Get_iPlayer for Debian Lenny

M2 M.2 at
Sun Jan 1 14:15:46 EST 2012

Hi all,

finally got time to play round more with Debian & get-iplayer
It was easy :)

I have used Software Centre (in System - Administration)
searched for mplayer and there it was
download/stream available BBC iPlayer TV and radio programmes
one click to install it (v2.78-2) and its working.

I have then updated to 2.80 from
by downloading
and copying it to /usr/bin directory.

All working fine apart from this error msg. while downloading:
ERROR: HandleCtrl: Ignoring SWFVerification request, no CRYPTO support!
but fixed it by installing rtmpdump (v2.3-2) via Software Centre as well.

I can use get_iplayer as well as get-iplayer command from the console, 
but unable to get
the WEB PVR running :(

I get error msg:
user1 at debian:~$ perl get_iplayer.cgi --port=1935 
Can't open perl script "get_iplayer.cgi": No such file or directory

Can anyone help please?

Thanx in advance.

M2 wrote:
> Hi All,
> could someone please help me with step by step install of get_iplayer 
> on Debian (Lenny) machine?
> have tried apt-get install get_iplayer but it does not work :(
> E: Could't  find package get_iplayer
> Trying to leave the world of Windows and have installed on old laptop 
> (Dell Latitude D810) Debian to play with and would like to run 
> get_iplayer on it ;)
> Thanx in advance.
> M2

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