How do I download embedded audio?

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at
Mon Feb 13 20:29:15 EST 2012

On 14/02/2012 00:13, Matt Rolls wrote:
>> get_iplayer --type=radio
> Unfortunately, I can't get the above command to work for the Andy Kershaw mp3.
> Here is the log info:
> C:\Program Files (x86)\get_iplayer>get_iplayer --type=radio --force
> get_iplayer v2.79, Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Phil Lewis

You still have old versions of get_iplayer and rtmpdump, so my first 
suggestion would be to get the latest Windows installer and do a full 
reinstall, then try again.  I don't have an old version at hand to 
check, but I know the current version works.  If you can't do that for 
some reason, you could run with --verbose to see if any more useful 
information is logged about the rtmpdump error.

> I am using Windows 7. VLC player seems to pop up for a split second and then closes.

That happens because when the flashaudio stream fails to download, 
get_iplayer falls through and attempts to download the rtsp stream, 
which is handled by VLC, but that croaks as well.  You wouldn't want the 
rtsp stream, anyway.  You can add --modes=flashaudio so that the rtsp 
stream is excluded entirely.

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