BBC JSON feeds to be discontinued from 1st May

Peter Scott peterscott at
Fri Apr 13 14:47:45 PDT 2018

On 13-04-2018 20:54, RS wrote:
> On 13/04/18 18:21, tellyaddict wrote:
>> Thanks Peter.
>> The question is though, once the JSON feeds do go, where will GiP get 
>> the VPIDs from? It needs these to access the playlists to start a 
>> download? Will GiP have to start scraping iPlayer programme pages to 
>> get these?
>>> I didn't know JSON feeds were still available.  I updated my getPids
>>> script to use the HTML feeds some time ago.  It still works; you can get
>>> it here:
> I thought get_iplayer was already doing that, and the reason for the 
> upgrade to v3.13 recently was that the format of the HTML programme 
> pages had changed.  Have I misunderstood?
> Best wishes
> Richard
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I thought that too.  I had to update getPids when the HTML changed just 
before v3.13 came out.

As far as I remember, I had to switch to the HTML feeds when the first 
of the JSON feeds disappeared.

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