Get_iPlayer as a Service under Windows Home Server 2011 ?

Simon Morgan s.morgan at
Mon Sep 9 07:25:38 EDT 2013


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Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2013 17:21:38 +0100
From: Shevek <shevek at>
To: get_iplayer <get_iplayer at>
Subject: Re: Get_iPlayer as a Service under Windows Home Server 2011 ?
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On 8 September 2013 10:17, Simon Morgan <s.morgan at> wrote:
> Has anyone implemented Get_iPlayer as a Service under Windows Home 
> Server 2011?
> Currently I use the PVR interface and I appreciate that this would not 
> be possible as a Service but does anyone have any suggestions as to 
> whether and how I could implement this?

I use it on WHS2011, but not as a service. I have a batch file which I
trigger every 8 hours using the Windows Task Scheduler.

Here's a sample of the batch file:

@echo off
CD /d "C:\Program Files (x86)\get_iplayer\"

set _perl="C:\Program Files (x86)\get_iplayer\perl.exe"
set _get_iplayer="C:\Program Files (x86)\get_iplayer\"

%_perl% %_get_iplayer% --refresh --force dontshowanymatches

%_perl% %_get_iplayer% -g programme "another programme" programme3

%_perl% %_get_iplayer% --type=radio --refresh --force dontshowanymatches

%_perl% %_get_iplayer% --type=radio -g radioprogramme "another radio
programme" radioprogramme3


Shevek, thanks for this. My objective was to use get_iplayer on my WHS2011
box without leaving any user logged in for security reasons. Because of my
profound ignorance of matters "Server", I am concerned that some
neer-do-well would hack my server and it ends up spamming the whole world.

However others have suggested running a batch file such as you suggest so I
will give this a try.

Simon Morgan

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