> am I right in assuming that bidi refers to bi-directional? No. "BIDI is the BBC’s own content distribution platform and is responsible for delivering media directly to the BBC end users in the UK."
 https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/entries/8c6c2414-df7a-4ad7-bd2e-dbe481da3633 Regards, James Scholes On 26/04/2021 at 3:58 pm, George Muter wrote: > I've just tried this out on a couple of Fawlty Towers episodes currently > available. The first with the exclude-supplier bidi command and the second > without it. What surprised me was that the first, which did exclude the 403 > errors, downloaded at 170mb/s whilst the second without the bidi command > downloaded at 25 mb/s for the same quality video. I'm just a simple user but > am I right in assuming that bidi refers to bi-directional? In which case is > something being lost in the download - reliability?? > > Regards > > George Muter > > -----Original Message----- > From: get_iplayer <get_iplayer-boun...@lists.infradead.org> On Behalf Of > James Scholes > Sent: 26 April 2021 20:12 > To: get_iplayer-request <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Subject: Re: Failing to download msg > > The message explicitly says to ignore it if the program is downloaded > successfully. If for some reason you are closely monitoring the output of > GiP and it's getting in the way, you can exclude the CDN that is generating > the errors: > > get_iplayer --exclude-supplier bidi ... > > ... which doesn't prompt the error in my very basic testing. You can also > add that to your preferences or presets, although the syntax for doing that > easily escapes me at the moment. > > Regards, > > James Scholes > > On 26/04/2021 at 1:15 pm, Chris Brady wrote: >> Yes - I get these all of the time. CJB >> >> On 26/04/2021, fred.d <fre...@timelords.org.uk> wrote: >>> I've noticed an increase over the past few months in getting the >>> failed to download messages see sample after this message, which is >>> the last error then success. >>> >>> Initially before Christmas it was every so often. Jan and Feb it >>> moved to repeat once or twice on most of the downloads with a few not >>> an issue but all download OK. In the last couple of months it's been >>> every file fail message twice then downloads OK. Today I had a couple >>> with 5 fails then downloads OK. >>> >>> I appreciate that the program says ignore the message if it downloads >>> and my downloads are successful... >>> >>> However I was wondering if anyone else is getting the same level of >>> response as I am and if so, does anyone actually know why the >>> frequency might be increasing. >>> >>> Asking partly because I just like to know these sorts of things but >>> also partly because if it's something to do with my setup I'd like to >>> get it back to "normal". >>> >>> I haven't changed the config options for about 2 years so I'm >>> presuming it's more likely changes at the remote end. I could >>> speculate but I'm wondering if anyone knows. >>> >>> Ta. >>> >>> ------ >>> >>> ERROR: Failed to download URL (3/3): >>> https://c1b1bteaips.sp.bidi.live.bbc.co.uk/vod-hls-uk/usp/auth/vod/pi >>> ff_abr_full_sd/dcfde3-p07kvctj/vf_p07kvctj_a >>> 8cac489-bdda-483f-ae0d-27d3d7ddf42b.ism/pc_hd_abr_v2_hls_master.m3u8? >>> at=Ww262mGZ7a1dc6a235e548cffcab8cc34065bf98ee8f60005c0e34bc71240 >>> ERROR: Response: 403 Forbidden >>> ERROR: Access to this resource was blocked by the BBC >>> ERROR: Ignore this error if programme download is successful >>> INFO: Downloading tv: 'Silent Witness: Series 5 - 06. Faith, Part 2 >>> (p032kkx2) [original]' >>> INFO: Downloaded: 658.19 MB (00:49:54) @ 21.49 Mb/s (hvfxsd1/bi) >>> [audio+video] >>> >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> get_iplayer mailing list >>> email@example.com >>> http://lists.infradead.org/mailman/listinfo/get_iplayer >>> >> >> > > _______________________________________________ > get_iplayer mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://lists.infradead.org/mailman/listinfo/get_iplayer > _______________________________________________ get_iplayer mailing list email@example.com http://lists.infradead.org/mailman/listinfo/get_iplayer