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Seineseeker
2009-10-21, 07:16
Can you set the Squeezebox radio to start up on the timer and play a channel using Alien BBC? Like a normal radio!!!?

bpa
2009-10-21, 08:22
You can set an alarm and play a program but BBC now give unique URLs to each program and so after one week the URL will probably be invalid.

You should move to BBCiPlayer as BBC are stopping RealAudio in March 2010.

nkat
2009-10-22, 07:16
Aha. BPA, does this require me to add another plugin to my Slimserver/SB Server?

bpa
2009-10-22, 07:55
The BBCiPlayer is another plugin which effectively replaces the functionality of AlienBBC for playing BBC live & Listen Again programs.

BBCiPlayer enables the user to play the Flash/AAC, Flash/MP3 and WMA streams on their SB player. Flash/AAC has better quality audio compared to RealAudio or MP3 for same bitrate. Flash/AAC needs transcoding for non SqueezePlay players (e.g. SB3, Boom) but it uses SBS standard support (e.g. faad) so no need for mplayer.

nkat
2009-10-22, 08:03
Thank you Brian. You are a patient man. I looked back and found the thread on this matter in "Plugins". Forgive my laziness.

BTW, it took 3 goes to get my new SB Radio to connect and hold onto my network.

Now to find the buffer adjustment......

Seineseeker
2009-10-23, 01:22
Thank you Brian. You are a patient man. I looked back and found the thread on this matter in "Plugins". Forgive my laziness.

BTW, it took 3 goes to get my new SB Radio to connect and hold onto my network.

Now to find the buffer adjustment......

Yeah but BBC iPlayer only works if you are a UK resident doesn't it?

bpa
2009-10-23, 01:37
Yeah but BBC iPlayer only works if you are a UK resident doesn't it?

No - iPlayer Radio works for both UK and non UK. Non UK listeners get the same slow (typically 48k) links but now using better quality codec AAC.

Seineseeker
2009-10-24, 01:14
No - iPlayer Radio works for both UK and non UK. Non UK listeners get the same slow (typically 48k) links but now using better quality codec AAC.

Right, that's great, so the answer is yes if I install iPlayer for my BBC streams. Thanks.