Embeded Video

Peter S Kirk peter.kirk at isauk.biz
Wed Aug 5 14:52:04 PDT 2015

On 6 Aug 2015 at 0:34, Vangelis forthnet Vangelis forthnet 
<northmedia1 at the.forthnet.gr> wrote:

> On Wed Aug 5 13:38:32 PDT 2015, Peter S Kirk wrote:
> Well hello Peter!
> Hope you're doing great...
> > I've been trying to download this:
> > http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8676972.stm
> > Looked at source code and
> > http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/emp/8670000/8676900/8676972.xml
>  You could've also found this via URL sniffin' (Firefox's WebConsole
> with "filter" term ".xml" (without quotes).
> > How do I find a url that will allow download?
>  Well, it looks like that either you're not a good learner
> or you have a short retention (meant in a most friendly fashion
> here, not judging at all...).
>  I have provided the solution to this only exactly one month ago,
> again pertaining to an archive F1 clip:
> http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/get_iplayer/2015-July/007927.html
>  I am often being verbose in my troubleshooting
> with the aim being the OP (having the issue) actually
> learns something along the way, so he/she in the future
> can deal with a similar issue on his/her own steam
> (the "teach a man to fish..." argument...).
> Am I not doing right?
>  With regards to your latest archive clip,
> you'll find that:
> get_iplayer --type=tv --url="http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/emp/8670000/8676900/8676972.xml" 
>  --mediaselector=4 --modes=best --file-prefix="Classic F1 - Monaco Grand 
> Prix 1984 Extended Highlights" --raw --force
> (video restricted to UK-only,
> however not on FMS level...)
> will down your clip as .FLV file;
> omit --raw and you'll get a somewhat
> larger .AVI file (due to overhead).
>  It is a good idea to specify a trimmed down filename,
> because these archive clips tend to come down with
> huge filenames (the .xml playlist URL contained therein)
> and depending on the storage folder, you can hit the
> 256 character limit for file path on Windows.
> Regards to the clear waters
> and skys of Scotland,
> Vangelis. 

Hi Vangelis,

I knew I should have known how to. Hence checking the .xml and guessing the 
akami url from xml source. I neglated to use Firefox (again) relying on 

I will now try to commit this to memory:
1. Use CLI
2. Use firefox
3. Check previous messages in GiP mail folder

Thank you for your fast help and for continuing to teach me how to fish.

Regards from cloudy sky, cool, wet Scotland - seasons: Winter, Spring, 
Autumn, Winter, Spring, Autumn, Winter.......


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