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13.0 > Multimedia > get_iplayer (2.66)

get_iplayer allows you to search, index and record/stream:

* BBC iPlayer TV - up to 3200 kbps HD 720p H.264 / Quicktime / MP4
* BBC Live TV - 500 kbps H.264 / MP4
* BBC iPlayer Radio - up to 192 kbps MP3 / AAC and Realaudio
* BBC Live Radio - up to 192 kbps MP3 / AAC, WMA and Realaudio
* BBC Podcasts - up to 192 kbps MP3 / AAC
* BBC iPlayer TV subtitles - SubRip / srt

It emulates an iPhone from the BBC's server's point of view, thus allowing
the download of DRM-free H.264 feeds.

Requires perl-html-parser and libwww-perl (available at
Optionally depends on flvstreamer (also available at This
is a recommended optional dependency as not all streams are available in
H.264 format, and flvstreamer allows get_iplayer to download the Adobe
Flash files instead.

This build does not include to PVR components (yet).

Maintained by: Pierre Cazenave
Keywords: BBC,iPlayer,television,radio,podcast,tv,stream,flash
ChangeLog: get_iplayer


Source Downloads:
get_iplayer-2.66.tar.gz (bb90d49021b06cfca1faea2b42959b08)

Download SlackBuild:
get_iplayer.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Individual Files:

Validated for Slackware 13.0

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

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