[NON-UK] Cannot download TV programmes outside UK
#1
Using get_iplayer 3.16-homebrew,

I apologize if this has been addressed in an older thread. I'm able to download TV programs from ITV but *not* from BBC iPlayer. I receive the following syslog messages when attempting to download any program from BBC/iPlayer (below is a small snippet):

ERROR: Response: 500 Can't connect to http://www.bbc.co.uk:443
WARNING: Could not download programme metadata from https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b873nn.json
ERROR: Failed to download URL (3/3): https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b873nn/playlist.json
ERROR: Failed to download URL (3/3): https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b873nn/
ERROR: Response: 500 Can't connect to http://www.bbc.co.uk:443
ERROR: Failed to download URL (3/3): https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b873nn/ad

I debugged this @ network layer and the TCP connection is stuck at time_wait to remote BBC/iPlayer server- see snippet:

Name: http://www.bbc.co.uk
Address: 82.163.79.108

tcp4       0      0  10.20.0.108.52687      82.163.79.108.443      TIME_WAIT
tcp4       0      0  10.20.0.108.52688      82.163.79.108.443      TIME_WAIT
tcp4       0      0  10.20.0.108.52691      82.163.79.108.443      TIME_WAIT
tcp4       0      0  10.20.0.108.52692      82.163.79.108.443      TIME_WAIT
tcp4       0      0  10.20.0.108.52694      82.163.79.108.443      TIME_WAIT

At first it would seem like a firewall is blocking this but I have established connections to other services on this port and I have no issues with ITV. Anyone else seeing this issue? Is this a known problem? I read the following, and I'm not sure if it's relevant:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08mdjyb.xml

Thanks for your help.
#2
Just an additional information: I tried using a windows virtual machine on my MAC running the same get_iplayer version and I'm seeing a slightly different error. I've tried downloading a different program released yesterday but no dice - same errors :

ERROR: Failed to download URL (3/3): https://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselecto...m?cb=25870
ERROR: Response: 403 Forbidden

ERROR: Failed to download URL (3/3): https://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselecto...m?cb=49175
ERROR: Response: 403 Forbidden

ERROR: Failed to download URL (3/3): https://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselecto...m?cb=18488
ERROR: Response: 403 Forbidden

ERROR: Failed to download URL (3/3): https://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselecto...7?cb=93068
ERROR: Response: 403 Forbidden
WARNING: No media streams found for requested programme versions and recording modes.
WARNING: The programme may no longer be available - check the iPlayer site.
WARNING: If you are outside the UK, check with the provider to find out if your VPN/VPS/Smart DNS/web proxy has been blocked.


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