[PATCH] Update iPlayer EMP version

Steve Anderson steve at twindx.co.uk
Wed Oct 20 04:25:27 EDT 2010

On 19 October 2010 22:12, tim lane <timmy.lane at gmail.com> wrote:

> I tracked down the relevant file (get_iplayer.pl) in "C:\Program Files
> (x86)\get_iplayer" and manually edited the url in Notepad. However
> this did not work.
> I eventually found a further copy of the file in the virtual store
> (C:\Users\***\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files
> (x86)\get_iplayer) and edited that instead and it worked a treat.

Windows 7 (and Vista before it) has a virtual layer of file system
that gets applied over the top of the actual file system for system
files (like the Program Files directory). It's a security feature that
frustrated the hell out of us in my last job, where the installers we
were working on weren't working properly and took a while to figure
out what was going on.

You may find it possible to edit files by opening a file editor as an
administrator - right click on the icon in the Start Menu and select
"Run as administrator", and then open the file. I'd recommend getting
something a bit more substantial than Notepad, even if you're not
likely to do much more than tweak settings - Notepad++ is a good place
to start, is light enough to not get in the way but handles big files
well and provides syntax highlighting for lots of languages, Perl
included. (It's what I've got for quick fixes on my non-programming PC
at home.)


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