I use get-iplayer
to download TV programs so I can watch them on the devices that suit me, when it
suits me. What follows is how I install
get-iplayer on a headless Debian 6.0
server I have a home. The server is question is really low powered so building
from source was not an option.
In order to install the latest version of
get-iplayer (currently 2.82) on
Debian Squeeze a couple of additional package
respositories need enabling.
Enable the Debain Backports repository by adding the following line to
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main
Enable the Debain Multimedia repository by adding the following lines to
deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org squeeze main non-free deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org squeeze-backports main
Update the repositories.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --allow-unauthenticated install deb-multimedia-keyring
get-iplayer (currently v2.78) from the official Debian repositories,
this will also install the dependencies.
sudo apt-get install get-iplayer
get-iplayer suggested packages.
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg rtmpdump libdata-dump-perl libid3-tools libcrypt-ssleay-perl libio-socket-ssl-perl
I have seen it suggested that
mplayer should also be installed. I’ve not
determined if that is an absolute requirement. But this is how to install it
on a headless Debian computer.
sudo apt-get --no-install-recommends install mplayer
get-iplayer to v2.82.
sudo apt-get install libmp3-tag-perl libxml-simple-perl wget http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/get-iplayer/get-iplayer_2.82-2_all.deb sudo dpkg -i get-iplayer_2.82-2_all.deb
At this point
get-iplayer should be good to go and the get-iplayer
man get-iplayer will assist you.