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g7pkf
2004-08-11, 03:55
I enjoy listening to BBC radio (yes i know) what is the best way of listening to
the following stream on slim?--if it's possible

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/localradio.shtml?threecounties

Never tried to listen to radio stations on it before so a step guide would be
appreciated.

the server is 5.2 on red-hat 9.0--its actually a clark connect box (with lame
installed)

Mark Bennett
2004-08-11, 13:38
In theory you should be able to listen to this using AlienBBC.
You can certainly navigate to the link to play the stream
for 3 counties radio, but trying to play it for me just
locks the server.

The actual URL turns out to be:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/england/realmedia/live/localradio/threecounties.ram

I can access this correctly in RealPlayer under Windows,
but when I try to access it in Alienstream it fails to open
the stream.

I don't have much expertise to try to understand why Alienstream
isn't working, maybe Jules or Peter will have some ideas to try.

I have AlienBBC running on a RedHat 9 server, but I'm not quite
sure what I did to get it running properly. It involved being
lucky enough to track down all the right packages to get xine
installed properly. If you want to go down this route then I
can try to help, but it could be a little like the blind
leading the blind....

g7pkf wrote:
> I enjoy listening to BBC radio (yes i know) what is the best way of listening to
> the following stream on slim?--if it's possible
>
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/localradio.shtml?threecounties
>
> Never tried to listen to radio stations on it before so a step guide would be
> appreciated.
>
> the server is 5.2 on red-hat 9.0--its actually a clark connect box (with lame
> installed)
>
>

Jules Taplin
2004-08-11, 15:10
Ah. Damn.

Somebody who actually wants local BBC radio. I looked at a parser for
localradio a while ago... but there's vanishingly little covered yet, so I
assumed that nobody would actually make it worth the effort.

Right. It _IS_ doable using alienstream, but the stream that you actually
want is called:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/england/realmedia/live/localradio/threecounties.rpm

Between Craig and myself, we have a new, vastly improved AlienBBC release
brewing, which will definately be the way forward for this. Parsing of the
Local Radio AOD pages looks trivial, so I might see if I can hack that in
tonight.

-- Jules

----- Original Message -----
From: "g7pkf" <dean (AT) packetradio (DOT) co.uk>
To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 11:55 AM
Subject: [slim] Any way i can listen to the following


>I enjoy listening to BBC radio (yes i know) what is the best way of
>listening to
> the following stream on slim?--if it's possible
>
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/localradio.shtml?threecounties
>
> Never tried to listen to radio stations on it before so a step guide would
> be
> appreciated.
>
> the server is 5.2 on red-hat 9.0--its actually a clark connect box (with
> lame
> installed)
>
>

Niek Jongerius
2004-08-16, 22:32
Hi Dean,

> When I try to compile alienstream I get the following
>
> [root@gateway /]# gcc34 -Wall -O2 `xine-config --cflags` `xine-config
> --libs`-lX11 -L /usr/X11R6/lib -L /usr/local/lib -L /usr/local/lib/xine
> -lm
> -o alienstream alienstream.c
> -bash: xine-config: command not found
> -bash: xine-config: command not found
> -bash: gcc34: command not found
> [root@gateway /]#
>
> so I tried to locate it
>
> [root@gateway /]# locate xine-config
> /usr/share/man/man1/xine-config.1.gz
> /usr/bin/xine-config
>
> but when I look /usr/bin I cannot see it?
>
> Also searched for gcc34 but cant find that either?

The "locate" command uses a database, which could be out-of-date. But
that would imply you somehow removed it. Try "/usr/bin/xine-config"
on the command line. You also should have the libs themselves. If you
compiled them from source (which is necessary - you definitely want a
recent version of xine libs for it to work properly) you should have
xine files in /usr/local/lib. The "gcc34" can safely be replaced with
"gcc". And finally there should be a space between the last back tick
and the "-lX11" option.

Regards, Niek.