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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.

It has emerged that you can now download the shows on the BBC i
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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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Comments
Friday, 22 July 2011
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Jo Boxer
3:33 PM

Hello,

How can I change the standard '--get' command to save the downloaded file in avi format?

Hope someone can help.

Jo

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Briantist
5:24 PM

Jo Boxer: Use ".avi" as the output filename.

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Sunday, 24 July 2011
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Jo Boxer
12:47 PM

Hi Brian,

If a standard request is:

get_iplayer --get 433

How do I incorporate the avi bit? Or is it just a case of renaming the extension?

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Monday, 25 July 2011
Briantist
9:04 AM

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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Lee Yateley
4:05 PM

Can I watch freeview on my iPhone 4???

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Lee Yateley's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 26 July 2011

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