Olympic live streams fix

MS jmstanfield at gmail.com
Sun Jul 29 08:06:46 EDT 2012

On 28/07/12 17:22, fs ck wrote:
> I've just committed a change to git that allows the Olympic live
> streams to work. They use a new /mediaselector/5/ URL so now this is
> detected.
> You should be able to use: get_iplayer --url
> "http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/live-video/<pid>" --get
> or: get_iplayer --pid <pid>
> Many of these links are in:
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/live-video
> Sometimes you'll find that the <pid> is a channel id such as
> 'http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/live-video/bbc_one_2012_hd'
> and in this case you'll need to use:
> get_iplayer --pid bbc_one_2012_hd
> Unfortunately for some unknown reason I'm still having trouble getting
> pid 'bbc_three_2012_hd' working.
> Have fun.

Thanks so much - this is exactly what I was looking for. Having never 
tried streaming a live BBC feed before (I'm a new get_iplayer user), I 
can now stream these Olympic feeds with either mplayer or vlc, with:

./get_iplayer --stream --url 
"http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/live-video/p00w2tks" | mplayer 
-cache 512 -

./get_iplayer --stream --url 
"http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/live-video/p00w2tks" | vlc -

[Specifying the player within the get_iplayer command line using 
--player="vlc -" or mplayer equivalent, instead of entering the pipe 
manually, as above, also works perfectly.]

HOWEVER... I tried streaming the live BBC 1 feed and was unable to do 
so. I could not get the command line right.

Can someone give me some command line examples for streaming the live 
BBC channels please?

Also these are the only ones I can find:

80000:	BBC Alba - live
80001:	BBC Four - live
80002:	BBC News - live
80003:	BBC One - live
80004:	BBC Parliament - live
80005:	BBC Three - live
80006:	BBC Two - live
80007:	CBBC - live
80008:	CBeebies - live

No mention of the HD channels, or of the 'red button' channel which I 
think is channel 301 on my Freeview TV.

Any help would be appreciated. Many thanks,


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