Downloading Podcast?

Budge ajebay at
Tue Jan 2 04:06:46 PST 2018

On 02/01/18 09:26, RS wrote:
> On 02/01/18 01:14, Alan Milewczyk wrote:
>> On 02/01/2018 03:10, Budge wrote:
>>> I have found a short (video) clip p0081fsp (I don't understand why 
>>> the 'p' when it is video.   Video podcast!!!)
>>> My problem is I can play it on my workstation but cannot download 
>>> using get_iplayer --pid p0081fsp
>>> What am I doing wrong and how can I get it please?
>>> Budge
>> AFAIAA, you can no longer download podcasts using GIP.  That facility 
>> was removed a while back.
> That is my recollection too, although I think the ability to download 
> clips was removed more recently than that to download podcasts.
> You can try VLC.  Otherwise there is a list of podcatchers at

Hi Alan and Richard,
Thanks for the suggestions.  I recall the ending of ability to download 
podcasts but rather hoped the issue was temporary.

Why cannot GiP get a podcast for which I have the pid and can play on my 
pc?  What were the technical reasons why not?  Can you point me to the 
explanation please?

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