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BBC streams now in DASH format
« on: 00:35:24 | 23 November, 2015 »
Dash now available as a stream format for both live and listen again.

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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #1 on: 01:13:54 | 23 November, 2015 »
SCENE: At the BBC Audio Factory:

Right, lads and ladesses, we've got our dashing new streams up and running, so we can switch off the MP3 streams. Dash it all, we've given those dashed internet radio brands and manufacturers over a year to cook up firmware upgrades or bring new radios to market, but apart from our good friends at Pure, they've not exactly been dashing around doing anything. So if any listeners (or ex-listeners, ha ha) dare to complain to us, tell them: don't wail and gnash your teeth at us, blame the brands - it's all their fault! 
« Last Edit: 01:37:43 | 23 November, 2015 by Dogmatix »
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #2 on: 01:37:00 | 23 November, 2015 »
Anyone having issues accessing iPlayer? I was just wondering if the Beeb was starting to be more rigorous in its territory checks.

I note my proxy is sometimes doing some strange things before connecting.
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #3 on: 01:40:04 | 23 November, 2015 »
No problems with my VPN on Saturday evening.

(PS. wrong thread, surely?)
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #4 on: 01:43:26 | 23 November, 2015 »
(PS. wrong thread, surely?)

Yes, you're right ;)
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #5 on: 09:54:19 | 23 November, 2015 »
Dash now available as a stream format for both live and listen again.
Does this mean I will have to change things once again in LMS? The thread over at the slimdevices forum is even more impenetrable than the last.  :o
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #6 on: 12:03:38 | 23 November, 2015 »
Dash now available as a stream format for both live and listen again.
Does this mean I will have to change things once again in LMS? The thread over at the slimdevices forum is even more impenetrable than the last.  :o

Not necessary at the moment as HLS and RTMp streams are still available.

The change is relatively simple to do!   Just add the new repo source to the Additional Repostories in the Plugins settings - hit Apply - restart LMS.   This will update iPlayer and iPlayer Extras to the new versions.    You have to select DASH in iPlayer plugin settings otherwise it will just continue to use HLS.   Also, these are 'test' versions so you may want to hang on until it's all tickety-boo. 

The repo url is   http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/bpaplugins/repo-short.xml
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #7 on: 02:33:00 | 24 November, 2015 »
Dash now available as a stream format for both live and listen again.
Does this mean I will have to change things once again in LMS? The thread over at the slimdevices forum is even more impenetrable than the last.  :o

Not necessary at the moment as HLS and RTMp streams are still available.

The change is relatively simple to do!   Just add the new repo source to the Additional Repostories in the Plugins settings - hit Apply - restart LMS.   This will update iPlayer and iPlayer Extras to the new versions.    You have to select DASH in iPlayer plugin settings otherwise it will just continue to use HLS.   Also, these are 'test' versions so you may want to hang on until it's all tickety-boo. 

The repo url is   http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/bpaplugins/repo-short.xml
Thanks.
I believe I will keep a watching brief for the time being as you suggest.
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #8 on: 08:46:41 | 29 November, 2015 »
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #9 on: 08:55:11 | 29 November, 2015 »
Incidentally, what is the URL for the DASH live stream for, say, Radio 4?
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #10 on: 10:33:49 | 29 November, 2015 »
Seems there have been fixes for Sonos and Naim users: http://www.whathifi.com/news/listeners-complain-about-changes-to-bbc-internet-radio-streaming

Sonos fixed the HLS issue a while back - streams come via Tunein.  Stlll no listen again.

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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #11 on: 10:44:22 | 29 November, 2015 »
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #12 on: 09:11:05 | 30 November, 2015 »
Latest updates to the LMS iPlayer Dash plugin add 'Go back xx minutes' for live streams - plus feature to select alternative menu displays.   Gets better and better.
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #13 on: 08:18:24 | 01 December, 2015 »
Latest updates to the LMS iPlayer Dash plugin add 'Go back xx minutes' for live streams - plus feature to select alternative menu displays.   Gets better and better.
Sounds good.....
Have they reached the point at which the amateur could carry out the necessary mods to LMS?
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #14 on: 10:22:29 | 01 December, 2015 »
Easy ....

1. Remove the existing iPlayer plugin 

2. Add the following repo to the Additional Repositories section on the Plugins settings page

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/bpaplugins/repo-short.xml

4. Check iPlayer for install

5. when installed, check the plugin settings for Dash option

the hardest part is remembering to hit Apply as appropriate, and restarting LMS when required!
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