Get_iplayer on Raspberry Pi

tommy myname at
Wed May 30 19:22:25 EDT 2012

I can replicate the problem on my pi by disconnecting/reconnecting my
router during a download: rtmpdump hangs, with 98% usage, and has to
be killed.

rtmp output:

366873.634 kB / 1121.84 sec (66.6%)
ERROR: RTMP_ReadPacket, failed to read RTMP packet body. len: 67591


Tasks: 128 total, 2 running
  Mem[||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||71/186MB]     Load
average: 1.17 0.96 0.55
  Swp[                                                 0/0MB]
Uptime: 1 day, 21:33:03

  PID USER     PRI  NI  VIRT   RES   SHR S CPU% MEM%   TIME+  Command
28692 pi        20   0  4560  2524  1076 R 93.0  1.3  4:35.35 rtmpdump
--port 1935 --protocol 0 --playpath mp4:3200kbps/b01j8n35

The repositories (main debian and deb-multimedia) don't seem to have
the latest versions of RTMPDump (v2.3) or ffmpeg. Upgrading to v2.4
from git (along with git versions of ffmpeg and get_iplayer) seems to
solve the problem, as it then resumes successfully:

ERROR: RTMP_ReadPacket, failed to read RTMP packet header
191759.117 kB / 0.00 sec
INFO: Connection timed out, trying to resume.


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