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BBC iPlayer Downloader... Brand new Web view, proxy support and finally simultaneous downloads! Yay! This application is for downloading programs from the BBC iPlayer site. It downloads H.264 files suitable for iPhone and iPod Touch and you can drag the files it creates straight into iTunes and/or Quicktime. It'll even download MP3 files of radio programmes!

What's New

Version 4.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Resident of the UK

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Derekcurrie Member IconComment+710
Derekcurrie
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iPlayer Downloader phones home to Google Analytics.

The only reason to do so to my knowledge is to allow Google surveillance of my computer behavior. If your app is going to surveil my computer use, then ASK MY PERMISSION FIRST, DAMMIT. I have used my reverse firewall Little Snitch to deny iPlayer Downloader access to Google Analytics forever. I suggest other folks with reverse firewalls consider doing the same.

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Version 4.2
Lvwolfman Member IconReview+15
Lvwolfman
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When it worked... This and iPlayer Grabber both worked very well though I liked iPlayer Downloader a bit better. Grabber is now abandoned (though open source) and I get the same errors everyone else is reporting. :-(

However, the "Get iPlayer Automator" someone else mentioned worked perfectly!

If iPlayer Grabber gets updated and can again work with the BBC, I'll switch back as I like the interface better.

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Version 4.2
Beamy Member IconComment+200
Beamy
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Mirror for iPlayer Downloader 4.2
http://ifile.it/k9mt4vg

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Version 4.2
dlink Member IconReview+4
dlink
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I have been able to download Doctor Who episodes from season 6 using iPlayer, though it has not been without frustration. Downloads will occasionally completely fail, however, if I wait a couple days, the download will be successful. The quality of the downloads has varied from near HQ to very poor with many visual artifacts. I have simply tried again and been successful occasionally on downloading the second time. Though there are frustrations, I am in the USA, not the UK, so I will not complain much at all. I love being able to watch my favorite science fiction show, Doctor Who, without waiting for months to a year for them to become available here in the States. Thank you, iPlayer.

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Version 4.2
joe_exp Member IconReview+9
joe_exp
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Unfortunately it doesn't work anymore!
Really liked it!

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Version 4.2
Danco
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I'm not sure if it's a problem with Flash Player or with iPlayer Downloader. But it does not seem to be a BBC issue. I looked in Console and found the error message

18/05/2011 18:58:28 iPlayer Downloader[457] Error loading /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/MacOS/Flash Player: dlopen(/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/MacOS/Flash Player, 262): no suitable image found. Did find:
/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/MacOS/Flash Player: GC capability mismatch

Rayj Member IconReview+45
Rayj
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Only just downloaded this, but my initial impression is very positive. Downloaded an hour-long programme at the maximum speed our rural exchange can reach - much faster than iPlayer Desktop - and it the resulting mp4 file plays with no hiccup.

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Version 4.1
Perrycomo Member IconReview+2
Perrycomo
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Just doesn't work any more. I'm guessing that the BBC have updated their security to stop this software from working.

It used to work and I loved it, was a great bit of software. Meant I didn't have to rush to watch programs before they expire.

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Version 4.1
Bdikkat
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Shame about this (once) venerable piece of software. Best alternative is "Get iPlayer Automator" whose latest update seems to be able to dl the programmes that this can't: http://bit.ly/UktgO

Bdikkat Member IconComment+205
Bdikkat
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Looks to me like the BBC have changed the links somehow ... the message "Do you want to download this program?" no longer appears, but just a black screen....

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Version 4.1
Vennarucci
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I am having the same problem, but only with selected shows.
Spiral Season 3 Episodes 1 & 2 are not downloading. Hopefully this problem will get fixed soon.

2of11 Member IconReview+0
2of11
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Guys - I would really, really like to continue downloading Radio 4 programmes .... (don't judge me) - but this software just wont do it any more, or is it my operator error?
Please advise - I have loved this app and want it to keep delivering,
thanks

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Version 4.0
18days Member IconReview+0
18days
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Really happy with this, but i just have one problem. I only use it to listen to radio shows. I have downloaded the .aac file, but i can not add the file to itunes. I changed the file to a .m4a and i still am unable to add the file to itunes.

PLease help, am i doing something wrong?

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Version 4.0
Bdikkat
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Use QuickTime Player 7 to convert it to a .mov file. Then you can import it into iTunes (and get iTunes to make an mp3 version if you want).

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Lesposen
Version 4.2
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JohnMitch
Version 4.2
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Downloads 116,219
Version Downloads 45,595
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Date 18 May 2011
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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