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    Default BBC iPlayer desktop not working

    Has anyone got the iPlayer desktop working in 11.1? iPlayer works if I watch the file by streaming live online but if I choose to download the file nothing happens.

    If I try start iPlayer desktop nothing happens except a small box or something flashes up on the screen very quickly before disappearing and I get a BBC process in the process list.

    I have Adobe Air 1.5 installed, flash player 10.0.31.18 insatlled and the latest BBC iPlayer desktop (cannot remember version).
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    Default Re: BBC iPlayer desktop not working

    Try using get_iplayer from Packman
    Instructions here:
    Documentation | Linuxcentre

    I get HD program of say 1.2GB in 15 mins
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    Default Re: BBC iPlayer desktop not working

    You use a terminal, here is an example. After doing the: get_iplayer
    All the feeds will show in a A-Z list

    Here is a of screen of it
    The list with an example command highlighted - it matches the last in the list

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    Thanks caf.
    I've installed get_iplayer and am playing around with it but have a question. The documentation lists some external programs that may be required by get_iplayer most of which I already have. One program I don't have is flvstreamer. Is this generally required? I can't find it any of the main SuSe repos or on the suse software web page.
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    Default Re: BBC iPlayer desktop not working

    Quote Originally Posted by suse_tpx60s View Post
    Thanks caf.
    I've installed get_iplayer and am playing around with it but have a question. The documentation lists some external programs that may be required by get_iplayer most of which I already have. One program I don't have is flvstreamer. Is this generally required? I can't find it any of the main SuSe repos or on the suse software web page.
    I don't have this in suse, but do in F10. So no, not needed.
    You may need to set the terminal scrolling to 2000
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    Default Re: BBC iPlayer desktop not working

    OK thanks. One other thing. Have you updated get_iplayer to the latest 2.41 version or still using the pacman 1.71 version? Will running the command
    Code:
    get_iplayer --update
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    Default Re: BBC iPlayer desktop not working

    Quote Originally Posted by suse_tpx60s View Post
    OK thanks. One other thing. Have you updated get_iplayer to the latest 2.41 version or still using the pacman 1.71 version? Will running the command
    Code:
    get_iplayer --update
    break my install?
    I just stick with Packman in SUSE!
    If you look at the get_iplayer site, it doesn't provide packages for SUSE.

    It can be trick to set up.

    I'll reply in more detail later. I have to work.
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    OK, I'll leave it as it is. Thanks.
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    Default Re: BBC iPlayer desktop not working

    As I said, I use it as I demonstrated in the pictures
    EG:

    get_iplayer --get 50 --vmode=flashhigh
    or
    get_iplayer --get 50 --vmode=flashvhigh
    or
    get_iplayer --get 50 --vmode=flashhd

    Thing is I can't recall exactly what I did to set up above and beyond the install from Packman. Because I have flvstreamer. But I'm not sure if I'm using IT or rtmpdump. I have a feeling the latter.
    I know I am using flvstreamer in Fedora and behaves differently.

    I think you have to su in a terminal

    and do:
    Code:
    chmod 755 /usr/bin/rtmpdump
    I think then:

    Code:
    get_iplayer --prefs-add --rtmpdump /usr/bin/rtmpdump
    In Fedora I just put flvstreamer in place of rtmpdump

    I think I have the flvstreamer because I put it there.

    You can ask questions at the get_iplayer site too. I find the documentation difficult to wade thru.
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    Default Re: BBC iPlayer desktop not working

    Thanks. I managed to download a couple of programs using the default settings i.e. get_iplayer --get 123. I'll experiment with the modes, and the other switches when I have a little more time.

    I agree about the documentation.
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