Re. your above post, the connection to iPlayer is likely throttled so you won't get your full internet speed: it took one hour fifty two minutes to download 4.83 GB.also the t2 seems stuck even though the rs still sees it and the webif too.
why should the connection to iplayer be throttled?Re. your above post, the connection to iPlayer is likely throttled so you won't get your full internet speed: it took one hour fifty two minutes to download 4.83 GB.
Do you have swapper installed (you should have it installed on the HDR-FOX, automatically)? If not, ffmpeg will run out of memory when fixing the AAC audio track of a download of that size and lock your box up.
Without Swapper there is not enough memory to process a large download. As you have it installed, there should be enough memory, so I don't know what is causing your problem. If it is still stuck, you could reboot and restart the download to reprocess the download file.I see, I thought you meant my end was being throttled.
What about the swapper thing?
Humax1# youtube -F https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06mvmmr/dynasties-series-1-1-chimpanzee [bbc.co.uk] p06mvmmr: Downloading video page [bbc.co.uk] p06mvmmr: Downloading playlist JSON [bbc.co.uk] p06mvmmr: Downloading legacy playlist XML ERROR: Unable to download XML: HTTP Error 404: Not Found (caused by HTTPError()); please report this issue on https://yt-dl.org/bug . Make sure you are using the latest version; type youtube-dl -U to update. Be sure to call youtube-dl with the --verbose flag and include its complete output. Humax1#
well, i can easily play the 4k stuff from the iplayer which iirc requires 30meg or higher. how come they don't throttle that?The provider (BBC in this case) won't want people with fast connections gobbling up too much bandwidth so will limit the download speed.
BBC I-Player has trialled a few UHD programmes over the past year, e.g . :- Blue Planet II, FIFA World Cup 2018 and Wimbledon Championships 2018, but none of these are available any more, however they are currently making the new series 'Dynasties' available in UHD and HDR on selected Smart TVs via BBC I-Player.
The standard BBC I-Player link is :-
However when this link is entered into youtube-dl the list only goes up to 1280 X 720, I suspect that the UHD content has a different link as I found mention of :-
Has anyone managed to download a UHD version of 'Dynasties' form I-Player?
p06mvmmris the series PID, as you can see by navigating to it, and isn't supported by yt-dl (yet).
p06mvpswis the episode PID, but (as you note) the high resolution streams are only supposed to be available to certain "Smart" TV iPlayer apps. yt-dl doesn't know how to find these streams (yet). Perhaps no eagles with extremely large disk storage have contributed to the extractor.
The stream URLs are meant for viewing. Quite possibly, they are limited to real-time plus a margin for background buffering.well, i can easily play the 4k stuff from the iplayer which iirc requires 30meg or higher. how come they don't throttle that?
Thanks for that EP. Seems that both my 4k TVs are then.You have to run BBC I-Player on a TV or Games Consol that I-Player recognises as a compatible 4K player, there is a compatibility list here :-