How can I tell if download is complete after multiple retries?
#1
I'm getting a lot of download error messages, on a wired ethernet connection to a fibre broadband (talktalk). I assume I have some sort of connection issue, though I only encounter problems with get_iplayer.

However the files do eventually complete. What I want to know is given the error messages, is the file 100% correct , or are there likely to be some glitches in the recording  (ie I'm best downloading again)?

Below is a typical example of the error messages I get.

thanks in advance for your help.


get_iplayer Output:

Episodes:
Watchdog: Series 39 - Episode 5, BBC One, b0b3l9qc
INFO: 1 total programmes

WARNING: A UK TV licence is required to access BBC iPlayer TV content legally
INFO: Downloading tv: 'Watchdog: Series 39 - 5. Episode 5 (b0b3l9qc) [original]'
#####################
INFO: Downloaded: 524.31 MB (00:12:40) @ 33.56 Mb/s (hvfhd1/bi) [audio+video]
WARNING: Unexpected size for file segment [100]
WARNING: Expected: 5086904  Downloaded: 3465216
WARNING: Retrying download
WARNING: Retrying tv: 'Watchdog: Series 39 - 5. Episode 5 (b0b3l9qc) [original]'
##########################################
INFO: Downloaded: 1035.59 MB (00:25:13) @ 35.56 Mb/s (hvfhd1/bi) [audio+video]
WARNING: Unexpected size for file segment [297]
WARNING: Expected: 5989304  Downloaded: 2695168
WARNING: Retrying download
WARNING: Retrying tv: 'Watchdog: Series 39 - 5. Episode 5 (b0b3l9qc) [original]'
###############################
INFO: Downloaded: 767.04 MB (00:19:35) @ 33.90 Mb/s (hvfhd1/bi) [audio+video]
WARNING: Unexpected size for file segment [450]
WARNING: Expected: 5300472  Downloaded: 4108288
WARNING: Retrying download
##
INFO: Downloaded: 31.75 MB (00:00:48) @ 50.80 Mb/s (hvfhd2/ll) [audio+video]
INFO: Converting to MP4
INFO: Tagging MP4
#2
Download will fail if all file segments cannot be retrieved. You would see more retries than in example before that happens. Check the file itself if you're concerned. The output shows you the time points (remember to add them) to check for possible discontinuities.


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