how to set flashaaclow1 as default download for radio?
northmedia1 at the.forthnet.gr
Sun Apr 17 15:16:20 PDT 2016
On Sun Apr 17 21:47:47 BST 2016, Stuart Henderson wrote:
> You can avoid the need to override when downloading tv:
> there are separate tvmode and radiomode options.
Very true! :-)
The best approach for Majid would be to use:
get_iplayer --radiomode=flashaaclow -prefs-add
Some points to consider:
1.The "1" appended to the mode is not really needed;
GiP by default tries the "1" CDN; in the rare case the 1st
CDN fails for some reason, it will fall over to flashaaclow2,
thus increasing your chances of having a successful download;
if "flashaaclow1" is set as a permanent pref, no download
would occur if CDN=1 is failing...
2. From a quality point of view, flashaaclow = HE-AACv1 @48kbps;
for speech radio (4,4xtra, 5live, World News etc.) it is adequate,
but for music content (1, 1xtra, 2, 3, 6music etc) it is a noticeable
degradation from the default (in the UK) flashaacstd (AAC LC @128kbps).
3. Please do bear in mind you have added that pref.
The beeb have announced the flashmodes (over RTMP)
are to go eventually; when that happens, having that
permanent pref will result in no audio downloads;
perhaps it'd be best to set hlsaaclow (same bitrate as
flashaaclow) as default radiomode, because AppleHLS
streams will outlive the RTMP ones.
4. In the next GiP release (2.95) flashaaclow (/hlsaaclow)
has been "renamed" to flashlow (/hlsaaclow), so when 2.95
is released (no word yet), probably you'd need to update
5. Finally, some audio content (mainly audio clips/extracts)
are only available as 128kbps, so those won't work...
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