Package Details: get_iplayer 3.22-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: get_iplayer
Description: Allows you to download or stream any iPlayer programme from the BBC in H.264 (Quicktime/mp4) format, any radio programmes in MP3 or RealAudio format
Upstream URL:
Keywords: bbc internet iplayer multimedia radio tv
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: Sacro
Maintainer: alexmerry
Last Packager: alexmerry
Votes: 99
Popularity: 0.015316
First Submitted: 2008-10-09 03:05
Last Updated: 2019-08-19 21:48

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Anonymous comment on 2012-01-18 21:05

I'm also getting the same error that @Chris_tian posted.

c-mauderer commented on 2012-01-16 11:05

There seems to be one further dependency: perl-http-cookies

Without this package I get the following error if I try to start get_iplayer:
Can't locate HTTP/ in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl /usr/share/perl5/site_perl /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/lib/perl5/core_perl /usr/share/perl5/core_perl .) at /usr/bin/get_iplayer line 60.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/bin/get_iplayer line 60.

Anonymous comment on 2011-07-15 12:50

@fastfret79 Hi. Thanks. I appreciate it.

Anonymous comment on 2011-07-14 10:00

@carukia Their website (http) is up but their FTP is down. I've emailed them to make sure they know.

In the meantime, if you're desperate to get get_iplayer installed, install the git version which is still accessible:

Anonymous comment on 2011-07-14 08:28

I'm getting the following error -
Connecting to||:21... failed: Connection refused.
Connecting to|2001:770:15f::2|:21... failed: Network is unreachable.
==> ERROR: Failure while downloading get_iplayer-2.79.tar.gz
Aborting... seems to be dead.

Anonymous comment on 2011-06-29 10:02

Can't reproduce your error GalacticArachnid - are you getting the error on building or running?

Is your system (particularly perl-html-parser package) up-to-date? My sits in /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/auto/HTML/Parser/ Are you using a different version to the extra repo?

GalacticArachnid commented on 2011-06-29 08:18

Removal of Perl_Istack_sp_ptr in latest perl update (5.14.1-1) breaks package..

/usr/bin/perl: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/auto/HTML/Parser/ undefined symbol: Perl_Istack_sp_ptr

bananabrain commented on 2011-05-08 23:28

Didn't have any of those, so just rebuilt the -git.
Cracking job, thanks for sorting that so quickly.

Anonymous comment on 2011-05-08 20:44

Looks like I was a bit too eager to cut down the dependencies that namcap said the package didn't need.

Check you have the following installed: perl-libwww perl-html-parser perl-www-mechanize or just rebuild (I've updated the PKGBUILD but not bumped release num)

bananabrain commented on 2011-05-08 20:40

Further to my last, just tried the git version with the same result.