How to download subtitles when episode is not in cache

Peter S Kirk peter.kirk at
Fri Jun 20 13:13:26 PDT 2014

On 20 Jun 2014 at 0:14, dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin <dinkypumpkin at> 

> For now, a quick and dirty suggestion: Try using --subtitles and start a 
> download of the programme, something like:
> get_iplayer --subtitles --pid b046w2n8
> When rtmpdump kicks off, kill it (Ctrl-C or use Task Manager in Windows 
> to kill perl.exe and rtmpdump.exe, in that order).  You'll be left with 
> a file in your output directory that contains the 
> subtitles, along with the partially-downloaded FLV file, which you can 
> delete.

Exactly what I do if initial download of show missed subtitles or they were 
not available when download started.

btw: every download I do is "pid not found in tv cache" as I prefer not 
having a screen-full of programmes when I run the PVR.



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