Perl error get_iplayer 3.12 running on windows 7

Dave Widgery dave.widgery at
Thu Feb 22 05:40:06 PST 2018

I daily connect a USB hard drive to the machine as I then plug the disk 
directly into the TV to play anything that has been recorded, I also 
regularly plug USB keys and phones into the machine.

When I did the un-install and reinstall I didn't delete the .get_iplayer 
directory as I didn't want to lose my history file and I checked the 
get_iplayer install directory and the only things left were my own batch 
files, where can I find the options file ( I have never used it before)? 
and why would a reinstall not set it back to defaults?


------ Original Message ------
From: "MacFH - C E Macfarlane" <c.e.macfarlane at>
To: "Dave Widgery" <dave.widgery at>; "get_iplayer" 
<get_iplayer at>
Sent: 22/02/2018 13:59:20
Subject: Re: Perl error get_iplayer 3.12 running on windows 7

>On 22/02/2018 12:39, Dave Widgery wrote:
>>Thanks for the reply but unfortunately (or fortunately) I currently 
>>only have a single drive (C:) and it still has 67Gb of disk space 
>Sorry, should've noticed sooner that rather strange disk designation. A 
>couple more suggestions/questions ...
>Have you recently plugged something into the PC such as a phone or 
>external USB drive?
>Could this have corrupted somehow your Options file in your GetIPlayer 
>profile directory?

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