Install get-iplayer to Download BBC TV Programmes in Ubuntu 22.04 | 20.04

This simple tutorial shows how to install get-iplayer and use it to download TV and radio programmes from BBC iPlayer/BBC Sounds for offline playback.

get-iplayer is a free and open-source app for Windows, macOS, and Linux. With it, you can searches and downloads your favorite BBC TV / radio programmes. Then play locally and legally in 30 days.

NOTE: For legal reason, you need a TV licence to download BBC TV/radio programmes! And, you have to delete them after 30 days of legal play!

Install get-iplayer in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

The project release page offers Windows and macOS installer. For Ubuntu and its based systems, it refers to a PPA repository, which so far supports Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04 and Ubuntu 22.10.

1. First, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:m-grant-prg/utils

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then, run command to install the app package:

sudo apt install get-iplayer

For old Ubuntu and Linux Mint, run sudo apt update first to refresh package cache.

Use get-iplayer to download TV programmes

This is a command line tool! After installing it, run following commands at any time in a terminal to search and/or download your favorite programmes.

  • To search for something, use command:
    get_iplayer 'keyword here'

    NOTE: get_iplayer can only search for programmes that were scheduled for broadcast on BBC linear services within the first 30 days! Those present more than 30 days can be downloaded directly via PID or URL

  • To start downloading a programme, use command:
    get_iplayer --get NUMBER_HERE

    Replace NUMBER_HERE with the number in the search result. And, you can download more programmes at same time via multiple numbers. For example:

    get_player --get 2708 3501 3680
  • You may also download directly via an URL address, for example::
    get_iplayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04n9p9c
  • Or use PID, which is usually the random characters in URL address:
    get_iplayer --pid b04n9p9c

    Also, it supports downloading via multiple PIDs: get_iplayer --pid id1 id2 id3 ...

The tool also has many other command line options, run man get_iplayer in terminal to read more.

Uninstall get-iplayer

To remove get-iplayer from Ubuntu/Linux Mint, open terminal and run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove get-iplayer

Also, remove the Ubuntu PPA repository by running command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:m-grant-prg/utils

That’s all. Enjoy!

Download Ubuntu 22.10 ‘Kinetic Kudu’

Know more about Ubuntu 22.10 Kinetic Kudu:

  • Released Date ( October 20, 2022)
  • Features

Ubuntu 22.10  Download Detail

Ubuntu 22.10 Kinetic Kudu is the latest version of the Ubuntu operating system. Ubuntu 22.10 “Kinetic Kudu” will be released on October 20, 2022. Meanwhile, right now you can download the beta version of Ubuntu 22.10 from the official website of Ubuntu.

Download Ubuntu 22.10 ‘Kinetic Kudu’

You can download the Ubuntu 22.10 Kinetic Kudu from the following download link. Meanwhile, you need to wait till the release date ( October 20, 2022). You can also download the 22.10 edition of official flavors like Ubuntu Studio, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Unity, and Ubuntu Kylin.

Ubuntu 22.10 Kinetic Kudu Features:

  1. Latest GNOME 43 desktop environment
  2. Pipewire is the default audio system in Ubuntu 22.10
  3. Ubuntu 22.10 supports WebP image format (webp-pixbuf-loader library)
  4. Ubuntu 22.10 will be powered by Linux kernel 6.0.
  5. Ubuntu 22.10 will come with the Mesa 22.2 release.
  6. A new version of the Noto emoji font is included.
  7. Ubuntu 22.10 ships with GNOME’s new text editor app called Text Editor as Gedit is no longer included by default.
  8. LibreOffice 7.4

How To Download Music Directly To iPod Without iTunes

How To Download Music Directly To iPod Without iTunes

Description: In this article, we’ll show you step by step how to download music directly to your iPod quickly and easily.

How do I put music directly on my iPod?

The 2019 launch of the new iPod caused havoc. People from all over the globe took a trip down memory lane to recall their iPods and brought them back to life. Even though the iPod is no longer available, it remains a formidable competitor to other MP3 and media players. You might be one of those people who still cherish and treasure your iPods, or just recently bought a new one. If so, you may be searching for ways to add music to the iPod without iTunes.

Despite iTunes being popular in its day due to the limited number of iOS tools, it is not as preferred today. It comes with many complicated steps and takes a lot of time, making audio and video conversions and transfers simple.

iTunes is not available on all devices, and it can be confusing for even the most tech-savvy. This software was removed from Mac users. Only Windows PC owners can access the features offered by it. Even Windows users are urging you to avoid iTunes as it is becoming more time-consuming and inefficient.

But don’t worry! We have some great news for you who want music on your iPod, but don’t trust iTunes or any other unreliable tool!

Do you want to find out what we are talking about? Continue reading!

How can you put music on your iPod without iTunes?

Softorino, a US-based tech company can help you to put music on your iPod without using iTunes.

It works on both Windows PCs and Macs. The software makes file conversion and transfers simple, efficient, and easy. WALTR PRO is more reliable than iTunes and other unreliable online tools. It produces the highest quality output possible in the shortest time.

Download and install WALTR PRO:

Download the WALTR PRO trial from Softorino on your Mac or Windows PC. Once your download is completed, follow the on-screen instructions to install the software on the laptop. After the app has been installed, launch WALTR Pro for the first time. You’ll be prompted by an onboarding video to show you everything about the desktop tool.

Next, enter your email address to receive your trial code. After you have entered your email address, your trial key will be sent to you. Once it arrives, enter the key into the appropriate field.

Time to connect your iPod to your Mac or Windows PC:

You will need a USB cable to connect your iPod to your computer. You don’t have to do this again. If your devices are connected to the same network, you can transfer files via Wi-Fi.

After you have connected your iPod to the computer using the USB cable, go to the WALTR PRO settings window and choose the Enable WiFi connectivity option. You can then send all files to your iPod using WALTR PRO via Wi-Fi.

Drag, Drop, Relax:

You don’t have to go to Select Files to manually search your computer for music files that you wish to convert or transfer to your iPod. Instead, drag and drop them into the WALTR Pro window.

Drag and drop files to be transferred and the process will start immediately. You can also choose your iPod from the available devices and click the Convert and Transmit buttons.

WALTR PRO Features

  • WALTR PRO has many customization options
  • It features an easy drag-and-drop mechanism
  • Many useful features are available at a low cost
  • Editing your output file’s destination is easy
  • This tool allows wireless transfers between all iOS devices

EuroLinux Desktop Is Now Available For Download

EuroLinux Desktop Is Now Available For Download

EuroLinux Desktop based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 9 is now available for download. EuroLinux Desktop, a new player in the Linux universe is developed by the Polish Open Source solutions manufacturer company called EuroLinux.

EuroLinux Desktop Is Now Available For Download

EuroLinux Desktop is targeted at regular users while EuroLinux is an enterprise-class Linux distribution developed in 2013.
According to the company, EuroLinux Desktop is designed for people and organizations which use Windows® or macOS® on a daily basis and are looking for a stable system with many years of technical support as well as a similar aesthetic to Microsoft® and Apple®.

EuroLinux Desktop uses GNOME as a default environment. EuroLinux Desktop supports many media file formats (mp3, mpg, wma, ts, opus, ogg, mp4, flac, aiff, acc, ac3, avi), as well as open codecs used in popular mkv video files (Matroska). Each of these formats can be run in the default Totem/Video system player.

If you want to try this new Linux distro, then you can download the ISO from the following link.

EuroLinux Desktop ISO Download.

LibreOffice Office Suite 7.4 is Available to Download

Ubuntu’s default LibreOffice office suite got a big updates! See what’s new and how to install guide.

LibreOffice finally added WebP image format support by releasing the 7.4 release. As well, this release features new remote grammar checker: LanguageTool API; Calc now supports sparklines and uses 16,384 columns in spreadsheets; Show Changes mode does no longer count deleted list items, instead it now shows changes in numbering correctly.

Other changes in LibreOffice 7.4 include:

  • New optional hyphenation settings to adjust paragraph-level text flow.
  • EMZ/WMZ files support.
  • Impress now has the start of document theme support
  • Writer now supports clearing breaks from Word.
  • Experimental dark mode support for Windows 10/11
  • Help pages for the ScriptForge scripting library
  • See release note for more.

How to Install LibreOffice 7.4 in Ubuntu:

There are a few ways to get the most recent LibreOffice package for Ubuntu Linux, including:

  • Flatpak package – universal Linux package runs in sandbox.
  • Snap package – available in Ubuntu Software and run in sandbox.
  • Native DEB packages – but not well integrated with Ubuntu desktop.
  • AppImage – no installation required, just click to run.

Except the non-install AppImage package, all others will install another copy along side the system pre-installed version. Meaning you’ll have duplicated shortcut icons.

So, the LibreOffice PPA is highly recommended. Which will update the stock packages to the latest and keep it up-to-date.

1. First, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run the command below to add PPA for all current Ubuntu releases:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

2. Next, either open “Update Manager” to install updates, or run the command below in terminal:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

NOTE: This PPA at the moment is not updated with LibreOffice 7.4.0 package. Maintainers need time to build and test the new packages, especially for major releases.

How to Restore:

To remove the PPA as well as downgrading the office packages to stock version, run command in terminal to install ppa-purge tool and purge the PPA:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:libreoffice/ppa

The First Point Release, Ubuntu 22.04.1 is Available to Download

The first point release of Ubuntu 22.04 is finally out! Users of Ubuntu 20.04 will receive notification to upgrade to the new LTS.

For users who are still running Ubuntu 20.04, the new LTS features Linux Kernel 5.15, GNOME 42 desktop with built-in 3-finger gestures, new screenshot UI, horizontal workspace view, and RDP remote desktop sharing, and more.

Changes in the new point release:

As usual, this point release includes many updates, high-impact bug-fixes with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility.

The installation screen has been updated with new logo and appearance. The Ubuntu Studio 22.04 does not install issue when secure boot enabled, has been fixed by manually blacklist DKMS modules.

Besides upgrading from Ubuntu 20.04, it even supports for upgrading from Ubuntu 20.10 and Ubuntu 21.04 directly. Simply open terminal and try via do-release-upgrade -d command. See this bug for more.

For NVIDIA users, Ubuntu 22.04.1 now defaults to Wayland session for hybrid systems with Nvidia graphics drivers. For non-hybrid systems with Nvidia drivers, the classic Xorg will be default. Though, user can manually switch between Wayland and Xorg via gear button in login screen.

Other changes include:

  • new RISC-V platform support
  • Add support for VisionFive, Nezha and LicheeRV boards
  • Fix RDP Sharing on switch
  • Fix connecting to windows server over RDP
  • Add Intel DG2 support.
  • Add Xilinx ZCU111 board support
  • Add symlinks to enable StarFive boards AP6212 Wi-Fi module.
  • Add mic mute key support for HP Elite x360 series

And personally, screen flickering issue seems to be fixed in my cheap HP laptop. See full changes since Ubuntu 22.04 to 22.04.1.

Download Ubuntu 22.04.1

For those who are already running Ubuntu 22.04, just install regular updates via “Software Updater” will bring you to the new release. To verify, go to “About” page in settings.

To download the disc images, go to:

For Ubuntu 20.04 users, just wait for the upgrade prompt. Or try running update-manager -c command in terminal after installing all available package updates.

Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) Is Now Available for Download

Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) Is Now Available for Download

The first point release to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is now available for download. Along with the first point release, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) users are able to upgrade their installations to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) either automatically or as part of a scheduled update. Starting today, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS users will be notified that an upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is available.

Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) Is Now Available for Download

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS along with the official flavors such as Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu MATE, as well as Ubuntu Kylin has been updated to version 22.04.1. Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS contains bug fixes, app updates, performance tweaks, and security patches.

Some of the changes that you might see on Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS:

  • Install media uses the new Ubuntu branding
  • Updated NVIDIA graphics drivers
  • LibreOffice point 7.3 point release
  • Latest GNOME Shell 42 point release
  • Resolve memory leak when taking screenshots
  • Network Manager 1.36
  • Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS will default to Wayland on hybrid systems with NVIDIA graphics drivers

Download Ubuntu 22.04.1 Point Release

Linux Mint 21 “Vanessa” Is Now Available for Download

Linux Mint 21 “Vanessa” Is Now Available for Download

There is no official announcement yet but you can download the final ISO images of the Linux Mint 21 “Vanessa” operating system right now from the following download link.

Linux Mint 21 Vanessa will have a long-term support plan till 2027.

Download Linux Mint 21 “Vanessa” Cinnamon ISO

Download Linux Mint 21 ” Vanessa”  Xfce ISO

Download Linux Mint 21 MATE ISO

 

What’s New On Linux Mint 21

  • In Linux Mint 21 Blueman replaces Blueberry.
  • In Linux Mint 21, you can find the improved file browser thumbnails.
  • The Sticky Notes application now has the ability to duplicate notes.
  • Impoved process monitor
  • Timeshift is now maintained as an XApp
  • Printing and Scanning improvements.