Get Iplayer for Windows
Christopher Woods (CustomMade)
christopher at custommade.org.uk
Thu Aug 4 20:56:19 EDT 2011
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> [mailto:get_iplayer-bounces at lists.infradead.org] On Behalf Of
> David Woodhouse
> Sent: 04 August 2011 20:22
> To: powerlee at aol.com
> Cc: get_iplayer at lists.infradead.org
> Subject: Re: Get Iplayer for Windows
> On Thu, 2011-08-04 at 13:29 -0400, powerlee at aol.com wrote:
> > Is there any news on the Windows installer version of the Get I
> > Player program being updated?
> > Get I Player Version 2.79 doesnt seem to work any more.
> > Will the rtmpdump file be upgraded from 2.2d to version
> 2.4? Or is
> > there any other way of upgrading this file on a Window's
> based system?
> > There is lots of info out there on the board for Linux &
> Ubuntu but
> > none for us Windows users.
> > Thanks in advance for any help
> I would love for someone to step forward and maintain the
> Windows stuff.
> Life is *so* much harder on Windows where we have to do so
> much for ourselves, as opposed to the Linux packages where we
> just mark it as depending on perl, ffmpeg, rtmpdump etc., and
> everything "Just Works".
> And updates for packages like rtmpdump *also* happen
> properly, because there's a system-wide update mechanism that works.
> I've occasionally tried to keep it up to date, but
> fundamentally I just don't care about Windows. I'm never
> going to do a good job of it, and I only even *boot* Windows
> to test the installation, so I'm not a good person to do it.
> I'd be more than happy to 'hand over', and show someone how I
> got it working, and give them access to the FTP site so that
> they can keep things up to date (for example by testing newer
> versions of the various dependencies and adjusting the links
> to them, etc.)
Your work to date has been most appreciated by what I think's probably a
largely quiet Windows user community. Thanks on behalf of all of us for
keeping the win32 fork maintained after everyone thought it was going to
curl up in a corner and die of unnatural causes...!
Would a 'differential' installer be a kludge fix? Any simpler for you to
implement? Everyone would to install a snapshotted base version, then after
that install the latest update to obtain latest stable builds and update
references etc. I've not updated get_iplayer since the last major win32
release - it works, I read about problems with the latest 'current' linux
builds (which are subsequently patched very quickly by guys on here... but
I'm in the "Works? DON'T TOUCH IT" camp ;-)
Would it be less work to just write a quick script-based installer which
relied upon a preexisting get_iplayer install for updates? (this of course
doesn't count all of the required work to compile functional win32 builds of
course!) Unfortunately I have close to nil experience with compiling
components for win32, frustrating because in this kind of situation I really
wish I could helpfully contribute.
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