Problem downloading radio programmes

Don Grunbaum don at
Tue Apr 22 23:10:46 PDT 2014

>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Jon Davies" <jon at>
>To: "Don Grunbaum" <don at>
>Cc: "get_iplayer" <get_iplayer at>
>Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:06 PM
>Subject: Re: Problem downloading radio programmes

>On 22 April 2014 14:20, Don Grunbaum <don at> wrote:
>> Options:
>please could you run
>  get_iplayer --prefs show
>and paste the *exact* output you get?  please don't re-type it, just
>copy and paste.
>> If there's a network problem, why can I download TV and not radio?
>Because you might be getting radio and tv from a different servers,
>and one might work and the other not.
>earlier you posted a bit of log file:
>> WARNING: Failed to stream file D:\Downloaded Radio\The Unbelievable 
>> Truth\The >Unbelievable Truth Series 13 - Episode 3 - 
>> 2014-04-21.partial.m4a.flv via RTMP
>and this time you said:
>> output = v:\BBC iPlayer Recordings
>this is inconsistent - do you download to D: or V:? Are both D: and 
>local or network drives?  If network drives, try changing your output
>location to a local drive.  You can then copy/move files (after all
>the processing has been done) to a permanent location using the
>command option.
>Jon Davies

Options in 'C:\Documents and Settings\User/.get_iplayer/options'
 whitespace = 1
 fatfilename = 1
 fileprefix = <name> - <episode> - <firstbcastdate>
 aactomp3 = 0
 output = v:\BBC iPlayer Recordings

Drive D is an internal 1TB SATA drive. I use it for Radio recordings.
Drive V is an external 3TB USB3 drive. It is used for Video (TV) 
Both have separate folders for each programme series that is 
downloaded via the pvr function, and this setup has worked for months.
No problems with reading or writing to either.

I can successfully download radio programmes that are in MP3 form, 
such as those from BBC local radio stations, so my feeling is that 
there is a format problem.


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