Can't find Horizon episode using PVR interface
dinkypumpkin at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 14:49:10 PDT 2014
On 14/09/2014 21:51, geoff.getiplayer at alphaworks.co.uk wrote:
Reply to the list, not to me.
> Well spotted on the episodes 10 and 12!
But I was wrong about your episode not being on the iPlayer site. It is
there after all, but that still doesn't mean a get_iplayer search will
> So, to fill in a gap in my understanding, how does get_iplayer get its
> view of what programmes are available? I noticed that recently
> get_iplayer didn't see the week's worth of radio programmes with the
> four week expiry date beyond the normal week whereas (I think) the
> iPhone app did. I think about a week's worth of radio had longer expiry
> dates after some service failure (I was out of the UK at the time)...
The data feeds used by get_iplayer contain only the previous 7 days of
programme broadcasts. The exception is that certain series (e.g., some
BBC-produced shows like Doctor Who) have all their episodes available in
the feeds as a "series catch-up". As with Horizon, older episodes of
other series may still be available, but you'll need to use URLs or PIDs
to get them. They won't appear in the results of a get_iplayer search
because they are not in the data feeds.
> The search working for you is odd, when I put the URL in the Quick URL
> field (the default .* in Search, the default Name in "Search in" with
> only BBC TV ticked) I get the entire ~1300 programmes returned, as if
> I'd not set any search criteria.
Quick URL is for recording, not for searching. Go back and look at the
old thread you referenced in your original message: Click "Record" after
entering the URL.
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