get_iplayer v.v. HiDownload Platinum

James Cook james.cook at
Mon Jul 16 06:24:31 EDT 2012

HiDownload ...

Very little info on their Webiste

No Postal Address - no email - which would be a legal requirement in
Europe. Not a good feeling

Server in Pittsburgh

Xie Liuqiang also owns
etc. etc.

I to check
but it's down. 

Next step wold be to virus check the software, but I'll let someone
else do that.


On Sun, 15 Jul 2012 03:13:43 -0700 (PDT), you wrote:

>Hi - I'm not promoting alternatives to get_iplayer - its one of the best.
>However I have been experimenting with other downloaders. In particular I tried HiDownload Platinum (trial). When I play a t.v. programme from the iPlayer site the HDP sniffer seems to detect the raw URL - for many iPlayer t.v. programmes. As - I guess - does get_iplayer.
>However I have noticed that the downloaded files from get_iplayer are far superior to those from HiDownload. 
>The HiDownload files seem to be at a far lower resolution and frequently pixelate when played. The get_iplayer files seems to be smooth playing with higher resolution and detail.
>How is this so if the downloaded files come from the same source.
>Chris B.
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>get_iplayer at

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