streaming/recording Radio 1 video?

Kevin Lynch klynchk at
Thu May 3 18:11:44 EDT 2012


Here's my failure mode on maverick meerkat - what do I need to upgrade?

kevin at ikhaya:~/get_iplayer-2.78$ ./get_iplayer --update
INFO: Current version is 2.80
INFO: Checking for latest version from
INFO: No update is necessary (latest version = 2.80)

kevin at ikhaya:~/get_iplayer-2.78$ ./get_iplayer --url
--rtmp-tv-opts="--stop 3600"
INFO: Trying pid: using type: tv
INFO Trying to stream pid using type tv
INFO: pid not found in tv cache
INFO: Checking existence of default version
INFO: flashnormal1 modes will be tried for version default
INFO: Trying flashnormal1 mode to record tv:  -
INFO: File name prefix =
WARNING: Your version of flvstreamer/rtmpdump does not support SWF Verification
FLVStreamer v2.1c1
(c) 2010 Andrej Stepanchuk, Howard Chu, The Flvstreamer Team; license: GPL
Connecting ...
Starting Live Stream
For duration: 3600.000 sec
  presetname            Custom
  creationdate          Thu Apr 26 00:41:24 2012
  videodevice           Microsoft DV Camera and VCR
  framerate             25.00
  width                 512.00
  height                288.00
  videocodecid          VP62
  videodatarate         320.00
  audiodevice           Microsoft DV Camera and VCR
  audiosamplerate       44100.00
  audiochannels         1.00
  audioinputvolume      75.00
  audiocodecid          .mp3
  audiodatarate         64.00
0.511 kB / 0.00 sec

ERROR: RTMP_ReadPacket, failed to read RTMP packet header
Download may be incomplete (downloaded about 0.00%), try resuming
INFO: Command exit code 2 (raw code = 512)
WARNING: Failed to stream file
via RTMP
INFO: skipping flashnormal1 mode
ERROR: Failed to record 'BBC Radio 5 live studio stream - -



On 3 May 2012 12:57, Kevin Lynch <klynchk at> wrote:
> Thanks for that. The command fails on my main Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10 , works just fine on my Oneiric Ocelot 11.10 virtual machine. Sadly I can't access my Maverick machine just now.
> I'll probably need to upgrade some of my get_iplayer components on Maverick.
> I'll respond again if I can't figure it out.
> Kevin
> On 30 April 2012 00:55, dinkypumpkin <dinkypumpkin at> wrote:
>> On 29/04/2012 22:39, dinkypumpkin wrote:
>>> Go to and decode the string into:
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