Odd fetching of radio

Vangelis forthnet 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. 
> (snip)
> 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 file-prefix.

 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...

Best regards, 

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