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Streamlink is a command-line utility that pipes video streams from various services into a video player, such as VLC. The main purpose of Streamlink is to allow the user to avoid buggy and CPU heavy flash plugins but still be able to enjoy various streamed content. There is also an API available for developers who want access to the video stream data. This project was forked from Livestreamer, which is no longer maintained.

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OS: Win Linux
File size: 38MB
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4.2.0-2 (August 2, 2022)


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Streamlink 4.2.0

Release highlights:

Added: new Windows portable builds (#4581)
Added: more dependency versions to debug log header (#4575)
Added: parsed multivariant playlist reference to HLSStream and MuxedHLSStream (#4568)
Fixed: unnecessary delay when closing DASHStreams (#4630)
Fixed: FFmpegMuxer not closing sub-streams concurrently (#4634)
Fixed: threading issue when closing WebsocketClient connections (#4608)
Fixed: handling of PluginErrors when outputting JSON data via --json (#4590)
Fixed: broken YouTube plugin when setting custom authentication headers (#4576)
Fixed: "source" Twitch VODs not being considered "best" (#4625)
Fixed: and rewritten FilmOn plugin (#4573)
Fixed: websocket issue in Twitcasting plugin (#4608, #4628)
Fixed: VK plugin (#4613, #4638)
Fixed: various other plugin issues (see full changelog)
New plugins: Aloula (#4572)
Removed plugins: Eltrecetv (#4593)
Docs: added openSUSE (#4596) and Scoop (#4600) packages
Docs: improved some links in CLI docs (#4623)
Docs: upgraded furo theme to 2022.06.04.1, require sphinx >=4, and replace recommonmark with myst-parser (#4610)
Build: fixed outdated python_requires value in setup.cfg (#4580)
Build: upgraded versioningit build dependency to >=2.0.0 <3 (#4597)

Full changelog

Ben Greiner <> (1):
build: fix python_requires (#4580)

Ian Cameron <> (6):
plugins.aloula: new plugin
plugins.aloula: update login required message
plugins.pandalive: update/fix
plugins.vk: fix
plugins.trovo: update URL matching, tests
plugins.vk: add support for WAF cookie

Mozi <> (3):
docs: change "defaults" to "default" to apply bold style
docs: use full-length parameters to create links
docs: make cross-link to "metadata variables" in cli docs

back-to <> (5):
plugins.rtpa: fix 401 error, added self.title
plugins.mediavitrina: fix invalid url_json
plugins.idf1: fix plugin
plugins.eltrecetv: removed
plugins.telefe: fix livestream (#4592)

bastimeyer <> (34):
plugins.tvtoya: rewrite plugin
stream.hls: cache parsed multivariant playlist
stream.hls: add methods for fetching playlists
plugins.filmon: rewrite plugin
cli: list all dependencies in debug output fix InitialPlayerResponse regex
docs: update windows binaries section
cli: fix pluginerror in handle_url if json is True
ci: update deploy-docs script
plugin.api: add update-user-agents script
ci: add useragents workflow
docs: remove windows portable maintainer note
docs: add openSUSE package
build: upgrade versioningit to >=2.0.0, <3
docs: fix versioningit version
docs: add scoop package
plugin.api.websocket: don't join current thread
plugin.api.websocket: fix typing, export opcodes
plugins.twitcasting: fix websocket stream data
docs: bump furo theme version to 2022.06.04.1
docs: replace recommonmark with myst-parser
docs: update homebrew package link
ci: lint sphinx extensions and
plugins.twitch: fix stream weight
plugins.twitcasting: discard text frames
plugins.rtve: rewrite plugin
stream.ffmpegmux: close sub-streams concurrently
stream.segmented: add AwaitableMixin
tests: refactor DashStreamWorker tests
stream.dash: update DASHStreamWorker.iter_segments
stream.dash: update DASHStreamWriter.fetch
plugins.vidio: rewrite plugin
stream.hls: turn url_master into property
release: 4.2.0

streamlinkbot <> (1):
plugin.api: update useragents

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Works perfectly for downloading from BBC iPlayer. If it had a GUI would be even better, but I'm very happy with it as it is. Documentation at is clear.

On an iPlayer note: you don't need a TV licence number, just set up an account on the site; use a Mailinator e-mail address. You will need a UK IP address though! Don't know about doing this from abroad.

Example command:
streamlink --bbciplayer-username=YOURUSERNAME --bbciplayer-password=YOURPASSWORD --hls-live-restart -o C:\anyfolder\iplayerrip.mp4 720p

720p is the highest quality BBC iPlayer offers BTW. Pay no BBC poll tax!

Review by phantomflanflinger on Feb 11, 2021 Version: 2.0.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Rating by lpmaskman on Jun 2, 2017 Version: 0.6.0. OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

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