HD Programmes Not Categorised as HD

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at gmail.com
Wed Apr 10 18:16:21 EDT 2013

On 10/04/2013 22:47, ode wrote:
> 'Keeping Britain Alive' episodes 2 and 3 are available as HD when you
> look at the info for each episode. But they are not categorised as HD.
> In fact there are currently only 9 matches for 'get_iplayer
> --category=HD'. There used to typically be a lot more, I would guess
> there must be quite a few programmes missing.

get_iplayer only assigned HD as a category for programmes that were in 
the listings feed for BBC HD, since they were guaranteed to be in HD. 
Since BBC Two HD replaced BBC HD a couple of weeks ago, there are only a 
few programmes still in the BBC HD feed.  They will all presumably 
disappear in the near future, so --category=HD is not longer a usefule 

Although BBC One and BBC Two are now simulcast in HD, iPlayer content 
will still be a mix of HD and non-HD content.  I don't see any way to 
identify HD programmes from the listings feeds used to create the 
get_iplayer programme cache, so there is no way to denote HD content in 
the search results.  If anyone knows different, chime in.

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