Is anyone else's running slooowwwwlllyyy?

Rog zulu.romeotangohotel at
Tue Jul 12 15:43:54 EDT 2011

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andy Bircumshaw" <andy at>
To: <get_iplayer at>
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 5:24 PM
Subject: Re: Is anyone else's running slooowwwwlllyyy?

> On 12 July 2011, at 16:40, Rog wrote:
>>>> ...
>>>> Now, I want to re-download it, but I cannot find the *.swfinfo* file to 
>>>> dump.
>>>> There is no such file on this computer!!
>>> There is one, somewhere, but it's got nothing to do with forcing 
>>> re-downloads.
>> Hi Andy...
>> I truly do not understand!
>> Deleting this and also the partial d/l has always worked in the past.
> I suspect you were doing something else in addition.
> It's probably possible to edit the .get_iplayer/download_history in 
> Notepad, for instance (or maybe even delete it).

!!! Well I'll be blowed!
I just did that about 20 minutes ago <g>
I used Texrpad, which I have permanently set to a bold 36 font, which I can 
just read with a 3x magnifying glas....<sigh>

I _knew_ there had to be an easy way to do it.!!
I got a good file this time.

Thank you all


>> What is the *.swfinfo* file for?
> AIUI the .swfinfo is a cache of the authentication token used by RTMPdump. 
> Something like that. If, when you find it, you look at it in Notepad 
> you'll find it's just 4 lines of text: a URL, a couple of dates and a long 
> "magic" number.
> I think the .swfinfo file will be at "%userprofile%\.swfinfo" on Windows.
>>> Just delete the bad or partial file and run:
>>>  get_iplayer "the horizon guide" --get --force
>> I am using the Web PVR Manager (Winndows XP P[ro), not the command line 
>> box, so how do I implement this please??
>> i.e. where do I paste *get_iplayer "the horizon guide" --get --force* 
>> into?
>> I tried the *Run* box but that doesn't work..
> Sorry I don't use the WebPVR manager and I can't support it.
> aB.
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