Difficulty saving a video

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 14:19:38 EDT 2011

On 17/07/2011 21:57, Sam Kuper wrote:
> ERROR: Failed to record 'Thermal imagery in the desert - -
> (http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/thermal-imagery-in-the-desert/3204.html)'
> ...
> > Clearly this didn't work, despite my having provided a long set of
> fallback modes. I'm unsure how to proceed, and would welcome
> constructive suggestions!

FWIW, I was able to download this clip with a very small patch to 
get_iplayer.  AFAICT, the access token for this clip is ultimately 
returned with "auth=" already prepended, which get_iplayer doesn't 
expect and thus duplicates, giving a bogus query string for the rtmp 
URL.  This appears to be peculiar to Akamai CDN connections, but not 
necessarily all of them.  As Nigel Taylor pointed out earlier, this 
isn't related to iPlayer content per se, but a workaround seemed benign 
enough that I could roll it into my get_iplayer fork.  Hope I don't eat 
those words.

Patch is attached. Info on my fork here:


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