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.
- Download and install my GUI front end from here. Dropbox will say that .exe files can’t be previewed, but that is fine and to be expected, so then select to either “download” or “save to your (own) dropbpox”, if you have one.
- 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
- 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…