Difficulty saving a video

Sam Kuper sam.kuper at uclmail.net
Sun Jul 17 23:57:08 EDT 2011

On 18 July 2011 00:34, Andy Bircumshaw <andy at networkned.co.uk> wrote:
> I would attempt to get this URL using:
>    get_iplayer --url "http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/thermal-imagery-in-the-desert/3204.html"
> No harm in showing "--type tv" or "--modes=this,that,other", but keep prefix paths & stuff out of it when posting to the list, unless it has a bearing on the question. "-o . " is better (or just use your default).
> I see pretty clearly:
>  ERROR: rtmp server sent error
>  ERROR: rtmp server requested close
> So I don't think you're doing anything wrong.

Thanks for confirming that it's a reproducible problem.

> The best thing I can suggest - not answering your question but maybe getting you the video - is to try is visiting the webpage using Firefox with the Download Helper extension. I find that (on Linux) usually gets me videos from other sites which get_flash_videos fails on.
> https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3006/

That extension didn't seem to work on that particular video, but
thanks for the suggestion :)


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