Archive of December 2010


BBC Doesn't Want to iPlayer Anymore?

UPDATE 23/12/10: iPlayer Downloader has been updated, switching from iplayer-dl to get_iplayer, and now seems to work. Download link below…


Since December 10th, we’ve been receiving more and more reports of Beeb Downloader not working.

This has now been confirmed by the author of the script at the heart of Beeb Downloader: “BBC fights against openness again”. You can also read the BBC’s position.

Until a solution is found, keep trying to use the latest version of Beeb Downloader, as failures seem to be intermittent (for now).

We know that Beeb Downloader is popular amongst those running older versions of OSX, like Tiger. But, for newer OSX versions, please try out these two alternatives built around get_iplayer:

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, ideas or workarounds.

December 13th, 2010