[pbs] Add support for series #11625

steelbrain opened this Issue Jan 6, 2017 · 1 comment


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steelbrain commented Jan 6, 2017 edited

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Add -v flag to your command line you run youtube-dl with, copy the whole output and insert it here. It should look similar to one below (replace it with your log inserted between triple ```):

$ youtube-dl -v <your command line>
[debug] System config: []
[debug] User config: []
[debug] Custom config: []
[debug] Command-line args: [u'-v']
[debug] Encodings: locale UTF-8, fs UTF-8, out UTF-8, pref UTF-8
[debug] youtube-dl version 2017.01.05
[debug] Python version 2.7.12 - Linux-4.4.0-45-generic-x86_64-with-Ubuntu-16.04-xenial
[debug] exe versions: none
[debug] Proxy map: {}

Description of your issue, suggested solution and other information

root@my-server:/tmp# youtube-dl "http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/programs/series/sherlock-s4/" -F
[pbs] Downloading JSON metadata
[pbs] sherlock-s4: Downloading webpage
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/runpy.py", line 174, in _run_module_as_main
    "__main__", fname, loader, pkg_name)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/runpy.py", line 72, in _run_code
    exec code in run_globals
  File "/usr/local/bin/youtube-dl/__main__.py", line 19, in <module>
  File "/usr/local/bin/youtube-dl/youtube_dl/__init__.py", line 444, in main
  File "/usr/local/bin/youtube-dl/youtube_dl/__init__.py", line 434, in _real_main
  File "/usr/local/bin/youtube-dl/youtube_dl/YoutubeDL.py", line 1791, in download
  File "/usr/local/bin/youtube-dl/youtube_dl/YoutubeDL.py", line 694, in extract_info
  File "/usr/local/bin/youtube-dl/youtube_dl/extractor/common.py", line 359, in extract
  File "/usr/local/bin/youtube-dl/youtube_dl/extractor/pbs.py", line 443, in _real_extract
  File "/usr/local/bin/youtube-dl/youtube_dl/extractor/pbs.py", line 425, in _extract_webpage
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/re.py", line 141, in match
    return _compile(pattern, flags).match(string)
TypeError: expected string or buffer
@dstftw dstftw changed the title from PBS extractor regex bug to [pbs] Add support for series Jan 6, 2017
ralfharing commented Jan 11, 2017 edited

PBS was working a week ago. It appears to be working again now with v 2017.1.10.

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