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  1. #11
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    Well I've taken the plunge to get iPlayer Extras 2.0.0, I'm using that and iPlayer 1.5.4.4. They are both working fine with LMS 7.8.0 on my WHS v1 Atom N270 based server.

    I have noticed that Dash 320kbps AAC streams (I don't use anything else) start faster than 1.4.10. In particular they start in one go, with 1.4.10 I got a brief burst of music then a quick re-buffer then the music came back and ran continuously. Now it just starts and plays, which is an improvement since getting to the "just plays" is faster even if there is a slightly longer initial delay (or maybe I'm imaginging that).

    Radio 3 FLAC doesn't work of course, I expected that it's all turned off at the BBC end. I am told on the get_iplayer mailing list that when FLAC comes back for the Proms it will be for all Radio 3 output 24/7, not just the Proms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owen Smith View Post
    Well I've taken the plunge to get iPlayer Extras 2.0.0, I'm using that and iPlayer 1.5.4.4. They are both working fine with LMS 7.8.0 on my WHS v1 Atom N270 based server.

    I have noticed that Dash 320kbps AAC streams (I don't use anything else) start faster than 1.4.10. In particular they start in one go, with 1.4.10 I got a brief burst of music then a quick re-buffer then the music came back and ran continuously. Now it just starts and plays, which is an improvement since getting to the "just plays" is faster even if there is a slightly longer initial delay (or maybe I'm imaginging that).

    Radio 3 FLAC doesn't work of course, I expected that it's all turned off at the BBC end. I am told on the get_iplayer mailing list that when FLAC comes back for the Proms it will be for all Radio 3 output 24/7, not just the Proms.
    On reason for the differeence is that 1.5.* uses HTTP 1.1 which means a single TCP connection is used for every chunk wheweras 1.4.* uses a single TCP connection per chunk. So with 1.5.* each chunk GET has a response time of about 80ms compared to 1.4.* about about 200ms - to start playing a live stream usually involved filling buffer with multiple chunks GETs. HTTP 1.1. with single TCP also has less load on OS - one TCP connection for a stream vs 1 TCP connection every 6 secs when steady.

    I think I left a menu at the the very bottom of iPlayer menu with a Flac test stream with robotic voice - make sure you have live pref set to DASHFlac > DASH to play it.

    If BBC follow how they implemented AAC, I expect BBC will allow Flac to all until it becomes "popular" (or at least well tested) then it will be limited to UK only.

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    Can't get the plugin

    I've entered the repository 'http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pro...repo-short.xml' in the Additional Repositories field in LMS Settings and click Apply but then I get:

    'Bad repository http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pro...repo-short.xml - Redirection limit exceeded'

    Am I doing it wrong?

    Chris
    4 Booms, 2 Classics, 3 Radios, 1 Raspberry Pi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frozzers View Post
    I've entered the repository 'http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pro...repo-short.xml' in the Additional Repositories field in LMS Settings and click Apply but then I get:

    'Bad repository http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pro...repo-short.xml - Redirection limit exceeded'

    Am I doing it wrong?

    Chris
    If that is exactly what you are entering then it is not the full URL. Try copying from the first post in this thread and it should work.

    Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

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    [QUOTE=slartibartfast;885960]If that is exactly what you are entering then it is not the full URL. Try copying from the first post in this thread and it should work.

    The links on the first post in this thread all seem to be 'abbreviated' links and I've tried entering them but each one returns the 'Redirection limit exceeded' message.

    If I click on the links in my browser, then I'm directed to the relevant Sourceforge page and the plugins download automatically so it suggests I shouldn't need a longer URL.

    Chris
    4 Booms, 2 Classics, 3 Radios, 1 Raspberry Pi.

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    [QUOTE=frozzers;885961]
    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    If that is exactly what you are entering then it is not the full URL. Try copying from the first post in this thread and it should work.

    The links on the first post in this thread all seem to be 'abbreviated' links and I've tried entering them but each one returns the 'Redirection limit exceeded' message.

    If I click on the links in my browser, then I'm directed to the relevant Sourceforge page and the plugins download automatically so it suggests I shouldn't need a longer URL.

    Chris
    Does this look abbreviated? It looks complete to me. How are you viewing the forum?

    http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pro...repo-short.xml

    Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

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    [QUOTE=slartibartfast;885962][QUOTE=frozzers;885961]
    Does this look abbreviated? It looks complete to me. How are you viewing the forum?

    http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pro...repo-short.xml


    My browser's shortened that to 'http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pro...repo-short.xml'.

    I'm using Safari on a Mac but it also gets abbreviated in Chrome. I can see it in full in Tapatalk on my iPhone though. Weird ...

    Anyway, I've now manually entered one of the links from Tapatalk and it's fine.

    Thanks!

    Chris
    4 Booms, 2 Classics, 3 Radios, 1 Raspberry Pi.

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    [QUOTE=frozzers;885963][QUOTE=slartibartfast;885962]
    Quote Originally Posted by frozzers View Post
    Does this look abbreviated? It looks complete to me. How are you viewing the forum?

    http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pro...repo-short.xml


    My browser's shortened that to 'http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pro...repo-short.xml'.

    I'm using Safari on a Mac but it also gets abbreviated in Chrome. I can see it in full in Tapatalk on my iPhone though. Weird ...

    Anyway, I've now manually entered one of the links from Tapatalk and it's fine.

    Thanks!

    Chris
    That explains it then. I use Tapatalk.

    Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

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    If you move your cursor over the link you should see it displayed in full in a box at the bottom of your screen.

    (You can also choose to post links in 'plain text' in the editor if I remember) ....

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    [QUOTE=frozzers;885963][QUOTE=slartibartfast;885962]
    Quote Originally Posted by frozzers View Post
    My browser's shortened that to 'http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pro...repo-short.xml'.
    On many browsers if you right click on the URL - you'll get options such as Copy but also an option "Copy link address" which will do a full copy of the original URL whereas "Copy" just copies the text which has been shortened by the browser..

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