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Alan E Hill

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Look... It's MY forum!
« on: 03:13:01 | 27 December, 2017 »
I have been using Pandora through my Amazon Alexa.

At first it was pretty good, but even your "favourite" stations get pretty repetitive after a while.

So I've resurrected my own LiquidLOUNGE personal radio station, a beacon of taste and cool for the universe. Of course, other beacons of taste and cool for the universe are available.

Okay, I admit, it's a vanity project which basically plays a random selection from my NAS, which for the most part is amazingly good (IMHO). It has its naff moments - not everything I broadcast is God's Gift To Music or even your Great and Munificent Admin's best, but it's usually interesting.

Now I have yet to figure how to get my Alexa to play this, but you can put the URL in your favourites (jk), or listen via an app like WinAmp. It's broadcast at a reasonably high rate so it should sound OK even through your megabuck hifi.


http://perfidiousalbion.me:8040/played.html?sid=1 will get you the last 20 or so tracks. Never heard of them? Your loss ... unless you listen...

Now, all I have to do is get Alexa to play them.

Your Great and Munificent Leader , erm, I meant Admin

PS: Due to demand I've limited the number of listeners to four...

Thank you for your indulgence

Alan | That British Bloke Listening in Navarumsunk, NJ, USA, where all the women are strong, all the men good-looking, and all the children above average
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Re: Look... It's MY forum!
« Reply #1 on: 04:30:23 | 27 December, 2017 »
I guess this is one I won't be moving to "small ads."  Glad to see it back.  When is pledge week?  ;)
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Re: Look... It's MY forum!
« Reply #2 on: 04:38:23 | 27 December, 2017 »
I guess this is one I won't be moving to "small ads."

Very wise.
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Re: Look... It's MY forum!
« Reply #3 on: 04:48:43 | 27 December, 2017 »
Have a look at this:

https://www.amazon.com/Matt-Evans-My-Pod/dp/B077Y6GC3D

It's not just for podcasts ...

I couldn't figure out how to add a stream url, but maybe you'll have better luck
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Re: Look... It's MY forum!
« Reply #4 on: 05:08:19 | 27 December, 2017 »
That works!

Thx @castalla


Feliz año nuevo
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Re: Look... It's MY forum!
« Reply #5 on: 05:20:34 | 27 December, 2017 »
Can you describe briefly how you did it?
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Re: Look... It's MY forum!
« Reply #6 on: 05:27:05 | 27 December, 2017 »
Give me a moment... I'll do some screen shots...

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« Reply #7 on: 06:04:40 | 27 December, 2017 »
Okay:

Find "My Pod" and add it to your Alexa "Skills".



Go to https://mypodapp.com and link your Alexa account.

Create a Playlist:



Goes to this page:



Which I filled in, so:



I used my Shoutcast server's .pls file location.

I found out the hard way not to call my playlist something like "My Music". The "my" confuses Alexa. Too many mys.

Click "Create Link"

Ask ", Alexa, ask My Pod to play my MoreStuff playlist"

Look, if I figured it out, anyone can do it...





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Re: Look... It's MY forum!
« Reply #8 on: 06:16:07 | 27 December, 2017 »
Thanks - I'll give it another go!

Best wishes for the New Year - can't be any much worse than 2017!
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