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  •  10 Jun 2009 16:49
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    Release Notes: This release adds support for BBC Embedded Media Player Live Channels and Videos. To stream or record embedded BBC video, use the option --pid tv:<URL>. Use of flvstreamer or rtmpdump 1.6 is recommended; older versions are flakey. Live Radio streams are AAC 128-192kbps. Human-readable timeadded output in --info. A few Perl warnings have been cleaned up.

    •  09 Jun 2009 18:37
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      Release Notes: This release adds Live BBC iPlayer Radio and TV support. Live Radio streams are AAC 96-128kbps. Live TV Streams are either 512x288 or 640x360 VP6 500-800 kbps. See the homepage and blog for usage examples. Live flash streaming requires flvstreamer or rtmpdump v1.5 or newer. Validity checking has been added to date and time calculations. A $_ bug has been fixed.

      •  09 Jun 2009 00:57
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        Release Notes: This release added support for the flvstreamer tool and fixed stdout streaming support when using the flvstreamer tool. Entities in the longname attribute of iplayer programs are decoded. Estimates of file sizes were added for each mode in --info output. The Version PID RDF metadata is now read to display first and last broadcast times in --info. A time function overflow was fixed - the year is now limited to a maximum of 2038. A bug with using webrequest and search options with pvradd was fixed. A BBC TV subtitle ttxt to srt conversion bug was fixed.

        •  19 May 2009 20:39
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          Release Notes: The get_iplayer updater has been overhauled. Plugins will only be updated if they are all writable. Plugins in the system and user plugin directories will all be updated. A hidden --packagemanager option has been added to allow packages to disable script-based updates. A --plugins-update option has been added to force get_iplayer to download or update all the latest plugins. A plugins update will run if no installed plugins are found.

          •  07 May 2009 20:50
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            Release Notes: This release adds STDOUT Streaming support for RTMP streams (only works with both --stdout and --nowrite). The updater retries failed Web updates. The itv get_url method has been moved to the itv plugin.

            •  06 May 2009 13:20
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              Release Notes: Support was dropped for Hulu, Channel4 4oD, and Demand Five plugins. A new option was added to allow custom options to be added to rtmpdump invocation for BBC iPlayer: --rtmp-tv-opts and --rtmp-radio-opts. Help was modified to reflect the recording nature of PVR. The --listplugins option was added to list the currently found programme type plug-ins or built-ins.

              •  05 May 2009 16:35
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                Release Notes: A new plugin based distribution is used. Full metadata is now obtained from cache if it exists before a get so that --command works properly with --pid. The --rtmpport option to allow users to override the RTMP port. The updater is forced to run if no plugins directory is found. More global variables were moved into methods. The SWF versions for iplayer were updated. Guidance parsing for itv was fixed. The --force option can be used with --update to disable version checking. get_iplayer now appears more like a real Web browser to the server. Cookies are switched off when indexing five site.

                •  29 Apr 2009 15:46
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                  Release Notes: All conventional UK terrestrial TV channels are now supported. Demand Five - Channel 5 flash content is now searchable and downloadable (requires rtmpdump v1.5). The Demand Five type is '--type=five'. A new automated installer has been released. There is Channel4 4oD Catch-up indexing and search support. The Channel4 type is '--type=ch4'.

                  •  27 Apr 2009 23:48
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                    Release Notes: Initial Channel4 4oD Catch-up H.264 download support that requires rtmpdump 1.5 was added. Channel4 support should now use the options --vmode=flashnormal --pid=ch4:<PLAYurl>. Minor modifications were made to webrequest option parsing. <br> tags were removed from the description of BBC iPlayer programs. Program type iw now validated before creating an object. Program type detection was fixed for --pid downloads that are not in cache. History file read warnings are not shown unless in verbose mode.

                    •  22 Apr 2009 17:11
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                      Release Notes: Support for downloading 1280x720 3200kbps HD 720p was added for BBC iPlayer. The --nocopyright option was added to make the startup quieter. Automatic manpage generation using the --manpage option was added. Help sections are now ordered more logically. The itv default vmode bug was fixed. The new akamai CDN for BBC iPlayer flashhigh vmode was added to make it work again. Only modes that exist for a programme are now attempted to be downloaded. All selected modes are tried for each prog version before falling back to the next version. In verbose mode, unknown streams or CDNs are now reported.

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