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EXT-X-VERSION:2 / Sources for other stations
20-04-2017, 13:44
Post: #1
EXT-X-VERSION:2 / Sources for other stations
Hi There,
Thanks for the wonderful minimserver software. Been using it for over a year now as an second DLNA server on my NAS for music only (I've got video on twonkymedia as a 1st instance). I need 2 servers to avoid confusing the smart TVs in the house which tend to stop listing after a couple of thousand entries. Both the DLNA servers are on a Qnap TS-453A upgraded to 16Gb RAM.

I've go a couple of music stream players (Roberts Stream 63i and Yamaha RX-V500D) and 2 smart TVs. All work without fault on MinimServer, and I can get to any music track in about 15 seconds.

I recently added a number of 128k internet radio stations into the favourites sections of the music stream players, but would prefer to get better quality. So I installed MinimStreamer.

I carefully followed the instructions for BBC HLS streams, and all the national BBC stations are now 320k - fantastic. But I'd like to finish the job and add my local BBC stations. I could only find one website that has the details for these (http://www.radiofeeds.co.uk). The file for the 320k stream looks like this...

#EXTM3U
#EXT-X-VERSION:2
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:PROGRAM-ID=1,BANDWIDTH=339200,CODECS="mp4a.40.2"
http://as-hls-uk-live.bbcfmt.hs.llnwd.ne...ewind.m3u8

I've tested it on VLC and sure enough the stats show a 320k media stream.

This however is very different from the format in the BBC Radio.m3u file. I've tried to merge the entries as best I can, but when I try to play on either player, I get nothing or a "cannot play this stream" message.

From what I understand through searching the net, this is an update to the M3U format hence the thread title. Is it even compatible with MinimStreamer? Is it something as simple as picking out the correct bits, and using adapting them to the playlist file. I have tried a number of things, all with no success. I also tried enabling debugging and re-scanning but no luck, there were no entries pointing to the streams I was trying to play.

BTW each time I make a change I issue the rescan command using minimwatch.

This is what I currently have...

#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:-1,[*R1] BBC Radio 1
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/man...o_one.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R2] BBC Radio 2
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/man...o_two.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R3] BBC Radio 3
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/man...three.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R4] BBC Radio 4 FM
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/man...ourfm.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R4X] BBC Radio 4 Extra
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/man...extra.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R4L] BBC Radio 4 LW
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/man...ourlw.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R5] BBC Radio 5 Live
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/man..._live.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R5X] BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/man...extra.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R6] BBC Radio 6 Music
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/man...music.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*WS] BBC World Service
http://bbcwsen-lh.akamaihd.net/i/WSEIEUK...aster.m3u8
#EXT-X-VERSION:2#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:PROGRAM-ID=1,[*BMC] BBC Manch 320K,BANDWIDTH=339200,CODECS="mp4a.40.2"
http://as-hls-uk-live.bbcfmt.hs.llnwd.ne...ewind.m3u8
#EXTM3U

Can anyone help me get this working, or is there another website that lists the 320k streams. Everything I've found simply lists the 128k streams, which do work, but are of no use, as I've already got that in the default station lists that frontier silicon gives.
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20-04-2017, 14:15
Post: #2
RE: EXT-X-VERSION:2 / Sources for other stations
See this post for a list of suitable playlist entries for BBC local stations (scroll down as necessary).
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21-04-2017, 00:03
Post: #3
RE: EXT-X-VERSION:2 / Sources for other stations
Thank you so much for that Simon,
It works a treat.

My only remaining question, for anyone that knows, Is it possible to use EXT-X-VERSION:2 tags with minimstreamer (either directly, or by extracting the relevant bits adding the relevant descriptors)? If this is a non-starter, no probs.
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21-04-2017, 12:28
Post: #4
RE: EXT-X-VERSION:2 / Sources for other stations
(21-04-2017 00:03)fredcman Wrote:  Thank you so much for that Simon,
It works a treat.

My only remaining question, for anyone that knows, Is it possible to use EXT-X-VERSION:2 tags with minimstreamer (either directly, or by extracting the relevant bits adding the relevant descriptors)? If this is a non-starter, no probs.

You cannot use this tag in a MinimServer/MinimStreamer playlist. It is part of the HLS Media Playlist file, which is "owned" by the stream provider. The MinimServer/MinimStreamer playlist must contain a URL that points to the HLS Media Playlist file for the stream.
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22-04-2017, 16:37
Post: #5
RE: EXT-X-VERSION:2 / Sources for other stations
Ah....The penny's dropped. I was reading too much into it.

The links on http://www.radiofeeds.co.uk are the actual URLs to use.

So all that's needed is to fashion the #EXTINF entry and then copy and paste the URL from radiofeeds after it.

Thank You for your time and patience explaining it, and thank you again for the great software.
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22-04-2017, 20:55
Post: #6
RE: EXT-X-VERSION:2 / Sources for other stations
In my browser (Firefox), when I hover over the stream link in radiofeeds, I see the URL that needs to be added to the MinimServer .m3u playlist but I haven't found any way to copy this URL so that I can paste it into the .m3u file. Have you find a way to do this?
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