BBC Archives ....

S Byers s_byers666 at
Wed Sep 24 01:40:18 PDT 2014

Again thank you. I see your point. I have never used CL but using your scripts it all seems to work OK. Now I have downloaded the archives I need - huh - about costume drama!!!

Thank you again - Chris B.
On Fri, 19/9/14, Vangelis forthnet <northmedia1 at> wrote:

 Subject: Re: BBC Archives ....
 To: get_iplayer at
 Date: Friday, 19 September, 2014, 20:37
 On Fri Sep 19 09:39:32 BST 2014,
 Chris J Brady wrote:
 > The result was a file in iPlayer Recordings as:
  This was the reason I used:
 --file-prefix="Gays Couples Given Similar Rights as Married
 in my CLI command, so as to save the file with a SHORTER
 file name;
 I am on Windows and once you start moving things around into
 and subfolders and so on, you never know when you'll hit the
 256 characters
 limit in the full path to file...
 > The file wasn't that large.
 The .avi flavour of the file was ~ 17.9 MB.
 I have attached the MediaInfo report for it:
 Video Stream size           
           : 9.71 MiB (54%)
 Audio Stream size           
           : 3.23 MiB (18%)
 The remainder 28% of the file size is just muxing overhead.
 And do not be fooled by the .avi extension; the video
 of this file won't be played back by a DVD player or other
 hardware player, because the overwhelming majority of those
 lack support for the Sorenson Spark (FLV1) video codec.
 The .flv version of the file you get when you use --raw is
 just 13.1 MB;
 MediaInfo report also attached; the same stream sizes, but
 only 3%
 muxing overhead.
 > I was not sure how to set --raw though
  IIANM, this is currently not possible directly through the
 of the Web PVR Manager. I am an exclusive user of the CLI,
 so I do not miss this feature; might worth a consideration
 for a
 future implementation for those GUI-only users of GiP.
 You can always add via the CLI a "--raw" pref and the
 Web PVR Manager will observe it when run...
 Take care,
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