Get_iplayer on Raspberry Pi

Alex Eames alex at
Sun May 27 16:02:54 EDT 2012

Hi all,

A couple of us at the Raspberry Pi forums have managed to install and 
use get_iplayer on the Pi.
I saw there was a thread in March about this, but nothing since, as 
nobody had one back then.

This thread was posted yesterday with links to a blog install tutorial 
which works fine...

Testing the Pi install of 2.80 Vs my Ubuntu version I noticed that it 
downloaded at a
much lower resolution.

Have I got news for you defaulted to 640 x 360 on the Pi
instead of 1280 x 720 on my Ubuntu machine which has 
2.80+n18-gitace42f3-ppa5 on it.

So my question is, is there a way to install a more up to date version 
on a Raspberry Pi running Debian squeeze?

Or is it simply a question of waiting for the next full version to be 
released? It seems that the versions here are just for 

Sorry - I haven't much idea how to proceed. I have tried using git but 
it only gave me 2.80. Any suggestions?
Get-iplayer works very well on the Raspberry Pi at 640 x 360, but the 
Pi's biggest strength is that it is 1080p capable using Omxplayer or 

Thanks in advance


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