Author Topic: Any hope at all for the stuttering BBC streams through MediaU?  (Read 456 times)

Phycks

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For a couple of years, MediaU has not fixed the streams I get on my set for BBC World Service and BBC Four.   Both of them load and play but both of them stop to reload every thirty seconds or minute or so.  Five to ten seconds of the stream is lost every time. 

I've complained to MediaU and their suggestions are unhelpful.  "Increase your buffer" is their main suggestion; the buffer is already set at the top size.  They have also suggested updating the firmware and rebooting the radio.  I've done all this dutifully.   Most recently they said something very cryptic about the radio version being unupdateable; I have no idea what that means.

The radio is a Chinese radio (vintage 2015) that seems to have no brand name or model name.

Does anyone have a suggestion for this?  Every other station I listen to on the MediaU aggregation seems to work fine.


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Larry2986

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Re: Any hope at all for the stuttering BBC streams through MediaU?
« Reply #1 on: 21:39:48 | 15 March, 2018 »
Try the streams tunein uses for any improvement...

MediaU's streaming url for BBC World Service
http://bbcwssc.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcwssc_mp1_ws-einws

TuneIn's streaming url for BBC World Service
http://bbcwssc.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcwssc_mp1_ws-einws_backup



MediaU's streaming url for BBC Radio 4
http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio4fm_mf_p

TuneIn's streaming url for BBC Radio 4
http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio4fm_mf_q
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Re: Any hope at all for the stuttering BBC streams through MediaU?
« Reply #2 on: 08:46:23 | 23 March, 2018 »
This exact issue made me stop using MediaU and I've never looked back. I also tried doing everything they suggested to no avail.

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Re: Any hope at all for the stuttering BBC streams through MediaU?
« Reply #3 on: 16:18:23 | 24 March, 2018 »
Larry, thanks for the URLs.  I tried plugging them (and variations of them) into the "My MediaU" that my radio runs from, and it made no difference.  The Beeb still stutters.

And, Jemison, yes, I understand completely. Sigh.  It's a terrible waste of an otherwise good radio set, but I too have though about dumping it. 


 

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