Downloading Podcast?

Alan Milewczyk alan at
Tue Jan 2 05:08:26 PST 2018

On 02/01/2018 20:06, Budge wrote:
> 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?
> Budge
IIRC that Dinky felt other programs were available that could do that - 
what prompted him/her to take that decision I really wouldn't know. If 
you frequent the support forum, you'll see that Dinky doesn't take 
kindly to being questioned/judged about decisions taken! - 
get_iplayer 2.98 Release Notes, see the "Removed" section.



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