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  1. #71
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    5 years on...similar issue for mySB.com users overseas

    Quote Originally Posted by jhoban View Post
    many thx bpa, BBC app works again ...
    5 years ago or so, together with some other SB users on mySB.com and not LMS and the Triode iPlayer plugin, I was grateful for help to work around some BBC url and geo-ip issues.
    A week or so ago, the BBC streams started stuttering again on my Favourites urls - the TuneIn urls [opml.radiotime, etc] the BBG App urls [open.live.bbc.co.uk etc] and the Radiofeeds UK links too.

    Two SB Radios, 2 SB3s, connected through my Hong Kong IP address to the EU W server; mySB.com fibbing about where I am. I do note it's the same on the Radio I had connected through a US IP address, a trick I have since forgotten how to do.

    Nor am I, to my shame, able any more to remember how to change to the US mySB.com server.

    Anyway, I looked at the Twitter mySB.com feed and posted there for help but to little avail. I may not have given enough info for the mysb.com tweeter sent me back here again.

    Do I need to update these urls again? Or have I to bite the bullet, install a small machine to run LMS as bpa suggested, and learn how to use that? I prfer the former of course, being not too savvy....

    Thanks to all who would offer help.

    NK, HK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkat View Post
    5 years ago or so, together with some other SB users on mySB.com and not LMS and the Triode iPlayer plugin, I was grateful for help to work around some BBC url and geo-ip issues.
    A week or so ago, the BBC streams started stuttering again on my Favourites urls - the TuneIn urls [opml.radiotime, etc] the BBG App urls [open.live.bbc.co.uk etc] and the Radiofeeds UK links too.

    Two SB Radios, 2 SB3s, connected through my Hong Kong IP address to the EU W server; mySB.com fibbing about where I am. I do note it's the same on the Radio I had connected through a US IP address, a trick I have since forgotten how to do.

    Nor am I, to my shame, able any more to remember how to change to the US mySB.com server.

    Anyway, I looked at the Twitter mySB.com feed and posted there for help but to little avail. I may not have given enough info for the mysb.com tweeter sent me back here again.

    Do I need to update these urls again? Or have I to bite the bullet, install a small machine to run LMS as bpa suggested, and learn how to use that? I prfer the former of course, being not too savvy....

    Thanks to all who would offer help.

    NK, HK.
    Stuttering would imply a network problem. The URLs will either work or not work.

    For non UK mysb.com URLs will be MP3 shoutcast URLs (e.g. http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/mediaset/http-icy-mp3-a/format/pls/vpid/bbc_radio_fourfm.pls ) which the BBC have as a "backup" service to their preferred formats of HLS and DASH. BBC hope to discontinue the MP3 streams at some point. It is possible there is capacity problems with BBC servers.

    I'm not sure why you are messing about with different mysb servers. If the URLs work and you are outside the UK then you are playing the right URL - once connected the stream goes directly from BBC server to the player - mysb.com server is not involved - it is only an intermediary when starting the stream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpa View Post
    Stuttering would imply a network problem. The URLs will either work or not work.

    For non UK mysb.com URLs will be MP3 shoutcast URLs (e.g. http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediasele...dio_fourfm.pls ) which the BBC have as a "backup" service to their preferred formats of HLS and DASH. BBC hope to discontinue the MP3 streams at some point. It is possible there is capacity problems with BBC servers.

    I'm not sure why you are messing about with different mysb servers. If the URLs work and you are outside the UK then you are playing the right URL - once connected the stream goes directly from BBC server to the player - mysb.com server is not involved - it is only an intermediary when starting the stream.
    BPA! You're still here! Thank you.

    Ok, your advice rules out the mySB server. And I can confirm it's not a network issue [my wireless and router or my fibre line back to the ISP] because many other stations play seamlessly. I shall try the Shoutcast URLs instead of those in my list. That leaves me puzzled as to why the same problem occurred when tuning in through Logitech's BBC app. Will check those too.

    Yes, back then I contemplated going over the LMS to allow for HLS and DASH. I suspect many others who like their SBs but are not tech-savvy did too. But laziness and weak technical confidence kept me here on the poorer-quality mp3 streams, so one might say I brought it on myself. Maybe I'll hire someone to set up the tablet or an older notebook and switch my SBs and Radios to LMS.

    Thank you once again. NK, HK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkat View Post
    I shall try the Shoutcast URLs instead of those in my list. That leaves me puzzled as to why the same problem occurred when tuning in through Logitech's BBC app. Will check those too.
    There is only one MP3 URLs to play BBC - whether you use Logitech BBC App or Tune-in or Radiofeeds they all end up playing the same URL. Same problem becuase it is the same URL.

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    Thanks again

    Just a line to thank bpa again, and to encourage other non-technical types to switch from mySB.com to the better services available through LMS and the BBC plugins.

    I have gone over to LMS running continuously on an Asus Andrid tablet and networked in.
    Once I had checked I had the IPlayer plugins and updated, and figured out the switchover for all the devices, it has worked well.

    I have had a problem with LMS stopping or dropping out but am working on it.

    Hurrah for the system and the community help!

    NK

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkat View Post
    Just a line to thank bpa again, and to encourage other non-technical types to switch from mySB.com to the better services available through LMS and the BBC plugins.

    I have gone over to LMS running continuously on an Asus Andrid tablet and networked in.
    Once I had checked I had the IPlayer plugins and updated, and figured out the switchover for all the devices, it has worked well.

    I have had a problem with LMS stopping or dropping out but am working on it.

    Hurrah for the system and the community help!

    NK
    Are you really running LMS on an Android tablet?

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