[PATCH] Add MP3 VBR Encoding Option

Shevek shevek at shevek.co.uk
Tue Jul 26 09:57:37 EDT 2011

On 26 July 2011 14:47, Patrick Byrne <p.o.byrne at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi shevek, sorry to trouble you but you seem to be an expert and I am a
> novice. i use the windows version of get_iplayer in Win 7 and usually use
> the command prompt to issue recording instructions. How do i change the
> default directory from "desktop\iplayer recordings"? I want to save my
> downloads on an external drive.  Hope you can help.
> Many thanks.

Hi Patrick,

it's best to keep these sorts of questions on list as I may not be
able to answer quickly and others on the list will certainly be able
to help too!

To set your download path you need to use the --output command.

You can do this per download but it is easier to add it to your
options file once, then all subsequent get_iplayer commands will use
the options file setting.

If your external drive letter is 'x' and you have an 'iPlayer
Recordings' folder in the root of the drive then use this command:

get_iplayer --prefs-add --output "x:\iPlayer Recordings"

Change the path to match your needs.



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