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I should have taken a pot shot at recording it, my bad! Hope it'll be round again in not too many months
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Good but time slot too short to allow plot to develop.
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Radio Programmes - Info \'n\' Reviews / Re: Rebus: Fleshmarket Close
« Last Post by Truthyness on October 21, 2017, 07:03:42 PM »
Hail Kiddo!
Thanks for posting this I missed it!
Hope all as well as can be your side in the aftermath of those horrid fires.
Am on the scrounge ... having been dragged by the Grim Reaper kicking 'n screaming into the real world ... it's been tough and expected to get tougher!
Wondered if Follett's Vulcan thingy was worthwhile and if so, if anyone might oblige with the 1st ep which is no longer available on L.A.
Sorry to bother the Beebotron collective with this ...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007jshr
In anticipated gratitude.
 8)
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These links give access to the Beeb's secret pages on which the full details of their hls and dash url's can be found -


The VPID (final 8 characters) is the only part of the url that changes for each radio programme -

      http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/pc/vpid/00000000

      http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/mobile-phone-main/vpid/00000000

      http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/mobile-phone-main/transferformat/hls/vpid/00000000

Here, I've replaced the actual vpid with 8 zero's. Simply choose one of the three links, and substitute an actual vpid for the 8 zero's.


You can find the actual VPID for an individual radio show on one of these pages -

      https://beebotron.org/listings/radio4extra/hls/
      https://beebotron.org/listings/radio4extra/dash/

or open the radio show in your browser, and start it playing, then right-click on the window in which the show is playing.



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Help / Re: get_iPlayer trouble....
« Last Post by Ed on October 21, 2017, 03:44:29 AM »
In practice, I find that the download speed I get varies every time I use get_iplayer. But it also varies markedly when I'm using other solutions too (such as rtmpdump.exe or ffmpeg.exe or YouTube-dl.exe), so I don't worry too much about it.

My download speed varies because of my ISP (after 6pm I find that my ISP slows down, as users start to get home from work and log-on), or because of heavy use of the BBC website (which can be much slower than other sites at weekends, for example, a time when demand is particularly high).

You don't have an actual problem with get_iplayer itself, unless that program stops functioning.

But sometimes it can help speed things up if you clear get_iplayer's cache (provided you don't do so more than once a day: caching some information on your machine makes some functions of get_iplayer run quicker). Open the directory C:\Users\%Username%\.get_iplayer and delete all the files named .cache and then re-start get_iplayer.




DASH and HLS links in XML format

These links give access to the Beeb's secret pages, on which the full details of their hls and dash url's can be found -


The VPID (final 8 characters) is the only part of the url that changes for each radio programme -

      http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/pc/vpid/00000000

      http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/mobile-phone-main/vpid/00000000

      http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/mobile-phone-main/transferformat/hls/vpid/00000000

Here, I've replaced the actual vpid with 8 zero's. Simply choose one of the three links, and substitute an actual vpid for the 8 zero's.


You can find the actual VPID for an individual radio show on one of these pages -

      https://beebotron.org/listings/radio4extra/hls/
      https://beebotron.org/listings/radio4extra/dash/

or open the radio show in your browser, and start it playing, then right-click on the window in which the show is playing.


This is basically what get_iplayer is doing for you, i.e. it does all the above so you don't have to. But the information might be helpful to anyone reading this who prefers to use other software (such as rtmpdump.exe or ffmpeg.exe or YouTube-dl.exe).




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The Radio 4 Extra listing for the seven days beginning 21/10/17 has been posted at the following permanent link:

http://www.radio-lists.org.uk/4x

This contains the online listing and the pdf: hover the mouse over the 'pdf' button and right-click and 'save as' to download, or left-click to display and then possibly print through the pdf viewer.

The rtf version is no longer produced, but there is a printer-friendly html version under the 'print-frendly' button; download and viewing is as per the procedure above for the pdf.

An archive is being built up - see the 'archive' button. Archive versions are also available under the 'print-friendly' button.

Note that the online version now lands on the current programme; to read next week's list early, use the 'Archive' drop-down list.
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Book at Bedtime, Ian Rankin - The Deathwatch Journal

Episode 1 of 5

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b098ht06

1/5. A new crime serial specially written for Book at Bedtime by the best-selling
author of the Rebus novels. Set in Edinburgh in 1962 a prison
guard watches over a man sentenced to hang for the murder of his wife.
Read by Jimmy Chisholm. Producer Bruce Young.

Release date: 16 October 2017
28 days left to listen
15 minutes
 
Mon 16 Oct 2017
22:45
BBC RADIO 4
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Help / Re: get_iPlayer trouble....
« Last Post by Janaru on October 18, 2017, 10:39:13 PM »
Mine is working pretty well, now, although a bit slow on download. The previous version was lightning fast. Have you found this to be the case, Ed?
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Help / Re: get_iPlayer trouble....
« Last Post by Ed on October 18, 2017, 03:31:02 AM »
In case anyone needs this information -


The current version of get_iplayer for Windows is 3.05:

  https://github.com/get-iplayer/get_iplayer_win32/releases


The installation program installed get_iplayer in this directory on my machine (running Windows 7):

  C:\Program Files (x86)\Get_iPlayer


You have to create a download directory yourself. I created it as a sub-directory of the program's directory:

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Get_iPlayer\Downloads


The installer program does create a shortcut on the Desktop for you to use. I suggest using my batch file instead - see above. But if you need the shortcut, and haven't got it, here is what it contains. In the 'Target' box it has this command -

Code: [Select]
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k get_iplayer.cmd --search dontshowanymatches && get_iplayer.cmd --help
And in the 'Start in' box it contains this:  %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%



Before you begin

Windows 7 is the minimum version supported by get_iplayer v3 - Windows XP and Vista are not supported. Use the version 2 installer for XP and Vista. This seems to be only because the bundled version of ffmpeg.exe included in the v3 package does not work on those earlier Windows versions.

Also, you must replace the bundled version of ffmpeg anyway, in order to convert output files to MP4 and to add metadata tags.

The installer includes all necessary dependencies: AtomicParsley, ffmpeg, and a customised version of Strawberry Perl. This is the only supported configuration of get_iplayer for Windows. If you use any other version of those tools, your installation of get_iplayer is not supported: i.e. you can't ask the development team for help if you hit a problem using earlier versions of those tools.


Upgrading

There is generally no need to uninstall the previous version of get_iplayer before installing a new version. You can simply install over the previous version. However, if you prefer to uninstall and re-install, that should work just as well.


Command-line interface

An "All Users" installation will be performed, with get_iplayer installed in:

  C:\Program Files (x86)\get_iplayer

To start the program go to get_iplayer > get_iplayer on the Start menu. The program will launch in a console window.

The working directory of the console window will be your home directory (%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%). You may also open a normal command prompt (cmd.exe) and run get_iplayer commands there.

NOTE: Do not launch get_iplayer.cmd (in the installation directory) directly from Windows Explorer. The batch file will quit immediately after updating the programme cache. You must run get_iplayer from the Start menu shortcut, or in a command prompt window, for it to work properly.


Notes

The installer will append the installation directory to the value of your system PATH environment variable. You can thus invoke the program from any command prompt, with any working directory, by entering your get_iplayer command at the prompt and hitting Return. The Start Menu shortcut is installed for convenience.

The path for the embedded Perl distribution (perl subdirectory) and the path to the included atomicparsley and ffmpeg utilities (utils subdirectory) are not permanently added to %PATH%. They are temporarily prepended to %PATH% only when get_iplayer batch scripts are running. If %PATH% is already quite large (>=2048 chars), e.g. because of other software packages that did not properly update %PATH% on install or uninstall, you may experience problems launching get_iplayer, perl or external programs. You may encounter error messages similar to "get_iplayer.cmd is not recognized as an internal or external command". You may also encounter similar problems if your PATH environment variables contain invalid or corrupted file paths or mismatched quotes. First, try rebooting your machine. If that does not help, you will need to clean obsolete and invalid entries from your PATH environment variable settings. Run echo %PATH% from a command prompt to check the value.

Do not launch get_iplayer or the Web PVR Manager with 'Run as administrator'. It will open the get_iplayer console window in C:\WINDOWS\system32, which is a system directory where you should not be working. It should not be necessary to run them as administrator.


Features

  - Downloads TV and radio programmes from BBC iPlayer
  - Allows multiple programmes to be downloaded using a single command
  - Indexing of most available iPlayer catch-up programmes  (not BBC Three, Red Button, or iPlayer Exclusive)
  - Caching of index with automatic updating
  - Regex search on programme name
  - Regex search on programme description and episode title
  - Filter search results by channel
  - Direct download via programme ID or URL
  - PVR capability (may be used with cron or Task Scheduler)
  - HTTP proxy support
  - Perl 5.10.1+ required, plus LWP, LWP::Protocol::https,XML::LibXML and Mojolicious modules
  - Requires ffmpeg for conversion to MP4 and AtomicParsley for metadata tagging
  - Runs on Linux/BSD (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenBSD and others),  macOS (10.10+), Windows (7/8/10) (XP/Vista not supported)


NOTE:

1.  get_iplayer can only search for programmes that were broadcast on BBC linear services within the previous 30 days, even if some are available for more than 30 days on the iPlayer site. Any programmes that are still available after 30 days must be located on the iPlayer site and downloaded directly via PID or URL.

2.  get_iplayer does not support downloading news/sport videos, other embedded media, archive sites, special collections, educational material, programme clips or any content other than whole episodes of programmes broadcast on BBC linear services within the previous 30 days, plus episodes of BBC Three programmes posted within the same period. It may be possible to download other content directly via PID or URL, but such use is not supported.




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The Radio 4 Extra listing for the seven days beginning 14/10/17 has been posted at the following permanent link:

http://www.radio-lists.org.uk/4x

This contains the online listing and the pdf: hover the mouse over the 'pdf' button and right-click and 'save as' to download, or left-click to display and then possibly print through the pdf viewer.

The rtf version is no longer produced, but there is a printer-friendly html version under the 'print-frendly' button; download and viewing is as per the procedure above for the pdf.

An archive is being built up - see the 'archive' button. Archive versions are also available under the 'print-friendly' button.

Note that the online version now lands on the current programme; to read next week's list early, use the 'Archive' drop-down list.
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