[PATCH] updated URL for BBC flash player, added --swfurl

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 08:12:36 EDT 2011

On 28/07/2011 03:07, Chun Hei Lau wrote:
> Hi,
> How to apply your patch onto the windows installer version of get_iplayer?
> I've tried hundreds of times but still failed.
> I can't download any programs on bbc iplayer now (failed after 2 or 3
> minutes) so your advice is very important for me.
> I look forward to hearing your reply.
> Yours,
> Marco

First, if your query is about something that appeared on the mailing 
list, please post to the list.  That's your best chance of finding 
someone who can help.  This reply is also going to the list.

Second, if you're having a problem, provide specifics.  I would question 
your sanity if you've really tried to apply the same patch hundreds of 
times, so less hyperbole and more information, please.  Patches may 
become obsolete or may be based on a version of get_iplayer different 
from yours - there are many variables.  If you're unsure about patching 
in general, Google is your friend.

Patches are not the best way to communicate changes to a list of 
(mostly) non-developers, but they may be useful to those who know what 
to do with them.  Fortunately, there is no need to apply patches to 
solve your problem.  With the recent changes at the BBC end, the best 
way to be sure you have a working get_iplayer is to retrieve an 
up-to-date version from one of the available git repositories.  See:


The infradead.org repository has the fix you (and everyone else) needs. 
  My fork has all the infradead.org patches plus all other patches that 
have appeared on the list.

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