Jul 202012
 
Get_iplayer installation on Raspberry Pi with Raspbian

Installing Get_iplayer on Raspbian on the Raspberry Pi Update 23 Jan 2013 Installing Get_iplayer just got a whole lot easier. Now all you have to do is type… sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install get-iplayer ffmpeg atomicparsley libmp3-info-perl You may still find some of the following information useful. I’ll leave it there anyway. ;) Original post Following on from my original two postings on get_iplayer, (for Debian Squeeze & wheezy distros for the Raspberry Pi), this is a set of instructions for the Raspbian release. It’s quite a bit simplified because… no need to rpi-update [...more...]

Jun 212012
 
Get_iplayer installation on Raspberry Pi with Debian Wheezy Beta

Installing Get_iplayer on Debian Wheezy Beta on the Raspberry Pi Following on from my original posting on get_iplayer, which was installed on the Debian Squeeze distro for the Raspberry Pi, this is a set of instructions for the Wheezy beta release. It’s quite a bit simplified because we don’t need to bother with installing rpi-update, since most of the needed firmware updates are now incorporated into the distro. :-D  That’s progress for you. Starting point assumptions. I’m assuming that you have an internet connected Raspberry Pi with SD card (4 Gb & up – 2Gb [...more...]

Jun 152012
 
Using Screen with Raspberry Pi to avoid leaving SSH sessions open

Using Screen with Raspberry Pi to avoid leaving SSH sessions open (Debian) Tested on Debian Squeeze, Wheezy Beta and Raspbian distros. You may remember from the Get_iplayer installation instructions that I recommended not running the FFMPEG compile via ssh. The reason for this was because when you do something in ssh, if you close the ssh session it kills the process – game over (and that compile takes 3.5 hours). Well I just found out about an excellent little program called screen, which enables you to run processes within a “terminal tty instance”. This allows [...more...]

Jun 022012
 
Get_iplayer - full instructions for Raspberry Pi install from scratch

Get_iplayer is an excellent program that allows you to download content streamed from the BBC’s iplayer server, to watch at a time convenient to you. What makes it excellent is that it is entirely under your control. There is no DRM or restrictions on the content you download. And you don’t need to have the iplayer app on your computer, which is a good thing because it won’t run on the Pi – no Flash. It’s an Open Source iPlayer client, that works on pretty much any platform supporting PERL (which the Raspberry Pi certainly [...more...]