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:
youtube-dldoesn't recognize the stream URL
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!)
youtube-dlcommand line on iPlayer episodes. It still provides some additional functionalities, such as the SRT conversion, but
youtube-dlworks pretty well for downloads now and the need for the script has decreased.
ffmpeganymore, instead it takes advantage of
youtube-dlDASH recording capabilities. The streams are downloaded in their original formats. Usually this results in a MP4 container for videos and M4A for audios.