Package Details: get_iplayer 3.26-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/get_iplayer.git (read-only, click to copy)
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: https://github.com/get-iplayer/get_iplayer/
Keywords: bbc internet iplayer multimedia radio tv
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: Sacro
Maintainer: alexmerry
Last Packager: alexmerry
Votes: 102
Popularity: 0.178161
First Submitted: 2008-10-09 03:05
Last Updated: 2020-06-28 22:15

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canton7 commented on 2011-01-27 12:55

My bad, I was relying on namcap at a point when I didn't fully understand it.

Corrected PKGBUILD: http://pastebin.com/zwbnPp9i

silvik commented on 2011-01-27 11:17

canton7 works, but the dependencies are wrong. replace depends array with the old one:
depends=('perl-libwww' 'perl-html-parser' 'perl-www-mechanize')
also you need to create an "options" file containing "packagemanager AUR" in the build dir.

canton7 commented on 2011-01-09 13:50

Fixed the "running updater to install plugins" error by copying the plugins folder to /usr/share/get_iplayer/plugins
Also setting the packagemanager configuration option to tell get_iplayer not to try and update itself.

PKGBUILD: http://pastebin.com/G2Cp7X6Z
options file: http://pastebin.com/qaD5G4E5

canton7 commented on 2011-01-07 21:13

If you copy the plugins dir from the git repo into ~/.get_iplayer , get_iplayer doesn't feel the need to update itself.

canton7 commented on 2010-12-28 18:34

To disable the automatic updates, stick the line

packagemanager yaourt

(replacing yaourt as your preferences dictate) into either /etc/get_iplayer/options or ~/.get_iplayer/options

tjbp commented on 2010-09-24 16:04

bananabrain: Run the following command to make your script writable by the default user:

sudo chmod 757 /usr/bin/get_iplayer

Run get_iplayer once as the normal user, and it does some update stuff. Then run:

sudo chmod 755 /usr/bin/get_iplayer

to set the executable back to normal. It should now let you run the script as a normal user. If it wants to update again in the future you may have to run the same procedure again.

bananabrain commented on 2010-08-22 11:21


This doesn't work unless it's run as root.
If there's some more information we need to fix it, could you share it with us please?

Output shown below.

Using a hash as a reference is deprecated at /usr/bin/get_iplayer line 5561.
Using a hash as a reference is deprecated at /usr/bin/get_iplayer line 5585.
Using a hash as a reference is deprecated at /usr/bin/get_iplayer line 5586.
Using a hash as a reference is deprecated at /usr/bin/get_iplayer line 5607.
Using a hash as a reference is deprecated at /usr/bin/get_iplayer line 5608.
Using a hash as a reference is deprecated at /usr/bin/get_iplayer line 5612.
Using a hash as a reference is deprecated at /usr/bin/get_iplayer line 5613.
Using a hash as a reference is deprecated at /usr/bin/get_iplayer line 5614.
get_iplayer v2.78, Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Phil Lewis
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use --warranty.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain
conditions; use --conditions for details.

WARNING: Running the updater again to obtain plugins.
ERROR: /usr/bin/get_iplayer is not writable - aborting update (maybe a package manager was used to install get_iplayer?)

bananabrain commented on 2010-08-22 10:47


This doesn't work unless it's run as root.
If there's some more information we need to fix it, could you share it with us please?

Output shown below.

Using a hash as a reference is deprecated at /usr/bin/get_iplayer line 5561.
Using a hash as a reference is deprecated at /usr/bin/get_iplayer line 5585.
Using a hash as a reference is deprecated at /usr/bin/get_iplayer line 5586.
Using a hash as a reference is deprecated at /usr/bin/get_iplayer line 5607.
Using a hash as a reference is deprecated at /usr/bin/get_iplayer line 5608.
Using a hash as a reference is deprecated at /usr/bin/get_iplayer line 5612.
Using a hash as a reference is deprecated at /usr/bin/get_iplayer line 5613.
Using a hash as a reference is deprecated at /usr/bin/get_iplayer line 5614.
get_iplayer v2.78, Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Phil Lewis
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use --warranty.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain
conditions; use --conditions for details.

WARNING: Running the updater again to obtain plugins.
ERROR: /usr/bin/get_iplayer is not writable - aborting update (maybe a package manager was used to install get_iplayer?)

sweston commented on 2010-06-01 23:46

To fix the verification stuff you can install rtmpdump and run the following command:
get_iplayer --rtmptvopts "--swfVfy http://www.bbc.co.uk/emp/10player.swf" --flvstreamer "/usr/bin/rtmpdump" --add-prefs

I'm running 2.2e although the version in aur is still 2.2d. I have no idea if 2.2d works or not as I haven't tested it.

Anonymous comment on 2010-05-29 11:10

This fork: http://git.infradead.org/get_iplayer.git seems to be more up to date