After windows re-install pvr mode not working

Jon Davies jon at
Sat Jan 7 14:00:28 EST 2012

On 7 January 2012 09:57, John Sewell <johnesewell at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Wondering if anyone can shed any light on this issue.  I re-installed
> my PC and re-installed get_iplayer from the windows installer and now
> when running get_iplayer --pvr-run it does not perform any of the
> searches, or appears not to.
> ... here is example output:
> Current options:
>        type = localfiles,livetv,tv,liveradio,podcast,radio
> INFO: No file cache exists for localfiles
> ERROR: Please set --localfilesdirs to point to your collection if using the 'loc
> alfiles' plugin
> ERROR: Failed to retrieve programmes for localfiles - skipping
> Do I need to set localfilesdirs?

No.  The problem is in the programme types you've set.  remove
localfiles and you'll be fine.


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