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dean
2004-08-11, 15:38
Sorry to reply to my own thread but to check I have alienstream installed
and working correctly can some kind soul send me a link that does work. So I
can test?

Emailing me direct a file to put in my playlist directory would be really
excellent!!

Regards

Dean Jackson


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of dean
Sent: 11 August 2004 23:29
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
Subject: [slim] Any way i can listen to the following

Okay sort of getting there, got it now so it says connecting then seems to
lock my box up and a reset is required.

But im learning thanks for all the help so far especially Jules for the
correct link address... now if only it would connect.......
Regards

Dean Jackson


-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of dean
Sent: 11 August 2004 22:52
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
Subject: [slim] Any way i can listen to the following

Ill have to try this at a a later date (when I next upgrade the server ) as
it has no sound card installed or X (so I could do it in stages), then I
would have to find a way of playing ram files through squeeze...hmmm
problems problems

If anyone has an easy soloution please say, dab is not an option as local
radio does not transmit on that yet (from what I can see)

Why cant the bbc just stream properly.

Regards

Dean Jackson


-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Mark Bennett
Sent: 11 August 2004 21:39
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Any way i can listen to the following

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, 15:59
Hi Dean.

Easy test, by the way - if you don't have sound cards etc in your linux
server (like me).

Simply run alienstream (the executable), with a stream, like this:

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

It should write some nonsense to the screen about MRL's, and stream's
finishing, and Buffering...

Give it a while, and in another shell, check that it's writing a file in
your current directory called 'xine-out.wav'. CTRL-C alienstream - and move
that WAV file to something with a sound card - it should play just fine.


-- Jules


----- Original Message -----
From: "dean" <dean (AT) packetradio (DOT) co.uk>
To: "'Slim Devices Discussion'" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 11:38 PM
Subject: [slim] Any way i can listen to the following


> Sorry to reply to my own thread but to check I have alienstream installed
> and working correctly can some kind soul send me a link that does work. So
> I
> can test?
>
> Emailing me direct a file to put in my playlist directory would be really
> excellent!!
>
> Regards
>
> Dean Jackson
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of dean
> Sent: 11 August 2004 23:29
> To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
> Subject: [slim] Any way i can listen to the following
>
> Okay sort of getting there, got it now so it says connecting then seems to
> lock my box up and a reset is required.
>
> But im learning thanks for all the help so far especially Jules for the
> correct link address... now if only it would connect.......
> Regards
>
> Dean Jackson
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of dean
> Sent: 11 August 2004 22:52
> To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
> Subject: [slim] Any way i can listen to the following
>
> Ill have to try this at a a later date (when I next upgrade the server )
> as
> it has no sound card installed or X (so I could do it in stages), then I
> would have to find a way of playing ram files through squeeze...hmmm
> problems problems
>
> If anyone has an easy soloution please say, dab is not an option as local
> radio does not transmit on that yet (from what I can see)
>
> Why cant the bbc just stream properly.
>
> Regards
>
> Dean Jackson
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Mark Bennett
> Sent: 11 August 2004 21:39
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Any way i can listen to the following
>
> 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)
>>
>>