get_iplayer odd behaviour

artisticforge Niemand artisticforge at
Wed Jun 12 09:40:38 PDT 2019


the Flaky makes sense. The network has been acting up for the last
several weeks.
I have been trying to fix it but with my restricted mobility I cannot
check the routers
nor the microwave radio. I need to get my friend to check on it for me.

On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 10:01 AM MacFH - C E Macfarlane
<c.e.macfarlane at> wrote:
> Please see below ...
> On 12/06/2019 15:11, artisticforge Niemand wrote:
> > Hello
> >
> > 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

terry l. ridder ><>

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