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johnbeverley
2018-04-15, 02:14
Not living in the UK, I understand that I need to use a VPN to access the BBC Radio 3 AAC 320kbs stream.

I know that the "best" solution is to configure my router - but for complicated reasons I can't do that. So I think that the next best way would be to configure my vpn somehere in my LMS set-up.

My question is twofold; (1) where, and, (2) how?

I'm presently using Max2Play/LMS Server on a Raspberry Pi in the "server room" and I'm looking to enable the PiCorePlayer connected to my main hifi in the lounge to receive the aforementioned stream.

Thanks
John

bpa
2018-04-16, 02:19
Not living in the UK, I understand that I need to use a VPN to access the BBC Radio 3 AAC 320kbs stream.

I know that the "best" solution is to configure my router - but for complicated reasons I can't do that. So I think that the next best way would be to configure my vpn somehere in my LMS set-up.

My question is twofold; (1) where, and, (2) how?

I'm presently using Max2Play/LMS Server on a Raspberry Pi in the "server room" and I'm looking to enable the PiCorePlayer connected to my main hifi in the lounge to receive the aforementioned stream.

Thanks
John

I can't help specifcally with VPNs. You are right to get 320kbs AAC you'll need VPN to apperar to be in UK and you'll also need BBCiPlayer plugin. There are users of VPNs of BBCiPlayer and I think you'd get a better response on a BBCiPlayer thread especially as not all VPNs work with iPlayer Radio as BBC have measures in place.

You thread title doesn't mention VPNs and VPN is your main problem so many forum readers will not open this thread as they think it is a BBC R3 problem. Also as VPNs are not a LMS or Plugin - you need platform specific help.

1. You need to find VPNs that work with BBC iPlayer Radio
2. You need to get advice from Max2Play developers/users on how to install a VPN (and specifically one from point 1) on their platform.

A post on the BBCiPlayer plugin thread ( https://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?106409-BBCiPlayer-V1-5-2-beta-test ) should come to attention of main BBCiPlayer users.
Regarding which VPN service works - I think users castalla and utgg know about BBCiPlayer and VPNs and user d6jg has indirect experience of VPNs for BBC (i.e they fixed it for a nonUK friend) - if you get no response you could try a polite PM to one of those guys.

johnbeverley
2018-04-16, 02:48
I can't help specifcally with VPNs. You are right to get 320kbs AAC you'll need VPN to apperar to be in UK and you'll also need BBCiPlayer plugin. There are users of VPNs of BBCiPlayer and I think you'd get a better response on a BBCiPlayer thread especially as not all VPNs work with iPlayer Radio as BBC have measures in place.

You thread title doesn't mention VPNs and VPN is your main problem so many forum readers will not open this thread as they think it is a BBC R3 problem. Also as VPNs are not a LMS or Plugin - you need platform specific help.

1. You need to find VPNs that work with BBC iPlayer Radio
2. You need to get advice from Max2Play developers/users on how to install a VPN (and specifically one from point 1) on their platform.

A post on the BBCiPlayer plugin thread ( https://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?106409-BBCiPlayer-V1-5-2-beta-test ) should come to attention of main BBCiPlayer users.
Regarding which VPN service works - I think users castalla and utgg know about BBCiPlayer and VPNs and user d6jg has indirect experience of VPNs for BBC (i.e they fixed it for a nonUK friend) - if you get no response you could try a polite PM to one of those guys.

Thank you for the guidance. I shall follow your advice.

castalla
2018-04-16, 03:46
Just a brief point. I tried using a smartdns (not VPN). Easier to implement either on router and/or on Raspi. I wasn't using max2play, and it was a couple of years ago. The Beeb have restricted many vpns and smartdns services since.