giPlayer is a very simple python gtk gui to download BBC programmes on the Linux OS.
With a deb file it should work on all debian based versions of Linux including Ubuntu.
There is no help but it is fairly straightforward to use. It is a wrapper for get_iplayer.
If you wish to understand in more detail how it downloads programmes you can read the command line program get_iplayer help file.
Installing on Ubuntu 14.04:
This distro doesn't seem to pre-install dependencies, so you have to install them manually
1) Open terminal (Control+Alt+T)
2) Install dependencies (if not already installed)
sudo apt-get install get-iplayer
sudo apt-get install libav-tools
3) Download giPlayer.deb
4) Install giPlayer from terminal:
sudo dpkg -i giPlayer.deb
Installing on Mint 17 and Debian:
Download giPlayer.deb and double-click to install
If you have installation problems with dependencies, perform a software update
and try fixing any broken packages with:
sudo apt-get install -f
Then try the install again.
With older distros, you may still need to install ffmpeg for tv/radio downloads to complete:
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
To add metadata to some file types, install the following package:
sudo apt-get install atomicparsley
0.41 Changed percentage count to main window Title.
0.4 Added percentage count to Progress Dialog Title.
Fixed broken dependency in Mint 17 and Ubuntu 14.04.
Added libav-tools as a dependency.
0.31b Fixed broken dependency in Ubuntu 10.10.
0.3b Added subtitles option.
0.2b Fixed bug that prevented giPlayer executing if no .get_iplayer folder existed.