[ANN] get_iplayer 2.82 released

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 14:36:19 EDT 2012

get_iplayer 2.82 has been released.  The new release contains a number 
of bug fixes (in both command-line script and web pvr) and several new 
configuration options.  Please see the change log and Git log for details.

Change log:


Git log:




Windows users:

Employ the get_iplayer installer:


There is no need to perform a complete re-installation.  The installer 
will detect the new release (if you are connected to the internet) and 
offer to upgrade only the get_iplayer component.

Linux users:

If you installed get_iplayer 2.80 with your system's package manager, 
the new release should eventually appear in your repositories if and 
when the package maintainer is able to make an update.  The changes in 
version 2.82 do not affect any core functionality, so version 2.80 will 
continue to serve perfectly well in the interim.

Custom installations:

If you installed get_iplayer 2.80 from a tarball and did not use a 
package manager or the Windows installer, you may be able to use 
get_iplayer's self-update facility (remember to back up your existing 
installation first):

get_iplayer --update

To reiterate: Please *do not* use the self-update facility if you 
installed get_iplayer with the Windows installer.

PS: For anyone keeping score, the previous release version of 
get_iplayer was 2.80.  However, there was no version 2.81.  It was 
withdrawn due to a packaging error discovered immediately after the 
release was posted.  Your update path goes directly from 2.80 to 2.82.

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