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norderney
2011-03-30, 07:57
The BBC have created an online archive for their programme Desert Island Discs. I was wondering if there is a way of accessing these via Radio menu and/or BBC iPlayer menu within the SqueezeBox server software.

The programme archive is located at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs

Archive:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/find-a-castaway

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p00942rj

bpa
2011-04-24, 14:56
See http://forums.slimdevices.com/showpost.php?p=627339&postcount=27

adamdea
2011-04-25, 13:31
Just installed it and now listening to William Gibson's desert island disks. Thanks very much- fantasic job

sl789
2011-04-25, 16:13
I've installed BBCiPlayer plugin so there is a directory now

/var/lib/squeezeboxserver/cache/InstalledPlugins/Plugins/BBCiPlayer>

( I use Ubuntu ).

Then I created directory BBCiPlayerExtra under Plugins

/var/lib/squeezeboxserver/cache/InstalledPlugins/Plugins/BBCiPlayerExtra>

and unzipped files there, restarted the server, but I can't see Archives menu when I click on BBCiPlayer in the squeezebox (it appears under
"Home->Internet Radio)

There is no menu item BBCiPlayerExtra.

Where it should be - directly under Home or under Home->Extra ?

I can't find it.

bpa
2011-04-25, 16:26
You need to install the BBCiPlayerExtra plugin using the standard Plugins install method and makes sure it works. It will appear as a menu BBCiPlayerExtra in the Internet Radio menu.

Then copy the two new files to get the archive functionality.

sl789
2011-04-25, 16:37
Thanks for prompt reply. It works now

Fahzz
2011-05-01, 08:21
I'm trying to copy these files into the "InstalledPlugins/Plugins/BBCiPlayerExtra" directory, but can someone tell me where it's located on my drive? Thanks!

bonze
2011-05-01, 09:31
I'm trying to copy these files into the "InstalledPlugins/Plugins/BBCiPlayerExtra" directory, but can someone tell me where it's located on my drive? Thanks!
Look on the Information tab of the Server Settings.

mberger
2011-11-28, 02:41
I've installed iPlayer Extras and the two extra files this morning. However, the only year I can select is 2011 and the only programmes listed in the A-Z are also from 2011. Is this operator error?

bpa
2011-11-28, 02:58
I've installed iPlayer Extras and the two extra files this morning. However, the only year I can select is 2011 and the only programmes listed in the A-Z are also from 2011. Is this operator error?

What are the "two extra files " ?

I thnk there is a BBC change and much of the archives has been moved to Podcasts from iPlayer.

edit:

Still in iPLayer - need to look into this further.

bpa
2011-11-28, 04:45
BBC have made a change and no longer provides all the programs in one "fetch". Since the plugin uses an undocumented interface - this is a occupational hazard.

The plugin will need changes. I think Desert Island will be a special case and the plugin should be preloaded with the archive 1942-2010 as archived content is unlikely to change.

mberger
2011-11-28, 09:17
Thanks - I'll await developments. It's always reassuring to know that you are not causing the problem yourself (especially when you've recently been forced to move your setup onto another HDD.)

BTW the two files I was referring to were the two mentioned in the message linked to in post #2 above.

bpa
2011-11-28, 09:57
All the archive stuff is now part of the standard plugin - no changes or additions necessary.

mberger
2011-11-28, 10:36
That would account for the Windows 'do you really want to replace this file' prompts!