Naive questions: RTMP packets & output

John Rose john.aaron.rose at
Sun Jan 22 11:33:29 EST 2012

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INFO: 1 Matching Programmes
ERROR: Failed to get iphone URL from iplayer site

INFO: Checking existence of default version
flashvhigh1,flashvhigh2,flashhigh1,flashhigh2,flashstd1,flashstd2,flashlow1,flashlow2 modes will be tried for version default
INFO: Trying flashvhigh1 mode to record tv: Shock and Awe - The Story of
Electricity: 2. The Age of Invention
INFO: File name prefix =
RTMPDump v2.4-n25-git60218d0-ppa5~lucid
(c) 2010 Andrej Stepanchuk, Howard Chu, The Flvstreamer Team; license:
Connecting ...
INFO: Connected...
followed by lots of:
ERROR: RTMP_ReadPacket, failed to read RTMP packet body. len: 65590
428727.861 kB / 2335.80 sec (65.7%)
INFO: Connection timed out, trying to resume.
Resuming download at: 428727.861 kB / 2326.600 sec (65.4%)

Sometimes, it resumes OK; sometimes not.

What's the cause & the cure (if any)?

Does this console output go to stdout or stderr?  

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