Tag option equivalent to --prefs-add --tag-fulltitle
s.morgan at skm.org.uk
Wed Mar 1 06:43:05 PST 2017
Trying to keep this list on the subject of get_iplayer, I have only
partially answered my own original question.
The required syntax seems to be "--prefs-add --tag-format-title=<relevant
substitution parameter>" (note the equals sign). I have tried "title",
"name", "longname" plus several others from the Substitution Parameter list.
Get_iplayer accepts these as valid options and updates the "options" file.
However when downloading a programme, the Title is simply shown as the word
"title", "name" or "longname".
Looking at the Options file, I see a line, for example, "tag_formattitle
name". If I edit this to show "tag_formattitle=name" then at least I get a
tag in the recorded programme which usually is just the Episode name.
It could be that there is a bug which incorrectly adds the preference to the
options file by omitting the "=" sign.
Secondly whatever substitution parameter I use, I can only get the Episode
name. This begs the question, are the substitution parameters working
I am still desperately looking for a tagging option that replicates the old
Any help, suggestions etc would be welcome excluding any daily newspaper
reading suggestions (sorry about this, I must bite my tongue and keep
> -----Original Message-----
> From: get_iplayer [mailto:get_iplayer-bounces at lists.infradead.org] On
> Behalf Of Simon Morgan
> Sent: 15 February 2017 15:24
> To: get_iplayer at lists.infradead.org
> Subject: RE: Tag option equivalent to --prefs-add --tag-fulltitle"
> I'm afraid that this old pensioner (not too old!) is still struggling
> to set a tagging preference. I think I need either "name" or "longname"
> as the substitution parameter'
> However I do not know the correct syntax!, mostly returning "unknown
> when used in conjunction with "--prefs-add"
> --tag-fulltitle no long works and returns the error "unknown option"
> --tag-format-longname ditto
> --tag-format-title <longname> give the programme the name "longname"
> With or without the < > brackets, the "parameter" is just used as the
> downloaded programme's name which obviously is NOT what I want.
> I would really appreciated if someone would relieve me of my ignorance
> and spell out the exact syntax so my downloads get the "fulltitle" I
> used to get when added to my preferences/options.
> Simon Morgan
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: get_iplayer [mailto:get_iplayer-bounces at lists.infradead.org] On
> > Behalf Of Simon Morgan
> > Sent: 14 February 2017 09:42
> > To: get_iplayer at lists.infradead.org
> > Subject: RE: Tag option "--prefs-add --tag-fulltitle"
> > Ref my previous message on this subject, I should have added that I
> > using
> > v2.99 on a Windows Home Server 2011 box. I also almost exclusively
> > the web PVR interface.
> > Rgds
> > Simon Morgan
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