[RDD] RDCATCH https url download

Brett Patram bpatram at salemcleveland.com
Thu Jun 16 14:19:49 EDT 2016

That's a good work around for the interim. Thanks!

Brett Patram, CE
On Jun 16, 2016 2:06 PM, Rob Landry <41001140 at interpring.com> wrote:

Tell rdcatch to run a macro cart; set up the macro cart to run a shell
script. Since your URL will work in a terminal window, it will probably
work in the shell script.

It's a little bit more complicated than one would like, but it should


Я там, где ребята толковые,
Я там, где плакаты "Вперёд",
Где песни рабочие новые
Страна трудовая поёт.

On Thu, 16 Jun 2016, Brett Patram wrote:

> I was able to successfully download the file via CURL in terminal. I was able to get this to work without changing the user agent from whichever the default is.
> My other thought. The URL has many spaces in it, which get turned into %20. I'm wondering if RDCATCH is parsing this as a mistaken wildcard. However, I tried adding additional % in front of each %20 with no luck. I tried also just putting in regular blank spaces.
> Brett Patram
> Chief Engineer
> Salem Communications Cleveland
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> Subject: Re: [RDD] RDCATCH https url download
> One of our partners hosts their audio files on an web server that
> rejects any request coming from something else than an actual web browser.
> We had to modify the source of Rivendell to change the User Agent to a
> "common" web browser. It works like a charm.
> Maybe that's the problem ? To be sure, just try to download it with cURL
> on commandline. If it succeeds, then we might want to look somewhere else.
> Hoggins!
> Le 16/06/2016 15:25, Brett Patram a écrit :
>> Hey Nicolas,
>> Good call,,It isn't self signed as far as I can tell..  checking the message log comes back with:
>> Jun 16 09:10:35 rdhost rdcatchd: Unknown file format: 020047_001, id: 16
>> Its an MP3 file. Looking at its properties it shows as a mono, 48000hz sample, 192 bit rate, CBR file
>> After downloading myself I can indeed load the file into a cart manually.
>> Might be something totally different going on here. More on the side of the CDN hosting these files perhaps.
>> Thanks for the insight, now I can confirm rdcatch does support http
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