Been trying to watch a live event on iPlayer in your browser only to have low quality streaming? It seems that the BBC iPlayer browser client doesn’t support above 480p. Fortunately there’s a solution.
Install streamlink @ https://streamlink.github.io/install.html
Install VLC player @ https://videolan.org
Create an account on the BBC website and take note of your credentials. Create the following script
and name it
streamlink https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/bbcone 720p --bbciplayer-hd [email protected] --bbciplayer-password=yourpassword
Save it and
chmod +x bbc1.sh. Usage:
./bbc1.sh. This’ll open VLC and stream BBC1 in HD.
To watch BBC2 just change
bbctwo (I suggest making a
bbc2.sh script or parameterize the script yourself).
I haven’t yet found a way to pipe the output of this over airplay to a receiever. If anyone has any suggestions I’d love to hear them as currently I’m only able to mirror using my macbook’s screen sharing to my tv (via airplay).