BBC iPlayer on the Raspberry Pi

BBC iPlayer on the Raspberry Pi

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As part of our competition to win a fantastic case for the Raspberry Pi I asked for tips to help new users. One of the tips posted today was how to download iPlayer content and watch it on the Raspberry Pi. I have been able to get the XBMC iPlayer running in the past but that streams rather downloads the content.

It’s very simple to get working and you can use the command line to download shows which when can be played from an application like VLC or XBMC.

The get_iplayer app is an impressive tool for getting iPlayer content, it has PVR capabilities e.g. content can be automatically downloaded as soon as the BBC publish it and in combination with the UPNP service I have been playing with you could build an iPlayer DLNA server.

Read the install steps here and you can find out more about get_iplayer at infradead.org

One thing to add to the steps on the blog post, I had to create an output folder (which I called iPlayer) and then set the download folder for the downloaded files using:

export IPLAYER_OUTDIR=”/pi/iPlayer”

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