Odd fetching of radio
northmedia1 at the.forthnet.gr
Sun Feb 21 17:41:30 PST 2016
On Sun Feb 21 09:48:47 GMT 2016, Jim web wrote:
> due to the habit of the producers of some programs
> (e.g. 'Feedback' and 'More or Less') to provide
> a 'shortened' version when I fetch using the standard pid.
> The first broadcast and repeat share the same pid
> and both tend to be shortened.
FWIW, you are now able to pinpoint "shortened"
downloaded versions because of 2.95dev commit:
prior to that commit (and in GiP 2.94),
those would just show up as "default" in
The fact you end up with a "shortened" version
probably means no version with longer duration
still exists, because GiP tries by default to first fetch
the longer one - you'd have to provide speficic
pids for further investigation...
More often than not, both "original" & "shortened"
versions do exist at the same time, e.g.
in the following episode of "More or Less -
Selfies, Sugar Daddies and Dodgy Surveys",
pid=b06zvbwz, if you query:
get_iplayer --type=radio --pid=b06zvbwz -i | grep versions
=> (with 2.95dev) versions: original,shortened
If for some reason you are after the "shortened" one,
indicate so via "--versions=shortened" in your command...
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