[PATCH] Add MP3 VBR Encoding Option

Shevek shevek at shevek.co.uk
Tue Jul 26 10:01:26 EDT 2011

On 26 July 2011 14:57, Shevek <shevek at shevek.co.uk> wrote:
> 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.

Also note that you can set each media type to save to a different directory.

get_iplayer --longhelp

gives more details, but here is the relevant bit:

--output, -o <dir>               Recording output directory
--outputliveradio <dir>          Output directory for live radio recordings
--outputlivetv <dir>             Output directory for live tv recordings
--outputlocalfiles <dir>         Output directory for localfiles recordings
--outputpodcast <dir>            Output directory for podcast recordings
--outputradio <dir>              Output directory for radio recordings
--outputtv <dir>                 Output directory for tv recordings


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