ubuntu snap permission problem

Kevin Lynch klynchk at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 15:16:20 EDT 2020

I use an oracle virtualbox CLI, I've upgraded it to focal fossa,
consequently I'm installing via snap.

If I set the default directory to save file as unix my home directory
all works well. However when I specify to write my media to a folder
that is a shared folder from windows.
kevin at focalfossa:/media/sf_iPlayer_Recordings$ mount | grep -i iplayer
/var/lib/snapd/snaps/get-iplayer_250.snap on /snap/get-iplayer/250
type squashfs (ro,nodev,relatime,x-gdu.hide)
iPlayer_Recordings on /media/sf_iPlayer_Recordings type vboxsf
nsfs on /run/snapd/ns/get-iplayer.mnt type nsfs (rw)
kevin at focalfossa:/media/sf_iPlayer_Recordings$ get_iplayer --pid m000lhwf -o .
get_iplayer v3.26, Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Phil Lewis
  This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use --warranty.
  This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain
  conditions; use --conditions for details.

Newsnight - 03/08/2020, BBC Two, m000lhwf
INFO: 1 total programmes

WARNING: A UK TV licence is required to access BBC iPlayer TV content legally
INFO: Downloading tv: 'Newsnight - 87. 03/08/2020 (m000lhwf) [original]'
ERROR: Cannot open (write):
kevin at focalfossa:/media/sf_iPlayer_Recordings$

What is the best method to grant my get_iplayer access to the external



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