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    Re: Get-iplayer now doesn't work for us !

    Sorry, coldraven, but this has got me lost. I've never used gksu nautilus before, so when I typed it into Terminal, gave it my password, I was then faced with a Terminal line -"Initialising nautilus-gdu extension " and a window showing my home folder. So my next step is unknown to me.
    The command "gksu nautilus" runs the normal file browser but in "root" mode. That means you can edit files in the file system that are normally off limits to you as a user. Beware, you could break something if you edit or delete something critical.
    It is probably better to use speartip's advice which will auto-update.

    For your future information, if you had used nautilus and clicked on "File System" then "usr" then "bin" you would have found that the get_iplayer file lives in that folder. In geek speak you would have been in /usr/bin, where the leading forward slash means the root of the file system.
    Tip: In /usr/bin are hundreds of files. To see get_player just start typing "get_" to jump to the the file.

    As an experiment go to any folder in the nautilus file browser and then press Ctrl+L. You will see that the location bar changes to show the path as mentioned above. You can actually copy and paste a location there, hit Enter and that's where you will go.
    Note: pressing Ctrl+L again should toggle the location bar style but no longer works in Ubuntu 12.10

    Hope all is working now.
    Last edited by coldraven; May 28th, 2013 at 09:10 AM.

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    Re: Get-iplayer now doesn't work for us !

    Many thanks for the detailed instructions, coldraven. Its given me another tool to use.
    Regards
    John
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    Re: Get-iplayer now doesn't work for us !

    i've now 'un-solved' this thread as the problem with Update manager had reappeared, and I now realise on careful inspection that my wife's laptop still has version 2.80 of get-ipayer, in spite of running speartips lines of code in Terminal.
    I've just repated running sudo apt-get upgrade and got the result

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages have been kept back:
    get-iplayer
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
    So that's where I am at the moment

    John
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    Re: Get-iplayer now doesn't work for us !

    Quote Originally Posted by grey1beard View Post
    ... I now realise on careful inspection that my wife's laptop still has version 2.80 of get-ipayer, in spite of running speartips lines of code in Terminal.
    Try again...
    Add the repository
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jon-hedgerows/get-iplayer
    Update
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Install
    Code:
    sudo apt-get -y install get-iplayer mplayer ffmpeg

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    Re: Get-iplayer now doesn't work for us !

    grey1beard: The PPA install described by ron999 is the best choice for upgrading an obsolete get-iplayer package on Ubuntu. However, if you are of a more conservative bent there is another way to upgrade that doesn't entail any poking around in /usr/bin or using "gksu nautilus". Because the get-iplayer package doesn't depend on specific versions of any of its dependencies, you can download the newer get-iplayer_2.82-2 package from the raring repo and install it in place of get-iplayer_2.80-1 that came with precise. get-iplayer_2.82-2 is the minimum version you should have to avoid any potential problems due to iPlayer changes after 2.80 was released.

    1. Download get-iplayer_2.82-2 from raring repo. Pick a mirror at:

    http://packages.ubuntu.com/raring/al...layer/download

    2. Remove get-iplayer_2.80-1:

    Code:
    sudo dpkg -r get-player
    3. Install get-iplayer_2.82-2 from downloaded package:

    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i get-iplayer_2.82-2_all.deb
    4. Ensure all suggested dependencies are installed (omit any already installed):

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install rtmpdump ffmpeg mplayer libmp3-tag-perl
    5. Remove obsolete dependency (unnecessary with rtmpdump installed)

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove flvstreamer
    The end result is that you will have older (compared to PPA) versions of get-iplayer, rtmpdump and atomicparsley, but everything should still work OK.
    Last edited by dinkypumpkin; June 2nd, 2013 at 02:20 AM.

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    Re: Get-iplayer now doesn't work for us !

    John...
    To upgrade iplayer try:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    That should work.

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    Re: Get-iplayer now doesn't work for us !

    Thanks Guys. As soon as madam has gone out to the garden, and I can get my hands on her laptop, I'll have a go.


    Regards all,
    John
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    Re: Get-iplayer now doesn't work for us !

    Quote Originally Posted by speartip View Post
    John...
    To upgrade iplayer try:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    That should work.
    It did.
    Many thanks speartip, so once again, fingers crossed, I can mark this thread solved !

    Regards
    John
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    Re: Get-iplayer now doesn't work for us !

    Magic - thanks!

    (OK, not magic - there's no such thing- but you get the idea

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    Re: Get-iplayer now doesn't work for us !

    Well, our delight was short lived.

    I've attached two screen shots that I hope will sum up the problem now.
    I've used both apt-get update and apt-get dist-upgrade when todays mess happened, but it hasn't resolved the issue.
    Help gratefully received.

    John

    PS Radio programmes download OK, but not TV
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    Last edited by grey1beard; June 10th, 2013 at 10:19 PM.
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