Ubuntu - get_iplayer ppa updates

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 10:42:44 EST 2012

On 28/01/2012 11:39, Clive wrote:
>> Clive: That error message can always be ignored. To avoid it altogether,
>> I believe you just need to make sure your mode list doesn't include
>> "iphone". I don't think it is there by default, so perhaps it's a
>> leftover setting? It also can creep in if you use --modes=best. Someday
>> I or someone else will get around to excising all those vestigial bits
>> of code.
> Thank you dp - I have checked my --prefs and no modes are set. Indeed,
> now that m4a is the default audio, I never use a --modes= statement.
> As you say, not a problem - just curious.

With the PPA version, you pick up site-wide options stored in:


You'll see that it includes:

tvmode best
radiomode best

which will expand into mode lists containing "iphone".  For the time 
being, you'd need to set your own mode lists to override the site-wide 
settings.  When I get moment, I'll remove "iphone" from the "best" list 
in get_iplayer.  The message is harmless, but get_iplayer should never 
waste cycles trying to access iphone downloads.

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