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fotoralf

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RTBF has gone AAC+
« on: 12:52:00 | 10 January, 2017 »
My IPdio tune has just taken its next step towards becoming electronic waste. Belgian public broadcaster RTBF has switched its internet streams to AAC+ and there seems to be no hope for an update by Grace/DNT. The proposed MP3 streams keep reconnecting.

Pity, really.

Ralf
« Last Edit: 13:26:41 | 10 January, 2017 by fotoralf »

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Re: RTBF has gone AAC+
« Reply #1 on: 00:17:55 | 11 January, 2017 »
There are two versions of the DNT IPdio Tune: the older version, with v257-series firmware, which you appear to have, and the less old version, with v266-series firmware. The less old version should be able to play AAC+ streams. It is not possible to load the v266 firmware on the older version - there are hardware differences (audio and display chipsets) and the correct drivers are not present.

Thus you have two choices: 

1. try to find a new IPdio Tune with v266 (they are still available, but you cannot tell which version a Tune is except by switching it on and looking in the Settings - Version menu).

2. get a different radio. A tuner-type radio which I can recommend is the Hama DIT2010MBT (https://de.hama.com/00054833/hama-dit2010mbt-digital-hi-fi-tuner-internet-radio-dab+-fm-app-control), which has all the features of the IPdio Tune and a few more (DAB+, Spotify Connect, Bluetooth, 30 presets, supports the BBC's DASH format, an excellent remote control with direct source buttons, controllable by smartphone app (UNDOK)). The Hama is not a Reciva-based radio but Frontier Silicon based.
Radios in use: Roberts Stream 93i, Sangean WFR-29C, Technisat 450 & 520, Revo Pixis RX, Hama DIT2010, IR110 & DIR3100.

fotoralf

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Re: RTBF has gone AAC+
« Reply #2 on: 03:51:05 | 11 January, 2017 »
Mine is indeed a 257.

Now, what's puzzling me is that the MP3 stream won't connect either. When I select RTBF La Première as a station, I get the choice of a 64k AAC+ stream and a 128k MP3 stream. None of the two work but keep reconnecting endlessly.

When I enter the adress given by listenlive.eu for La Première as a stream on the Reciva website it plays fine on the IPdio Tune. Strange really...

Ralf

fotoralf

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Re: RTBF has gone AAC+
« Reply #3 on: 05:25:45 | 11 January, 2017 »
Regarding the Hama DIT2010MBT:

There appears to be some confusion on Amazon.de about what version of the 2010 is currently sold, so I've given Hama a call and the new MBT version of the DIT2010 is not yet available. They're expecting it for sometime in March.

Having been burnt with my v257 IPdio tune, I'm certainly not going to buy a new radio in a version that's going to be obsolete in just a few months.

Ralf

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Re: RTBF has gone AAC+
« Reply #4 on: 07:26:02 | 28 November, 2017 »
Hi,

With respect to receiving the streams from RTBF correctly, is there a difference between Hama's DIT2010 and DIT2010MBT?

Thanks.
J.

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Re: RTBF has gone AAC+
« Reply #5 on: 22:29:05 | 28 November, 2017 »
Not that I am aware of. Both have the same module (Frontier Silicon Venice 6.2) and both should have the same main level of firmware (but possibly a different sublevel).
Radios in use: Roberts Stream 93i, Sangean WFR-29C, Technisat 450 & 520, Revo Pixis RX, Hama DIT2010, IR110 & DIR3100.

 

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