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 Post Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 3:03 pm 
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No joy here I'm afraid...

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 Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 4:51 pm 
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Another couple of weeks and still no sign of working on BBC nor ITV. Also no response from "Submit bugs" or "Check for updates".

Unfortunately, it seems like this is now unsupported software. Still, I am grateful for the (long) time it was working perfectly.

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 Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 8:18 am 
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mooblie wrote:
Still, I am grateful for the (long) time it was working perfectly.


I'll second that. Grateful they supported the app for so long :tu:

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 Post Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:08 am 
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I've found another way to get content downloaded from the iPlayer (sorry, no fix for ITV though), however it requires everything to be done at the command line through terminal, and involves installing 'Homebrew' (i'd never heard of this before). There is no user interface so it's all typing! I've got to shoot off out, but can report back later when I've figured it out and worked out where I went wrong (i'm currently downloading 14 episodes of a kids TV show because I typed the wrong thing and it won't stop!!).

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 Post Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:37 am 
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Note: this guide only works for OSX 10.10 and upwards, there are other methods available but you'll need to research those yourself!

So, this is how I've done it:

1) You need to install Homebrew (Info about what it is on the website).

2) Copy/paste the command line on the Homebrew webpage into Terminal and hit return.

3) It took about 5 minutes to install on my iMac, we do have fibre though so speeds may vary. There is no progress counter so you'll just have to wait until it's done.

4) When Terminal has finished doing it's thing, go to the get_iplayer website, and follow the instructions (you only need to copy/paste the first command into Terminal). If I remember correctly, there is a percentage counter that appears at the bottom right of the terminal screen so you can see progress.

5) This is the page you need to get started-all I did was follow the instructions on here.

6) As a quick test, close Terminal and re-open it. To search for a program (Eastenders in this example), you need to type (exactly) get_iplayer "eastenders" and hit return. If successfully installed, it should display this screen:

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7) Notice that each episode has a 4 digit number in front of it (some may have 3). To download an individual episode, type the following: get_iplayer --get 1563. There may be a slight pause (mine was about 10 seconds), and it should then start to download. If you wanted to download a few episodes, you can add them like so: get_iplayer --get 1563 1564 1565
Your download screen once it starts will look like this:

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..and once complete, will look like this:

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8) Once downloaded, you need to find it! It's located: /users/Dan/Eastenders (or whatever it is you've downloaded):

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I then dump the file into Subler and add Metadata/art work etc there, save the file then drop it into iTunes. And thats it. It's taken me longer to write this out than it did to figure the process out and download something!

I know there is no pretty interface but this is quite straight forward. And I used GIA a lot so was determined to find a workaround. There is a way to find out whats up and coming on the iPlayer, including not yet aired episodes-but I can't remember where I saw that info.

If you start to download the whole series by mistake, just quit terminal-it will prompt you first, but this will stop all downloads in their tracks. It also downloads in the best quality available for that program. There are ways to define what quality you want it to download in, but you'll have to have a butchers for that in the guides section.

Hopefully some of you will find that useful!

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 Post Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:49 am 
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I use Downie(costs $19.99) now http://software.charliemonroe.net/downie.php

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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:14 am 
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Yes, I know this thread has been asleep for a while...

Just had time to look at Daniel's offering and as a not-very-techie bloke I think Tony's link is more likely to work for me ;)

Tony, I'd be interested to hear how you are getting on with Downie. Does it truly work with any video and does it let you get available .srt files too? I'm finding some spoken dialogue so bad now I end up reading more than I'm watching :lol:

Still, they're upgrading my hearing aids at the end of next month... :D

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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:52 am 
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Downie has worked well downloading everything i have tried, just tried BBC iPlayer and it downloaded the .srt file as well and played the subtitles ok in VLC but not Quicktime.

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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:32 am 
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Found this from v2 of Downie.

"New: Subtitle support. If the site includes subtitles with the video, Downie can download and convert them to .srt. Currently supports only YouTube and BBC. If you want other sites added, send me a request."

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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:19 am 
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Just FYI - Downie is up to v.3.0.4 now.

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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:41 am 
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Yep, If anybody interested http://software.charliemonroe.net/downie.php

50% discount code: ADD7A330

Dont know if the discount is still valid.

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