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Simon Turner
2005-02-06, 07:40
Well, I've now had a little time to sort this out and it works! This is
great, Radio 4 Listen Again all seems to function perfectly. There are odd
vagaries with the menu arrangement (no Live, Low, High does nothing I can
see and other sections that have nothing in them) but basically I am a happy
bunny 'cos I can isten to Haven't a Clue, Just a Minute and The Archers on
my hifi whenever I want. I found the key in the end for me was to move all
the codecs and MPlayer.exe into the MSWin32-x86-multi-thread directory.
Before this the player appeared to be working but emitted no sound.

So, a very big thank you for all your hard work, intelligence and patience
to Jules Taplin (Mr Tickle), Triode and Bruce Tucker (and any other
contributors I do not know of). The Radio 4 Listen Again stuff has been an
bit of a Holy Grail for me and I am so chuffed it's now working! Again,
thanks to Slim for a wonderfull product.

I have a few contacts at the BBC (a few editors, a techy and a person in the
online team) and wonder if it may be worth contacting them to see if there
would be any chance of adding some sort of XML menu listing. The BBC is a
progressive and forward looking service and there may be a chance we could
get this implemented so the menu arrangement on the Squeezebox is improved
(especially as it's in the BBC's interests and fits with their remit.) If
anyone (Jules?) knows (or can explain) what it is I should ask them for (if
you think it's worth doing, of course) please contact me (off list?).

They can only say no.

Simon Turner
Brighton UK

Bruce Tucker
2005-02-06, 15:32
Congratulations on getting a Windows installation of AlienBBC to work for
you. It's a wonderful plugin and the guys on this list are very helpful. I
expect more and more Win users will take heart from these success stories
and give it a go themselves.

> my hifi whenever I want. I found the key in the end for me was to move all
> the codecs and MPlayer.exe into the MSWin32-x86-multi-thread directory.
> Before this the player appeared to be working but emitted no sound.

This indeed seems to be what finally got me over the hump (that and a clean
install). I expect the days of Triode answering dozens of emails from us
will soon be over!

Bruce

Neil Sleightholm
2005-02-07, 10:49
This is a bit odd, I have my codecs in a sub folder called codecs and
it works fine. I have just tried moving them to
"MSWin32-x86-multi-thread" and it does indeed work. In my experience
you only need cook3260.dll and possibly pncrt.dll if it is not in your
System32 directory.

Hopefully this will get a few more people working.

Neil

Bruce Tucker wrote:

> Congratulations on getting a Windows installation of AlienBBC to work
> for you. It's a wonderful plugin and the guys on this list are very
> helpful. I expect more and more Win users will take heart from these
> success stories and give it a go themselves.
>
> > my hifi whenever I want. I found the key in the end for me was to
> > move all the codecs and MPlayer.exe into the
> > MSWin32-x86-multi-thread directory. Before this the player
> > appeared to be working but emitted no sound.
>
> This indeed seems to be what finally got me over the hump (that and a
> clean install). I expect the days of Triode answering dozens of
> emails from us will soon be over!
>
> Bruce

Neil Sleightholm
2005-02-07, 14:57
In general I find the BBC site very temperamental, if you run the slim
server in debug mode you can see that it sometimes fails to connect at
all. Other times, like last night, some of the Archers listen agains
were not available. I am looking at the code to see if I can add
retries and error messages to the slim display but my perl skills are
limited so I'm not getting very far. I find the listen live sites are
the most unreliable - does anyone else notice this? The BBC player
seems to be much more tolerant of problems than AlienBBC so I'm sure it
can be fixed.

Neil


Simon Turner wrote:

> Although I can get virtually all the stations I want Radio 3's great
> Late Junction program just gives me silence. Can anyone else hear
> this program?
>
> Simon Turner
> Brighton UK

Daniel Cohen
2005-02-09, 02:39
On 6/2/05 at 2:40 pm +0000, Simon Turner wrote
>
>
>I have a few contacts at the BBC (a few editors, a techy and a person in the
>online team) and wonder if it may be worth contacting them to see if there
>would be any chance of adding some sort of XML menu listing. The BBC is a
>progressive and forward looking service and there may be a chance we could
>get this implemented so the menu arrangement on the Squeezebox is improved
>(especially as it's in the BBC's interests and fits with their remit.) If
>anyone (Jules?) knows (or can explain) what it is I should ask them for (if
>you think it's worth doing, of course) please contact me (off list?).
>
>They can only say no.
>
>Simon Turner
>Brighton UK
>
>_

Come to think of it, I have a friend in their archive section, so
contact me too
--
Daniel Cohen

Daniel Cohen
2005-02-09, 02:50
On 7/2/05 at 9:57 pm +0000, Neil Sleightholm wrote
>In general I find the BBC site very temperamental, if you run the slim
>server in debug mode you can see that it sometimes fails to connect at
>all. Other times, like last night, some of the Archers listen agains
>were not available. I am looking at the code to see if I can add
>retries and error messages to the slim display but my perl skills are
>limited so I'm not getting very far. I find the listen live sites are
>the most unreliable - does anyone else notice this? The BBC player
>seems to be much more tolerant of problems than AlienBBC so I'm sure it
>can be fixed.

I certainly have trouble with Listen Live at times. I reckon it only
started when I moved up to RealPlayer 10 (on a Mac)
--
Daniel Cohen