A utility for downloading TV and radio programmes from BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds (by get-iplayer)

Reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of get_iplayer. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-03-11.
  • DVD rip vs. HD WEB-DL preference? | 2021-08-07
  • ILPT Request: Need someone in the UK OR with a VPN to download a BBC documentary for me.
    Just VPN free trial then use
  • Joy
    Get iPlayer is what you need to download to your heart's content:
  • The Repair Shop season 8 | 2021-06-08
  • BBC Radio 6 Songs | 2021-05-28
    I used get_iplayer and then split the tracks in audacity
  • Can anyone help me get some match recordings ? | 2021-05-12
  • British TV Options | 2021-04-17
    Now that PlayOn has released a second UK TV channel exclusive to their Cloud platform (BBC iPlayer & AcornTV), I was looking for an alternative similar to the Desktop version that supports British TV; Preferably something with a catalog of shows, capable of queuing shows for recording and subscribing to series to record automatically. Release Notes [] would also be a nice-to-have. ;-)
  • Is there a BBC iPlayer Desktop app? | 2021-04-11
    Maybe not exactly what you're looking for but here is a tool for downloading programmes from iplayer.
  • BBC Sounds App
    I use get_iplayer to download radio programs from the iPlayer web site. It's a command line program rather than one with a nice looking interface, so can have a bit of a learning curve. It creates m4a files (audio only version of mp4 files) rather than mp3, but should be widely supported. I've not had any problems downloading radio programs from BBC iPlayer web site when not in the UK, but the BBC block downloading TV programs if they believe your IP address is not in the UK (they also block most VPN providers too).
  • Better alternative to BBC Sounds? | 2021-03-11
    What sort of management are you needing to do with a script that the program itself doesn't do? Have you read the docs on PVR usage? | 2021-03-11
  • BBC Three will return to TV screens after six-year break
  • Party Political Broadcasts - Labour Party
    If you're not from the UK you can use a VPN or get_iplayer. I warn you that if you do watch it you will be voting Tory.
  • Don’t miss Cristoph’s Essential Mix today at midnight UK time | 2021-01-20
    Specifically for extracting iPlayer audio I used get_iplayer, but everything I use runs off ‘FFmpeg’ so if you’re interested start by looking into that
  • BBC delivers biggest Education offer in its history - including devoting significant airtime to Education on BBC Two
    And remember that if you want to store any of these shows for posterity you can:


Basic get_iplayer repo stats
8 months ago

get-iplayer/get_iplayer is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.

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