1280x720 25fps

Graham Temple (gmail) graham.j.temple at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 14:15:27 PDT 2017

I seem to have got deleted from the list as I have received no mail from the
list for the last 10 days.  As I am having problems with get iplayer tonight
I would appreciate being re-included.


Graham Temple

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-----Original Message-----
From: get_iplayer [mailto:get_iplayer-bounces at lists.infradead.org] On Behalf
Of Vangelis forthnet
Sent: 04 March 2017 22:01
To: get_iplayer at lists.infradead.org
Subject: Re: 1280x720 25fps

On Sat Mar 4 09:10:58 GMT 2017, cc wrote:

> to find  the 1280x720 25fps format
> for  the  progs i wanted to download
> has it been discontinued?

Not that I see; the BBC continue to provide the 720p25 encode via the legacy
RTMP streams (--tvmode=flashhd) and the legacy AppleHLS streams
They have publicly announced many months ago that the RTMP streams are to be
completely phased out, though this promise hasn't yet materialised; next
version of GiP, however, will have its RTMP support removed, even if the BBC
continues to offer RTMP  streams for a while longer...

No word was given on the eventual removal of the legacy (the
non-Video-Factory ones) AppleHLS streams, I'd hazard a guess and say they'll
be the next to go, leaving only the Video Factory AdobeHDS (not supported by
GiP), AppleHLS and MPEG-DASH streams; with the demise of the Flash plugin in
modern browsers, I see a near future where only (VF) AppleHLS and MPEG-DASH
streams are employed by the iPlayer Service...

> using get_iplayer xxx --info I have not been [un]able

I just ran

perl get_iplayer-299.pl --pid=b008lyr3 -i | FindStr modes

(custom windows installation) and got:

modes:          original: 

Both "flashhd1" and "hlshd1" are present inside available modes. Comparing
my result to yours, one can see that:
1. You are missing the DASH tvmodes [dvf(hd|sd|xsd|xhigh|low)] over HTTPS,
i.e. you are only getting 2 (instead of 4) "CDN" variants for each dvf
quality; NB there really only exist 2, but the Beeb provides the same 2 both
over plain HTTP and secure HTTPS protocols...
2. You are missing all the "hls" tvmodes, including the hlshd1 one you're

My gut feeling is this is due to your internet connection - it appears you
are accessing the service from France (or I might be wrong and you're only
using an e-mail registered to a French ISP). Try to change your DNS servers,
if that's the reason why the hls modes (hostname="cp401489-vh.akamaihd.net")
are not correctly resolved.
If you are employing some other means to access the iPlayer service, then
most probably your SmartDNS, HTTP proxy, VPN etc. are to blame for your
predicament - not a GiP issue in itself...
I am afraid my hands are tied up; providing further assistance for non-UK TV
access is frowned upon here (especially since the law changed back in
September) and had you posted in the forums (where the look up members' IP
addresses) you would have got yourself a locked thread...


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