This script allows you to download (or record) videos from the BBC iPlayer service. You need to use youtube-dl to record the streams (link to official website). You could also use youtube-dl directly for certain videos, however this script:
works on many pages where youtube-dl doesn't recognize the stream URL
provides you with converted SRT subtitles on the fly, thanks to its internal converter
You are expected to read the instructions that can be found here.
(please, leave a message telling me it is for this script, so I can thank you properly!)
4.1 — The script shows a pure youtube-dl command line on iPlayer episodes. It still provides some additional functionalities, such as the SRT conversion, but youtube-dl works pretty well for downloads now and the need for the script has decreased.
4.0 — The script has been rewritten from scratch for the new layout. It doesn't use ffmpeg anymore, instead it takes advantage of youtube-dl DASH recording capabilities. The streams are downloaded in their original formats. Usually this results in a MP4 container for videos and M4A for audios.
3.2 — NowBBC Radio programmes are also supported. These are converted to MP3.