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  • #181

    ajayre
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    I have a .url file that describes a radio station. I can see it when I select my music server in iTunes, but I don’t see it on my Soundbridge. Is this a limitation of the Soundbridge or am I doing something wrong?

    Andy

    P.S. I know that the soundbridge has radio presets, but I would like to group stations together in playlists, for example “UK”, “Arizona”, etc.

    #4006

    ajayre
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    DUH – nevermind, I found it by searching by name. Not sure what higher level category it is stored under.

    #4007

    rpedde
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    That’s exactly why I put radio stations in files like that — so I could group them in playlists.

    — Ron

    #4008

    ajayre
    Participant

    I created a file called “Radio – UK.url”. Inside is a single station “Capital Radio”. I can search by title on my SB for “rad” and find it, but how can I use the browse feature to find this entry?

    Also can you give an example playlist definition to get specific groups of radio stations? Genre = radio?

    Thanks!

    Andy

    Post edited by: ajayre, at: 2006/02/28 18:56

    #4009

    ajayre
    Participant

    Sorry to spam – I have another question:

    I created the following .url file:

    32,Capital Radio,mms://ms1.capitalinteractive.co.uk/fm_high

    The SB showed “Unable to Play…”. I cut and pasted the URL into one of the SB radio presets, and it works.

    Any ideas what I am doing wrong?

    Andy

    #4010

    rpedde
    Participant

    Playlist:

    type = “url”

    or

    description = “Playlist URL”

    for a playlist for streaming audio.

    — Ron

    #4011

    ajayre
    Participant

    Hi Ron,

    Sorry to be so dense on this, but how can I create a playlist for UK stations, a playlist for Arizona stations, etc?

    Also any ideas why the URL works when entered directly into the SB, but not when used from a .url file?

    Thanks!

    Andy

    #4012

    rpedde
    Participant

    the soundbridge does mms streaming, but iTunes doesn’t. In fact, if you put a mms url in iTunes it just chokes on it. So the soundbridge (afaik) won’t use a mms url that get’s sent from iTunes. Only when entered on the radio station slots in the web interface. Kinda lame, but there ya go.

    For playlists:

    You can use a regular m3u playlist for you other stuff.

    — snip: Arizona.m3u —
    /path/to/some/streaming.url
    /path/to/another/streaming.url
    — snip —

    Make .m3u files with paths to the .url files you want on a playlist, as above.

    — Ron

    #4013

    ajayre
    Participant

    Thanks!

    Andy

    #4014

    milleri
    Participant

    I’ve noticed a couple of issues with streaming radio using .url files and .m3u play lists.

    This one causes the Soundbridge to reboot:

    20,BBC World Service,http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/meta/tx/nb/live_infent_au_nb.asx

    This one, like many stations, has a advertisement prepended to the stream, but in this case the advertisement repeats endlessly and the stream never plays.

    20,KQED,http://www.kqed.org/listen/live/wm/kqedradio.asx

    The Soundbridges in on 2.7.78 and Firefly is on SVN-1463.

    Thanks in advance for any ideas.

    #4015

    rajt
    Participant

    I’m trying to use this in a URL file. I can access it by searching for it. But when I play it nothing happens. Could someone try it and see why it doesnt it play (plays in Windows Media Player):

    mms://193.218.160.20/Sunrise

    Thanks

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