Error message corrupt file

chrism at chrism at
Mon Apr 23 08:15:36 EDT 2012

Quoting Dominic Di Chiera <ddichiera at>:

> Hi everyone, I get a few error messages from time to time and I can't
> quite decifer them. Here is a typical one from today . Can anyone
> explain what it's actually telling me?
> INFO: File name prefix =
> Essential_Classics_-_Wednesday_-_Rob_Cowan_b01g5ytp_default
> RTMPDump 2.4 git-6230845 2011-9-25
> (c) 2010 Andrej Stepanchuk, Howard Chu, The Flvstreamer Team; license: GPL
> ERROR: Last tag size must be greater/equal zero
> (prevTagSize=-922619419) and smaller then filesize, corrupt file!
> INFO: Command exit code 1 (raw code = 256)
> WARNING: Retry recording for 'Essential Classics - Wednesday - Rob
> Cowan (b01g5ytp)'
> ERROR: Failed to get iphone URL from iplayer site

I notice that it says "Failed to get iphone URL"; that suggests that  
perhaps you're using the now-obsolete "iphone" mode. When recording  
radio programmes, I generally use the "flashaacstd" mode, with the  
option to auto-convert from AAC to MP3. That always works for me.


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