BUG: resumption of download does not work

RS richard22j at zoho.com
Fri Jan 12 08:11:05 PST 2018

From: Dr. Axel Stammler
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2018 2:20 PM

>Unfortunately my internet connection is slowly and unreliable — but Get I 
>Player has been
>coping with that increasingly better, so first of all: Thank you!

>There seems to be (at least) one particular programme that offers a 

>   INFO: Downloaded: 28.24 MB (00:01:55) @ 0.53 Mb/s (hvfxsd1) 
> [audio+video]
  > WARNING: Failed to download file segment [16]
  > WARNING: Retrying tv: 'Himalaya with Michael Palin - 3. Annapurna to 
Everest (b0074qpt) [pre-watershed]'

>This goes on endlessly I am afraid. Usually downloads are resumed and 
>finish perfectly,
>here this seems not to work.

>Is there anything I can do to improve the situation (except hope for better 

It isn’t really fair to call it a bug.  As you yourself say, resuming 
downloads often does work.

Sometimes the HLS modes are more reliable.  There is no HLShd mode for this 
programme, but you can try

You can also try
--tvmode=hvfxsd2 and

If they don't work you can try lower resolutions.  Otherwise you may find if 
you wait a week or so that the BBC replaces it with a version that downloads 

Best wishes

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