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Forward "BBC sounds" URL to "programmes" URL #19200

utack opened this issue Feb 12, 2019 · 1 comment


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commented Feb 12, 2019

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BBC seems to have two URLs for their radio programmes[id]

Right now the latter gives an error in Youtube-dl, I think it should be forwarded to the former automatically
Thank you for consideration!

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commented Apr 12, 2019

Basically, this only requires an update of the URI regex:

diff --git a/youtube_dl/extractor/ b/youtube_dl/extractor/
index eac9a5a46..0177eb6dc 100644
--- a/youtube_dl/extractor/
+++ b/youtube_dl/extractor/
@@ -38,6 +38,7 @@ class BBCCoUkIE(InfoExtractor):
+                            sounds/play/|

(No, I am not creating a PR, because it means I need to add a test, re-run all existing tests, fix existing tests, figure out how to test tests which require a login and may have been broken. And investigate, whether the added regex is sufficient, or should be more general or specific. This is just a hint at what needs to be fixed in the most simple case. ;-))

jaysttw added a commit to jaysttw/youtube-dl that referenced this issue Aug 26, 2019
@dstftw dstftw closed this in b72305f Aug 27, 2019
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