Live radio stream problems/queries

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at
Sat Oct 20 12:22:33 EDT 2012

On 20/10/2012 13:17, Jon Davies wrote:
> There was a time when the 320k streams were only available live.  The
> BBC have nicely been providing 320kbps recordings on iPlayer for a
> while now (though I've not found anything that wasn't on Radio 3 in
> 320k).
> something like
>     get_iplayer --type radio --get "Late Junction"
> results in a 320kbps recording from where I'm sitting.

And so it does.  Good to know.  I never really paid attention, but now I 
see that I have some larger-than-expected audio files.  Time to get some 
better headphones, I think.

get_iplayer is confused because the 320k download streams appear to be 
identified as 128k (and the 128k stream has gone walkabout) in the BBC 
metadata and are classified as "flashaacstd".  The live streams are 
identified differently, so the 320k live stream is classified as 
"flashaachigh".  This also means that "modesizes" values for flashaacstd 
are wrong for these Radio 3 downloads.

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