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Labarum
2011-05-10, 01:25
This HD stream


http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r3_aaclca.pls

is available worldwide.

See discussion here

http://www.harbeth.co.uk/usergroup/showthread.php?1258-World-s-highest-quality-on-line-classical-music-feed-%28BBC-Radio-3%29&highlight=

Up till now I have used Triode's iPlayer Plugin with a VPN back to UK to access the HD stream.

I will continue to use the plug-in for the listen again feature.

Triode
2011-05-10, 11:15
This HD stream

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r3_aaclca.pls

is available worldwide.



I've not tried this stream outside the uk, but bear in mind that the aac over http streams are considered experiemental by the BBC at present. Also they use the same playlist url for uk and international streams. I believe the intention would be to return a lower quality stream to international users than uk ones. So for the moment if you are getting 320k streams enjoy it, but don't count on it lasting long term....

Labarum
2011-05-11, 10:50
Triode, is there a list of all the BBC streams?

Could you point to or publish one?

Tis a moving and mysterious subject!

bpa
2011-05-14, 01:22
Triode, is there a list of all the BBC streams?

Could you point to or publish one?

Tis a moving and mysterious subject!

TRy http://faq.external.bbc.co.uk/questions/radio/online_radiohowto

Outside the UK except for WMA, MP3 and AAC+ streams are wrapped in Flash. That makes the R3 HD very odd as it is not Flash based based and so looks like a test service.

Owen Smith
2011-05-15, 04:52
I've not tried this stream outside the uk, but bear in mind that the aac over http streams are considered experiemental by the BBC at present.

I have friends who remember when all the BBC radio streams were OGG over http and it worked great. Then someone at the BBC got infected by Flash and everything has become more difficult since.

Labarum
2011-05-16, 01:55
Ah Flash. A blessing and a curse. Does the wretched thing have to crass so much?

Since my principal means to access TV is iPlayer I am stuck with it.

I can understand Apple' trying to sideline Flash, but that must generate a lot of other problems for Apple users.

slate
2011-05-16, 02:15
In my book the only good thing that Steve Jobs done is to motivate Adobe to finally improve the performance of Flash on all platforms.

Now where is that 64 bit version of Flash that I have been looking for since 2005 when I bought my XP-64; all along Adobe's statement have been: We are working on it.... even Sun delivered their Internet Explorer 64 support 1 years ago.... maybe I should give Steve a call?!

copperstate
2011-05-27, 06:30
This HD stream


http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r3_aaclca.pls

is available worldwide.



The stream does not not seem to be available anymore. :(

Labarum
2011-05-27, 06:39
The stream does not not seem to be available anymore. :(

I can't get it either, but the HD stream is working in Triode's Plugin if you access via a UK IP address.

castalla
2011-08-04, 05:18
Thanks ... but NO thanks.

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2011-08-04, 05:21
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buzzsb
2011-09-08, 01:54
I've not tried this stream outside the uk, but bear in mind that the aac over http streams are considered experiemental by the BBC at present. Also they use the same playlist url for uk and international streams. I believe the intention would be to return a lower quality stream to international users than uk ones. So for the moment if you are getting 320k streams enjoy it, but don't count on it lasting long term....

This stream is available now. How can I configure the BBC plugin to use it (the default HD stream does not work (in NL))

bpa
2011-09-08, 02:06
If you have selected to use "live AAC" then the Radio 3 menu will play the 320kb AAC stream.

If you are using 7.5* or 7.6.0 or 7.6.1 on an older player - this AAC stream will show up as a MP3 stream. This bug is corrected in 7.6.2 inwards.

buzzsb
2011-09-08, 03:48
If you have selected to use "live AAC" then the Radio 3 menu will play the 320kb AAC stream.

If you are using 7.5* or 7.6.0 or 7.6.1 on an older player - this AAC stream will show up as a MP3 stream. This bug is corrected in 7.6.2 inwards.

I am using 7.5.4 on my NAS, in combination with a SB touch.

bpa
2011-09-08, 04:13
AFAIK the bug is mainly cosmetic for Touch - the stream plays OK at 320kbps.

Play the Radio 3 stream using the Plugin (not Applet) and then look at the stream details with "+" and "more Info"
edit:
Touch will not show the speed as it plays AAC natively but I have checked the URL and it is 320kbps for me in Irl.

mal4mac
2011-09-13, 06:45
Does BBC Radio 3 HD work on the SB Touch *inside* the UK?

ehrol
2012-08-14, 06:46
For the record (for the sake of google search results as much as for the purposes of this original thread): it seems that the bbc radio 3 stream at http : // w w w .bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_three DOES work anywhere in the world. I tested with USA IP, Netherlands IP, and Australia IP.

.....Thank goodness! It would be very bad business decision if they kept restricting to UK. Radio stations ought to be pure internet streaming like they all started out - international, for all classical fans out there.

UNLESS I'm a dimbo and you guys are all talking about the *HD* stream. in which case: apoligies, but at least I cleared it up for future googlers like me who came right to this thread when wondering about the normal stream!

Triode
2012-08-14, 10:43
For the record (for the sake of google search results as much as for the purposes of this original thread): it seems that the bbc radio 3 stream at http : // w w w .bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_three DOES work anywhere in the world. I tested with USA IP, Netherlands IP, and Australia IP.

.....Thank goodness! It would be very bad business decision if they kept restricting to UK. Radio stations ought to be pure internet streaming like they all started out - international, for all classical fans out there.

UNLESS I'm a dimbo and you guys are all talking about the *HD* stream. in which case: apoligies, but at least I cleared it up for future googlers like me who came right to this thread when wondering about the normal stream!

I understand Radio 3 HD is extended outside the uk for the duration of the Proms season only. The BBCiPlayer and BBC Radio plugins support it via an explicit entry in the special events menu.

More generally the BBC streams are restricted bandwidth outside the uk for exactly business reasons - the BBC is funded by a license fee which is only paid by users in the the uk and they have no source of funding for distribution outside the uk, so they restrict bandwidth to constrain costs...