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Richard Sharpe
2005-01-03, 13:53
Is it possible to listen to MLB radio on my Squeezebox? I think I've
broken the problem down as follows:

MLB Radio can be found at:

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/radio/mlb_radio_index.jsp

....but to listen, you have to click on a (javascript?) link which
appears to launch an embedded version of Windows media player. I can't
find a way to get the streaming URL to plug into Slimserver. Any
ideas?

Secondly (and I know that this is a BIG ask) - has anyone been able to
get Gameday Audio from the MLB.com site working? This is the
commentary stream which requires a MLB username and password (which I
have!)

Thanks for any comments
Richard

Ben Klaas
2005-01-03, 14:21
hi Richard-

I think you are going to, pardon the pun, strike out with this one...and
not due to slimserver. MLB protects their content very, very closely,
and this includes not allowing anyone to stream a game without going to
mlb.com via a browser. There may be some spirited perl hacker/baseball
fanatic that can circumvent these controls, but believe me--MLB.com does
*not* want you to do this.

FWIW, they have signed a contract with one of the satellite radio
companies to broadcast every single game starting next year. So, if you
are willing to shell out the somewhat ridiculous monthly subscription
fee, that's one way you could get your fix away from a computer terminal...

cheers,
#!/ben

Richard Sharpe wrote:
> Is it possible to listen to MLB radio on my Squeezebox? I think I've
> broken the problem down as follows:
>
> MLB Radio can be found at:
>
> http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/radio/mlb_radio_index.jsp
>
> ...but to listen, you have to click on a (javascript?) link which
> appears to launch an embedded version of Windows media player. I can't
> find a way to get the streaming URL to plug into Slimserver. Any
> ideas?
>
> Secondly (and I know that this is a BIG ask) - has anyone been able to
> get Gameday Audio from the MLB.com site working? This is the
> commentary stream which requires a MLB username and password (which I
> have!)
>
> Thanks for any comments
> Richard
>

Richard Sharpe
2005-01-03, 14:27
Thanks for the response, Ben. Having seen the various ways I have to
log on to listen, I kinda figured as much. Not to worry.

Unfortunately, satellite radio would not only mean an additional
expense but also my being in a different part of the world (we don't
get XM or Sirius in the UK). And my wife has already talked me into
leaving NYC once... ;)

Thanks once again
Richard

minkin
2006-03-18, 12:18
You don't need to go to mlb.com and use their browser. You can play their streams through Windows Media Player (instead of the MLB browser).

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/help/faq_technical.jsp#q7

That said, I have still not been able to play the stream through slimserver (nor iTunes for that matter). I entered the link that you get by following the directions above into the "Home/Radio Tune In" section of the server.

The squeeze box says it's trying to connect to the URL, appears to connect, and then starts the process over again.

Any one have any newer info?

brucegrr
2006-03-18, 14:33
Currently MLB is on XM Radio, or at least was last year. They advertised their packages as "every game" and technically that was true. But.....they only carried the teams home games so for 81 games per year you had to listen to the other teams announcers (while your team was on the road) Not a huge deal............but for us long time baseball addicts, we get used our teams broadcasters. (in my case Marty and Joe in Cincinnati)