It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog but there are several changes in the new versions that deserve mention.
First, Gordon Cooper has done an excellent job on some new icons for the application. It’s good to finally have some icons that better match the true functions than the Apple Built-ins.
Second, there have been a couple of comments on the search. It has always been limited to seven days, except for local radio. This is due to the way the BBC do their index feeds. This just hadn’t come up as an issue until recently when the BBC started keeping programs available for more than that length of time. In order to download programs older than seven days, simply navigate to the appropriate iPlayer page in your browser and click ‘Get Current Webpage’.
Finally, 1.8.0 did have an issue where if there were any programs in your queue that were older than 7 days, GiA would beachball after attempting to start downloads. This has been resolved in 1.8.1.
1.3.6 has been released. Release notes are available for viewing here.
I do request that all users at least glance at the release notes when they are displayed in the update window. Not all of it will be relevant or necessarily make sense to all users. However, I often include tips and solutions for common problems as they come up. It’s also a great way of finding out about new features that I’ve added.
The advent of ITV Downloading has brought an onslaught of updates in the last week or so. I hope with 126.96.36.199 ITV downloading has become sufficiently stable to slow down the update cycle.
I apologize to all those that have sent in Bug Reports and Support requests lately. There have been so many recently that I have not had time to respond to them all. If the latest update doesn’t fix your problem, please resubmit them. The influx has slowed down greatly so I hope to go back to my normal behaviour of responding to each one individually.
Get iPlayer Automator is now capable of downloading ITV shows. I should give the disclaimer that this feature truly is in BETA. It is in no way perfect and should not be expected to work as reliably as the BBC downloads do.
This feature, as all future channels (more on that later) will be, is only available to those on 64-bit machines. This includes all Intel Macs except for those with Intel Core chips rather than Intel Core 2, Xeon, or Core i3, i5, or i7.
Hope everyone enjoys this feature over the holidays! And keep the bug reports coming!