[ubuntu-uk] iplayer downloads

Joshua Scotton josh at JoshuaScotton.com
Mon Jun 16 12:57:03 BST 2008

On Mon, 2008-06-16 at 07:21 -0400, matt at mattjones.me.uk wrote:
> Original Message:
> -----------------
> From:  dvhllswrth at aol.com
> Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 07:12:12 -0400
> To: ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: [ubuntu-uk] iplayer downloads
> I can't save the stream using mplayer -dumpstream http://www.bbc.co.....etc.
> I locate the url from firefox using unplug. It works for other streams but
> not this one.
> Does anyone had a better way?? Apart from? MS.
> David.
> ________________________________________________________________________
> AOL's new homepage has launched. Take a tour at
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> AFAIK, there is no way to capture the stream at the moment. 
> MJ

Because of the recent iPhone compatibility there is a loophole which
allows you to download episodes from the flash iPlayer in mp4 format.

I saw a working perl script for it a couple of months back but I'm not
going to link to it on this mailing list as its probably illegal and
definitely breaks the BBC's T&Cs.


Joshua Scotton, MAAT

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