This morning, BBC News proudly announced the BBC’s victory over those of us who had figured out how to download their iPhone iPlayer streams:

The BBC has issued a fix to stop people downloading programmes from the iPlayer website that were intended for streaming on an iPhone or iPod only.

I am happy to announce that I’ve defeated them once again!

I’ve updated my script; here’s a link to download it. It only relies on Ruby now:


The progress indicator could stand to be improved, but I wanted to get something out there as soon as possible.

There are too many comments here now, so I’ve closed the discussion. Please head over to the Beebhack wiki to add your findings and tips!