Size of flashvhigh video is incorrectly only the size of flashhigh

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at
Sat Aug 10 19:09:46 EDT 2013

On 10/08/2013 22:47, ode wrote:
> Hello, I downloaded
> Athletics_-_World_Championships_2013_Day_1_Part_4_b0398f5h_default.
> The modes for the program are:
> flashhigh1=2536MB,flashhigh2=2536MB,flashstd1=1529MB,flashstd2=1529MB,flashvhigh1=4779MB,flashvhigh2=4779MB,rtsphigh1=2536MB,rtsphigh2=2536MB,rtspstd1=1529MB,rtspstd2=1529MB,rtspvhigh1=4779MB,rtspvhigh2=4779MB.
> I use 'get_iplayer --nopurge -g --modes=best' to download, expecting to
> get a 4.7GB file. But actually I only get a 2.5GB file.

When this happens you should also check the "duration" field.  The mode 
sizes are approximated from the bit rate and duration contained in the 
programme metadata provided by the BBC.  If one or both of those values 
is wildly off, the calculated mode sizes will of course also be wildly 
off.  In this case, the programme duration is wrong for parts 3 and 4 of 
the athletics coverage.  You can check the duration by dividing length 
(# of samples) by timescale (samples/second) in the metadata reported by 

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