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    Feed and control Digital radio intosqueezebox ecosystem?

    Hi

    Is it possible to feed digital radio into the squeezebox ecosystem
    and also change the station?

    Thanks,

    Rainer

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkrug View Post
    Is it possible to feed digital radio into the squeezebox ecosystem
    and also change the station?
    Technically it is possible but I don't know anybody who has done it.

    IIRC There are many variations - satellite or terrestrial ( and then other possibilities DAB/DAB+, MP2/AAC, UK or European) - then poepl will want program info as well as program guide.

    To be worthwhile - a widely available adaptor is needed which already works with Windows and Linux with same API to control channels and pass audio (probably USB but whether to use SDR or just DAB depends on host) .

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    Feed and control Digital radiointosqueezebox ecosystem?

    bpa <bpa.7qo1dz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> writes:

    > rkrug wrote:
    >> Is it possible to feed digital radio into the squeezebox ecosystem
    >> and also change the station?

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    > Technically it is possible but I don't know anybody who has done it.
    >
    > IIRC There are many variations - satellite or terrestrial ( and then
    > other possibilities DAB/DAB+, MP2/AAC, UK or European) - then poepl will
    > want program info as well as program guide.


    I have found this

    http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Psion_Wavefinder

    but the DABBar only runs on windows and I have no idea about supported
    hardware (and it seems to be not maintained any more?).

    I think a similar approach would be fine - is there something for
    digital radio (terrestrial) in Switzerland?

    Rainer

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    > To be worthwhile - a widely available adaptor is needed which works with
    > Windows and Linux with same API to control channels and pass audio
    > (probably USB but whether to use SDR or just DAB depends on host) .
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    IIRC Psion wavefinder have not been available for a very long time and only support old DAB and not DAB+.

    There are USB SDR adaptors which work quite well with linux and I think Linux seems to have some generic tools for radio (gnuradio).

    edit:

    A lot of DAB adaptors stuff can be found under SDR see http://www.rtl-sdr.com/new-dab-player-rtl2832u/
    Last edited by bpa; 2016-12-13 at 06:02.

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    Why would you want to do this?


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    Feed and control Digital radiointosqueezebox ecosystem?

    bpa <bpa.7qo2en (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> writes:

    > IIRC Psion wavefinder have not been available for a very long time and
    > only support old DAB and not DAB+.


    Yes - it really seemed very old.

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    > There are USB SDR adaptors which work quite well with linux and I think
    > Linux seems to have some generic tools for radio (gnuradio).


    OK - I'll look into these options.

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    Feed and control Digital radiointosqueezebox ecosystem?

    pippin <pippin.7qo5u0 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> writes:

    > Why would you want to do this?


    Two reasons:

    1) To have digital radio available? Unless all DAB+ stations are
    available via streaming, than this is not necessary. But I think the
    sound quality is better vie DAB+ than internet streaming (No, I will not
    post ti=his in the audiophile forum - they are to busy there.)

    2) to have radio when internet is not available

    Cheers,

    Rainer


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    Feed and control Digital radio intosqueezebox ecosystem?

    It hadn't occurred to me that there would be any stations that are available on DAB but not as online streams. With the homeopathic prevalence of DAB devices outside the U.K. and given the cost of DAB, why would any station do this?
    And since you can stream with any quality you want over the Internet it should be possible to stream the same quality as on DAB through the Internet, too. Money can't be the problem if you can afford DAB...
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    You could run a server whcih converts the radio signals into webradio streams (icecast? not sure about the name) and then accsess them via LMS.

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    Linux server? Configure alsa or use jack to feed the output from the radio device into the primary input, then run wavinput on your LMS host to capture that and stream to clients. You would still have to control the dab radio via another method.
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