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
> 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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