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Failing to get version pid metadata

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WARNING: rdf URL contained no data
WARNING: PID URL contained no RDF data. Trying to record PID directly.
INFO: Trying pid: p036khq6 using type: tv
INFO: Trying to stream pid using type tv
INFO: pid not found in tv cache
Matches:

INFO: 1 Matching Programmes
WARNING: Could not download programme metadata from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p036khq6.xml
ERROR: Failed to get version pid metadata from iplayer site
I'm running the get_iplayer on Ubuntu. I have the PPA installed so I seem to have the latest get_iplayer.

The example PID came from this page: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34568674

To no avail, I can't get anything to download anymore. I've read the release notes and similar threads on this forum. Any ideas? Thanks!

user-2

If you had checked the URL referenced in the error message (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p036khq6.xml) you would have seen that it doesn't exist. That is because p036khq6 does not identify a BBC programme.

The BBC recently broke get_iplayer's method of downloading video clips from BBC News. The gory details and a possible workaround are here:

http://www.mail-archive.com/get_iplayer@...08157.html

A fix for this will be in the 2.95 release and in the development version sometime next week.  However, be advised that this feature is to be deprecated and removed from get_iplayer in the near future. I recommend you try youtube-dl instead.
Quote:To no avail, I can't get anything to download anymore. I've read the release notes and similar threads on this forum. Any ideas? Thanks!
Avoid hyperbole. You can still download everything else aside from BBC News video clips.

user-1084

Dinky!

Thank you so much for your help! I greatly appreciate it.

As for the "everything else works" comment, for me, the BBC news videos are the most important and not the shows. I use them for work, believe it or not. :-)

Cheers

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