get_iplayer v.v. HiDownload Platinum

Chris Davies chris at
Thu Jul 19 18:04:11 EDT 2012

On 17/07/12 17:49, Jonathan Wiltshire wrote:
> On 2012-07-17 15:38, Chris J Brady wrote:
>> As an after thought wouldn't it be great if get_iplayer also worked
>> for ITV iplayer, Ondemand 4 and 5 or whatever?
>> Is this in the pipeline?
> There were plugins for C4 and ITV when Phil first released get_iplayer,
> but the targets kept moving and it was not worth keeping up. As
> commercial broadcasters it is not in their interests to make life
> easy for us, because we would no longer be a captive commercial-
> consuming audience and their revenue stream would rightly depreciate.

I think at one point C4 picked up on Phil's (static) IP address and 
started streaming Countdown at him regardless of which programme he 
tried to watch. Caveat emptor (well, sort of).


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