Hi Thanks so much for all your ideas - unfortunately no success so far.
The same message appear for both TV and radio and both download a .TS file before stopping. With TV programmes I also get the following text WARNING: ffmpeg 2.5 or higher is required to convert HLS downloads to MP4 WARNING: Use --raw to bypass MP4 conversion and retain .ts file WARNING: Use --ffmpeg-force to override checks and force MP4 conversion attempt- So I tried using the --fmpeg-force command but the result is the same. Only the first path C:\Program Files (x86)\get_iplayer was in my PATH statement but I added :\Program Files (x86)\get_iplayer\utils\bin as suggested and tested it with the ffmeg.exe which works. I have not installed or uninstalled any software or hardware since the problem first appeared and there are no files quarantined by my AV software. This is a mystery to me - any further ideas would be most welcome... Many thanks Jonathan -----Original Message----- From: xanda escuyer <xa...@gmx.co.uk> Sent: 05 June 2022 19:45 To: Jonathan Bryden <jonat...@speedbird.uk.net>; Steve Rochford <steve.rochf...@outlook.com> Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: Get_iplayer no longer converts to m4a Does the same happen with a TV programme or is it radio only? If the ffmpeg binary is still present under the install directory for get_iplayer, then a couple of things to try are:- 1st/ Is the binary in the %PATH% environment variable? Type 'path' from a cmd line to see; it ought to contain one or both of the following:- C:\Program Files\get_iplayer;C:\Program Files\get_iplayer\utils\bin If it doesn't then try adding them with the command:- path=%path%;C:\Program Files\get_iplayer;C:\Program Files\get_iplayer\utils\bin; NB: The second path (the part pointing to \bin) is not added by the installer as standard. 2nd/ Is the binary intact? Once the %PATH% variable is setup, running ffmpeg.exe (without args) from the prompt should be enough to see. Does this help? On Sun, 2022-06-05 at 16:31 +0000, Jonathan Bryden wrote: > Hi Steve, > > Many thanks for your message. > > I checked my installation folder and I do have the folder you mention > - it contains ffmpeg.exe and AtomicParsley.exe > > I should perhaps have mentioned that the download works in that I get > a .ts file which certainly contains all the audio data as I can open > in Audacity and export it as a .wav or whatever which is a workaround, > but hopefully we can find out what the problem is and fix it! > > Best wishes > > Jonathan > > -----Original Message----- > From: Steve Rochford <steve.rochf...@outlook.com> > Sent: 05 June 2022 17:26 > To: Jonathan Bryden <jonat...@speedbird.uk.net>; > firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: Get_iplayer no longer converts to m4a > > 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: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> > 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 > email@example.com > 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%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwM > DAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C& > sdata=2llPDs5iLE7%2BxWyJe95qVd85qSfT91v0MpBhuFLpWCs%3D&reserved=0 > > _______________________________________________ > 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