iPlayer Grabber
iPlayer Grabber
2.0.3

1.8

iPlayer Grabber free download for Mac

iPlayer Grabber

2.0.3
08 May 2011

Download programs from BBC iPlayer service.

Overview

iPlayer Grabber is an application for downloading programs from the BBC's iPlayer on Mac OS X. Features an integrated iPlayer browser for extreme ease of use.

iPlayer Grabber is very small and there is no installation required so if you don't like it you can trash it without leaving any junk around. iPlayer Grabber is based on Paul Battley's iplayer-dl ruby script.

Please note, if you want to use iPlayer Grabber outside of the UK you will need to enter a UK based proxy in the preferences sheet.

What's new in iPlayer Grabber

Version 2.0.3: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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13 iPlayer Grabber Reviews

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Geoff6
12 November 2008

Most helpful

I can't get the program to work at all on my ppc running OSX10.5.5. It says 'downloading' but nothing happens at all (could it be something to do with 'Little Snitch'?) or I get 'an error occurred!' message. its a shame because it would a useful thing to have, living far away from the BBC.
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Version 0.93
Bernief
15 August 2011
Used to work. Doesn't download anymore.
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Version 2.0.3
edjonesy
09 May 2011
It used to work, but now, even this new version, can't download programs. Sorry for the low review, I'll re rate it when it can download again. MacBook Pro OSX 10.6.7
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Version 2.0.3
Perrycomo
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's been like for for the last month at lest. I have tried this on 3 different macs personally and one of my friends tried it to. 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. It really should be updated or taken off of the site.
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Version 0.95.3
Theblackbubble
22 January 2010
I simply wanted to watch Heroes on my iPhone as and when I wanted too, but found the BBC had restricted access to desktops only :-( This fantastic app downloaded the entire episode in less than 5 mins and now I can watch it when I like and on my iPhone :-) I'll be adding it to my macmini list of apps to make watching the BBC when I want as easy as pie! Thank you developers!
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Version 0.95.3
Nooksterm
03 November 2009
Just tried this for the first time, and the current update is working great at time of posting. The biggest irony is that it's better than the AIR based BBC iPlayer, but not in the DRM -stripping way you might think; The iPlayer application prioritises it's streaming video way above the downloads, in short, this means that your hour long program can takes hours to download. However, this app gets it's files directly via the Stream, which basically means you can get it as fast as your DSL will let you. In short, even if you don't have issues with DRM, this little program destroys the official iPlayer application on multiple levels, there is really no reason not to use this instead.
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Version 0.95.3
Nooksterm
03 November 2009
Just tried this for the first time, and the current update is working great at time of posting. The biggest irony is that it's better than the AIR based BBC iPlayer, but not in the DRM -stripping way you might think; The iPlayer application prioritises it's streaming video way above the downloads, in short, this means that your hour long program can takes hours to download. However, this app gets it's files directly via the Stream, which basically means you can get it as fast as your DSL will let you. In short, even if you don't have issues with DRM, this little program destroys the official iPlayer application on multiple levels, there is really no reason not to use this instead.
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Version 0.95.3
Strangelookingmonkey
10 October 2009
As others have noted, it has stopped working. What a shame- it is a great app. Can we have an update to fix it please?
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Version 0.95.2
Jackohearts
06 October 2009
This has been perfect up to now, but there is someting that prevents it working now. Time for another update? Please. Thank you
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Version 0.95.2
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jmbill85
jmbill85
06 October 2009
Same problem with iPlayer Downloader. Apparently BBC has changed the DRM again which has blocked all of these download utilities. Hopefully updates will be available shortly.
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Version 0.95.2
Escapeman
04 October 2009
This seems to have stopped working from today Oct 4th 2009 - no problems at all until now:-(
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Version 0.95.2
Naoh
12 July 2009
A great little utility that lets me watch the BBC programmes when it suits me. However, I have noticed that it doesn't seem to be able to deal with age restricted content. All age restricted content requires the viewer to confirm that they are older than the age limit, by clicking on a red strip that is placed across the bottom part of the preview still. The iPlayer Grabber don't give me the option to confirm my age, and therefore it doesn't download the actual video content. So, if you want to download something that is age restricted, I guess you're out of luck.
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Version 0.95.2
Free

1.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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