That line in the Perl script is part of the run_cmd function which calls all the external programs. I think that it will be calling ffmpeg to carry out the audio conversion and if that's missing then the conversion will fail.
I don't understand most of the Perl script (there's a reason it's sometimes called a "write-only" language) but I think that one of the first thing that happens in get_iplayer is a check for ffmpeg so I'm not sure how this is succeeding if ffmpeg is missing. On my install, there's a folder C:\Program Files\get_iplayer\utils\bin which contains ffmpeg.exe - do you have a similar folder? Steve From: get_iplayer <get_iplayer-boun...@lists.infradead.org> on behalf of Jonathan Bryden <jonat...@speedbird.uk.net> Sent: 05 June 2022 16:03 To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> Subject: Get_iplayer no longer converts to m4a Hi everyone, Much to my surprise this morning I had the following error message after downloading a radio show using get_iplayer: INFO: Converting to M4A open3: IO::Pipe: Can't spawn-NOWAIT: No such file or directory at C:\Program Files (x86)\get_iplayer\get_iplayer.pl line 2120. This is not a message I have seen before. Having tried restarting without success I upgraded to the latest version (3.30) but I still get the same problem. A little internet research has suggested the issue may be related to the PATH in the system environment variables though I am not aware of any changes made since yesterday. I have compared the machine to another and there seems to be no difference in the portion of the PATH that points to get_iplayer (i.e. ...C:\Program Files (x86)\get_iplayer) The PC is running 64bit Windows 7. I would appreciate any suggestions and am happy to supply any other information if required. Many thanks Jonathan _______________________________________________ get_iplayer mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flists.infradead.org%2Fmailman%2Flistinfo%2Fget_iplayer&data=05%7C01%7C%7C7e2c23257b714430900208da470d159b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637900418767008608%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=2llPDs5iLE7%2BxWyJe95qVd85qSfT91v0MpBhuFLpWCs%3D&reserved=0 _______________________________________________ get_iplayer mailing list email@example.com http://lists.infradead.org/mailman/listinfo/get_iplayer