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peter
2006-04-28, 23:25
When I'm listening to a radio station that transmits track-info, the
display of my SB3 shows something like:

NOW PLAYING (1 of 1)
REM - Lotus

When I'm listening to another stations (Dutch public radio), a WMA
stream without track info, the display says:

NOW PLAYING (1 of 1)
mms://wm2.xs4all.nl/streamgate42 (scrolling annoyingly)

IMO this is not very useful. In the case of radio streams the '(1 of 1)'
contains no info at all. Couldn't that display line better be used to
display the station title? Like this:

NOW PLAYING: Kink FM Class-X
REM - Lotus

In the case of the WMA stream there is no station title of track info
encoded in the stream (perhaps this is not possible with WMA). In such
cases, couldn't the SB display the name of the playlist entry that was
used to start the stream instead or in addition to the possible useless
url?

Regards,
Peter