I believe I originally used an rpm version, I have:
> locate get_iplayer
I use the command:
perl ~/bin/get_iplayer.cgi --listen=127.0.0.1 --port=1935 --getiplayer=/usr/bin/get_iplayer
I tried downloading 2.61 and it ran no problem
and it upgraded to 2.64. Note I believe 2.63 gives the same error. I have yet to try 2.62 but I believe it works.