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getiplayer (Install)

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3.29 | Updated: 08 Feb 2022

Downloads:

10,649

Downloads of v 3.29:

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Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • A. S. Budden
  • Alexey Tourbin
  • Andrew Elwell
  • Andy Bircumshaw
  • Bill Boughton
  • Caius Durling
  • Chris Reed
  • BBR
  • Crispin Flowerday
  • David Llewellyn-Jones
  • David Woodhouse
  • Edward Betts
  • HenderHobbit
  • Ian Praxil
  • James
  • James Laver
  • James Ross
  • James Teh
  • John Henderson
  • Jon Davies
  • Jonathan Harris
  • Jonathan Larmour
  • Jonathan Wiltshire
  • Matthew Boyle
  • Mike Crowe
  • Mike Fleetwood
  • Murray
  • Peter Oliver
  • Phil Cole
  • Ralf Baechle
  • Sharon Kimble
  • Shevek
  • Steven Luo
  • Stuart Henderson
  • Vangelis forthnet
  • Vangelis66
  • Will Elwood
  • dinkypumpkin
  • fs ck
  • fsck
  • hintswen
  • linuxcentrenet
  • notnac
  • wiehe
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getiplayer (Install) 3.29

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install getiplayer (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade getiplayer (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall getiplayer (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade getiplayer -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade getiplayer -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install getiplayer
  win_chocolatey:
    name: getiplayer
    version: '3.29'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'getiplayer' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.29'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller getiplayer
{
    Name     = "getiplayer"
    Version  = "3.29"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'getiplayer':
  ensure   => '3.29',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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Description

get_iplayer: BBC iPlayer/BBC Sounds Indexing Tool and PVR

Features

  • Downloads TV and radio programmes from BBC iPlayer/BBC Sounds
  • Allows multiple programmes to be downloaded using a single command
  • Indexing of most available iPlayer/Sounds catch-up programmes from previous 30 days (not Red Button, iPlayer Exclusive, or Podcast-only)
  • Caching of programme index with automatic updating
  • Regex search on programme name
  • Regex search on programme description and episode title
  • Filter search results by channel
  • Direct download via programme ID or URL
  • PVR capability (may be used with cron or Task Scheduler)
  • HTTP proxy support
  • Perl 5.16+ required, plus LWP, LWPProtocolhttps, XML::LibXML, Mojolicious, and CGI modules
  • Requires ffmpeg for conversion to MP4 and AtomicParsley for metadata tagging
  • Runs on Linux/BSD (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenBSD and others), macOS (10.10+), Windows (7/8/10)

NOTE:

  • get_iplayer can only search for programmes that were scheduled for broadcast on BBC linear services within the previous 30 days, even if some are available for more than 30 days on the iPlayer/Sounds sites. BBC Three programmes, red button programmes, iPlayer box sets, web-only content, and BBC podcasts are not searchable. Old programmes that are still available after 30 days must be located on the iPlayer/Sounds sites and downloaded directly via PID or URL.
  • get_iplayer does not support downloading news/sport videos, other embedded media, archive sites, special collections, educational material, programme clips or any content other than whole episodes of programmes broadcast on BBC linear services within the previous 30 days, plus episodes of BBC Three programmes posted within the same period. It is often possible to download other content such as red button programmes or iPlayer box sets directly via PID or URL. get_iplayer DOES NOT support live recording from BBC channels.

getiplayer.nuspec.bak
 
new_version.py
# Update get_iplayer to new version

import subprocess
import os
from shutil import copyfile
import requests


def replaceInTag(text, tag_name, new_inner):
    start_tag, end_tag = '<' + tag_name + '>', '</' + tag_name + '>'
    start_pos, end_pos = text.find(start_tag), nuspec.find(end_tag)

    text = text[:start_pos] + start_tag + new_inner + text[end_pos:]
    return text


# folders
user_dir = os.environ['USERPROFILE']
app_name = 'get_iplayer'
choco_name = 'getiplayer'
get_iplayer_folder = os.path.join(user_dir, 'GitHub', app_name)
wiki_folder = get_iplayer_folder + '_wiki'
choco_folder = os.path.join(user_dir, 'Documents', 'Scripts', choco_name)

# update GitHub + wiki folders (I think 'fetch' is correct)
assert subprocess.call('git fetch', cwd=get_iplayer_folder) == 0
assert subprocess.call('git fetch', cwd=wiki_folder) == 0

nuspec_filename = os.path.join(choco_folder, choco_name + '.nuspec')
nuspec = open(nuspec_filename, encoding='utf-8').read()

authors = open(os.path.join(get_iplayer_folder, 'CONTRIBUTORS')).read().replace('\n', ', ')[:-2]
nuspec = replaceInTag(nuspec, 'authors', authors)

release_notes = open(os.path.join(wiki_folder, 'releasenotes.md')).read().splitlines()

# find first link - should point to the newest version
for line in release_notes:
    start_pos, mid_pos, end_pos = line.find('['), line.find(']('), line.find(')')
    if -1 in (start_pos, mid_pos, end_pos):
        continue
    link_name = line[start_pos+1:mid_pos]
    link_dest = line[mid_pos+2:end_pos]
    if link_name.startswith(app_name):
        version = link_name.split(' ')[1]
        break

print(app_name + ' version ' + version)
nuspec = replaceInTag(nuspec, 'version', version)

# get info from readme
readme = open(os.path.join(get_iplayer_folder, 'README.md')).read().splitlines()

# get first two sections (title and 'Features')
description = ''
sections = 0
for line in readme:
    if line.startswith('## '):
        sections += 1
        if sections > 2:
            break
    description += line.replace('<', '`').replace('>', '`') + '\n'

nuspec = replaceInTag(nuspec, 'description', description)

release_notes_file, link_name = link_dest.split('#')
release_notes = open(os.path.join(wiki_folder, release_notes_file + '.md'), encoding='utf-8').read().splitlines()

new_release_notes = ''
in_section = False
for line in release_notes:
    if line.startswith('<a name="' + link_name + '"/>'):
        in_section = True
        continue
    if in_section:
        if line.startswith('<a name="'):  # next section
            break
        new_release_notes += line.replace('<', '`').replace('>', '`') + '\n'  # < and > need to be escaped

print(new_release_notes)
nuspec = replaceInTag(nuspec, 'releaseNotes', new_release_notes)
copyfile(nuspec_filename, nuspec_filename + '.bak')
open(nuspec_filename, 'w', encoding='utf-8').write(nuspec)

# get binary info
json = requests.get("https://api.github.com/repos/get-iplayer/get_iplayer_win32/releases/latest").content
release = eval(json.replace(b'false', b'False').replace(b'null', b'None').replace(b'true', b'True'))

for asset in release['assets']:
    name = asset['name']
    url = asset['browser_download_url']
    if name.endswith('.exe'):
        exe_url = url
    elif name.endswith('.sha1'):
        sha1 = requests.get(url).content.decode('utf-8').split(' ')[0]
    elif name.endswith('.sha256'):
        sha256 = requests.get(url).content.decode('utf-8').split(' ')[0]

# update the exe URL and checksums in the install file
install_file = os.path.join(choco_folder, 'tools', 'chocolateyinstall.ps1')
install = open(install_file, encoding='utf-8').read().splitlines()
new_install = ''
for line in install:
    pos = line.find("'")
    if line.startswith('$url'):
        line = line[:pos] + "'" + exe_url + "'"
    elif 'checksum ' in line:
        line = line[:pos] + "'" + sha1 + "'"
    elif 'checksum64' in line:
        line = line[:pos] + "'" + sha256 + "'"
    new_install += line + '\n'

open(install_file, 'w', encoding='utf-8').write(new_install)

# package and push to server
assert subprocess.call('choco pack', cwd=choco_folder) == 0
assert subprocess.call('choco push', cwd=choco_folder) == 0
NEW_VERSION_CHECKLIST.md
# Updating get_iplayer on Chocolatey

1. Open getiplayer.nuspec in Notepad++

2. Command prompt

   ```powershell
   c:
   cd \Users\bjs54\GitHub\get_iplayer
   git pull
   cd ..\get_iplayer.wiki
   git pull
   cd ..\get_iplayer_win32
   git pull
   
   ```

2. Update

   - version
   - authors: replace **\n** with **,** in [contributors](https://github.com/get-iplayer/get_iplayer/blob/master/CONTRIBUTORS)
   - description 
   - just the first (Features) section of [README](https://raw.githubusercontent.com/get-iplayer/get_iplayer/master/README.md): replace **<** and **>** with **[** and **]**
   - [releaseNotes](https://github.com/get-iplayer/get_iplayer/wiki/release320to329/_edit): put links in for previous release notes
   - replace angle brackets with &lt; and &gt; (doesn't work within `code tags`, so replace and remove the ` characters)

3. Go to [release page](https://github.com/get-iplayer/get_iplayer_win32/releases/latest) to get URLs and checksums (inc 64 bit)

4. Open tools/chocolateyinstall.ps1 in Notepad++; update:

   - `$url`
   - `$url64`
   - `checksum`
   - `checksum64`

5. Admin command prompt

   ```powershell
   c:
   cd \Users\bjs54\Documents\Scripts\getiplayer
   choco pack
   del getiplayer.3.XX.nupkg  <-- previous version
   choco push
   ```



*The `push` command renders the below unnecessary:*

1. *[Login to Chocolatey](https://chocolatey.org/packages/getiplayer/)* 
2. *Upload C:\Documents\Scripts\getiplayer\getiplayer.3.XX.nupkg*

ReadMe.md
## Summary
How do I create packages? See https://chocolatey.org/docs/create-packages

If you are submitting packages to the community feed (https://chocolatey.org)
always try to ensure you have read, understood and adhere to the create
packages wiki link above.

## Automatic Packaging Updates?
Consider making this package an automatic package, for the best 
maintainability over time. Read up at https://chocolatey.org/docs/automatic-packages

## Shim Generation
Any executables you include in the package or download (but don't call 
install against using the built-in functions) will be automatically shimmed.

This means those executables will automatically be included on the path.
Shim generation runs whether the package is self-contained or uses automation 
scripts. 

By default, these are considered console applications.

If the application is a GUI, you should create an empty file next to the exe 
named 'name.exe.gui' e.g. 'bob.exe' would need a file named 'bob.exe.gui'.
See https://chocolatey.org/docs/create-packages#how-do-i-set-up-shims-for-applications-that-have-a-gui

If you want to ignore the executable, create an empty file next to the exe 
named 'name.exe.ignore' e.g. 'bob.exe' would need a file named 
'bob.exe.ignore'. 
See https://chocolatey.org/docs/create-packages#how-do-i-exclude-executables-from-getting-shims

## Self-Contained? 
If you have a self-contained package, you can remove the automation scripts 
entirely and just include the executables, they will automatically get shimmed, 
which puts them on the path. Ensure you have the legal right to distribute 
the application though. See https://chocolatey.org/docs/legal. 

You should read up on the Shim Generation section to familiarize yourself 
on what to do with GUI applications and/or ignoring shims.

## Automation Scripts
You have a powerful use of Chocolatey, as you are using PowerShell. So you
can do just about anything you need. Choco has some very handy built-in 
functions that you can use, these are sometimes called the helpers.

### Built-In Functions
https://chocolatey.org/docs/helpers-reference

A note about a couple:
* Get-BinRoot - this is a horribly named function that doesn't do what new folks think it does. It gets you the 'tools' root, which by default is set to 'c:\tools', not the chocolateyInstall bin folder - see https://chocolatey.org/docs/helpers-get-tools-location
* Install-BinFile - used for non-exe files - executables are automatically shimmed... - see https://chocolatey.org/docs/helpers-install-bin-file
* Uninstall-BinFile - used for non-exe files - executables are automatically shimmed - see https://chocolatey.org/docs/helpers-uninstall-bin-file

### Getting package specific information
Use the package parameters pattern - see https://chocolatey.org/docs/how-to-parse-package-parameters-argument

### Need to mount an ISO?
https://chocolatey.org/docs/how-to-mount-an-iso-in-chocolatey-package


### Environment Variables
Chocolatey makes a number of environment variables available (You can access any of these with $env:TheVariableNameBelow):

 * TEMP = Overridden to the CacheLocation, but may be the same as the original TEMP folder
 * ChocolateyInstall = Top level folder where Chocolatey is installed
 * chocolateyPackageName = The name of the package, equivalent to the id in the nuspec (0.9.9+)
 * chocolateyPackageVersion = The version of the package, equivalent to the version in the nuspec (0.9.9+)
 * chocolateyPackageFolder = The top level location of the package folder

#### Advanced Environment Variables
The following are more advanced settings:

 * chocolateyPackageParameters = (0.9.8.22+)
 * CHOCOLATEY_VERSION = The version of Choco you normally see. Use if you are 'lighting' things up based on choco version. (0.9.9+)
    - Otherwise take a dependency on the specific version you need. 
 * chocolateyForceX86 = If available and set to 'true', then user has requested 32bit version. (0.9.9+)
    - Automatically handled in built in Choco functions. 
 * OS_PLATFORM = Like Windows, OSX, Linux. (0.9.9+)
 * OS_VERSION = The version of OS, like 6.1 something something for Windows. (0.9.9+)
 * OS_NAME = The reported name of the OS. (0.9.9+)
 * IS_PROCESSELEVATED = Is the process elevated? (0.9.9+)
 
#### Experimental Environment Variables
The following are experimental or use not recommended:

 * OS_IS64BIT = This may not return correctly - it may depend on the process the app is running under (0.9.9+)
 * CHOCOLATEY_VERSION_PRODUCT = the version of Choco that may match CHOCOLATEY_VERSION but may be different (0.9.9+)
    - it's based on git describe
 * IS_ADMIN = Is the user an administrator? But doesn't tell you if the process is elevated. (0.9.9+)
 * chocolateyInstallOverride = Not for use in package automation scripts. (0.9.9+)
 * chocolateyInstallArguments = the installer arguments meant for the native installer. You should use chocolateyPackageParameters intead. (0.9.9+)

tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'getiplayer'
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = 'https://github.com/get-iplayer/get_iplayer_win32/releases/download/3.29.0/get_iplayer-3.29.0-windows-x86-setup.exe'
$url64      = 'https://github.com/get-iplayer/get_iplayer_win32/releases/download/3.29.0/get_iplayer-3.29.0-windows-x64-setup.exe'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'exe'
  url           = $url
  url64bit      = $url64

  softwareName  = 'getiplayer*'

  checksum      = '1cffdb4c1c9987aa36050fa9cad65861c4e6938dd335e9583b4d837fa0c28612'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  checksum64    = 'ffa3dd861fa077ab9d287dadde8a098cafc10005e3d753893457c17fc2cd7c88'
  checksumType64= 'sha256'

  silentArgs   = '/VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP-'
}

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'getiplayer'
$softwareName = 'get_iplayer*'
$installerType = 'EXE' 

$silentArgs = '/VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP-'
$validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)
if ($installerType -ne 'MSI') {
  $silentArgs = '/S'
  $validExitCodes = @(0)
}

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $softwareName

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    $file = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    if ($installerType -eq 'MSI') {
      $silentArgs = "$($_.PSChildName) $silentArgs"

      $file = ''
    }

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                -FileType $installerType `
                                -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                -File "$file"
  }
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}
}




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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
getiplayer (Install) 3.28 235 Thursday, December 9, 2021 Approved
getiplayer (Install) 3.27.1 414 Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Approved
getiplayer (Install) 3.27 101 Monday, February 15, 2021 Approved
getiplayer (Install) 3.26 406 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Approved
getiplayer (Install) 3.25 456 Monday, February 3, 2020 Approved
getiplayer (Install) 3.24 196 Friday, January 10, 2020 Approved
getiplayer (Install) 3.23 227 Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Approved
getiplayer (Install) 3.22 346 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Approved
getiplayer (Install) 3.21 286 Monday, July 15, 2019 Approved

Changes in 3.29

There is a breaking change in this release

  • Fixed bug that caused searches to fail when target episode title in cache contained vertical bar (|) characters. Vertical bars now converted to hyphens.

  • Adjusted stream classification to accommodate BBC changes

    • [email protected] streams are apparently no longer provided for programmes first broadcast after approximately 2021-12-05. The are still available for older programmes, including recent repeats.
    • [email protected] streams for new programmes have been replaced by [email protected] streams with the same bit rate. get_iplayer now detects these lower-bitrate 50fps streams and classifies them appropriately. Use --tv-lower-bitrate to prefer those streams if they are available. The file sizes should be roughly the same as the previous 25fps streams. You do not need to change your preferences.
  • Restored BBC Three schedules to the programme indexing to accomodate its return as a broadcast channel. Perform a full rebuild of the TV programme index cache if you want to ensure it includes all supported BBC Three programmes:

    get_iplayer --rebuild-cache

    Ignore these warnings, as there were no BBC Three schedule listings for that week:

    WARNING: Got 0 programmes for BBC Three schedule page (HTML): https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p00fzl95/2022/w01

    WARNING: Failed to parse BBC Three schedule page: https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p00fzl95/2022/w01

  • Options related to recording quality have been changed

    • Some command iine parameters have been renamed:

      Old New Option Key
      --modes --quality modes
      --tv-mode --tv-quality tvmode
      --radio-mode --radio-quality radiomode
      --fps25 --tv-lower-bitrate fps25

      The old command-line option names are scheduled for removal in the next release. The option keys (used in preferences, presets, and PVR searches) remain the same, so recording quality settings in existing preferences, presets, and PVR searches will continue to work.

    • The possible recording quality settings have been reduced to:

      Type Quality Settings Aliases Default
      TV fhd,hd,sd,web,mobile 1080p,720p,540p,396p,288p hd,sd,web,mobile
      Radio high,std,med,low 320k,128k,96k,48k high,std,med,low

      In the next release, it will be a fatal error to enter an invalid quality setting on the command line. Aliases can be used interchangeably with their corresponding alphabetic codes. The two substantive changes are the TV "high" quality is now "web", and TV "low" quality is now "mobile". This makes TV and radio quality settings distinct sets that can be mixed unambiguously for --quality and the Web PVR Manager. All recording quality settings that cannot be translated into values from the lists above are discarded. See Recording Quality for further information. See below for more information about the "fhd" quality setting.

    • BREAKING CHANGE: Existing quality settings (or recording modes) saved in preferences, presets, and PVR searches will be translated into new quality settings in a backwards-compatible manner, with one exception. If your saved values have prefixes denoting stream format (hls,hvf.haf,dash,dvf,daf), or numeric suffixes for specific streams, those prefixes and suffixes are now stripped and ignored. You should never use numeric suffixes since they are non-deterministic. In the unlikely event you need to restrict the stream formats to record, use the new --exclude-format option. --exclude-format=dash will exclude MPEG-DASH streams, and --exclude-format=hls will exclude HLS streams.

    • If you have not specifed at least one of sd,web,high with --tv-quality when downloading an audiodescribed programme, get_iplayer will now insert those quality settings to ensure a stream is available. HD is not available for audiodescribed programmes.

  • Changes to programme metadata fields

    • No longer included in XML/JSON metadata files: durations, geoblocked, modes, modesizes, unavailable, verpids, versions. Use --info to see available version-dependent metadata values.
    • Now included in XML/JSON metadata files: quality, verpid
    • No longer displayed with --info unless --verbose is also specified: modes, modesizes
    • Now displayed with --info: qualities, qualitysizes
  • Changes to application options

    • --purge-files has been removed.

    • --trim-history and --no-purge are now ignored and will be removed in the next release. You can remove them from your preferences with:

      get_iplayer --prefs-del --trim-history=0 --no-purge

      get_iplayer will no longer issue a warning to remove downloaded programmes more than 30 days old.

  • EXPERIMENTAL: Full HD streams (1080p)

    • Before anyone asks: UHD 4k streams are still not available to get_iplayer.

    • get_iplayer now attempts to generate [email protected] ("fhd") stream URLs for every programme that has [email protected] ("hd") streams (so no audiodescribed programmes). The purpose of these 1080p streams is not known. They may be used for some smart TVs or set-top boxes, or they may be a BBC experiment.

    • It is not a bug if "fhd" streams are not available for a programme. Do not depend on the presence of these streams. They may disappear at any time. They are provided solely for you to experiment with if you find them useful. You may decide that the video quality of "fhd" streams does not justify their extra download and storage requirements.

    • The "fhd" streams are not included by default, nor are they included when expanding the obsolete "best" shortcut if it is saved in your preferences, presets, or PVR searches. You must request "fhd" downloads specifically with --tv-quality=fhd or --tv-quality=1080p. This is done in part to avoid resource shock for the presumed majority of users who don't read release notes and documentation, but also because the quality of "fhd" streams varies greatly. If you wish to include "fhd" in your default settings, save it in your preferences:

      get_iplayer --prefs-add --tv-quality=fhd,hd,sd,web,mobile

    • The bit rates for the "fhd" streams can vary quite a bit between programmes. The maximum appears to be around 10 Mb/s (though most are far lower), so output files could be ~60% larger than their "hd" equivalents, in the region of 3.8 GB/hr for video.

    • Because of the method used to access the "fhd" streams, get_iplayer can't guess their actual bit rates, so it assumes 8 Mb/s, the value advertised in iPlayer metadata. Consequently, file size estimates and download progress reports may be quite far off.

    • It has been observed in initial testing that MPEG-DASH "fhd" downloads are much faster than HLS equivalents, so MPEG-DASH streams are tried first, while the opposite is true for non-"fhd" streams. This makes no difference to the output. The extra post-processing time required for MPEG-DASH is more than offset by the faster download. You can test the difference with --tv-quality=fhd --exclude-format=hls and --tv-quality=fhd --exclude-format=dash.

Installation

See: get_iplayer wiki

More Information

See: get_iplayer wiki


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