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Internet Radio Stations & Audio Streams => The BBC => Topic started by: diddy on 04:22:42 | 26 November, 2017

Title: BBC dash radio streams
Post by: diddy on 04:22:42 | 26 November, 2017
the BBC streams have suddenly stopped working this morning on my roberts 93i.has anyone else got the same problem?
Title: Re: BBC dash radio streams
Post by: Dogmatix on 06:59:55 | 26 November, 2017
Yes, BBC stopped working (again) on all my Frontier Silicon based radios (not just Roberts). Other people have posted on Roberts' Facebook page with the same problem since Friday evening, but Roberts don't seem to be home this weekend. Suspicion is that BBC have been messing with their streams again, which does not affect iPlayer listeners but does affect internet radio users, about whom the BBC don't care too much. Either that or a vTuner problem (Frontier radios use their database).

Funny how this often happens on a Friday evening so we have to wait for Monday morning for someone to fix it.
Title: Re: BBC dash radio streams
Post by: Dogmatix on 07:06:44 | 26 November, 2017
As a back-up method, you could add the MP3 streams (which are still available, but who knows for how long?) as 'added stations'. The URLs may be found here: http://www.suppertime.co.uk/blogmywiki/2015/04/updated-list-of-bbc-network-radio-urls/ (http://www.suppertime.co.uk/blogmywiki/2015/04/updated-list-of-bbc-network-radio-urls/).
Title: Re: BBC dash radio streams
Post by: flg on 14:40:42 | 26 November, 2017
What is strange is that the url streams used by Frontier are the same as the ones in the site listed above by Dogmatix. I extracted the url for Radio 4 from my favorites at the frontier portal and it's pls3158.m3u that contains the following http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio4fm_mf_p (http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio4fm_mf_p). If you add that to your My Added Stations it plays fine! It must be a vTuner/Frontier problem.
Title: Re: BBC dash radio streams
Post by: Dogmatix on 06:35:27 | 27 November, 2017
Well, whatever the problem was, and whereever if was, they've fixed it. The BBC streams are working now.

I note, however, that the Radio 4 URLs in the website I referred to below are reported by my radio as 128kbps MP3, whereas the normal (now working again streams) are reported as 96kbps AAC.
Title: Re: BBC dash radio streams
Post by: plinth on 00:40:20 | 28 November, 2017
My two internet radios (using Logitech Media Server and Squeezebox) are not updating BBC on demand menus.
Can't access anything more recent than Sunday Nov 26. I have not changed anything: it all worked fine at the weekend.
Any solutions please?
Title: Re: BBC dash radio streams
Post by: anotherbob on 02:02:33 | 28 November, 2017
My two internet radios (using Logitech Media Server and Squeezebox) are not updating BBC on demand menus.
Can't access anything more recent than Sunday Nov 26. I have not changed anything: it all worked fine at the weekend.
Any solutions please?
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?103312-BBCiPlayer-plugin-a-guick-fix-guide/page22 (http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?103312-BBCiPlayer-plugin-a-guick-fix-guide/page22)
Title: Re: BBC dash radio streams
Post by: plinth on 03:15:39 | 28 November, 2017
My two internet radios (using Logitech Media Server and Squeezebox) are not updating BBC on demand menus.
Can't access anything more recent than Sunday Nov 26. I have not changed anything: it all worked fine at the weekend.
Any solutions please?
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?103312-BBCiPlayer-plugin-a-guick-fix-guide/page22 (http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?103312-BBCiPlayer-plugin-a-guick-fix-guide/page22)



Thanks - glad it's not my fault then!
Title: Re: BBC dash radio streams
Post by: anotherbob on 04:15:45 | 28 November, 2017
Quote from: plinth link=topic=2546.msg22273#msg22273 date=1511867739
Thanks - glad it's not my fault then!
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It's always a relief  :D
Title: Re: BBC dash radio streams
Post by: castalla on 16:26:45 | 28 November, 2017
Listen Again seems to be fixed.
Title: Re: BBC dash radio streams
Post by: plinth on 22:25:59 | 28 November, 2017
Listen Again seems to be fixed.

It does indeed.
All catch-up menus seem to have been restored from the missing few days.
You realise how much you rely on this service when it mysteriously disappears.