get_iplayer is a great piece of software that downloads bbc iplayer programmes to a local hard drive it also runs great on a raspberry pi. To set-up I followed these instructions: http://raspi.tv/2014/get_iplayer-raspberry-pi-update
Once installed open the terminal and run
get_iplayer --cat films
This will then return all the films currently available on iplayer, then to download, note the Number and run:
get_iplayer --get 1582 --modes best --type=tv --file-prefix="<nameshort>-<.senum>-<.episodeshort>" --output "/media/WD/tv/films"
I have a monitor that is connected to another pc and a pi, up until now I have had to swap cables when I wanted to use the pi/pc and it was getting tedious.
As I read that some don’t play nicely with the pi, I was assuming that it might be tricky to find one that works – however this duronic hdmi switch works perfectly (even the auto switching) with the pc and pi. The only issue is the blindly bright blue LED – seen below covered with a square of post it.Connected as follows:
We spent Christmas with my parents and wanting to take some xmas music along, I decided to give volumio a go to setup a mobile/tablet/pc controlled music player with a raspberry pi.
Picture of the set-up
- B+W Zeplin speaker dock (using the 3.5mm input)
- Raspberry Pi model B+
- music files located on Lexar usb stick in .flac format
- SD card with the Volumio OS installed – download from here: http://volumio.org/
- USB extension cable with cheap USB soundcard attached (extension cable as sound card is too bulky to fit next to the usb stick) – £2 or so from eBay
- USB Wi-fi stick – digitazz
- power supply for pi
The new B+ pi has an additional 2 USB ports, better power management and cable connections on only two sides. Great for volumio as I needed 3 USBs (soundcard, music and wi-fi).