Get iPlayer Automator 1.20

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Grab and watch BBC and ITV shows on your Mac.
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Download TV and radio programs as well as podcasts from the BBC channel. Search for necessary content, have shows automatically tagged and added to iTunes, and record your favorite programs using PVR functionality. Set up proxies to tweak the failed download settings.

Get iPlayer Automator is an application, developed by Thomas Wilson, that provides users the tools to download BBC and ITV television programs. Thanks to its simple installation process, it can be used by any user, regardless of their computer skills.

Its interface looks modern and has well-designed button icons. The main interface is properly delimited which makes navigation through the menu very intuitive. Yet, there are no skin themes or rich customization options. Also, at times, the buttons do feel clunky.

When it comes to its capabilities, Get iPlayer Automator is able to transfer items to your Mac if you set up the output folder from the Preferences window. Users can also configure subtitles, setup proxies, or adjust downloads rules.

Furthermore, in order to never miss your favorite TV show, the application has a built-in PVR function that lets users download all the episodes from a specific program.

In conclusion, Get iPlayer Automator is a smart utility for individuals who want to have their favorite TV shows at their discretion. It's free, uses a small number of system resources, so you should give it a try.

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Pros

  • Has a built-in PVR function
  • Uses a small number of system resources
  • Can configure subtitles

Cons

  • Buttons feel clunky
  • Misses skin themes

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This is wonderful software. I use it almost daily to download BBC TV (HD) and radio (highest quality streams), although I live outside the UK. The program's own proxy usually works, when it doesn't I can find another pretty easily from an index site.

Yes, it could do with a better manual, but it wasn't difficult to work out how to use it.

I have Mountain Lion.

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