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Old 02-06-2016, 06:22 PM   #16
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The default user is root with kali. I agree it is the wrong distribution for everyday use.
Old 02-06-2016, 07:23 PM   #17
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Thanks for your help guys, will leave you in peace now! Enjoying Linux, sounds like I was given the wrong version to start on. Will get that sorted and start learning.
Old 02-06-2016, 08:12 PM   #18
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Just for the record the way to go about installing a usable and recent version was described by "ondoho". I have used this method successfully many times.

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I'd like to follow up from ondoho's post and clear up a few additional things:
  1. Never install anything from That site was abandoned years ago. The links have been redirected to another web site, so I doubt you will find a script to download, and any script you may find there will not work. The original author keeps the site online for some unknown reason. As ondoho mentioned, the home for get_iplayer is:
    and documentation is found in the wiki:
  2. Do not install get_iplayer from the vendor repositories for Mint or Ubuntu, especially in LTS releases - it will almost certainly be broken because the repo packages are never updated. For Mint/Ubuntu, always follow the instructions here:
  3. As others have said, Kali is not a suitable distro for get_iplayer. get_iplayer is packaged for a number of Linux/Unix distros, and it can be installed manually if necessary - start here:
If you have problems with get_iplayer, I recommend you go to the support forums:

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