Live download problem - fails - error

Mark Carroll mtbc at
Sun May 10 01:54:33 PDT 2015

"Peter S Kirk" <peter.kirk at> writes:

> I have tried a few options - logs below - all failed.
> Any suggestions for downloading Live stream to file?
> Win XP Pro SP3, rtmpdump-20140302-git-79459a2-win32
> get_iplayer --type=livetv --pid="bbc_one"
> get_iplayer v2.90, Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Phil Lewis

I suspect it might help to upgrade to v2.92. On Linux, admittedly, but,

$ get_iplayer --type=livetv --pid="bbc_one"
get_iplayer v2.92, Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Phil Lewis
  This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use --warranty.
  This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain
  conditions; use --conditions for details.

WARNING: rdf URL contained no data
WARNING: PID URL contained no RDF data. Trying to record PID directly.
INFO: Trying pid: bbc_one using type: livetv
INFO: Trying to stream pid using type livetv
INFO: pid not found in livetv cache

INFO: 1 Matching Programmes
INFO: Checking existence of default version
INFO: hlsvhigh1,hlsvhigh2,hlshigh1,hlshigh2,hlsstd1,hlsstd2,hlslow1,hlslow2 modes will be tried for version default
INFO: Trying hlsvhigh1 mode to record livetv: BBC One London - -
INFO: File name prefix = BBC_One_London__2015-05-10_09_51_34                 
frame=   61 fps=0.0 q=31.0 size=      69kB time=00:00:02.53 bitrate=223.9kbits/
frame=   83 fps= 80 q=24.0 size=     205kB time=00:00:03.47 bitrate=481.8kbits/
frame=  104 fps= 67 q=22.0 size=     346kB time=00:00:04.20 bitrate=675.3kbits/

-- Mark

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