get_iplayer v.v. HiDownload Platinum
dinkypumpkin at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 07:56:16 EDT 2012
On 15/07/2012 11:13, Chris J Brady wrote:
> 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.
get_iplayer is not a sniffer-based application. Sniffer-based
downloaders like HiDownload or Jaksta are limited to whatever media
quality is used for the Flash player in the iPlayer site. For TV
programmes this is usually the equivalent of the "flashstd" mode of
get_iplayer. As Clive says, there may be 2-3 better-quality streams
available for a given programme that get_iplayer can ferret out. Even
though HD streams are available for some programmes on the iPlayer site,
HiDownload, Jaksta and their ilk likely won't be able to download them.
Someone correct me if that has changed.
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