Nort converting FLV to M4a

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at
Sat Apr 9 12:25:24 EDT 2011

On 09/04/2011 15:46, Steve wrote:
> I've found in the last few days, get_iplayer has downloaded shows saving
> them as default.partial.m4a.flv and not converting them to M4a, However
> if I delete the entry from the download history, then run get_iplayer
> again, it converts to M4a without redownloading it again. Any idea why?
> This is in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy.

If you haven't already, re-run with --verbose on the command line and 
see if anything illuminating pops up.  Since you bypassed the 
re-download check, get_iplayer will drop through to 
flvstreamer/rtmpdump, which I think may be finding the previously 
downloaded programme and attempting to resume download, which won't be 
noticeable with a complete file.  The question is whether the programme 
was almost-but-not-quite downloaded originally (though I would expect 
some kind of error from flvstreamer/rtmpdump in that case), or whether 
the programme was completely downloaded and something went wrong in 
passing it to ffmpeg for remuxing to M4A.  Hopefully there will be some 
clues in the more verbose output.

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