Logfile with errors

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 15:50:22 EDT 2011

On 12/04/2011 19:30, Steve wrote:
> Ok I do log Get_iplayer to my /tmp folder, I found the error msg its as
> follows:
> [snip]
> pipe:: could not find codec parameters
> INFO: Command exit code 1 (raw code = 256)
> WARNING: flv conversion failed - retaining flv file
> INFO: Recorded
> /home/steve/iplayer/Voodoo_Wasps_and_Zombie_Worms_-_Voodoo_Wasps_and_Zombie_Worms_b01061hk_default.partial.m4a.flv

So it's not the flv download - ffmpeg is croaking.  Did you use the 
--verbose switch?  I can't see the ffmpeg command line it is attempting 
to execute, but it doesn't really matter.  It is obviously failing. 
Contrary to what I said before, the problem may in fact be the version 
of the script you're using, after all. Download the updated version from 
the github link I sent in previous message and try again.  It avoids 
sending ffmpeg commands connected by a pipe to the shell and instead 
executes two ffmpeg commands in sequence via system calls.  I've no idea 
why yours works sometimes and not others, but let's eliminate perl/shell 
problems first before looking into your ffmpeg version.  I can download 
your programmes on Maverick with no problem, but it has a more recent 
version of ffmpeg, and I'm using the updated get_iplayer script.

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