Dude, where's my Top Gear news item ...

Peter S Kirk peter.kirk at isauk.biz
Thu Mar 5 11:30:54 PST 2015

On 4 Mar 2015 at 22:29, Mable Syrup Mable Syrup <blackonesugar at yahoo.co.uk> 

> On Wed, 4/3/15, tellyaddict <tellyaddict21 at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>  Looking at --info on it it looks like there are
>  2 working versions available. editorial and shortened.
>  Editorial HD is 1069 MB compared to the shortened HD version
>  at 1030MB. Default is a non working version just containing
>  subtitles so get_iplayer tries the next available version
>  and appears to go for shortened. As that works it
>  doesn't try for the editorial version.
>  If you want the slightly
>  longer one, you will have to put it in the command. eg.
>  get_iplayer --pid b05469cm --modes=best
>  --versions=editorial
>  _______________________________________________
> Thanks - you have to wonder what the point of the shortened version is - perhaps that how the repeat went out.  Bit of a pain to have to look and see if there are variations in content as well as video quality.

The Sunday evening broadcast often starts before 2000 and ends after 2100. 
I guess the repeat is edited to fit the scheduled 1 hour slot.

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