VERSION-get_iplayer Says 2.94.

Alan Milewczyk alan at
Wed Mar 15 22:16:28 PDT 2017

On 16/03/2017 10:31, Vangelis forthnet wrote:
> On Thu Mar 16 01:48:49 GMT 2017, tellyaddict wrote:
>> older scripts should continue to work?
> Nothing is guarantied in this context ;-( any (or all) older (& 
> current) version of the GiP script may become incapacitated at any 
> time by the beeb's changes.

LOL a few months back I went through a process of purging my various 
batch files only to find (as the options changed from one version to 
another) that the collection grew again!
>> From a Perl standpoint, yes, the perl distribution 
> contained within get_iplayer-2.99.0.exe will allow for script versions 
> 2.95-2.98 to run, at least according to my tests.
> One other area of concern is removed/changed/deprecated options, that 
> I neglected to mention in my previous post. Older versions of the 
> script may look for options that have been removed by more recent 
> versions - if they are still present inside your options file, the 
> more recent versions will nag you about them and urge you to remove 
> them, breaking backwards compatibility with older versions if you do...

And recording modes changed from one version to another, as did 
defaults. You really have to read to RTFM for each version, especially 
the release notes.

> So moving back and forth in GiP versions is not to be taken lightly...

Probably why I've not bothered, I've enough things going on in my life 
without adding more "stuff" at this time, what with plans to replace 
HDDs with SSDs in my laptop, build a NAS and rationalise my media files, 

> Call it a night, I shall...

Blimey, I thought you were doing night shift! ;-)

Kind regards


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