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Dogmatix

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Problems with BBC DASH live radio streams
« on: 02:29:19 | 07 August, 2017 »
There seem to be problems with the BBC live MPEG-DASH streams, since sometime on Saturday, 5th August, affecting Frontier Silicon based radios (see this thread: http://iradioforum.net/forum/index.php?topic=2477.0). The problem has been reported to Roberts, as it was first noted here on a Roberts radio (Stream 93i), but would appear to be a wider issue.

Roberts have noted the issue on their support page (https://www.robertsradiotechnical.co.uk/), which links to a BBC "iPlayer Radio Help" page (http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/radio/Internet_Radio_Failing), which says that the BBC are aware of the issue and are working to resolve it.

« Last Edit: 02:37:17 | 07 August, 2017 by Dogmatix »
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Re: Problems with BBC DASH live radio streams
« Reply #1 on: 12:23:29 | 07 August, 2017 »
The problem appears to have been fixed, although neither the Roberts nor the BBC pages reffered to in my previous post reflect this as yet. My radio is now playing Radio 4 again (from preset and from the stations list).

EDIT: Roberts have announced both the issue and its resolution on their Facebook page.
« Last Edit: 12:31:31 | 07 August, 2017 by Dogmatix »
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Re: Problems with BBC DASH live radio streams
« Reply #2 on: 06:45:55 | 18 August, 2017 »
A bit more information can be seen on the Revo Technologies Facebook website as follows:-

Revo Technologies
7 August at 23:35 ·
BBC station streams now back up and running on our internet radios after an unprecedented 48hr outage. It seems that the problem occurred at the vTuner internet radio portal side of the equation rather than there being any issues with the BBC broadcasts or indeed Revo hardware. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Revo Technologies
7 August at 10:31 ·
To all of our SuperConnect, SuperSystem and PiXiS RX users we are aware of an issue with BBC Live content (specifically the high resolution DASH streaming). This is affecting all platforms using the DASH streams so this includes other internet radio manufacturers too. As such this does indicate the issue lies at the broadcasters end, we have been in contact with the BBC and are awaiting their feedback. We will post updates as and when further information becomes available. Sorry for any inconvenience. Cheers, Revo
Reciva Radios: Roberts WM-201, Revo Pico Wi-Fi, Logic IRMA1 plus AE 17-16B (with Edimax EW-7318UG USB wifi adapter) all on v257-a-865-a-476
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