Radio 2 50s

Don Grunbaum (Gmail) don.grunbaum at
Sun Apr 17 13:20:22 PDT 2016

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Vangelis forthnet" <northmedia1 at>
To: <get_iplayer at>
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2016 7:39 PM
Subject: Re: Radio 2 50s

> On Sun Apr 17 13:36:01 BST 2016, Don Grunbaum wrote:
>> I tried adding the equivalent command to the pvr,
>> but (for me) the pid recursive doesn't work.
> Hi again, Don :-)
> Much like Howard, I do not use the Web PVR Manager
> (GUI), except for testing things...
> When you said you tried adding the "equivalent command"
> to the "pvr", what did you actually do?
> In the above context, does "pvr" = "Web PVR Manager"
> or were you actually trying to set up a PVR job?
> The "Quick URL" input field of the GUI does not accept,
> I'm afraid, the "--pid-recursive" switch :-(
>> Anybody else had any success with
>> that option within the pvr?
> If you want to create a PVR job for brandPID=p03lsql7
> you can do so via the CLI:
> get_iplayer --type=radio --pid=p03lsql7 --pid-recursive --modes=best 
>  --pvr-add="ONCE_BBC_Radio_2_50s"
> (Notice the prefix "ONCE_" in the PVR search's name,
> because this is a pid related PVR job.)
> If you're using the GUI, then selecting the "PVR List" tab
> you'll see that "ONCE_BBC_Radio_2_50s" has been added
> to the list. Tick that PVR search and then hit tab button
> "Run PVR" to manually initiate the downloads via the GUI;
> or you can use the "Run PVR Scheduler Now" shortcut to
> fetch at a later time (or use the CLI:
> get_iplayer --pvr-single="ONCE_BBC_Radio_2_50s")
> As suggested by Graham, once you have downloaded
> everything you wanted, disable/delete the PVR job
> through the GUI or CLI.
> Hope I've helped,
> Best regards from 27 Celsius Greece!
> Vangelis.

Thanks again Vangelis

I have added a recursive pvr job with the above "brand" pid, but when 
I run the pvr it doesn't find any programmes, either in pvr-single 
mode, or "normal" mode. I've tried it before with other "brand" pids, 
but it has never worked for me.

Keep cool!


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