The BBC have got themselves a change in the law to charge a licence fee if you use internet devices to watch BBC’s on-demand and catch up content. This was originally written before I restated my No TV declaration. Their web site makes it clear that mobile devices are covered by any licence paid irrespective of the billing address. Before discovering this, I was considering writing a browser extension to warn when accessing iplayer’s tv sub site, but I came to the conclusion that it will be better to program the hub to block the iplayer site. Here are my notes. Read More
For some reason, I wanted to capture a BBC iplayer stream onto my hard disk; it looks like I was planning to use my MAC, and so didn’t because I would have needed to upgrade the MAC OS version to 10.6 or better. Please note I am a BBC license fee payer, although of course the MAC is a laptop.
I found these two URLs
- a google query, how to rip a bbc iplayer video stream?
- How To: Download/Rip BBC iPlayer Shows/Programmes To DRM-Free MP4 in 2012 [Mac] [HD] from you tube
- How to capture a bbc iplayer stream on a mac via google
Get iplayer Automator
This is for MACs, it uses a separate project to interface with the BBC site and is basically a GUI. It saves to disk and presents it through iTunes.
Get Iplayer (CLI)
I downloaded it using macports, and had a problem with the format conversions. This took me to rmtpdump.
I installed this using macports. I still haven’t made the –mode flag work which is why I installed the MAC optimised package.