Live radio stream problems/queries (dinkypumpkin)

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at
Sat Oct 20 12:23:25 EDT 2012

On 20/10/2012 14:57, richard.mace at wrote:
> Thanks for the posting, very informative.
> It's very mysterious that accessing the live streams for both
> TV and radio via the BBC websites works every time without fail
> yet via get_iplayer is intermittent & suffers dropouts.

I presume that's the difference between using Flash player + whatever 
optimisations the BBC have created and using rtmpdump.  I've seen the 
BBC player hiccup numerous times, so even it isn't immune.

> I am using the latest version of get_iplayer from infradead
> and rtmpdump V2.4. It seems to me to be some kind of timing
> issue. Very annoying for me as been using since the very start
> of get_iplayer's live stream capability and it was always
> very reliable until recently.
> Is anyone else seeing problems?
> Thanks in anticipation.

You can try --rtmp-tv-opts and --rtmp-radio-opts to set additional 
parameters for rtmpdump, i.e., bump the timeout or buffer capacity.  I 
can't say it ever helped me, though.

Also, see my reply to Jon - this is all unnecessary.

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