Downloading Wrong Episodes

J K.Eason mail at
Fri Apr 4 15:07:00 PDT 2014

> *From:* Mark Adams <mark at>
> *To:* Get IPlayer Lists <get_iplayer at>
> *Date:* Fri, 4 Apr 2014 22:53:57 +0100
> Hi,
> I'm using get_iplayer v2.85 and I'm having trouble downloading some
> radio episodes.
> The Charles Paris Mystery is a 4 parter
> Episode 1 has a pid of b00t9tmp
> Episode 2 has a pid of b00t9yf6
> Episode 3 has a pid of b00t9zq7
> Episode 4 has a pid of b00tb9qk
> If I download using either the pid or the index I get Episode 3
> instead of Episode 1 when I play, two copies of episode 4 and no
> episode 3.
> Any clues as to what's going wrong?

Sounds as if the PIDs are wrong. I've just downloaded episode 1 using the
index number and got the correct episode:

C:\Program Files\get_iplayer>get_iplayer -g 10768

10768:  radio, Charles Paris Mystery - Sicken and So Die: Episode 1, BBC
Radio 4 Extra, Crime,Drama,Radio

INFO: 1 Matching Programmes
INFO: Checking existence of default version
INFO: flashaacstd1,flashaaclow1 modes will be tried for version default
INFO: Trying flashaacstd1 mode to record radio: Charles Paris Mystery -
Sicken and So Die: Episode 1
INFO: File name prefix = Charles Paris Mystery - Sicken and So Die
Episode 1
RTMPDump v2.4
(c) 2010 Andrej Stepanchuk, Howard Chu, The Flvstreamer Team; license:
Connecting ...
INFO: Connected...
Starting download at: 0.000 kB
INFO: Metadata:
INFO:   duration              1979.06
INFO:   moovPosition          36.00
INFO:   audiocodecid          mp4a
INFO:   aacaot                2.00
INFO:   audiosamplerate       44100.00
INFO:   audiochannels         2.00
INFO: tags:
INFO:   -®alb                 Charles Paris Mystery - Sicken and So Die
INFO:   aART                  BBC Radio 4 Extra
INFO:   -®ART                 BBC Radio 4 Extra
INFO:   -®cmt                 Charles has a role in Twelfth Night, but
could this comedy turn into a tragedy?
INFO:   cprt                  British Broadcasting Corporation -® 2014,
all rights reserved.
INFO:   -®gen                 Podcast
INFO:   -®nam                 Charles Paris Mystery - Sicken and So Die
31 03 2014
INFO:   -®day                 2014
INFO: trackinfo:
INFO:   length                87276544.00
INFO:   timescale             44100.00
INFO:   language              und
INFO: sampledescription:
INFO:   sampletype            mp4a
32338.467 kB / 1979.04 sec (99.9%)
Download complete
Not tried the other episodes though.


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