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Marc Sherman
2006-02-20, 08:15
Is it possible to get a WMA internet radio station (specifically, CBC
Radio 1 Toronto[0]) streaming through slimserver running on a linux box?
Is AlienBBC required to get it working?

[0] http://origin.www.cbc.ca/mrl2/livemedia/cbcr1-toronto.asx

Thanks,
- Marc

Marc Sherman
2006-02-20, 08:22
Marc Sherman wrote:
> Is it possible to get a WMA internet radio station (specifically, CBC
> Radio 1 Toronto[0]) streaming through slimserver running on a linux box?
> Is AlienBBC required to get it working?
>
> [0] http://origin.www.cbc.ca/mrl2/livemedia/cbcr1-toronto.asx

I forgot to mention something that's probably critical: I've got a
squeezebox 1G, so slimserver needs to transcode the stream to mp3.

Thanks again,
- Marc

mherger
2006-02-20, 08:34
>> Is it possible to get a WMA internet radio station (specifically, CBC
>> Radio 1 Toronto[0]) streaming through slimserver running on a linux box?
>> Is AlienBBC required to get it working?

I'd say so, yes. I can't actually listen to it as it's playing at home
(and I'm at the office). But I see lame and mplayer happily working on my
server (which they don't do when there is a problem).

>> [0] http://origin.www.cbc.ca/mrl2/livemedia/cbcr1-toronto.asx

The stream actually is mms://wm05.nm.cbc.ca/cbcr1-toronto

> I forgot to mention something that's probably critical: I've got a
> squeezebox 1G, so slimserver needs to transcode the stream to mp3.

AlienBBC is the key. Give it a try.

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Michael

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Marc Sherman
2006-02-20, 11:26
Michael Herger wrote:
>
> The stream actually is mms://wm05.nm.cbc.ca/cbcr1-toronto

Thanks.

> AlienBBC is the key. Give it a try.

Ok. What exactly does the AlienBBC plugin do beyond what the stock
slimserver does? Is it the plugin that enables transcoding on streams?

- Marc

mherger
2006-02-20, 12:07
>> The stream actually is mms://wm05.nm.cbc.ca/cbcr1-toronto

....and it does play. Back home I was even able to listen to it.

> Ok. What exactly does the AlienBBC plugin do beyond what the stock
> slimserver does? Is it the plugin that enables transcoding on streams?

Exactly. It will help you transcode Real and WMA streams to MP3/Flac (if
needed)

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Michael

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Marc Sherman
2006-02-20, 12:55
Michael Herger wrote:
>>> The stream actually is mms://wm05.nm.cbc.ca/cbcr1-toronto
>
> ...and it does play. Back home I was even able to listen to it.

But it sounds terrible... they're only streaming 32kbps. :/

Thanks again for all the help.

- Marc