Olympic live streams fix

Christopher Woods (CM) christopher at custommade.org.uk
Mon Jul 30 23:15:28 EDT 2012

On 29/07/2012 21:46, dinkypumpkin wrote:
> On 29/07/2012 17:49, MS wrote:
>> I can not stream at a higher resolution than 688x384 with the BBC live
>> channels, although the Olympic streams work fine playing at 1280x720.
>> This is despite the fact that the info command:
> The regular simulcast streams aren't encoded with the same dimensions 
> as recorded programmes.  The flashvhigh version of a simulcast is 
> smaller than the flashvhigh version of a recorded programme. I think 
> 688x384 is all you'll get in this case.  The "mode" values are 
> determined by the listed bit rate rather than size.

Will own up to not having read the entire thread, but the new BBC player 
looks like it uses Chunked HTTP to stream and perform adaptive bitrate 

get_iplayer, AFAIK, cannot currently save contents of chunked streams as 
the methods used are fundamentally different from standard, 
'progressive', linear single bitrate RTMP.

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