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Yanntoe
2008-10-10, 08:48
Hi,
I would like to add to my SB collection by installing one in my flat in Germany but wondered whether I can get it to receive the BBC over there.

BBC 1,2,3,4 on Squeezenetwork all say UK only - but is there a way round this?

Thanks

Y

GlenL
2008-10-10, 09:19
I may be wrong but I imagine if you were to connect to Squeezenetwork directly from your SB in Germany i.e. bypass Squeezecenter, then I don't think it would work as your IP address would be 'German' so to speak.

If you were using Squeezecenter in the UK with either the AlienBBC or iPlayer plugins installed and you were connecting your 'German' SB to it over the internet, I could logically see that working.
In this case, your Squeezcenter server would have a UK based IP address which the BBC stream would accept.

Your 'UK' based Squeezecenter could then stream the radio station over the internet to your 'German' SB.

I may be talking out of my backside though as I have never tried it myself :-)

bpa
2008-10-10, 10:14
AlienBBC on SC will work OK from Germany

Yanntoe
2008-10-10, 14:08
Thanks.
Now the hard part ..... how do I install Alien BBC onto my ...... server or Squeezebox?

I know it is probably a daft question and there is probably a really obvious set of instructions somewhere. So please point me in the right direction.

Cheers
Y

mrloop
2008-10-10, 14:40
I listen to the BBC in Hamburg using AlienBBC. Good instructions here for a ClarkConnect based server (which is how mine was setup) :

http://www.ulverston.myzen.co.uk/mini-itx/pages/alienbbc.htm

More generic instructions at: http://www.x2systems.com/AlienBBC/

At the risk of committing heresy I also successfully get BBC R4 etc using an Internet radio bought from Tschibo (a Reciva based device)

bpa
2008-10-10, 18:15
Now the hard part ..... how do I install Alien BBC onto my ...... server or Squeezebox?

I know it is probably a daft question and there is probably a really obvious set of instructions somewhere. So please point me in the right direction.


Plugins are only installed on server.

Search is useful - starting points.
wiki plugins http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/PluginsAudio
or
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=52648&highlight=alienbbc

or http://www.x2systenms.com/alienbbc

or
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/AlienBBC