Cannot download programmes with PIDs beginning with 'm' using obsolete get_iplayer
#1
Since July 21, there has been a change in the URL of Radio 3 programmes:

Before, the URL ended with the PID : string of 8 characters, beginning with "b0"
e.g. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bfxw5z

Since then, the last segment of the URL always begins with "m0"
e.g. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00006p1

And the result is that I cannot download anymore.
I tried using the command lines :
1)   get_iplayer --pid=m00006p1 --type=radio
2)   get_iplayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00006p1
and all failed.
I also tried with other programmes whose identifier begins with "m0", and none of them worked.
#2
Are you running the latest get_iplayer?

I have been successfully downloading the Proms and today's two downloads are m0 pids.
#3
get_iplayer --pid=m00006p1
works fine here (copied from a somewhat truncated screen width):

C:\Program Files\get_iplayer>get_iplayer --pid=m00006p1
get_iplayer 3.17.0-MSWin32, Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Phil Lewis
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use --warranty.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain
conditions; use --conditions for details.


Episodes:
Edinburgh International Festival - 2018 Queen's Hall Series, Dorothea Roschmann and Roger Vignoles, BBC iPlayer, m00006p
1
INFO: 1 total programmes

INFO: Downloading radio: 'Edinburgh International Festival: 2018 Queen's Hall Series - Dorothea Roschmann and Roger Vign
oles (m00006p1) [original]'

<rest omitted>
#4
Upgrading to the latest version of get_iplayer fixed the problem, I should have started there !
Sorry for the trouble and thank your for your replies.
#5
Hi

I have been using the following successfully to d/l radio

get_iplayer --pid XXXXXXX --modes=hafhigh

This was when the page urls were like TV programmes, for example - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0...-nice-face

But the urls on iplayer have changed to this - https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/m0000bp7

I am getting this message: ERROR: Could not extract a valid PID from m0000bp7

Any ideas anyone?

Thanks in advance
#6
Works ok for me using version 3.17. What version are you on, rubber_glover?
#7
Is aunty messing around again?...The PID`s for radio progs that always began with "b"..eg=b05pktvt
seem to have changed to "m"..eg=m0000n3g and im now getting this message from GI-PLYR "error could not extract a valid PID from m0000n3g
any one else getting this?
#8
Ok...HUGE thanks to whoever spotted my schoolboy error in creating a new thread and merged it with this one...so a fresh download sorted the issues...thanks guys,much appreciated


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