[ubuntu-uk] Anyway of downloading Iplayer?

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Tue Feb 5 18:58:47 GMT 2008

Alan Pope wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 05, 2008 at 05:58:47PM +0000, Javad Ayaz wrote:
>> Does anyone know how to download files from the iplayer?
> Run Windows in a virtual machine such as QEMU or VirtualBox. Install the 
> bare minimum and then install iPlayer on that. When using the iplayer 
> website you'll get a link at the bottom to download programmes.
> _Apparently_ you can strip the DRM off the files and then send them over the 
> network to your Linux boxes and watch the content there.
> Cheers,
> Al.

You could also install the DownloadHelper plugin for Firefox and stream 
the videos in Firefox although the drawback in this is the streamed 
video isn't great quality (watchable but not brilliant).


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