problems downloading certain BBC radio 4 programmes

peter peterselley2 at
Wed Apr 15 15:59:14 PDT 2015

thanks, the verbose output seems to suggest it is ignoring it under my 
setup since it thinks it's a future programme:

get_iplayer --type=radio --pid=b05pkpgg --radiomode=flashaac 
--tag-podcast-radio --verbose
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INFO: encodinglocale = UTF-8
INFO: encodinglocalefs = UTF-8
INFO: encodingconsoleout = UTF-8
INFO: encodingconsolein = UTF-8
INFO: User prefs dir: /home/peter/.get_iplayer
INFO: System options dir: /etc/get_iplayer/options
Current options:
	atomicparsley = /usr/bin/AtomicParsley
	encodingconsolein = UTF-8
	encodingconsoleout = UTF-8
	encodinglocale = UTF-8
	encodinglocalefs = UTF-8
	flvstreamer = /usr/bin/rtmpdump
	outputpodcast = /media/peter/My 
	outputradio = /media/peter/My 
	outputtv = /media/peter/My Passport/My recorded videos/
	packagemanager = apt
	pid = b05pkpgg
	radiomode = flashaac
	refreshfuture = 1
	rtmpdump = /usr/bin/rtmpdump
	tag_hdvideo = 1
	tag_longdesc = 1
	tag_podcast_radio = 1
	tag_utf8 = 1
	tvmode = flashhd,flashvhigh,flashhigh, iphone, flashlow,flashstd
	type = radio
	verbose = 1

INFO: Search args: ''
INFO: Will try prog types: radio
INFO: Loaded history for first check.
INFO: Loading recordings history
INFO: Programme not in history
INFO: Got 8511 file cache entries for radio
INFO: Ignoring Future Prog: '12736: Drama: The Left Hand of Darkness - 
Episode 1 - 2015-04-18T21:00:00+01:00'

HOWEVER, I have just re-run it adding the --refresh --future option and 
it has successfully downloaded it! Thank you all. Perhaps I need to add 
that option as a permanent setting in my configuration (I seem to 
recall this was an issue when the BBC changed things around in the 

On Wed, 15 Apr, 2015 at 11:17 PM, Vangelis forthnet 
<northmedia1 at> wrote:
> On Wed Apr 15 22:13:13 BST 2015, Peter Selley wrote:
>> The pid no for "Left Hand of Darkness" is b05pkqkl
> As GiP already tells you, this is the "Series PID",
> not the episode PID;
> Only Ep1 so far available on iPlayer, with PID=b05pkpgg
> I am on Win32, so can't pretend to be offering real help,
> but FWIW
> perl --type=radio --pid=b05pkpgg 
> --radiomode=flashaac --tag-podcast-radio
> works as expected in my setup with GiP tag 2.92.
> Have you tried the hlsaac radiomode?
> Try --verbose switch and paste terminal output
> (preferably to pastebin and the likes), so that other
> list members/watchers with same OS as you can
> hopefully pinpoint what's gone awry in your case...
> Kind regards 
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