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wolster
2008-08-13, 22:16
Hi
My ISP in Australia, iinet, has a good list of radio stations that are not included in the download quota in their media lounge:
http://www.iinet.net.au/my/media/mc-radio.html
The problem is that links, rather than URL's are shown. Can someone please explain how I can find the URLs to load into my favourites in squeezecenter? Going to the radio websites only provides links to listen also.
I tried iinet support but they were unable - or unwilling to help.
Thanks
Wolster

TCM
2008-08-14, 02:24
Try URL Snooper [http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/urlsnooper/index.html]

For instance Radio Wazee can be found here: http://www.iinet.net.au/my/media/playlists/radiowazee.m3u

bpa
2008-08-14, 02:54
That pages uses Flash to provide connection to the preferred stations.

It wouldn't go any further for me so I suspect only users on your ISP can use the connections.

When you play these preferred stations - do they play in Flashplayer or can they be player such as WMP ? If they only play in Flashplayer then they cannot be played through SB / SC as they are probably using Flash proprietary protocols.

Nonreality
2008-08-14, 03:09
I have that same problem, especially with sites that use their own players. It's hard to figure out where they are pointing. With some you can hit on the player's properties and get the actual url and the copy it to SC but not all work this way.

TCM
2008-08-14, 03:38
I haven't tried all links, but I can at least listen to Virgin Radio Xtreme [http://www.3fl.net.au/radio/streams/virgin-xtreme.m3u] through foobar2000 - just listened to The Verve - Lucky Man :)

EDIT: but apparently not Radio Wazee


Unable to open item for playback (Could not connect to host):
"http://iiradio.iinet.net.au:8006/"

wolster
2008-08-14, 06:21
When you play these preferred stations - do they play in Flashplayer or can they be player such as WMP ? If they only play in Flashplayer then they cannot be played through SB / SC as they are probably using Flash proprietary protocols.

Just checked - the stations open in WMP.
Cheers
Wolster

bpa
2008-08-14, 07:07
If they play in WMP then I think the playing URL is available under a menu such as clip info or properties.

Nonreality
2008-08-17, 19:35
Just checked - the stations open in WMP.
Cheers
Wolster
Yes on those just hit properties and then you'll have to type the url into a favorites in my radio station. It should work just fine. It's the flash ones that you can't get the url usually.

toby10
2008-08-18, 04:33
Just checked - the stations open in WMP.
Cheers
Wolster

Here is the same feed via ShoutCast: http://208.113.210.24:8000

Using free WinAmp (which has ShoutCast built in) is a great source for finding existing streams and for discovering new streams.

- over 300 genres
- bit rate filtering
- easy searching (I just typed in wazee)
- simple cut & paste URL into your SC Tune In feature

I'm guessing WinAmp and ShoutCast are available down under. :)

Nonreality
2008-08-18, 16:08
Here is the same feed via ShoutCast: http://208.113.210.24:8000

Using free WinAmp (which has ShoutCast built in) is a great source for finding existing streams and for discovering new streams.

- over 300 genres
- bit rate filtering
- easy searching (I just typed in wazee)
- simple cut & paste URL into your SC Tune In feature

I'm guessing WinAmp and ShoutCast are available down under. :)
Is that the same ShoutCast that is built in to SqueeseCenter?

bpa
2008-08-18, 16:14
Here is the same feed via ShoutCast: http://208.113.210.24:8000/


I think you may be missing the point of the OP.

If the user uses the standard Shoutcast URL (above), he will incur a data volume charge whereas if he uses the special ISP provided URLs - then he will NOT incur the data volume charge when listening to the same station.

MrGadget
2008-08-18, 17:32
Below is a copy of a post I made to another forum about this same problem. Hope it helps you. I haven't had time to use URL snooper when streaming from the iiNet radio site but I presume that urls with 3fl in it are part of the freezone as indicated on the 3fl website.

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After abit of googling I found this thread on the Whirlpool.net.au site.
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...76876&p=8#r146

In the above link, triple J has an entry of:
http://streams.radio.3fl.net.* au:8000/abc-triplej-1

I put this into my favourites in Squeezenetwork and after I realised that there was a space and another hidden character after the 'net.' and removing the -1 on the end it worked!

TCM
2008-08-18, 22:29
Is that the same ShoutCast that is built in to SqueeseCenter?

I guess so

toby10
2008-08-19, 05:19
Is that the same ShoutCast that is built in to SqueeseCenter?

The very same, however searching for particular stations on ShoutCast via SS/SC is rather klunky. :)
WinAmp or even the direct ShoutCast web site are much more intuitive for such searches, then cut & paste.

toby10
2008-08-19, 05:23
I think you may be missing the point of the OP.

If the user uses the standard Shoutcast URL (above), he will incur a data volume charge whereas if he uses the special ISP provided URLs - then he will NOT incur the data volume charge when listening to the same station.

That could be. I was just suggesting another way to find playable URL's besides the station's site which often uses embedded players.

I often miss the point. It's part of my charm! :)