chris at chrism.demon.co.uk
Mon Jun 11 04:38:14 EDT 2012
I'm not really sure I see the point of a "get_iplayer" app for the iPad
For watching current stuff, there's the BBC iPlayer app for the iPad. For
older stuff you've downloaded with "get_iplayer" on other platforms, the
iPad plays the recorded MPEG4 files without problem.
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2012 3:44 PM
To: get_iplayer at lists.infradead.org
Subject: Re: iPad3
This is an interesting question.
One thing that definitely works (I do it sometimes) is to use get_iplayer to
download the programme, convert the file into a form the iPad can play using
ffmpeg and then load the converted video onto the iPad using something like
Filer (or, I guess, Dropbox). Good for getting programmes onto the iPad to
view on planes.
It would be quite feasible to create a web site which allowed you to
that: display the list of programmes and select one, the site would download
it, convert it and then make it available for download or streaming to the
iPad. Of course, no one would run such a web site as a service for
it would be a clear copyright violation and would get shut down very quickly
-- but it is something one could run on one's own system for personal use.
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