Reduced resolution and sync problems
richard22j at zoho.com
Fri Jan 12 02:19:02 PST 2018
Sent: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 4:40 PM I wrote
>Alan is right that the --tvmode aliases change their meaning from time to
>time. For that reason I prefer to select the mode I want from
>despite what it says after STOP.
>I don't think your problem is being caused by such a change. That page
>shows the current aliases and it is not easy to retrieve the historical
>information. Even so
>600 Mbyte/h is about right for HLSvhigh. I suspect what is happening is
>that your poor connection is causing errors and/or timeouts. If there is
>error which can't be recovered from get_iplayer will step through all the
>HLSvhigh modes and then on to the HVFxhigh modes and then on through the
>list. If you are seeing separate video and audio downloads it may have got
>That is only speculation. To find out what is happening you will have to
>look at the get_iplayer stdout output.
I don't know whether Dave Widgery is bothering to read any of these replies.
There is a forum post on a similar subject at
This is an extract from the response from dinky.
"If you don't want get_iplayer to fall back to lower-quality streams, then
configure it to only attempt the mode(s) of interest, either permanently in
preferences or for a single download via command line. If your connection
drops you'll then be left with a partial download of the desired quality.
Downloads are resumable, so once the connection is restored, just re-run the
same get_iplayer command to complete the download. You have the means to
run get_iplayer automatically with the PVR function. Downloads that fail
during one run should be picked up in the next. "
It seems to me that is good advice.
More information about the get_iplayer