There’s new stuff for GUI and command-line users alike.
I’ve rebuilt my Windows iPlayer Downloader with the XOR patches, so that you can download watchable programmes once again:
The command-line tool has gained a couple of new features, thanks to patches from Mike Trim:
- Multiple downloads can be queued by listing them on the command line.
- Programmes can be saved into directories based on their title, so that all programmes in a series are grouped together.
The latest tarball is version 0.1.5.
There are some outstanding issues:
- The graphical downloader is a bit of a pain to install on Linux
- Doing the quasi-DRM XOR processing in Ruby is dog slow!
I hope to address the second problem with a binary extension. XORing should be fast. In C, it will be.
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