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Jaksta not downloading from BBC iPlayer

Hi, Recently, I have noticed that BBC iPlayer HD is using streaming via HTTP port 80 much more frequently, and that Jaksta does not pick up these streams. If I try often enough, I will find a stream using RTMP port 1938, which Jaksta has no problem detecting and recording. As of yesterday, BBC iPlayer seem to have stop using RTMP post 1938. My question is whether this is a limitation or whether my settings are incorrect. Thanks for your help, Gezza

From Gerry Barclay @ 21 Aug 2015 14:08

Answers: 6, Votes: 1

Are you using version 6?  If not upgrade - its free.

Using 6, try dragging and dropping or cutting and pasting the bbc iplayer url onto the interlace instead of letting it auto detect. You will then be prompted with all available qualities and sources for that stream.

If your still having issues with 6 please provide a url so we can check it out.


From CRS @ 22 Aug 2015 07:08

Votes: 1

I have the same issue. How do I download the update (6)? Is this for Mac?


From Nuno.sacramento @ 22 Aug 2015 14:08

Votes: 1

You can download from the download menu item above.  This is a windows forum.

If iplayer downloads are not working for you, please provide debug logs from when you try and download.  

See the sticky post on how to do this.

You could also look at using the DVR capture method which can capture most videos, even copy protected ones. 

From CRS @ 24 Aug 2015 10:08

Votes: 1

Here are the results of my testing of iplayer stream capture downloads with using BlackVPN from Australia to the UK.

Test URL:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0675m1j/panorama-trouble-at-the-post-office

Multiple streams detected - 

I chose the highest quality and its downloading fine.


From CRS @ 25 Aug 2015 12:08

Votes: 1

when i try that, it says downloading, but never does, and when i check the network bandwidth monitor its not downloading

From Lee @ 10 Oct 2015 04:10

Votes: 1

its working now, but i had to switch it to video download capture method, the drag url onto it stalled download... worked the other way.

From Lee @ 10 Oct 2015 04:10

Votes: 1