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rocket j squirrel
2006-12-08, 08:01
I'd like to connect my Squeezebox to our local PBS radio station. Is there a URL I can plug in to? They stream, but it's WM format. Here's their "Listen Now" page:

http://www.kpbs.org/radio/listen

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mike rocket j squirrel

andyg
2006-12-08, 08:02
Sure, try http://www.kpbs.org/kpbs64k.asx

rocket j squirrel
2006-12-08, 08:35
Well . . . that was easy. Thanks!

jonheal
2006-12-08, 10:37
Well . . . that was easy. Thanks!

In general, I think you can determine the URL of Windows Media streams by connecting with Windows Media Player. Once the stream starts, select Properties from the File menu. You'll see the URL of the stream there.

rocket j squirrel
2006-12-09, 15:44
I spoke too soon. The URL that Andy pointed me to leads to a 10-second commercial. In WM player, the commercial plays once, then the player switches to the station's live stream. Near as I can tell, that stream is http://www.kpbs.org/kpbs01.asx

The SB behaves differently. With both URLs, the commercial simply loops.

Any idea how to have my SB get past that commercial and connect to the stream?

andyg
2006-12-09, 15:58
Hmm it should skip, I'll take a look. But a simple workaround is to scroll down one item in the playlist and hit play.

rocket j squirrel
2006-12-09, 16:14
Thanks Andy -- I don't quite get what you're suggesting. Scrolling up, down, or sideways, all I get is the pesky commercial.

jonheal
2006-12-09, 17:20
Thanks Andy -- I don't quite get what you're suggesting. Scrolling up, down, or sideways, all I get is the pesky commercial.

Maybe Slim Devices has contributed insufficiently to National Public Radio.

andyg
2006-12-09, 19:08
When I tried it, the asx playlist had 2 items, the ad and then the real stream. But you can add just the real stream if you want:

http://media01.kpbs.org/kpbs-fm

jonheal
2006-12-09, 19:15
When I tried it, the asx playlist had 2 items, the ad and then the real stream. But you can add just the real stream if you want:

http://media01.kpbs.org/kpbs-fm

I wonder if having one's SqueezeBox's Repeat set to "One" could result in this behavior?

fm2n
2006-12-09, 19:25
Or just go to:

Radio Time > Browse by Location > North America > United States > California > San Diego > 89.5 KPBS-FM

:D

rocket j squirrel
2006-12-09, 19:48
When I tried it, the asx playlist had 2 items, the ad and then the real stream.

Thanks again, Andy. How did you find those two items on the playlist?


But you can add just the real stream if you want:

http://media01.kpbs.org/kpbs-fm

So there are three streams?

http://www.kpbs.org/kpbs64k.asx -- the ad, in WMP and SB,
http://www.kpbs.org/kpbs01.asx - the stream in WMP, but the ad in SB, and now
http://media01.kpbs.org/kpbs-fm - the stream in WMP and SB ???