iPlayer Downloader
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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
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Resident of the UK



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iPlayer Downloader User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
(11)
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Derekcurrie commented on 03 Jun 2013
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.
[Version 4.2]


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+10

Lvwolfman reviewed on 30 Jun 2011
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.
[Version 4.2]


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Beamy commented on 26 Jun 2011
Mirror for iPlayer Downloader 4.2
http://ifile.it/k9mt4vg

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[Version 4.2]


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+4

dlink reviewed on 18 May 2011
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.
[Version 4.2]


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joe_exp reviewed on 18 May 2011
Unfortunately it doesn't work anymore!
Really liked it!
[Version 4.2]

1 Reply

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Danco replied on 18 May 2011
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
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+16

Rayj reviewed on 09 May 2011
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.
[Version 4.1]


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Perrycomo reviewed on 03 May 2011
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.
[Version 4.1]

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Bdikkat replied on 09 May 2011
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
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Bdikkat commented on 30 Mar 2011
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....
[Version 4.1]

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Vennarucci replied on 03 Apr 2011
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.
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2of11 reviewed on 09 Feb 2011
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
[Version 4.0]


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18days reviewed on 01 Feb 2011
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?
[Version 4.0]

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Bdikkat replied on 30 Mar 2011
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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Snoogly had trouble on 05 Nov 2010
I just had to switch the download folder, but when I go into prefs I am unable to select a new location for downloads.

Has anyone else experienced this?
[Version 3.7]


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Purple Hurple had trouble on 06 Oct 2010
I recommended this great little app to a friend but unfortunately the download link doesn't work anymore.
[Version 3.7]


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+9
Dreamkatcha had trouble on 23 Jun 2010
Does anyone know why this app won't work with a T-Mobile broadband dongle? Whenever I try to download audio or video I just get the error blip/beep and nothing happens.
[Version 3.7]


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+1
Paul-Dunlop had trouble on 19 Jan 2010
Don't know what I'm doing wrong, but for me, every file it downloads, I can't open in anything. Quicktime X, 7, VLC, nothing will open the resulting .MOV files. Anyone able to help?
[Version 3.7]

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Paul-Dunlop commented on 19 Jan 2010
For some reason, it's now working fine. Might have just been an iPlayer issue. Thanks anyway.
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Lizzielou had trouble on 25 Oct 2009
For some reason this doesn't appear to be working for me. I can download the application, but every time I try to open it, it quits before it's even started. I'm in the UK so that's not a problem, How can I fix this?
[Version 3.4]


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+2
Adumbrate had trouble on 13 Oct 2009
For whatever reason, I cannot download anything from here. I set my firewall to allow any transmission from the app, but still won't do anything. Weird. Has some cool potential, unfortunately just doesn't work.
[Version 3.4]

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Misha commented on 13 Oct 2009
You must be in the UK to use this (or using a UK proxy). Your IP indicates that you are in the USA which would explain the trouble you're having.
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Gavellis had trouble on 06 Oct 2009
I have been using this great app for some time now. I have certain programs that would not download sometimes, but overall very happy with it.

I have recently, since upgrading to Snow Leopard not been able to download anything at all. I just get an empty file on my desktop.

Any help would be great, as I miss being able to use this wonderful app

Thanks
[Version 3.3]


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PKX had trouble on 22 Aug 2009
simple, easy to use and allows for multiple downloads. I use this mainly for BBC Radio and it's been a godsend.

However about a week ago, the app started to crash when I was browsing the various sites (click on Radio7 logo for instance, or TV channels tab).

The screen would partially fill, and then it would crash and i'd get the 'ignore, restart or reset' window that apple apps get. Kind of like crash reporter.

No matter what I did, I'd get the front page ok but after that any page i tried to browse to would crash the app. I tried to delete the cache this thing stores and the plist entries made no difference. In the end I just restored a back up from Time machine of the app itself (overwrote the original) and it all worked swimmingly for a couple of days, then the problem starts again.

It's as if it is struggling to load the pictures and that causes the crash of the app. I can't pinpoint any reason for this, no updates have been installed (Im on all the latest and greatest on 10.5.8), so its a bit frustrating. I guess next stop when it happens again is to look at the crash reporter and see if I can figure it out.

Anyone else getting this behaviour?

PS Otherwise a really, really, really good app. Thanks.
[Version 3.3]


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jonnyexile had trouble on 29 Jan 2009
Hi, I'm running OSX 10.5.6 on an intel mac mini. I live abroad but I use a UK proxy server that requires a sign in and password (I pay for it so I dont have to keep finding new open ones, it doesn't cost much) to access iPlayer. Programs stream fine as I can enter the password & username in the prefs in my browser, but I want to download stuff to use on my iPhone. I have entered my proxy settings in prefs, but it doesn't work. The proxy service I use is the 'evaded network'I can't find any open UK proxys to try it out without using my paid for proxy (as I think that this is probably the problem?) any ideas of a workaround? Cheers.
[Version 3.1]


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hotmagopickle had trouble on 08 Jan 2009
I too need to use a proxy however I cannot get the downloads working. What format do the proxy details need to be placed?

I did 00.000.000.00:00000

Is this correct. If so it doesn't seem to work for me. I get the following feedback "The requested program could not be downloaded" which is exactly what I get when trying to use the iPlayer website using a proxy.

Any ideas would be gratefully received.
[Version 3.1]



Lesposen rated on 08 Jul 2013

[Version 4.2]



+18

Cybercat-Hk rated on 14 Jun 2013

[Version 4.2]



+2

JohnMitch rated on 19 May 2011

[Version 4.2]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Free
Date:18 May 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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!


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