Recent download issues

Carl Fletcher kernelbasher at
Thu Nov 24 04:51:38 EST 2011

On 24/11/11 08:53, Jon Davies wrote:
> On 24 November 2011 05:10, Carl Fletcher<kernelbasher at>  wrote:
>> I'm getting errors like this:
>> INFO:   sampletype            mp4a
>> 467726.949 kB / 2546.96 sec (73.2%)
>> ERROR: RTMP_ReadPacket, failed to read RTMP packet body. len: 70382
>> 467775.627 kB / 2546.96 sec (73.2%)
>> INFO: Connection timed out, trying to resume.
> I'm guessing that this is the cause of the problem - whether the
> connection time out is caused by a slow network connection, or by
> rtmpdump using too much CPU and having the same effect isn't clear.
> Given that you can download things with flvstreamer, I'd suggest you
> try building a newer version of rtmpdump and see whether that helps.
> Jon
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Thank for the replies guys.
I'm pretty certain it's not a packaging. Partly because I have Jon's 
build in a Mint 11 install and I using the same network, was having the 
same result.

Couple of things I have to look at:

1. My router
I have a feeling it's on it's last legs. But it's not causing problems 
for me with the BT sync, which usually happens with flaky routers.

2. My ISP
Entanet have been really good for me for years. But I'm going to contact 
Partly because on another subject. I have noticed Linux .iso's via 
bittorrent will scream down then suddenly it drops off to Zero for a few 
seconds, then comes right back.

flvstreamer just seems to deal better with the hang and picks up again 
(assuming it is a hang we are getting) But I see what you mean Jon.


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