Posts tagged: pvr

Sep 12 2009

New Features in get_iplayer and Web PVR Manager

Plenty of new features in get_iplayer and Web PVR Manager. It’s been a while; 18 versions of Web PVR Manager and 29 versions of get_iplayer have been released since I last wrote about them.

get_iplayer:

I recommend running get_iplayer –long-help to see full help on these new options.

  • Recording History search/indexing support (–history)
  • Ability to list programme Series names for improved readability (–series)
  • Multiple thumbnail sizes support (–thumbsize, –thumbsizemeta)
  • Improved meta-data display (–info)
  • Audio Description support for BBC iPlayer (–versions=audiodescribed)
  • Multi-mode support – i.e. ability to record more than one mode of the same programme (–multimode)
  • Better support for recording BBC iPlayer embedded media URLs (–url)
  • Support of BBC iPlayer short URLs (–url)
  • Ability to specify how long to record a live stream (–stop)
  • Ability to specify stop and start time offsets in BBC iPlayer TV and Radio programmes (–stop, –start)
  • Support for ‘presets’ – predefined sets of options (–preset)

Web PVR Manager:

  • One-click Series recording, playback and PVR queuing of available and recorded programmes
  • Ability to search and play back the Recordings
  • Improved programme info display with thumbnails and clickable URLs
  • Full support for running under Apache as well as the built-in web server (see the README file)
  • Improved navigation
  • Support for streaming under Windows
  • Software Update button
  • Help page and tool-tip improvements
  • Great new logo
Dec 15 2008

Don’t Want to Miss that Programme on iPlayer over Christmas?

You know how it gets over the Christmas period; busy visiting relatives and friends, drinking and partying. The last thing you remember to do is to watch that crucial episode on iPlayer within the minute window of seven days the BBC has kindly granted you.
Now is the time to set up get_iplayer to act as a PVR (you know Sky+, TiVo, series-link, etc, etc)! get_iplayer can be easily configured to automatically download your favourite BBC TV programmes just like any other PVR except that there are no limits on how many programmes you can ‘record’ simultaneously (OK, except your broadband speed maybe). You even get seven days grace when you’ve forgotten to setup the PVR.

Here is a quick guide to setting it up. Read more »

Oct 01 2008

get_iplayer has new BBC iPlayer PVR functionality

Ever wanted to automatically download your favourite BBC iPlayer programmes and podcasts? Well now get_iplayer v0.84 can act as a quite sophisticated PVR.

It allows you to download any number of iPlayer / podcast programmes using any combination of search terms that you would normally run on the get_iplayer command line. This includes searching by channel, category, version(i.e. Signed or Default), date added, programme name, episode name, description etc.

The PVR searches are saved in ~/.get_iplayer/pvr/. You can Add, Delete and List the PVR searches. You’ll need to run a single command from a scheduler such as the Unix cron daemon (or possibly
the Windows scheduler).

Examples of usage are as follow:
Read more »

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