3 questions, from a newby!

Shevek shevek at shevek.co.uk
Mon Oct 8 09:46:15 EDT 2012

On 8 October 2012 14:36, Shevek <shevek at shevek.co.uk> wrote:
> On 8 October 2012 14:20, Nigel Heasman <nigel at nigelheasman.com> wrote:
>> 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.

Further explanation - this index is internal to get_iplayer. It
relates to the position of the programme in the tv.cache and
radio.cache files. These are located in the .get_iplayer folder in
your home folder (I think that's where it goes on Linux!) and get
updated whenever you refresh get_iplayer.

> 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

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