Nov 19 2009

get_iplayer development is taking a seasonal break. I’d like to call it a ‘winter freeze’ but actually I’m just going to stop development until next year. After 20 months of solid development and almost 250 releases I think deserve a well earned break! Feel free to post bug reports and comments as usual but please don’t expect to get a personal reply. The comments are moderated so please don’t expect to see them published too quickly. I plan to pull all the bugs reported together in January 2010 and follow-up where required then also. Now go and enjoy all your stored masses of recordings over Christmas when the BBC don’t broadcast much worth watching.


  • On November 19th, 2009, bigula said:

    Many thanks for your hard work and dedication on this great utility!

    • On November 20th, 2009, Jason A said:

      Thanks Phil, excellent work … You deserve a rest!

      • On November 24th, 2009, Graham said:

        gret news….boost your batteries and come back fighting…who knows…you may be ready for a bash at itv/c5 again!

        • On November 25th, 2009, Andy said:

          Enjoy your break! At one point you were putting out updates quicker than I could install them… 🙂

          • On November 25th, 2009, magic144 said:

            cheers for this great utility Phil – enjoy Xmas!

            • On November 25th, 2009, Andrew said:

              Thank you Phil for all the hard work you put into get_iplayer and the time you spend answering questions, problems, etc., it really is appreciated 🙂

              • On November 25th, 2009, si said:

                many thanks for what you’ve done get_iplayer is a fantatsic program

                • On November 27th, 2009, David said:

                  Thanks for making get_iplayer the great app it is… enjoy your time away from it.

                  • On November 29th, 2009, liam said:

                    have a nice x-mas hope you get itv working ? plz thx !!!

                    • On December 19th, 2009, PeteH said:

                      Some of the ITV problem is down to them revamping the site and not completing it. I’ve found a few programmes that are listed when browsing the actual ITVplayer site but are not accessible when you click on the link.

                      Thanks Phil for all your hard word and have a happy Xmas.

                      My Wishlist: a way to save ‘searches’… like ‘pvr’ but just showing the matches without downloading them. I regularly check ‘book of the week’ but would like to see what it is before deciding to download it

                      • On December 20th, 2009, linuxcentre said:

                        For the saved searches try looking at the –preset options.

                    • On December 6th, 2009, Don said:

                      Totally agree with the other posts, it’s great app & much thanks for developing it.

                      My ask is for a Firefox plugin that would allow me to kick off a get_iplayer download as I browse

                      • On December 13th, 2009, Benjamin said:

                        Thanks a million for your hard work!
                        Life in HD makes me ultra happy 🙂

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