flashaudio producing garbled mp3

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at infradead.org
Thu Aug 12 11:26:00 EDT 2010

On Thu, 2010-08-12 at 16:16 +0100, Dan Ashby wrote:
> Note: I am running get_iplayer.pl version 2.78 on a Windows 7 64 bit OS.
> When downloading radio shows using --modes=flashaudio I have recently been 
> getting a garbled mp3 as a result. The downloaded flv was the issue. It 
> appears that flvstreamer 2.1a was not doing a good job of resuming a 
> download after an 'ERROR: RTMP_ReadPacket, failed to read RTMP packet 
> header' error occurred. I grabbed a binary for 2.1c1 of flvstreamer from 
> the link below and all appears well again:
> <http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases-noredirect/flvstreamer/win32/>
> I hope this may help someone avoid the hassles I've had in locating this 
> problem.

The Windows installer will use rtmpdump -- does that have the same

> On another point, I can't see where the default locations for various 
> binaries are set - I know how to override them in the options file or on 
> the command line, but how, for instance does get_iplayer figure out where 
> mplayer is?

On Windows? I don't think it does. Unless you're using a real computer,
I think it *has* to be configured.


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