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castalla
2013-10-22, 14:49
Could a USA user check whether the BBC national AAC streams (eg. Radio 4, Five LIve, etc.) are working?

boun01
2013-10-22, 15:01
I don't know for the USA, but here in Montreal, Canada, the AAC streams from BBC Radio 3 are dead in Itunes and TuneIn Radio for about three weeks.
Very disappointing!

castalla
2013-10-22, 15:04
I don't know for the USA, but here in Montreal, Canada, the AAC streams from BBC Radio 3 are dead in Itunes and TuneIn Radio for about three weeks.
Very disappointing!

That's a Tunein thing, I think. They only offer wma now.

I wondered if AAC works in the BBC iPlayer plugin.

bpa
2013-10-22, 15:24
That's a Tunein thing, I think. They only offer wma now.

I wondered if AAC works in the BBC iPlayer plugin.

Don't forget there are two types of AAC stream run by different servers both of which can be played by the plugin - Flash/AAC (which can be tested through a browser on bbc's websaite) and also the http/AAC streams.

Are both not working ?

castalla
2013-10-22, 15:50
Don't forget there are two types of AAC stream run by different servers both of which can be played by the plugin - Flash/AAC (which can be tested through a browser on bbc's websaite) and also the http/AAC streams.

Are both not working ?

Actually, this query originates from a Reciva user in the USA - he's lost all the AAC streams. The question is whether it's a Reciva issue or a BBC one, or a region issue. Seems others outside the US do get BBC AAC ...

(I don't know why he persists with Reciva - I advised him moons ago to get SB system!)

bomboloni
2013-10-22, 15:53
Could a USA user check whether the BBC national AAC streams (eg. Radio 4, Five LIve, etc.) are working?

Yes, they are working fine for me. I tested a few of them..Radio 4, Five Live, BBC 6 and BBC World Service. They all worked ok.

castalla
2013-10-22, 16:12
Yes, they are working fine for me. I tested a few of them..Radio 4, Five Live, BBC 6 and BBC World Service. They all worked ok.


Thanks for that!

bpa
2013-10-22, 16:26
Actually, this query originates from a Reciva user in the USA - he's lost all the AAC streams. The question is whether it's a Reciva issue or a BBC one, or a region issue. Seems others outside the US do get BBC AAC ..

The problem is that plugin by default will play the Flash/AAC stream and a user saying AAC is working so may not be playing the stream format that the receiva user is testing. The speed will tell which format is being used Flash/aac is 32kbps and http/aac is 56kbps.

boun01
2013-10-22, 17:51
That's a Tunein thing, I think. They only offer wma now.

I wondered if AAC works in the BBC iPlayer plugin.

Yes it works with the iPlayer plugin!

I used this url in my favorites to listen Radio 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r3_aaclca.pls
It's dead now.

Same thing for the two BBC R3 AAC streams in iTunes for PC. iTunes crashes when i try to use them.

Problem solved. Thanks a lot!

bwaldron
2013-10-25, 05:20
That's a Tunein thing, I think. They only offer wma now.

Although that appeared to be true for a while, I'm once again receiving BBC stations in AAC format via TuneIn.

castalla
2013-10-25, 06:34
Although that appeared to be true for a while, I'm once again receiving BBC stations in AAC format via TuneIn.

Yep! They're back!

boun01
2013-10-25, 17:56
Although that appeared to be true for a while, I'm once again receiving BBC stations in AAC format via TuneIn.

AAC streams for BBC Radio 3 are comeback for me too not only in TuneIn but also in iTunes for PC and with this url in squeezebox : http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r3_aaclca.pls.