BBC Radio1's Essential Mix November 2011

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at
Thu Dec 1 14:37:43 EST 2011

On 01/12/2011 18:29, Jon Davies wrote:
> On 1 December 2011 17:54, Fenwick Cooper<fenwickc at>  wrote:
>> get_iplayer quits normally in the first mins of downloading BBC radio 1'sessential mix. It returns:
>>> INFO: All streaming threads completed
>> But the show is only partially downloaded. (e.g. I have the first 10 MBof about 84 MB).
> are you seeing the line INFO: Trying flashaacstd1 mode?
> or is it trying a different mode?

If you see "All streaming threads completed" you're trying to download 
the wma version of the programme.  I rather doubt you meant to do that.

Try again and obey the first rule of Get_iPlayer Club:

*Run with --verbose and show us the output*

If it breaks again, try --modes=flashaacstd, and obey the second rule of 
Get_iPlayer Club:

*Run with --verbose and show us the output*

Otherwise, we're just guessing here.

> also, what version of rtmpdump are you using?  (rtmpdump -v will tell you)

get_iplayer also could be falling through to wma mode because it can't 
find rtmpdump on your system, though that seems unlikely if you've been 
able to download other programmes.

> finally, what options are you running get_iplayer with?  (get_iplayer
> --prefs-show)

Check any mode settings to make sure you haven't inadvertently bumped 
wma to your preferred mode.  Again unlikely, but quick to check.

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