BBC to move to HTML5/DASH video

tellyaddict tellyaddict21 at
Wed Sep 30 07:11:20 PDT 2015

> Sorry, not enough of a video streaming expert here, but does this render 
> the need for rtmpdump unnecessary?  Can perl do this directly now?

The BBC have been saying for a while that RTMP streams will be going from iPlayer soon and once they have gone, RTMPDump will no longer be needed. However, GiP is not able to handle MPEG-DASH streams so when this change does happen the only option left available will be to use HLS streams which is an Apple delivery method. The options to download these streams are already available in the current version of GiP. To download HLS you will need to have FFMPEG installed which will take over from RTMPDump.

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