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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 This project was forked from Livestreamer, which is no longer maintained.

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File size: 42MB
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Streamlink 5.2.1

Reverted: PyPI deploy script changes (#5116)

Streamlink 5.2.0

Release highlights:

Added: new stream read/output loop, to be able to detect player process termination while stream output is paused (ad filtering, etc.) (#5024)
Added: support for named plugin matchers (#5103, #5107)
Added: Python warnings capturing to streamlink logger and added StreamlinkWarning (#5072)
Changed: deprecation log messages to warnings, and added missing warnings for previously deprecated things (#5072)
Deprecated: usage of validate.text in favor of str (#5090)
Improved: Streamlink session option getters/setters (#5076)
Fixed: incorrect inheritance of NoPluginError and removed unneeded url parameter from NoStreamsError (#5088)
Fixed: error handling in Twitch access token acquirement (#5011)
Fixed: dogan plugin (#5053)
Fixed: ceskatelevize plugin, added sport/sportplus/decko (#5063)
Added plugins: mixcloud (#5096), vkplay (#5054)
Removed plugins: orf_tvthek (#5104)

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Ian Cameron <> (6):
plugins.vtvgo: update headers
plugins.cdnbg: update regex
plugins.mixcloud: new plugin
plugins.ceskatelevize: update for ct24, sport and sportplus; add decko
plugins.tvp: add
plugins.earthcam: fix cam_name (#5110)

Inokenty <> (1):
plugins.vkplay: new plugin (#5054)

bastimeyer <> (37):
plugins.twitch: better access token error handling
docs: fix requests docs link
tests: refactor thread handshakes
tests: change order of collected tests
tests: fix freezegun's default module ignore list
ci: remove custom lxml wheel for Windows
tests: refactor and add more buffer tests
cache: refactor Cache and rewrite tests
tests: refactor websocket tests
plugins.dogan: rewrite and fix plugin
cli: refactor progress interface
cli: replace read_stream() with StreamRunner
ci.github: ubuntu-20.04 -> ubuntu-latest
build: update build script
options: refactor key normalization
options: add support for mapped getters+setters
session: refactor option getter+setter methods
build: update auth in sign+deploy scripts
chore: remove examples
plugins.euronews: fix and rewrite plugin
exceptions: update docs and fix NoPluginError
exceptions: remove `url` arg from NoStreamsError
logger: capture warnings
logger: turn deprecation log msgs into warnings
logger: add StreamlinkWarning
tests: fix cmdline tests
plugin.api.validate: deprecate text alias
chore: ignore coverage in TYPE_CHECKING blocks
tests: set filterwarnings=always via pytest config
tests: fix warnings in playeroutput tests
tests: fix warnings in CLI main tests
chore: remove unneeded noinspection directives
plugin: add support for named plugin matchers
plugins.orf_tvthek: remove
tests.plugins: rewrite PluginCanHandleUrl tests
stream.hls: warn when writing after discontinuity

fenopa <> (1):
plugins.turkuvaz: fix url match (#5021)

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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