radio downloads not working for me...

Jim Jackson jj at
Tue May 17 16:03:10 EDT 2011

On Tue, 17 May 2011, dinkypumpkin wrote:

> On 17/05/2011 16:47, Jim Jackson wrote:
> >   size=   62043kB time=3960.0 bitrate= 128.3kbits/s
> >   video:0kB audio:62043kB global headers:0kB muxing overhead 0.000000%
> >   FFmpeg version SVN-rUNKNOWN, Copyright (c) 2000-2007 Fabrice Bellard, et
> >   [snip]
> >   Unknown bitstream filter aac_adtstoasc
> >   INFO: Command exit code 1 (raw code = 256)
> >   WARNING: aac conversion failed - retaining aac file
> Your version of ffmpeg predates the addition of the aac_adtstoasc bitstream
> filter, which came in June 2009.  Find the newest ffmpeg version for your
> platform that you can.  See the list archive for the last couple of months for
> pointers.

Many thanks for the pointer. I've downloaded ffmpeg and compiled and 
installed and all is well, I have a playable m4a file. 

Is there a simple solution for having get_iplayer automatically convert to 
mp3? Or do I do that after download of the m4a?

many thanks for the help.


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