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BBC radio streams not working
16-02-2015, 17:28
Post: #31
RE: BBC radio streams not working
(16-02-2015 17:19)simoncn Wrote:  
(16-02-2015 17:13)Pastim Wrote:  Restarted OK. Thanks very much for the quick fix.

Now, sorry for being slow as usual, but don't I still need a transcode, or am I misunderstanding something?

With MinimStreamer 0.5.2, you don't need a transcode setting. The HLS stream is automatically converted to AAC ADTS as described in the Release notes.
Thanks. I seem to still need it for one of my renderers (Marantz CR603) which claims to support aac but doesn't seem to. No matter, all working now, and all BBC being streamed in higher quality (whether the source is also being recorded at high quality is a separate question Smile ).
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16-02-2015, 17:28 (This post was last modified: 16-02-2015 17:34 by mikegriff.)
Post: #32
RE: BBC radio streams not working
Thank You very much Simon!!!

HD radio coming out of the Raspberry Pi running Volumio
Controlled by Linn Kazoo
All sourced from MinimServer and Streamer

I'm well chuffed and it sounds good too!
Mike

Rapberry P1 2
Volumio 1.55

Minimserver 0.8-update-57
Minimstreamer 0.5.2
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16-02-2015, 17:33
Post: #33
RE: BBC radio streams not working
(16-02-2015 17:28)Pastim Wrote:  Thanks. I seem to still need it for one of my renderers (Marantz CR603) which claims to support aac but doesn't seem to.

This renderer might only support AAC when it's in an MPEG-4 container (.m4a and .mp4 files).

Quote:No matter, all working now, and all BBC being streamed in higher quality (whether the source is also being recorded at high quality is a separate question Smile ).

Yes, I wonder about that as well.
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16-02-2015, 18:01
Post: #34
RE: BBC radio streams not working
(16-02-2015 17:33)simoncn Wrote:  
(16-02-2015 17:28)Pastim Wrote:  Thanks. I seem to still need it for one of my renderers (Marantz CR603) which claims to support aac but doesn't seem to.

This renderer might only support AAC when it's in an MPEG-4 container (.m4a and .mp4 files).

Quote:No matter, all working now, and all BBC being streamed in higher quality (whether the source is also being recorded at high quality is a separate question Smile ).

Yes, I wonder about that as well.

Many thanks Simon,

You are a star!

David
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16-02-2015, 18:13
Post: #35
RE: BBC radio streams not working
There were some errors in the list of URLs that I posted. Here is a corrected version:

Code:
#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:-1,[*R1] BBC Radio 1
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_radio_one.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R1X] BBC Radio 1Xtra
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_1xtra.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R2] BBC Radio 2
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_radio_two.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R3] BBC Radio 3
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_three.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R4] BBC Radio 4 FM
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_radio_fourfm.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R4L] BBC Radio 4 LW
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_radio_fourlw.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R4X] BBC Radio 4 Extra
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_radio_four_extra.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R5] BBC Radio 5 Live
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_radio_five_live.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R5X] BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_radio_five_live_sports_extra.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R6] BBC Radio 6 Music
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_6music.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*AN] BBC Asian Network
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_asian_network.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*WS] BBC World Service
http://bbcwsen-lh.akamaihd.net/i/WSEIEUK_1@189911/master.m3u8
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16-02-2015, 18:32
Post: #36
RE: BBC radio streams not working
A day or two ago I also put in a line for minimserver on the BBC blogs on this topic, proposing it as a solution for those with Internet Radios that support UPnP but can't get the new feeds. I believe that's a lot of boxes.
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16-02-2015, 19:10
Post: #37
RE: BBC radio streams not working
(16-02-2015 18:32)Pastim Wrote:  A day or two ago I also put in a line for minimserver on the BBC blogs on this topic, proposing it as a solution for those with Internet Radios that support UPnP but can't get the new feeds. I believe that's a lot of boxes.

Thanks! I've found the post. I think most people reading it would think that embracing UPnP (etc.) is too high a hurdle.

Actually, there's a much simpler way to use MinimStreamer to do this. If you know the MinimStreamer URL for the stream, you can add it to the custom station list in your internet radio. In my home, the URL for Radio 3 would be:

Code:
http://192.168.0.10:9790/minimstreamer/*/R3/http/a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_three.m3u8

That's all you need! Smile
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16-02-2015, 20:38
Post: #38
RE: BBC radio streams not working
Hi Simon
I've updated Minimstreamer and made an .m3u playlist containing your BBC URLs above. These show in my Naim control app, eg as [R3] BBC Radio 3, but won't play on my NDS. Is there something else I should be doing?
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16-02-2015, 21:05
Post: #39
RE: BBC radio streams not working
(16-02-2015 19:10)simoncn Wrote:  
Code:
http://192.168.0.10:9790/minimstreamer/*/R3/http/a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_three.m3u8

That's all you need! Smile

It could be even simpler. MinimStreamer can retrieve a stream URL if given a stream ID, so (with a small change to the MinimStreamer code) the custom station URL entered by the user could be something like:

http://192.168.0.10:9790/minimstreamer/R3
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16-02-2015, 21:12 (This post was last modified: 16-02-2015 21:21 by Pastim.)
Post: #40
RE: BBC radio streams not working
(16-02-2015 19:10)simoncn Wrote:  
(16-02-2015 18:32)Pastim Wrote:  A day or two ago I also put in a line for minimserver on the BBC blogs on this topic, proposing it as a solution for those with Internet Radios that support UPnP but can't get the new feeds. I believe that's a lot of boxes.

Thanks! I've found the post. I think most people reading it would think that embracing UPnP (etc.) is too high a hurdle.

Actually, there's a much simpler way to use MinimStreamer to do this. If you know the MinimStreamer URL for the stream, you can add it to the custom station list in your internet radio. In my home, the URL for Radio 3 would be:

Code:
http://192.168.0.10:9790/minimstreamer/*/R3/http/a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_three.m3u8
That's all you need! Smile
Great idea, but I'm not sure I can make it work. On my Musical Fidelity M1 CLiC I get a server error. I have used local sources before, but this one is not working for me. Vtuner expects me to say if it's an MP3 or WMA, and of course it is neither.

Any thoughts? Maybe if I can point the minimstreamer URL at a local playlist containing the BBC URL it might work? What syntax would I use?

If this can be made to work it would be an enormous boon to many people, and many might be happy to 'contribute' !

Edit: However, leaving the type as 'mp3' it does play on my Marantz, so there is hope for this solution for at least some players, and I'll have another go with my M1 CLiC later. Would you like me to mention this on the BBC blog or would you like to? Whatever we do we have to omit full URLs since they tend to edit them out, which makes life tricky.
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