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Old 12-22-2009, 10:07 AM
Default get_iplayer rocks!

On 21 Dec 2009, at 22:23, walt wrote:

On 12/21/2009 03:35 AM, Stroller wrote:

OMG! get_iplayer rocks!

Very cool, thanks. I can't answer your question, but I'm listening to
A Celtic Heartbeat from Radio Wales just 15 minutes after I saw this,
so thanks for the tip and happy holidays )

I'm just really impressed by get_iplayer.

It makes it easy to schedule recordings, so that you just create a
search for a series name using the --pvr related options and the whole
series downloads automagically. I always miss the first episodes of
"Have I Got News For You" when a new series starts, because I never
notice that it's on until weeks later, but now never again - the
search is stored, so any new shows will be downloaded.

If you add "tvmode = flashhd,flashvhigh" to your .get_iplayer options
then the shows are downloaded in hi-def 720p. They're converted to mp4
container (the streams are already in the right codecs) and they play
on the PS3. The video quality is really quite good indeed.

I've got my get_iplayer output directory set to one that MediaTomb
knows about (via inotify), so anything new is just there ready waiting
to be watched. I find the command-line options slightly obscure, but
aside from that get_iplayer will revolutionise my TV watching - it
makes it easier than piracy!

I miss out on the best of BBC radio because I'm rarely driving when
it's on, and I just don't listen at home. A customer of mine gave me
an old iPod mini a while back - is an obsolete model, but its 4gig
memory is still enough for hours of shows - so I've bought a 7 radio
transmitter on eBay so I can time-shift radio, too. That's gonna be
great, too!


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