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« on: October 19, 2013, 08:39:50 am »
Anybody have a way of getting iplayer working on Linux?  Currently using Vista laptop with vga lead to television.
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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 10:29:51 am »
if you mean BBC iplayer you can run it through XBMC which has an iplayer plugin, I have BBC iplayer running through an old softmodded  XBox onto my TV and it works perfectly although there may be an easier way but that's the only way I know of




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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 01:06:43 pm »
I don't watch TV much on a PC, so have never really bothered with iPlayer, SkyGo, Netflix and the like, so bear with me.....

I'm not understanding what the problem is here .. I can watch stuff from the BBC site

example:


By just visiting it in Firefox.

So what do you need the iPlayer for ?
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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2013, 01:11:46 pm »
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So what do you need the iPlayer for ?

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If I'm understanding him right he wants to watch it on his TV






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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2013, 01:28:03 pm »
But if he's currently using a Vista laptop via VGA lead .. what's to stop him doing the same in Linux ?
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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2013, 01:33:00 pm »
As Mark said, iPlayer works through Firefox (in my case on SolydX). No hassle there.
Connect to TV and just make it fullscreen.

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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2013, 07:09:30 am »
Sorry fir the delay in replying.  More info....

I  use mobile tethering and WiFi so although mine is good it isn't sometimes as fast as cable. So, I download the series in total via the iPlayer download and watch through iPlayer.  I just wondered if it was usable with Linux as my Vista laptop has a broken power supply?
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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2013, 10:05:06 am »
In regards to playback of iplayer down loads it will depend on the player software and the formate of the download.


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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2013, 01:26:44 pm »
There's a command line solution that allows you to download iPlayer content.....

Add this PPA:
Code: [Select]
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jon-hedgerows/get-iplayer
then install get-iplayer:
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sudo apt-get install get-iplayer

Then see this tutorial for how to use get_iplayer
http://www.latentexistence.me.uk/how-to-download-from-bbc-iplayer-using-get-iplayer-for-linux/

I've just tested it in Peppermint 4 and it works :)
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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2013, 06:39:32 am »
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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2013, 02:59:03 pm »
However you access iplayer if you download the files you need a player that handles Windows media files.
 

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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2013, 04:34:42 pm »
If I'm correct, get_iplayer dow2nloads them as flv, then converts them to mp4 .. so VLC will do fine.

Hell you can even stop the conversion as it'll play the flv's directly.
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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2013, 07:33:37 am »
Not as far as I'm aware. They have a form of DRM encryption.  If I am correct.  :-\
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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2013, 10:00:30 am »
So what exactly aren't you supposed to be able to do ?

I sat here and watched get_iplayer download the last round of MotoGP as an FLV .. it then started to convert the file, but I stopped the conversion, and ended up with an FLV that was watchable in VLC .. so colour me confused  :o

I figure if get_iplayer can convert it .. anything can ???
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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2013, 01:09:29 pm »
Fair enough Mark.

I am just saying as I have read. For I instance I downloaded the series of PeakyBlinders and it gave me only 3 weeks to watch it with the iplayer program.
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