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Hi

I periodically use --recurse-pid to download new episodes of ongoing series on Radio 4 such as Thinking Allowed or More or Less, but some episodes are in the old flash format and cannot be handled by get_iplayer.
These give errors such as

ERROR: Failed to download URL (3/3): https://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselecto...3?cb=67111
ERROR: Response: 403 Forbidden
ERROR: Ignore this error if programme download is successful

ERROR: Failed to download URL (3/3): https://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselecto...3?cb=52986
ERROR: Response: 403 Forbidden
ERROR: Ignore this error if programme download is successful
WARNING: No media streams found for requested programme versions and recording modes.

I am not fussed about the 'missing' episodes but I'd like to avoid the errors each time, so I thought I'd get the PID from the URL and use this to stop attempted downloads but unfortunately that does not work. Despite having added these PIDs to the download_history file (using mark-downloaded) I still get these errors.

Is there any other way to prevent these errors?

Thanks
--mark-downloaded won't do you any good unless you subsequently use --hide to exclude downloaded programmes from the episode list.
Brilliant! Thanks for the pointer.