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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2013, 10:03:40 pm »
This is correct the down loads directly from the iPlayer site have a DRM that only allows you to playback the program on the computer it is down loaded on.  This is coupled with a 30 day time limit.

The iplayer files for ipad are much smaller then the windows media files so may not produce good quality images on a wide-screen TV.....

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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2013, 10:17:52 pm »
There seems to be another issue as I went to iPlayer to download a program (have not done so for some months) and you are now required to download software from the BBC to download and it is only available for Win or Mac.........

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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2013, 10:18:34 pm »
Are you saying in Windows ? .. or that the files downloaded by get_iplayer in Linux ?

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Have you tried get_iplayer in Linux yet ?
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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2013, 08:31:32 am »
I haven't tried it yet Mark. So busy. I will as soon as I get 5 minutes.
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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2013, 09:22:30 am »
Hmmm.  Command line thingy.  :(  gave that up with MS Dos.   ;)

OK downloading now.  Got this though.

WARNING: gnome-keyring:: couldn't connect to: /run/user/a/keyring-vPDYz1/pkcs11: No such file or directory

Still it is downloading.  And how do I stop a download?  This one is 'War and Peace'?

I'll be back in 6 hours.  ;)
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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2013, 09:32:56 am »
Ok downloaded 'The World's most beautiful eggs'.....Yep that's right, no spelling mistake!

It worked a treat. It converts it to MP4 automatically.  It must work around DRM when it is converting.
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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2013, 03:08:36 pm »
The gnome keyring issue can safely be ignored .. indeed it *needs* to be ignored in Peppermint.

To stop anything running in the terminal - Ctrl+C = Cancel



There used to be a couple of GUI wrappers for get_iplayer .. but they don't seem to have been updated in years, and don't work any more.

I'll keep looking for one though.

That said, the  command line version isn't "that" hard to use.....

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Re: iPlayer
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2013, 09:51:40 am »
Thanks again.  the command line is easy.  I'm just a lazy so ans so.  ;)
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