iPlayer Grabber
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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
Version 2.0.3: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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iPlayer Grabber User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Bernief reviewed on 15 Aug 2011
Used to work. Doesn't download anymore.
[Version 2.0.3]


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+1

Jones.ed reviewed on 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
[Version 2.0.3]


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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'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.
[Version 0.95.3]


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Theblackbubble reviewed on 21 Jan 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!
[Version 0.95.3]


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+3

Nooksterm reviewed on 03 Nov 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.
[Version 0.95.3]


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Nooksterm reviewed on 03 Nov 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.
[Version 0.95.3]


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Strangelookingmonkey commented on 10 Oct 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?
[Version 0.95.2]


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Jackohearts commented on 06 Oct 2009
This has been perfect up to now, but there is someting that prevents it working now. Time for another update? Please.

Thank you
[Version 0.95.2]

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jmbill85 replied on 06 Oct 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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NaOH commented on 12 Jul 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.
[Version 0.95.2]


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8bitwintermute commented on 28 Nov 2008
Does this HAVE to be 10.5 only?
[Version 0.95.1]

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Hugh1988 replied on 15 Jan 2009
If you don't care about breaking the law by wanting to use this app, then why don't u just download 10.5 for free?
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Escapeman had trouble on 04 Oct 2009
This seems to have stopped working from today Oct 4th 2009 - no problems at all until now:-(
[Version 0.95.2]



Michael Hulton rated on 27 Jan 2013

[Version 2.0.3]



Sleighmaker rated on 26 Aug 2011

[Version 2.0.3]



Bigglywiggly rated on 18 Jul 2011

[Version 2.0.3]



+52

OSX-FTW! rated on 10 May 2011

[Version 2.0.3]


Downloads:57,676
Version Downloads:19,239
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Free
Date:08 May 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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