gui wrapper for get_iplayer: testers on linux needed
dinkypumpkin at gmail.com
Sat Sep 21 14:55:11 EDT 2013
On 21/09/2013 15:35, Alan Campbell wrote:
> Does it work for you?
Tested on Xubuntu 13.04
Your application doesn't download local/regional radio programmes. You
can invoke a download, but no file is produced. I suspect you just need
to add the necessary recording mode (flashaudio).
> Anything in gui you don't like? Defaults you'd prefer otherwise?
The "aac" and "m4a" radio formats are redundant. Only AAC audio is
wrapped in a M4A container, so one implies the other. Since you have
excluded WMA mode, you only really need two settings, something like:
"Default" (MP3 for local/regional radio, M4A for national radio) and
"Force MP3" (local/regional radio unaffected, national radio transcoded
I suggest you remove the rtsp* radio modes. They're rarely used, they're
real-time only and they have never worked properly to my knowledge.
They may sometimes work for live radio playback, but that's irrelevant
to your application.
On first launch, only "include radio" is ticked in Search -> Include
media types. I suggest having "include tv" set by default as well, or
at least make "include tv" the default to conform with get_iplayer.
It would be handy if radio and tv channels were grouped together in the
> Any other get_iplayer features that could be wrapped?
Perhaps the ability to perform a cache refresh?
> gigi (or whatever it's to be called) here:
I suggest you list your minimum get_iplayer version as 2.83. Every
version earlier than 2.83 is broken for TV downloading. I expect most
people have gotten the message, but there will no doubt be a few new
users with Ubuntu LTS who will get burned unless they get a firm pointer
towards the PPA build and get_iplayer 2.83+.
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