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ericj
2009-01-27, 14:57
I have not seen this use described here. Using Alarms in the morning with playlists, we awake to a local non-challenging classical station, hit forward to listen to the BBC World Service 5 minute Bulletin, Nachrichten (news) from Deutsche Welle, the NPR Bulletin, then more 'challenging' classical (i.e. occasional avant garde) from WNYC2. The details are not important, but the concept of a playlist which calls a number of streaming sources for waking up is actually a pleasant way to start a morning.
Here is my morning.m3u, let me know if anyone has questions...
#EXTM3
#EXTINF:-1,WMHT
http://live.str3am.com:2070/
#EXTINF:-1,World News Summary
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/meta/tx/nb/summary5min_au_nb.asx
#EXTINF:-1,Nachrichten
http://c13010-o.i.core.cdn.streamfarm.net/dwworldondemand1/encoder/audio/mitschnitt/Pink-nr.mp3
#EXTINF:-1,NPR News
http://thin.npr.org/dmg.wax?getNewsCast=true&NPRMediaPref=WM
#EXTINF:-1,WNYC 2
http://wnyc2.streamguys.com/wnyc2

Philip Meyer
2009-01-27, 15:47
I do something similar on my Boom in our study/kitchen area. It plays a playlist consisting of LBC news. Just before I leave, I press FWD to switch to local travel news. Sometimes I then go back to the news channel and sit around for half hour answering more forum posts before departing for a slow journey to work ;)

In the bedroom, I have configured my alarm to play a random track that is rated 4* or 5* in various genres that are generally loud music (so not classical, easy listening, etc), just before 7am, using a Dynamic Playlist configured to play SpiceCube. Then at 7am, it will play unrated tracks or tracks rated 4* or 5*, using SpiceCube. So I get a familiar loud song to wake me up, then I get songs I haven't yet rated that are similar to the preceeding song, occasionally playing my favourite songs. This works really well - I generally listen to a few songs and rate them, so there is a bigger pool to select from as the opening song the next morning.

Phil

Bokenrosie
2009-03-05, 05:14
I have not seen this use described here. Using Alarms in the morning with playlists, we awake to a local non-challenging classical station, hit forward to listen to the BBC World Service 5 minute Bulletin, Nachrichten (news) from Deutsche Welle, the NPR Bulletin, then more 'challenging' classical (i.e. occasional avant garde) from WNYC2. The details are not important, but the concept of a playlist which calls a number of streaming sources for waking up is actually a pleasant way to start a morning.
Here is my morning.m3u, let me know if anyone has questions...
#EXTM3
#EXTINF:-1,WMHT
http://live.str3am.com:2070/
#EXTINF:-1,World News Summary
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/meta/tx/nb/summary5min_au_nb.asx
#EXTINF:-1,Nachrichten
http://c13010-o.i.core.cdn.streamfarm.net/dwworldondemand1/encoder/audio/mitschnitt/Pink-nr.mp3
#EXTINF:-1,NPR News
http://thin.npr.org/dmg.wax?getNewsCast=true&NPRMediaPref=WM
#EXTINF:-1,WNYC 2
http://wnyc2.streamguys.com/wnyc2

Where do I put this text file? Thanks.

ericj
2009-03-08, 18:23
It is just a playlist, which would go with your other playlists, as configured in basic settings. This file is called something like morning.m3u but playlists could be also .pls files, or just something you construct and save. When you set an alarm, just set this to be the playlist that works.
Good luck...
Eric