Able To Download!

Alan Milewczyk soulman1949 at
Mon Jul 6 04:06:13 PDT 2015

On 06/07/2015 11:16, Lewis Croll wrote:
>> Hi Lewis (and Steve)
>> Yes Steve, you're right, I missed the Command Line instruction!
>> You can set modes from the Command Line for example:
>> get_iplayer --modes=best --pid=p02tw8xk
>> This will download the "best" version available for the programme, HD if
> available, otherwise SD.
>> or
>> get_iplayer --modes=flashhd --pid=p02tw8xk
>> This will download the HD version of the programme, if available. The
>> only problem is, that if you specify this and there is only a Standard
>> Definition version available, then the system will return the error
>> message you have seen. For this reason, I favour using the "best" mode.
>> To check the preferences you need to go to your user folder (if you've
>> followed the default installation then it will be located in the
>> "c:\users\xxxxx\.get_iplayer" folder. You will see a file there called
>> "options" which can be opened using a text editor such as Notepad. That
>> will show you relevant entries (if any) which specify a default download
>> mode. I know it takes some wading through but it's worth looking at the
>> Documentation at This
>> gives you the full low down on the many options available, the relevant
>> section to look at is "Saving Settings".
>> In the meantime, try
>> get_iplayer --modes=best --pid=p02tw8xk
>> and see how you get on.
>> All the best.
>> Alan
> Hi Alan,
> Thanks for your help, I have finally got it working again! When I went to the 'iplayer folder' there was no file called options so I deleted the lot, uninstalled the entire program, reinstalled and now it works! I used the command you provided- ('get_iplayer --modes=best --pid=********') so would recommend this to anyone who is having similar issues!
> Thanks for your assistance
> Cheers
> Lewis
Delighted it worked for you, Lewis.

Kind regards


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