Cannot download recent World Service programmes with PIDs starting with "w"
#1
I'm not sure if this is the proper forum for this, but I wanted to bring this to the attention of the community:

This past weekend the BBC has begun using PIDs beginning with a "w" for World Service programs:

Top of the Pops:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csv1y9
Music Extra - The Music of Time – Cuba:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csvnyc

Get_iplayer cannot download using either the --pid or --get commands, reporting:  

Matches:
19994:  Music Extra: The Music of Time - The Music of Time – Cuba, BBC World Service, w3csvnyc

INFO: 1 Matching Programmes
WARNING: No media streams found for requested programme versions and recording modes.

I am using v3.01-windows.0 and have had no issues with downloading PIDs beginning with either the usual B or P, so the issue for now resides only with these W PIDs.

Cheers Cory


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.txt   get function output.txt (Size: 652 bytes / Downloads: 30)
#2
Thanks for the heads-up. There is no workaround for this, so a new release of get_iplayer will be required to accommodate the new PIDs. Hopefully I can get it out next weekend. Some of the affected programmes are available for download as podcasts, but of course that doesn't apply to music programmes such as your examples.
#3
Problem discussed on the 'other' list, & temporary solution available.

http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/get.../date.html

I only use WebPVR and, sometimes, (list of) PIDs on the command line, nothing esoteric like URLs etc.

In get_iplayer.pl the following works;

snip
>
changing all 7 occurrences (sigh...) of
[bp]0[a-z0-9]{6}
to
(?:[bp]0[a-z0-9]{6}|w[a-z0-9]{7,14})
solves the w3*, w1* problem for Me.
>

BACKUP your existing get_iplayer.pl just incase of any problems.

http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/get...11005.html

Regards,
Martin
#4
Thank you gentlemen. Martin, your temporary solution seems to be working well, so really appreciate the advice.

Cheers Cory


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