I love to use the get_iplayer app to record and keep my favourite Programmes, after all, my licence fee has paid for them.
Unfortunately, it’s interface is text only and that can be a little intimidating for some, so a couple of years ago, I wrote a GUI front end for it in the AutoIT scripting language, and now it was time to update that in a new language – Java.
If you don’t have Java installed, it should offer you the option to do so. Some people don’t like having Java on their PCs, muttering about security, but it is a very secure, sandboxed system.
- Download get_iplayer from here and install it. If there is a later version offered, then click the link to access that. Download and install the 32-bit Version, even if you have a 64-bit machine.
- Download and install my GUI front end from here
- When you run the app, simply go to your iPlayer window in your browser and copy the address at the top. This is one: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b086tqm4/doctor-who-the-return-of-doctor-mysterio (although that probably is too old now, choose a new one)
- Go back to my App and paste it into the text box.
- If it is a Radio program, select Radio, otherwise the default is a TV programme
- Hit Download and a textbox will open up and do the downloading for you. Get_iPlayer has a folder on the Desktop called “iPlayer Recordings” and you will find all your TV programmes and Radio Shows there
I didn’t create get_iplayer, there are cleverer people who have done that, I certainly didn’t make Java, but I make this front end available to the world free-of-charge under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC License. All I ask you for is your prayers for my ministry here in Plymouth, call it PRAYERWARE if you like! I accept no responsibility for it, I made it for my own use and share it with you because I’m nice like that…