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hookc

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BBC World
« on: 06:39:16 | 31 May, 2015 »
I’m probably the last person to discover it, but BBC World Service live stream is no longer on “older” model WiFi radios that only receive MP3. Any recourse other than upgrading to an AAC set? The ever-changing smorgasbord of file formats makes me hesitant to invest foolishly. Greatly appreciate any advice. 

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Re: BBC World
« Reply #1 on: 07:33:14 | 31 May, 2015 »
I’m probably the last person to discover it, but BBC World Service live stream is no longer on “older” model WiFi radios that only receive MP3. Any recourse other than upgrading to an AAC set? The ever-changing smorgasbord of file formats makes me hesitant to invest foolishly. Greatly appreciate any advice.

Don't upgrade to anything (except some Pure models) as there are no internet radio sets which can handle the new BBC HLS streams.

Are you sure that WS isn't available as an mp3 stream?
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Re: BBC World
« Reply #2 on: 08:04:30 | 31 May, 2015 »
Sadly, it’s very confusing. Reciva says BBC World Service passed “the test” and it’s among My Stations. But all I get is a loop announcement saying the BBC no longer uses Windows Media technology (or something close to that phrase). The radio is a C Crane WiFi, and answering a question why some U.S. radio stations won’t come in, Crane says its older units cannot handle AAC streams. It’s obvious tech issues are beyond me but all of the above bring confusion to a new high. Thanks for the reply!

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Re: BBC World
« Reply #3 on: 08:10:30 | 31 May, 2015 »
Sorry, neglected to attach a Reciva screen pull that illustrates the point of why this seems so odd.

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Re: BBC World
« Reply #4 on: 08:12:25 | 31 May, 2015 »
I'm having internet problems at the moment - so can't test anything.

Maybe somebody else can advise.

The stream you have in My Stations is a legacy message.  There are BBC mp3 streams which Reciva uses.
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Re: BBC World
« Reply #5 on: 08:26:57 | 31 May, 2015 »
Hate to keep adding to the muddle, but my Crane WiFi will still receive many of the “local” BBC stations (e.g. London, BBC Scotland, etc.) but the “we don’t do it any longer” announcement loop plays on what was and is supposed to be the World Service stream.

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Re: BBC World
« Reply #6 on: 09:49:28 | 31 May, 2015 »
The BBC World Service commiseration thread is here:   http://iradioforum.net/forum/index.php?topic=1970.0
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Re: BBC World
« Reply #7 on: 10:54:46 | 31 May, 2015 »
That white thing that’s waving is my surrender flag... many thanks to all who’ve tried to help in what seemed like my simple quest to continue hearing BBC World Service. Too many hoops and they’re all laced with confusion. This link from a BBC person doesn’t help immensely but suggests to me that this is and at least for a while will be a fluid mess.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/entries/977a1954-658f-4fb2-a23c-71680c49882f

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Re: BBC World
« Reply #8 on: 10:57:35 | 31 May, 2015 »
Jeez! That old BBC thread!

Just goes to show that if you're the Beeb, you just ignore it and eventually it will go away ...
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