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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #15 on: 09:35:56 | 03 December, 2015 »
I'll decide how easy it is....  ;)
You don't mention BBCXMLParser.pm which I'm sure was part of what I had to do to get where I am now.
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #16 on: 11:49:01 | 03 December, 2015 »
I'll decide how easy it is....  ;)
You don't mention BBCXMLParser.pm which I'm sure was part of what I had to do to get where I am now.
Incidentally I'm wary of Sourceforge just now. A friend found his PC riddled with malware after using a Sourceforge download of Filezilla for Windows.

Everything is rolled-up in the plugin - no need to modify any files!

Well, the malware was probably in Filezilla!
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #17 on: 03:09:25 | 04 December, 2015 »
I wonder how long the Beeb will leave the mp3 format in place.

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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #18 on: 03:24:52 | 04 December, 2015 »
I wonder how long the Beeb will leave the mp3 format in place.

In a response to a comment on the BBC Blog "Digital Distribution: How on demand content reaches audiences", Mr Benedetto wrote: "In the next month or so we'll publish a new blog post with an update on what has been happening since the launch of Audio Factory." That was on 7th October. There has been no such update as yet.

He also wrote: "Hopefully that will address at least some of your concerns." Somehow, I doubt it. Rather a lot. The Audio Factory does not have a brilliant record on addressing people's concerns.

But I'm sure they'll let us know reach out to us about switching off the MP3 streams. A week or two afterwards. With lots of graphics and modern business buzzwords to show what a Luddite lot we are, with our ancient internet radios.
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #19 on: 03:41:39 | 04 December, 2015 »
In a response to a comment on the BBC Blog "Digital Distribution: How on demand content reaches audiences",

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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #20 on: 11:03:54 | 05 December, 2015 »
Haven't been following BBC shenanigans closely, but noticed today that on both Reciva and Frontier all national BBC radio channels are all off air - so is that it for the BBC and Reciva/FS?

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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #21 on: 12:23:33 | 05 December, 2015 »
Those BBC radio channels are still working here.

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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #22 on: 14:25:00 | 05 December, 2015 »
Fine here, too.
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #23 on: 00:54:32 | 06 December, 2015 »
Thanks. Must be something to do with my router's DNS settings. After resetting unblock they seem to work again.
Please remind me again which radios are currently able to handle the new BBC streaming standard?
I like the looks of this one, but probably won't buy a new IR unless it can ensure future BBC listening.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Roberts-Radio-Stream217-Internet-Spotify/dp/B008VPFG82/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449392767&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=roberts+internet+radio&psc=1
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #24 on: 01:16:06 | 06 December, 2015 »
Pure One Flow (and a couple of other Pures) - awful user interface

Sonos

Squeezeboxes which use the LMS server and iPlayer plugin

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Only SBs have DASH, and only SBs have a decent listen-again feature

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You can also use some UPnP devices as SB players (very much a hit'n'miss route, as many don't follow the upnp standards)

It is also now possible to use a Chromecast as a SB player
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #25 on: 01:36:05 | 06 December, 2015 »
The Revo man at the Funkausstellung told me that the Revo Pixis RX, SuperConnect and SuperSystem will get BBC able updates. I also have confirmation of that by e-mail. I have seen the SuperConnect in the MediaMarkt and Saturn stores 'am Alex'. They are also listed at conrad.de. They're pretty pricey, though. They're also bigger than they look in the pictures.

I also saw the Roberts Stream 93i and Stream Revival 2 at Saturn at the Europa Centre - at not quite twice the UK Amazon price...
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #26 on: 01:41:10 | 06 December, 2015 »
So if I understand correctly, at the present time only a small handfull of radios will be compatible. Have BBC announced when the final change-over is to take place? Wouldn't that block access for most current listeners who only have internet radios?

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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #27 on: 02:25:35 | 06 December, 2015 »
AFAIK - no dates available.  In fact, the DASH streams are really only at a test stage (so urls may change in future).  The thinking is that the Beeb will likely have to keep HLS alongside Dash (until Apple implement dash).  Tunein is using mp3 streams (and HLS to Sonos).

A nice feature of dash is that it's possible to rewind live streams to a previous start point.
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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #28 on: 04:12:32 | 06 December, 2015 »
I think that Revo and Roberts, being UK brands selling mainly in the UK market, will do all they can to push FS to make BBC-able upgrades for as many of their models as will take it, or failing that, the BBC to keep the MP3 streams (good luck with that, though!).

Most of the rest just ain't bovvered.

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Re: BBC streams now in DASH format
« Reply #29 on: 09:04:06 | 06 December, 2015 »
It is also now possible to use a Chromecast as a SB player
Chromecast or Chromecast Audio?  Can you provide a link to futher info on using as a SB player?

 

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