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    • S0litaire
    • By S0litaire 14th Mar 17, 11:41 AM
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    Get-Iplayer broken don't use..
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    • 14th Mar 17, 11:41 AM
    Get-Iplayer broken don't use.. 14th Mar 17 at 11:41 AM
    Just a heads up.

    Think their are a few people here that use the programme so...

    The BBC have temporarily shutdown (we hope!!!) a feed that Get-Iplayer uses to grab show information from.

    So at the moment the programme won't download schedules.

    You can download programs directly if you know it's PID

    Read a bit more here :

    https://squarepenguin.co.uk/forums/announcement-20.html
    Laters

    Sol

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    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 16th Mar 17, 8:36 AM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 8:36 AM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 8:36 AM
    Back now apparently
    https://squarepenguin.co.uk/forums/announcement-21.html
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    • mro
    • By mro 16th Mar 17, 11:31 PM
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    • #3
    • 16th Mar 17, 11:31 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 11:31 PM
    Just a heads up.

    Think their are a few people here that use the programme so...

    The BBC have temporarily shutdown (we hope!!!) a feed that Get-Iplayer uses to grab show information from.

    So at the moment the programme won't download schedules.

    You can download programs directly if you know it's PID

    Read a bit more here :

    https://squarepenguin.co.uk/forums/announcement-20.html
    Originally posted by S0litaire
    This happens occasionally, I suspect something breaks on BBC end that get_iplayer uses. You couldn't download programmes even with PID, as well as schedules.


    You can see radio schedules on BBC website & get the programme PIDs there, just go to the programme or hover over web link to see the PID.
    • S0litaire
    • By S0litaire 17th Mar 17, 12:54 AM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 12:54 AM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 12:54 AM
    This happens occasionally, I suspect something breaks on BBC end that get_iplayer uses. You couldn't download programmes even with PID, as well as schedules.


    You can see radio schedules on BBC website & get the programme PIDs there, just go to the programme or hover over web link to see the PID.
    Originally posted by mro
    That's ok for indevidual downloads, but it brakes the automated feature of the pvr function.

    I've a cron job to automatically download overnight
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    Sol

    "Have you found the secrets of the universe? Asked Zebade "I'm sure I left them here somewhere"
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 17th Mar 17, 12:38 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 12:38 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 12:38 PM
    Didn't know this was a thing, can't imagine the BBC are very happy with it.
    Having the last word isn't the same as being right.......

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    • S0litaire
    • By S0litaire 17th Mar 17, 1:06 PM
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    • #6
    • 17th Mar 17, 1:06 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 1:06 PM
    Didn't know this was a thing, can't imagine the BBC are very happy with it.
    Originally posted by Strider590
    They are ok with it (in a don't ask don't tell kind of way) they know it exists and have helped the original developer in the past.

    But the fact the developer has made sure that nothing in the software circumvents the geo-location restrictions of the BBC websites (if you're outside the UK the program can't download anything from the BBC servers.) means the BBC puts up with it.

    Remember we've paid to watch these shows already(if you have a valid TV license that is!) this is just another method to get them.
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    Sol

    "Have you found the secrets of the universe? Asked Zebade "I'm sure I left them here somewhere"
    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 17th Mar 17, 4:42 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 4:42 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 4:42 PM
    There used to be a standalone PC program that was easier to install and more point-and click for radio only I think. Radio Downloader? It got firmly told to desist by the BBC. Go figure.
    Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too. –Steve Martin
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