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Last Update:

31 Oct 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • dinkypumpkin


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getiplayer (Install)

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2.97 | Updated: 31 Oct 2016



Downloads of v 2.97:



Software Author(s):

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getiplayer (Install) 2.97

This is not the latest version of getiplayer (Install) available.

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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:


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

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade getiplayer -y --source="'STEP 3 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="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure getiplayer installed
    name: getiplayer
    state: present
    version: 2.97
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'getiplayer' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.97'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: getiplayer,
    Version: 2.97,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller getiplayer
   Name     = 'getiplayer'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.97'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'getiplayer':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.97',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install getiplayer version="2.97" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 01 Nov 2016.


get_iplayer: BBC iPlayer Indexing Tool and PVR


  • Downloads TV and radio programmes from BBC iPlayer
  • Allows multiple programmes to be downloaded using a single command
  • Indexing of most available iPlayer catch-up programmes (not iPlayer Exclusive, Red Button or BBC Three)
  • Caching of index (default 4h)
  • Regex search on programme name
  • Regex search on programme description and episode title
  • Filter search results by channel
  • PVR capability (may be used with cron or Task Scheduler)
  • HTTP proxy support
  • Perl 5.8.8+ required, plus LWP, XMLSimple and XMLLibXML modules
  • Runs on Linux/Unix (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenBSD and others), OS X, Windows (7/8/10 supported, known to run on XP/Vista)

NOTE: get_iplayer can only search programmes broadcast on BBC linear services within the previous 30 days, even if some are available for more than 30 days on the iPlayer web site. Other programmes must be downloaded directly.


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'getiplayer'
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = ''

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

  softwareName  = 'getiplayer*'

  checksum      = '6f9fd89aa5227c9c38749c8ca68830fb1cb1e0dc'
  checksumType  = 'sha1'
  checksum64    = ''
  checksumType64= 'sha256'

  silentArgs   = '/S'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

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

$silentArgs = '/qn /norestart'
$validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)
if ($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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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
getiplayer (Install) 3.27 49 Monday, February 15, 2021 Approved
getiplayer (Install) 3.26 343 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Approved
getiplayer (Install) 3.25 412 Monday, February 3, 2020 Approved
getiplayer (Install) 3.24 149 Friday, January 10, 2020 Approved
getiplayer (Install) 3.23 170 Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Approved
getiplayer (Install) 3.22 289 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Approved
getiplayer (Install) 3.21 227 Monday, July 15, 2019 Approved
getiplayer (Install) 3.20 303 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Approved
getiplayer (Install) 3.18 228 Thursday, January 3, 2019 Approved

get_iplayer 2.97 Release Notes

Read First

  • get_iplayer 2.97 is a bug fix release. No deprecated features have been removed. The purpose of this release is to restore functionality in the Web PVR Manager that was broken by recent browser upgrades and Windows updates.

  • If you haven't already read the release notes for get_iplayer 2.96, read them now.


  • Google Chrome 53, Opera 40 and Firefox 49 implemented a change in the WHATWG HTML specification for the <label> element that broke most links in the Web PVR Mananger, rendering it useless. The WPM has been amended to work around this problem. The new code should still work in older versions of those browsers.
  • Windows update KB3185319 (Cumulative Security Update for IE 11) implemented changes in the handling of internet shortcut (.url) files that caused an "Unknown File Type" warning dialog to appear when launching the Web PVR Manager in all browsers on Windows. The WPM is safe to launch, but a workaround has been implemented to prevent the warning dialog from appearing.
  • Fixed a typo that prevented the hlsvhigh recording mode from being included in default value of tvmode option.


Issues closed in get_iplayer 2.97

Commit log for get_iplayer 2.97


Installation information can be found here:

Installation information

More Information

See: get_iplayer wiki

This package has no dependencies.

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