Failing to download iPlayer file

Steve Rochford steve.rochford at
Tue Apr 20 18:45:31 BST 2021

I think that you've missed out the "--" in front of pid (it looks like you've got a single -)

get-iplayer --pid=p099f5jp --modes=hvfxsd1 tvmode good --type=tv

What's weird is that you don't get an error but you get the info on 2 completely unrelated programmes!

-----Original Message-----
From: get_iplayer <get_iplayer-bounces at> On Behalf Of Michael Eacott
Sent: 20 April 2021 18:32
To: get_iplayer at
Subject: Failing to download iPlayer file

My apologies for not using my registered read only email address of xmichael at that I cannot send from and also not changing my email client Thunderbird default from html format to plain text.

I wanted to download this video
I used this command get-iplayer -pid=p099f5jp --modes=hvfxsd1 tvmode good --type=tv

Here's the Terminal window

get-iplayer -pid=p099f5jp --modes=hvfxsd1 tvmode good --type=tv get_iplayer v3.27, 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.

6696:    Spooks: The Greater Good - -, BBC One, b06dngb6
7282:    The Good Dinosaur - -, BBC One, b07h1m7d
INFO: 2 matching programmes

So what may I be doing wrong please?

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