320kbps radio audio available via MPEG-DASH
get_iplayer at cjnash.com
Fri Jan 1 00:18:33 PST 2016
Thanks for letting us know about this. Would you like to make your script
available for others to use?
James Scholes wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been investigating the BBC's offerings that they're making
> available via MPEG-DASH today, specifically for radio content. It
> appears that audio is available in 320kbps AAC for most radio programs
> (possibly all but I wouldn't want to claim such). The files aren't
> DRM-protected, can be grabbed over HTTP, and joined together using ffmpeg.
> Example from Radio 4 Extra, using a script I whipped up:
> C:\Users\jscholes\dev>python radiodownload.py b0081rx2
> INFO: Downloading PID: b0081rx2
> INFO: Program title: Agatha Christie - The Sittaford Mystery, The Message
> INFO: Trying 1 program version(s).
> INFO: Using version: Original version (b0081rw9)
> INFO: Found 1 selection(s) in mediaset
> INFO: Using first available media selection
> INFO: AAC at 320kbps (stream-uk-audio_streaming_concrete_combined/audio/mp4)
> INFO: 2 connections available for this selection
> INFO: Using first available connection
> INFO: Connection with priority 1, URL:
> This quality would be a considerable improvement over the current
> maximum of 128kbps available with RTMP streams used by get_iplayer
> (Radio 3 aside). However I'm a newcomer to all of this so I wondered if
> there were any technical reasons this shouldn't or couldn't be
> implemented into GiP in the future? I download a lot of radio programs
> so I would possibly be interested in implementing it myself.
> Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
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