get_iplayer installation guides
COMPREHENSIVE GUIDES TO GET YOU STARTED QUICKLY
Before you begin: Linux/Unix packages are maintained by volunteers and may not be updated for some time after a new release of get_iplayer, thus the version of get_iplayer packaged for your system may be obsolete. You can find the version number of the latest get_iplayer release here. If the version packaged for your system is older than the latest release, it is likely that some functionality is broken. After following the instructions below, you may wish to uninstall the get_iplayer package and use the manual installation instructions to install the latest get_iplayer CLI and Web PVR Manager.
Slackware / Salix
These instructions are for Slackware / Salix 14.1. Differences between the two are noted where appropriate. The instructions assume you have a done a full install of Slackware / Salix. If not, you may need to install additional packages. The instructions below assume you are logged in as root on Slackware and you are using
sudo on Salix.
Command-line Interface (CLI)
Before You Begin
These instructions show how to install get_iplayer using sbopkg to download, build and install the required SlackBuilds. If you prefer to use a different installation method, use the instructions below to guide you. Information on installing and configuring sbopkg can be found at:
Below are instructions for creating a custom sbopkg queuefile to install get_iplayer and dependencies in a single operation.
Do not use the multimedia codecs installer provided with Salix. The included version of ffmpeg is too old for full support of get_iplayer.
Create sbopkg queuefile
These instructions assume you have configured sbopkg to read queuefiles from the default location
/var/lib/sbopkg/queues. As root, create a sbopkg queuefile at this location:
The file contents should be exactly as shown below (the order is important):
rtmpdump lame x264 xvidcore ffmpeg | LAME=yes X264=yes XVID=yes id3lib id3v2 perl-http-date perl-file-listing perl-IO-HTML perl-encode-locale perl-html-tagset perl-html-parser perl-lwp-mediatypes perl-http-message perl-http-cookies perl-http-daemon perl-http-negotiate perl-net-http perl-www-robotrules libwww-perl perl-digest-sha1 perl-digest-hmac perl-Authen-SASL Net-SSLeay perl-Net-LibIDN perl-IO-Socket-SSL perl-Net-SMTP-SSL perl-MP3-Info get_iplayer
The above ffmpeg options are the minimum for get_iplayer. If you require additional options for ffmpeg, adjust the queuefile options accordingly. See:
Install Build Dependencies
Install some ffmpeg build dependencies that are already installed by default with Slackware:
sudo slapt-get --install yasm libssh tetex # load $PATH changes before running sbopkg source /etc/profile
Install get_iplayer and dependencies with queuefile
Run this command:
# Slackware sbopkg -i get_iplayer-full # Salix sudo sbopkg -i get_iplayer-full
When prompted to confirm the queuefile options for ffmpeg (LAME=yes X264=yes XVID=yes), enter q to accept. All packages will then be downloaded, built and installed.
Use the following procedure to download and build the latest version:
curl -kLO https://bitbucket.org/wez/atomicparsley/get/tip.zip unzip tip.zip cd wez* ./autogen.sh ./configure make # Slackware make install # Salix sudo make install
Install additional Perl modules
If you wish to use the MP3::Tag module for better MP3 tagging, or you require the Net::SMTP::TLS::ButMaintained module for TLS email, additional Perl modules may be installed using the local::lib method.
Run CLI with:
Web PVR Manager (WPM)
The WPM is installed with the CLI, but no launcher script is provided. Launch the WPM in a terminal window with this command:
perl /usr/share/get_iplayer/webcgi/get_iplayer.cgi -l 127.0.0.1 -p 1935
Once the WPM is running, connect to it by opening this URL in your browser:
After the WPM has opened in your browser, click the
Refresh Cachebutton. A new tab or window will open that shows the cache being refreshed. Leave that tab or window open to have the cache refreshed automatically every hour. You can also manually refresh the cache at any time.
Stop the WPM by typing Ctrl-C.