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    Default [Solution] - Download BBC iplayer content to iphone.

    Demo video on youtube. Downloading (from inside UK) BBC content i.e not streaming. Then viewing via MxTube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBw68HfcODs

    Update - Script ready for testing http://ipl2iph.blogspot.com/

    Update 2nd script for BBC podcast downloading also at above address
    Last edited by fl3tch; 09-09-2008 at 05:17 PM. Reason: update



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    Quote Originally Posted by fl3tch View Post
    Proof of concept video on youtube. Downloading (from inside UK) BBC content i.e not streaming. Then viewing via MxTube.

    If there are any good bash scripters out there who would like to tidy my code up for public consumption, and there is enough interest i'll make my script available.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5fG7Mb9Hcs
    OOoooooo yes this looks very promising

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    I had to clarify on another forum so I'll copy here too....

    This is at the moment an experiment born from my own frustration of having to use my pcs to download the iphone content (non drm'd mp4), import to itunes and sync, just to have stuff to watch whilst travelling.

    Also I travel abroad frequently - and saw the need to download on the fly, without pulling out a laptop.

    With the changes in 2.0, solutions like avplayer have stopped and MxTube is at the moment the only solution that uses the inbuilt video player.

    This will probably never be an app only a script as it relies on the work of paul battley to grab the content. I may write a wrapper to the script, so to only ask for the identifier and whether a proxy should be used. Making it nearly idiot proof. But as there are so many new iphone users who never experienced the "old-days" - I dont want the hassle of responding to the " I demand a gui brigade".

    I have received some interest already - so when i have time i'll tidy things up and release the script. (should really ask MxTubes permission also)

    Thanks for the support so far.

    Also I fully support the way the BBC is funded and would happily pay 2x the fee for the QUALITY of their content, just not happy with the restrictions of the iplayer for the license payer.
    Last edited by fl3tch; 08-20-2008 at 03:07 AM. Reason: typo

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    bump for update to first post

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    tried your script, worked perfectly just as your instructions said thanks very much for it

    Cant wait for a proper iplayer app where you dont need to type commands though

    nice work.


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    Exciting concept... keep going!

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    I've played around with making an app for this, but the state of play since 2.0 is making life very tricky.

    Also I think an app is nearly redundant, The BBC is quite fond of changing things around so an app could be easily broken.

    I want to do the same for bbc podcasts but then i'll have to look into another solution for playback (probably local server and php).

    I've made another version of the script that has no interactivity i.e just type ipl2iph as mobile, that i'll post on the site soon (you could even rename the script to "a" if the keypresses are still too lengthy )

    But for now it does what it says on the tin, which i'm more than happy with.

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    yea no interactivity and "a " sounds good

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    Have made a second script (podget) for downloading BBC podcasts and playback by dTunes.

    http://ipl2iph.blogspot.com/

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    thanks for this

    At the moment, i'm downloading using this: http://po-ru.com/projects/iplayer-downloader/, then syncing onto my phone using iTunes.

    An iplayer downloader on the go is great


 

 
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