

hmm.. which plugin is that, and is it Automater specific?
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StuAff

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Re: Can I capture itvplayer?
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2015, 11:48:04 pm »

That's interesting Stu. I thought that since ITV had changed their stream format, get_iplayer could no longer get it (the plugin for ITV stopped working). Is Getiplayer Automator a fancy front end for get_iplayer? (their website is a bit short on detail, but does claim to work with ITV).

The get_iplayer forums all say the ITV plugin is broken and isn't likely to be mended any time soon.
Yup, it's got all the same options as the CLI version (also available in a Mac variant) with a Mac friendl(ier) GUI ...downloaded the Chris Froome bio this week.

hmm.. which plugin is that, and is it Automater specific?
Sorry,  meant the get_iplayer CLI also works on a Mac (no idea if that can handle ITV, never used it). Automator just runs as a regular OS X application, no mucking about with command lines.

Tim Hall

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Re: Can I capture itvplayer?
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2015, 11:56:57 pm »
Ok. I guess the itv-ness is an Automator thing. Damn.
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Re: Can I capture itvplayer?
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2015, 07:14:51 am »
If all else fails Pedro could dip a toe into the murky world of torrent downloads; this being how I got to view S1 of "Broadchurch".  Though half the episodes had French subtitles.  Depending on the model you can even upload Stuffs to some Humax PVRs; I prefer to do this with programmes downloaded with get_iplayer.
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Re: Can I capture itvplayer?
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2015, 07:17:05 am »
Or alternatively usenet binaries - which does less in the way of advertising your dodgy dealings to the world.

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Re: Can I capture itvplayer?
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2015, 07:40:44 am »
I am given to understand that more than a few usenet providers don't do the .binary froups; I'm pretty sure that news.individual.net doesn't.
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Re: Can I capture itvplayer?
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2015, 08:06:56 am »
The problem with being an ignoramus regarding things digital is that it quickly becomes more of a hassle to learn about the more advanced options than it is just to submit to the marketing hype and pay the ransom and buy something! So I’ve shelled out for Replay Video Capture, which seems to have done the trick. It’s not super quality and the volume is a bit constrained, quite probably because I haven’t yet learnt how to use it fully, but I’ve acquired .mpg files (MPEG-2 format?) of the required episodes of Broadchurch which will run in Windows Media Player on an old XP driven laptop. Sometimes getting Mrs. PP happy again is worth the cost!