BBC iPlayer - now MP4 for iPhone
It has emerged that you can now download the shows on the BBC iPlayer using the MP4 format, which is used by devices such
as the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and systems such as the Eee PC.
All you have to do, is to browse the BBC iPlayer as normal and find the show you want to watch.
But instead of pressing PLAY in the central zone, press [Alt]-D, then [ctrl+C] to copy the URL ...
and paste it into this box (click into it and press ctrl-V, or right click and select "paste"):
You can then, with most programmes, click the "Download the MP4 video" link to watch or save the file for later viewing.
Yes, that's right, later viewing!
BBC Internet Blog - BBC iPlayer On iPhone: Behind The Scenes.
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Jo Boxer: Sorry, I'm getting my commands mixed up, and you would need to edit the actual script.
You can convert the .mp4 output video to avi using the "ffmpeg" command in the get_iplayer ffmpegbin folder.
You do ffmpeg -i input_filename.mpg output_filename.avi
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