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BBC removes programme feeds - a blow to get_iplayer

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Sad news - the BBC has today removed the feeds used by get_iplayer to download shows using the search or index number methods, which means you can no longer download programmes using two of the must useful methods get_iplayer provides.

Further, due to the loss of these feeds get_iplayer can no longer schedule programmes for download - in short the PVR is now broken.

Thankfully you are still able to download programmes manually using the PID or URL methods. Take a look at the TV Download Guide for a short guide on downloading using the PID method and dig into the documentation to see how to download using the URL method.

Other functionality such as the ability to specify output folders and other get_iplayer specific abilities are not affected as these are built into get_iplayer itself.