Version 3.27.1 released

fred.d fred.d at
Thu Mar 18 09:01:26 GMT 2021

Personally I'm really grateful that someone maintains this software. 
It's been so useful to me over the years.  If I could give the beer 
tokens I would, in the meantime a local charity gets something for their 
annual fundraising as per the maintainer's suggestion.

Given that it's effectively maintenance releases, then it's not that 
hard to look occasionally (or if the worst happens, when it stops 
working) so I'm not bothered if there's not a formal announcement. 
Someone will pick it up and send a note out as George did - Thanks George.


On 18/03/2021 04:35, Chris Brady wrote:
> Why was this not announced to the list? CJB
> On 17/03/2021, George Eycott <george at> wrote:
>> Not sure it has been mentioned on here (if it has I missed it, sorry), but a
>> new version of get_iplayer came out in February.
>> Changes in 3.27
>> Removed deprecated --tag-utf8 option
>> For a programme downloaded multiple times, history search now returns the
>> most recent entry with an extant media file instead of the oldest entry.
>> Web PVR
>> 	Programme info pages and help page now open in new window/tab
>> 	Play* links now open in new window/tab
>> 	Play* links are no longer displayed for deleted files
>> 	Play Direct links should now work in Firefox, Chrome, Edge (but not Safari)
>> With Remote Streaming type = Auto
>> 	Play Direct links are now only displayed where MP4/M4A files (or MP3 files
>> from obsolete versions of get_iplayer) are available
>> 	Removed Quicktime, AVI streaming formats
>> 	Added MPEG-TS, Matroska, AAC, Vorbis streaming formats
>> Windows: Fixed incorrect documentation link in installer finish screen
>> macOS: get_iplayer should work on Apple Silicon systems via Rosetta 2, but
>> this has not been verified. The developers do not have access to an Apple
>> Silicon system.
>> get_iplayer 3.27 or higher is required with Mojolicious 9.0+. Earlier
>> releases of Mojolicious will continue to work with get_iplayer 3.27 or
>> higher.
>> Hope that is helpful to someone 😊
>> Cheers
>> George
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