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    iHeart Q102 KIIS not working again and can't find hidden stream URLs

    Original problem in 2015 fixed.
    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...highlight=Q102

    Now Q102 in Philly not working
    Q102 via shoutcast failed 9/2017
    "http://wioq-fm.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/247/20056/v1/auth.akacast.akamaistream.net/wioq-fm"
    Q102 via Squeezebox failed 9/2017
    "http://opml.radiotime.com/Tune.ashx?id=s29635&formats=aac,ogg,mp3,wmpro,wma, wmvoice&partnerId=16&serial=5f08ee5a908da686c2e0d2 87c765f757"

    If you go to Q102 app page:
    https://www.iheart.com/live/q102-1997/
    ...and go into view source page:
    view-source:https://www.iheart.com/live/q102-1997/

    You can get these URLs but they don't work:
    Q102 via uncovered URL - failed skips & repeats
    http://c5.prod.playlists.ihrhls.com/1465/playlist.m3u8
    Q102 via other variations - failed
    rtmp://cp20056.live.edgefcs.net/live/Phi_PA_WIOQ-FM_OR@152654
    http://cp20056.live.edgefcs.net/live/Phi_PA_WIOQ-FM
    http://cp20056.live.edgefcs.net/live...Q-FM_OR@152654

    Any suggestions? Same thing is happening to KIIS in LA
    Trying to restart The Squeezebox Radio Show to share Tips and Tricks. Is there a better way than radio, then I'm all ears.

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    The Q102 m3u8 URL is now a HLS stream which means you need a LMS and a plugin to play the stream as it isnot a supported format of the SB or squeezelite players.

    You can try to install the PlayHLS plugin which uses the ffmpeg application to trasncode - this will need to be installed as well as the plugin.

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    Wow this sounds complicated. Downloading new firmware? So it's not going to be a simple URL fix.

    I don’t understand how they can have streams other than 3mu or amu (Correction Thx @bpa: m3u or pls). What keywords should I search for about this technology? Are the other iHeart stations going to follow suit in which case we are going to have some serious problem because there's thousands of iHeart stations in this country.
    Last edited by chipmalee; 2017-10-28 at 23:19. Reason: correct terms
    Trying to restart The Squeezebox Radio Show to share Tips and Tricks. Is there a better way than radio, then I'm all ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipmalee View Post
    Wow this sounds complicated. Downloading new firmware? So it's not going to be a simple URL fix.

    I don’t understand how they can have streams other than 3mu or amu. What keywords should I search for about this technology? Are the other iHeart stations going to follow suit in which case we are going to have some serious problem because there's thousands of iHeart stations in this country.
    This is not new firmware - this is a plugin to your LMS system if you have one. AFAICT Q102 has no stream compatible with the players and Logitech is not going to upgrade the firmware in the players. If you are using mysqeezebox.com - then nothing will work.

    1. Files with ending such as m3u and m3u8 and pls - are playlist - all they contain are files name or URLs of stream to be played. Never heard of amu.

    2. Radio streams have and audio part such as MP3, WMA and AAC and a transport part. The SB player such as SB3 Touch, radio can play the original plain HTTP. There are other transport such as Flash (often RTMP URLs). There is a new transport created by Apple called HLS and there is a similar non proprietary called DASH.

    Some broadcasters are changing over to HLS as it is more efficient and is backed by Apple.

    What each broadcaster does, is there own choice. iHeart is just an aggregator - a way of getting extra ad revenue by forcing users to go through the aggregator. Also aggregrators can sometime takes over the internet streams to simplify task for station.

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    iHeart Free weekend App rollover just killed all my iHeart station

    Am I the only one who thinks this is a problem? With a stroke of their code, iHeart killed 1000s of stations.

    Here the video proof:
    https://www.facebook.com/chip.malee/...5058401405665/
    Trying to restart The Squeezebox Radio Show to share Tips and Tricks. Is there a better way than radio, then I'm all ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipmalee View Post
    Am I the only one who thinks this is a problem? With a stroke of their code, iHeart killed 1000s of stations.

    Here the video proof:
    https://www.facebook.com/chip.malee/...5058401405665/
    I am not in the US and cannot receiver iHeart.

    I believe the reason are
    * The stations will get ad additional revenue by playing stream via an App - there are no visual ads on internet radio applicances.
    * The m3u8/HLS stream is Apple proprietary format and also more flexible in terms of network usage - possibly reduce costs. Format can also insert local ads more easily.
    * The number of users with internet Radio applicances is small compared to the number of tablets/smart phones users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipmalee View Post
    Am I the only one who thinks this is a problem? With a stroke of their code, iHeart killed 1000s of stations
    No, not the only one. The same happened within the past few weeks to the Tampa iHeart-owned stations. If they don't want me to listen in a way that I prefer, then I'll make do without them.

    EDIT: your post spurred me to take a look at the source for the few iheart station pages of interest to me. I was able to locate updated Shoutcast URLs that work fine via LMS (at least for me).

    Q102 Philly has one as well: http://c2icyelb.prod.playlists.ihrhls.com/1997_icy
    Last edited by bwaldron; 2017-10-29 at 10:05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwaldron View Post
    No, not the only one. The same happened within the past few weeks to the Tampa iHeart-owned stations. If they don't want me to listen in a way that I prefer, then I'll make do without them.
    Increasingly these radio stations are only interested in making money from adverts - they don't care about actual listeners other than being able to claim 'audience' numbers to sell advertising time/space.
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    I'm asking Tech Guy radio show on how to uncover the URL now 2pm ET. Wish me luck that someone in the chat room knows.

    https://tunein.com/radio/TWiT-Live-s97079/

    UPDATE:
    Video is not up on this website yet but it's working on my Roku. If you saw the video, you would have seen Leo searching on Reciva and 00Tunes
    http://techguylabs.com/episodes/1435...internet-radio

    <<<RESERVED>>>
    OK...Leo wouldn't let me get a word in so all you heard was all iHeart stations gone on Squeezebox. He mentioned something about Recieva. :-(
    Last edited by chipmalee; 2017-10-30 at 07:43. Reason: update
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    Good thing the stations I listen too are ClearChannel, although I would suspect it wont be long there too.

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