gui wrapper for get_iplayer: testers on linux needed
roadcone at gmx.com
Sat Sep 21 11:34:39 EDT 2013
On 21/09/13 15:35, Alan Campbell wrote:
> There are several gui wrappers for get_iplayer out there already
> (e.g. giplayer, giplayer-ext and a KDE Kommander script, Get iPlayer
> I've grabbed code from the first two and added another one,
> provisonally named gigi, that runs on ubuntu
> (and probably on other linux variants with gtk, like Fedora).
> It adds:
> autocompletion offered in the search box, using iPlayer
> categories plus any successful search terms previously entered.
> you can choose a channel to search on; from the Preferences
> dialog you can choose which types of programme to search for,
> and whether to include already-downloaded programmes in your
> search results
> descriptions shown for any programme selected in search results,
> including image and url.
> multiple simultaneous downloads
> ability to play programmes as well as download them (code nicked
> from giplayer-ext)
> more configuration options:
> type of programmes searched for (including podcasts),
> output file name,
> whether previous downloaded programmes show in search results,
> Would someone with a linux box be able to give it a try? Runs okay
> on my ubuntu machines, but I could do with some alpha testers.
> Does it work for you?
> Anything in gui you don't like? Defaults you'd prefer otherwise?
> Any other get_iplayer features that could be wrapped? (I've not
> done anything about pvr, not sure what that would look like).
> The html page in distro (more or less same as detail page reached
> from link below) describes all the options available.
> Mac version is probably near-impossible.
> Windows version would require considerable work.
> gigi (or whatever it's to be called) here:
> get_iplayer mailing list
> get_iplayer at lists.infradead.org
Your url takes me to Prompts (on the bottom of the menu page) and not gigi.
I habitually use get_iplayer in terminal but would be happy to try it
out provided there exists a clean uninstall routine.
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