history of britain in numbers

George Eycott george at eycott.co.uk
Mon Mar 2 06:31:14 PST 2015

I was having the same problem with the latest Homefront omnibus and POTW
when I tried to download them this morning. I upgraded from v2.9 to v2.91
and all worked again. If you are not running the latest version it is
probably worth upgrading and trying again, there is something about new
modes in the release notes (presumably these programmes are using a new mode
which 2.9 doesn't support, hence the message saying to try a different mode
but not specifying what the mode you should try is).



-----Original Message-----
From: get_iplayer [mailto:get_iplayer-bounces at lists.infradead.org] On Behalf
Of Jim Lesurf
Sent: 02 March 2015 14:20
To: get_iplayer at lists.infradead.org
Subject: history of britain in numbers

I'm having a problem downloading the last episode of the recent 'History of
Britain in Numbers' series on Radio 4. There are 10 episodes and I got the
first 9 with no problem using my usual method. However when I try gip with

--type=radio --no-tag --pid=b053c3pd

it fails with the error

no specified modes available for this programme with version 'default'.

All the other episodes seem fine with the default 'flash' modes. gip then
suggests I try 'mode=' but I have no idea what to try, or why there's a

The item plays OK with firefox and the usual web interface. The page shows
the above pid. So I'm curious as to why just one episode out of ten should
differ from the others.


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