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user-926

I just tried to do a "refresh cache" today and, while radio is working, TV is giving me:

WARNING: Failed to download programme schedule http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcalba/programmes/...t_week.xml


Loads of them....

When I try and download a program, I get

INFO: 1 Matching Programmes
WARNING: Could not download programme metadata from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b070rfs5.xml

ERROR: Failed to get version pid metadata from iplayer site

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Any help appreciated

Alan

user-1185

As of about 2 hours ago BBC Programme Development seem to have taken the XML index files off-line - doesn't look like the normal change of proxy server error that GiP gets - they might just be overhauling the indexing system into a new structure...

Let's see what the people on the site who really understand this stuff think.

Code:
This service is currently undergoing a period of downtime for essential maintenance. Please be advised that the programme information service which is currently available at this URL will soon be replaced by a new service from the BBC, at a new set of URLs. Please contact the following email address for further information: 'programmes-devel@lists.forge.bbc.co.uk'

user-926

OK -thanks. I'll try later tonight and see what happens.

Alan

user-1187

I've just tried Radio and get same message : failed to get version pid metadata from iplayer site.

user-926

Me too

user-1188

I still have feeds from the radio but nix on the tv

user-132

Hi,

I'm trying to download this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p03...s-and-dung

Using this command:

root@infinity:~# get_iplayer --get --url http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p03...s-and-dung

and get this error:

get_iplayer Output:

root@infinity:~# get_iplayer --get --url http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p03...s-and-dung
get_iplayer 2.94-ppa23, 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.

WARNING: rdf URL contained no data
WARNING: PID URL contained no RDF data. Trying to record PID directly.
INFO: Trying pid: p03gn7hb using type: tv

Would anyone have any suggestions on what the issue is, or how to fix it?

It seems to download other programmes without issue

Many thanks

user-1190

I cannot download anything using --pid

user-1000

Same here - you get this message going to the XML:


Quote:This service is currently undergoing a period of downtime for essential maintenance. Please be advised that the programme information service which is currently available at this URL will soon be replaced by a new service from the BBC, at a new set of URLs. Please contact the following email address for further information: 'programmes-devel@lists.forge.bbc.co.uk'


So might be temporary, or might be something more worrying with those 'new set of URLs'.


Trying searching and using --get XXXX, changing --type, updating cpan/perl and making sure Simple XML is installed (it was, I checked get_iplayer was updated too), other --pids doesn't fix it.

user-835

Had perl problems last night on one PC, then, using another, found Radio 3's Hear and Now was at only 128kbps, not the usual 320kbps. By 9 o'clock this morning it was up to 320kbps.

For the past few hours I have found the same problems as those reported in recent posts here. I decided to try HiDownload Platinum Edition for Through the Night. That worked, but only captured a 128kbps stream.

Let's hope it gets back to something like normal tomorrow.

user-697

Started last night with RTMP errors:


Code:
Matches:
307:    Casualty: Series 30 - Hearts and Flowers, BBC One, , default

INFO: 1 Matching Programmes
INFO: Checking existence of default version
INFO: flashhd1,flashvhigh1,flashvhigh2,flashhigh1,flashhigh2,flashstd1,flashstd2,flashlow1,flashlow2 modes will be tried for version default
INFO: Trying flashhd1 mode to record tv: Casualty: Series 30 - 23. Hearts and Flowers

INFO: File name prefix = Casualty_Series_30_-_23._Hearts_and_Flowers_b070xl8c_default                
RTMPDump v2.4
(c) 2010 Andrej Stepanchuk, Howard Chu, The Flvstreamer Team; license: GPL
Connecting ...
ERROR: RTMP_Connect1, handshake failed.
INFO: Command exit code 3 (raw code = 768)
WARNING: Failed to stream file /shares/video/tv_programs/Casualty_Series_30/Casualty_Series_30_-_23._Hearts_and_Flowers_b070xl8c_default.partial.mp4.flv via RTMP
INFO: skipping flashhd1 mode
INFO: Trying flashvhigh1 mode to record tv: Casualty: Series 30 - 23. Hearts and Flowers

INFO: File name prefix = Casualty_Series_30_-_23._Hearts_and_Flowers_b070xl8c_default                
RTMPDump v2.4
(c) 2010 Andrej Stepanchuk, Howard Chu, The Flvstreamer Team; license: GPL
Connecting ...
ERROR: RTMP_Connect1, handshake failed.
INFO: Command exit code 3 (raw code = 768)
WARNING: Failed to stream file /shares/video/tv_programs/Casualty_Series_30/Casualty_Series_30_-_23._Hearts_and_Flowers_b070xl8c_default.partial.mp4.flv via RTMP
INFO: skipping flashvhigh1 mode
INFO: Trying flashvhigh2 mode to record tv: Casualty: Series 30 - 23. Hearts and Flowers

...


That carried on all day until the last run (at 18:50 GMT) and now all I get is:



Code:
get_iplayer v2.94, 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.


INFO: Getting tv Index Feeds (this may take a few minutes)

WARNING: Failed to download programme schedule http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcalba/programmes/schedules/last_week.xml

WARNING: Failed to download programme schedule http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcalba/programmes/schedules/last_week.xml

WARNING: Failed to download programme schedule http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcalba/programmes/schedules/last_week.xml

WARNING: Failed to download programme schedule http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcalba/programmes/schedules/this_week.xml

WARNING: Failed to download programme schedule http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcalba/programmes/schedules/this_week.xml

WARNING: Failed to download programme schedule http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcalba/programmes/schedules/this_week.xml

WARNING: Failed to download programme schedule http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/programmes/schedules/last_week.xml

WARNING: Failed to download programme schedule http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/programmes/schedules/last_week.xml

WARNING: Failed to download programme schedule http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/programmes/schedules/last_week.xml

WARNING: Failed to download programme schedule http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/pro...



Either the BBC have a server down or they've killed it in some other way.

Anyone else having issues?

user-783

Plenty of details in other threads about this, eg /threa...-3561.html

user-697

The windows forum - not really an OS specific issue...

user-1193

Same here - have tried a clean reinstall before I saw this thread.

Hopefully a fix will put it right.

user-1194

same here - I have uninstalled and clean reinstall but to no effect, and restored my system to a known working one(windows 10 64 bit)

user-585

Reinstalling wont help. The Beeb have taken away the feeds GiP uses again.

user-2

user-712

In user-2's announcement, he said:

"In the meantime, you can try youtube-dl for ad hoc downloads:

https://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/"

If you do not want to get the 50 fps versions (twice the size with no real improvement in quality) of videos, you can add this as an option for youtube-dl:

Code:
-f iplayer_stb_streaming_hd_akamai_hls_open-meta/iptv_streaming_1500_akamai_hls_open-meta/iplayer_stb_streaming_sd_akamai_hls_open-meta

That will search thru the 25 fps versions from highest definition to lowest.

I still prefer get_iplayer. Get well soon.

user-1141

Can anyone suggest an ad-hoc way of capturing radio shows? Or am I back to looping "line out" to "line in" and recording in real time? TIA. Hope there's a proper solution.

user-835

(14-02-2016, 10:30 PM)Can anyone suggest an ad-hoc way of capturing radio shows? Or am I back to looping "line out" to "line in" and recording in real time? TIA. Hope there's a proper solution.

HiDownload Platinum Edition might get some radio programmes, but it's a bit hit and miss. If they still offer a one month free trial it would be worth a try. You need the freeware flvextract.exe to get the aac file out of the FLV it grabs. I got Radio 3's Through the Night at 128kbps, but had no luck with later programmes today.
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