get_iplayer odd behaviour
MacFH - C E Macfarlane
c.e.macfarlane at macfh.co.uk
Wed Jun 12 08:01:32 PDT 2019
Please see below ...
On 12/06/2019 15:11, artisticforge Niemand wrote:
> get_iplayer-3.18 (yes, i know it is not the latest) aperiodically
> while downloading a media file will drop the connection, reconnect and
> upon reconnecting starts re downloading from Zero bytes.
> it just did it on a file that was 95% complete over 4GB all ready
> downloaded upon reconnecting it began downloading all over again from
> the beginning.
> What causes this to happen?
> I am not asking that it be "solved". I would just like to know why it happens.
Usually this means that you're connection is either flaky and the
connection really is being dropped, or else so slow that either GiP or
the BBC server thinks that the connection has been lost and pulls the
plug on it anyway. I used to have this happen frequently, but that was
at the time of v2.x, and with that version you could use options to
extend GiP timeout period, but I'm not sure that those options are still
valid in v3.x. FTR they were:
Radio hlsradioopts --timeout 100
rtmpradioopts --timeout 100
Video hlstvopts --timeout 100
rtmptvopts --timeout 100
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