Monday, 27 February 2012
Download BBC shows on Linux with get_Iplayer
get_Iplayer is an easy way to download tv and radio from the bbc iplayer website.
get_iplayer can be downloaded from linuxcentre.net
the below command can be used to download TV or radio given the correct link.
sudo get_iplayer --get --type <type> --url=<url>
<type> - the type will either be 'tv' or 'radio' depending on what you wish to download.
<url> - to get the url its best if you click 'Link to this' button on Iplayer website.
This has been very useful for me as I'm constantly missing my favorite shows. Below I have added a very simple script:
echo "tv or radio?"
echo "PLease paste in you link for the content you wish to download:"
get_iplayer --get --type $option --url=$url
this can be adapted to make a series link. I suggest looking into 'crontab' or the 'at' command