Author Topic: KSKY Dallas, TX issues  (Read 3094 times)

Bludger11

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KSKY Dallas, TX issues
« on: 06:57:58 | 18 July, 2012 »
After adding KSKY from the Reciva web site my Sangean is unable to play it. The message continues to say 're-trying' but never connects. It also does not play from the Reciva web site after selecting the play button. Any ideas what the issue is?

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Re: KSKY Dallas, TX issues
« Reply #1 on: 09:32:03 | 18 July, 2012 »
The only non-Flash stream I found for KSKY is http://edgev1.den.echo.liquidcompass.net/KSKYAMAAC  Only the newest Grace and Avox Reciva radios have the ability to play the liquidcompass AAC+ streams.  FWIW, this stream does play correctly on my Grace microsystem with the most recent version of the v266 firmware.
Radios:  2 Grace GDI-IRDT200s, Grace GDI-IRMS300, Grace IRC6000B, 2 Grace GDI-WHA6001, Grace  GDI-WHA 7501, Grace GDI-WHA8001, Hama DIT2100MSBT Grace and Reciva iradio apps

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Re: KSKY Dallas, TX issues
« Reply #2 on: 09:44:35 | 18 July, 2012 »
Remark: I wrote my post not knowing Solo's post. Therefore some duplication.

There are different reason for both issues.

Why does KSKY not play on your radio? Many providers (StreamTheWorld, LiquidCompass, Abacast and others) stream in AAC+ v2. This is the case also for KSKY-AM. These kind of streams can be played by newer Grace/Avox radios only(see AAC+ v2 support in this forum under Grace resp Avox). All other Reciva based radios can't play these streams.

Some stations provide an additional MP3 streams which can be played by all radios. If a station offers AAC+ v2 as well as MP3
Reciva always uses MP3 in its directory.

The only possible solution for you would be asking the station to provide such an additional MP3 stream. Their provider LiquidCompass can do so but the station has to pay an additional fee.

Why does the station not play on Reciva's website? The "Listen" button plays the station if the stored URL ends with a file type which starts a player (.asx, .pls, .m3u) or uses a protocol other than http (mms, rtsp) which also starts a player.
(You must have installed a player other than Windows Media Player - e.g. VLC or Winamp for .pls files).

If the URL is http but does not end with an appropiate file type the radios are able to play the station but no player will be started by the "Listen" button.

An example:

http://ice1.securenetsystems.com/KAAA.m3u would start a player when clicking on "Listen" but http://ice1.securenetsystems/KAAA is for the radios equivalent but does not start a player.
« Last Edit: 09:47:28 | 18 July, 2012 by wdgerber »

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Re: KSKY Dallas, TX issues
« Reply #3 on: 09:55:12 | 18 July, 2012 »
wdgerber answered both parts of the question and his answer is more thoroughly considered  :) 

The solution, unfortunately, is to either get the station to provide another stream or to get a different radio.
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Re: KSKY Dallas, TX issues
« Reply #5 on: 06:39:49 | 31 July, 2012 »
I would like to thank Solo2 and wdgerber for your excellent explanations and promptness in replying.

 

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