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Clive Chater
2004-06-20, 05:27
I couldn't have put it better myself!

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of John Quirk
Sent: 20 June 2004 13:06
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Subject: [slim] Alienstream on Windows

I don't weigh so much... But I would go so far as to say that not being able
to access the BBC radio channels via Slim is preventing me buying any more
players, particularly for the kitchen. You gotta be able to listen to the
radio in the kitchen, and Radio 2, 4 and 6 are essential as far as I'm
concerned.

If this is to be made available though, it has got to be reliable and easy
to access, it must be something which can be done easily from the player,
and from the web interface, and must not require any interaction with an app
on the desktop, otherwise my wife won't have it and I'll get quickly fed up
with it.

The BBC are a pain for not broadcasting in MP3, you'd have thought they
would do with their remit being to reach as many as possible, but I recall
this has been discussed here in very great length before.

JQ


I'll add a bit more weight maybe.

I'd also love to be able to stream the BBC RM channels to me Squeezebox.

Clive

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Daryle A. Tilroe
Sent: 20 June 2004 05:44
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Alienstream on Windows

Paul wrote:

> Alienstream looks to be fantastic - with this I could listen to the BBC
> via Squeezebox.
>
> Please, has anyone compiled Alienstream for Windows ?
> Pretty please, can someone with the skills and tool do so ??

I asked just this question about two weeks ago:

http://lists.slimdevices.com/archives/discuss/2004-June/030590.html

but had no response. Now that there are two of us perhaps we
can dig up Matthew Grooms of the defunct geocities link? :-)


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Daryle A. Tilroe

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Johan_H=FCbner?=
2004-06-20, 06:03
Clive Chater wrote:

>I couldn't have put it better myself!
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of John Quirk
>Sent: 20 June 2004 13:06
>To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>Subject: [slim] Alienstream on Windows
>
>I don't weigh so much... But I would go so far as to say that not being able
>to access the BBC radio channels via Slim is preventing me buying any more
>players, particularly for the kitchen. You gotta be able to listen to the
>radio in the kitchen, and Radio 2, 4 and 6 are essential as far as I'm
>concerned.
>
>If this is to be made available though, it has got to be reliable and easy
>to access, it must be something which can be done easily from the player,
>and from the web interface, and must not require any interaction with an app
>on the desktop, otherwise my wife won't have it and I'll get quickly fed up
>with it.
>
>The BBC are a pain for not broadcasting in MP3, you'd have thought they
>would do with their remit being to reach as many as possible, but I recall
>this has been discussed here in very great length before.
>
>JQ
>
>
>
>
The Swedish public service radio has taken the same (wrong) decision. I
am running WMAStream
http://www.kolumbus.fi/jewel.tapsta/WmaStream/WmaStream.html
successfully on WinXP to listen to Swedish National Radio. However, this
is for WMA-streams not RA.

/Johan

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Phil Barrett
2004-06-20, 07:56
Now that libxine is finally available for OS X 10.3 via fink, there's a
chance I'll have Alienstream working on Mac today... I'll report
progress (or lack of it) later.

Phil

Daryle A. Tilroe
2004-06-20, 08:13
Johan Hübner wrote:
> John Quirk wrote:
>>
>>The BBC are a pain for not broadcasting in MP3, you'd have thought they
>
> The Swedish public service radio has taken the same (wrong) decision. I

You know it's ironic that the main reason I want RA is for the bloody
CBC here in Canada. What's with all these "public" broadcasters using
closed, proprietary formats rather than ubiquitous and semi-standard
MP3 streams? AFAIK NPR is the same in the States.

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Daryle A. Tilroe

Ian Whalley
2004-06-20, 18:44
>You know it's ironic that the main reason I want RA is
>for the bloody CBC here in Canada. What's with all
>these "public" broadcasters using closed, proprietary
>formats rather than ubiquitous and semi-standard MP3
>streams? AFAIK NPR is the same in the States.

<http://www.wnyc.org/> (the New York City NPR
affiliate) stream both their feeds (corresponding to
their FM and AM broadcasts) in MP3. They offer Windows
Media as well, but one wonders why...

This doesn't make it any less regrettable that the BBC
and CBC choose not to offer MP3 streams, of course :).

inw

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Phil Barrett
2004-06-21, 12:18
On 20 Jun 2004, at 15:56, Phil Barrett wrote:
> Now that libxine is finally available for OS X 10.3 via fink, there's
> a chance I'll have Alienstream working on Mac today... I'll report
> progress (or lack of it) later.

Well, it took fink most of the night to compile the required libraries
and eventually libxine. This morning I tried to compile alienstream,
with no luck. Turns out the copy of libxine which fink installs is
0.9.13, which is two years old and no use at all.

However the xine website says 1-rc5 is out today, introducing OS X
support (what are the chances of that happening?). So maybe all is not
lost.

Phil