3 questions, from a newby!

Nigel Heasman nigel at nigelheasman.com
Mon Oct 8 09:40:52 EDT 2012

Many thanks, Shevek and John for your rapid replies!
I now understand a bit more.

On 08/10/12 16:36, Shevek wrote:
> On 8 October 2012 14:20, Nigel Heasman <nigel at nigelheasman.com> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I have 3 questions that I can't find answers to, and would appreciate some
>> advice, please:-
>> 1) can the latest get_iplayer download ITV programmes ?
>> I've tried "--type=itv" but that doesn't work, for me!
> No - it is for BBC iPlayer only
>> 2) when I run get_iplayer, to obtain a current tv listing, I get a list of
>> programmes, with a 3 figure number at the start of each line - I'm presuming
>> that number is the pid.
>> However, I've seen postings that show the pid as alpha numeric - e.g
>> "get_iplayer --mode=flashhigh --pid=b01n1tbz "  - I've never seen that sort
>> of "number" in any of the listings I've downloaded. Could some kind person
>> explain that to me, please
> This is not the PID, this is the index for the programme, since the
> last refresh. For a given programme it will be updated each refresh.
> You can download the programme using the index:
> get_iplayer -g 123
> You can get more info on the programme using the index:
> get_iplayer -i 123
> This will then show you the PID
>> 3) Is there a gui/pvr for Linux ? I'm running Archlinux and can't find one
>> anywhere!!
> I know nothing about Linux! There are others on the list who are much
> better armed to answer this, I am sure they will respond shortly.
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