Rob's Ramblings

Monday, 26 May 2008

iPlayer, 4od, download locations..

I've been fighting with this for a bit, off and on. I've got iPlayer and 4od installed on my laptop, but it's got precious little space on it to actually store anything. (Silly thing came with the hard disc partitioned into three drives, and c:\ is currently languishing with only about 500MB spare on it.) I've been unable to do more than download one thing at a time.

Now, I've got a couple of TB elsewhere on the LAN, thanks to some little nas boxes, but how to get iPlayer to use it.

It didn't take too long to find a registry key:
\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Kontiki\4od1\downloadDir (and iPlayer and Sky are in the same location) but after I pointed it at \\nas\public\Kontiki\4od1\ downloads would fail immediately.

Today I worked it out. Simple really. The Kontiki "Kservice" service is installed to run as the Local System account. Unfortunately this doesn't have access to the nas box! So, I changed the "Log on" option for the service to my user account, which does, restarted the service, and hey presto, it works!

For better security I should really create another dedicated user account for it, and give that access to the nas box, but hey ho, it works for now.

Oh. and 4od support said it was impossible to change download location. Hmm.

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