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Atlantic
2011-12-24, 04:47
The "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols"

http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/events/chapel-services/nine-lessons.html

is broadcast today at 3pm GMT on BBC's R4:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/nine-lessons-and-carols/

and this will be broadcast in HD (320kbps), as well. While I can get R4 at 128 AAC using Triode's iPlayer plug-in, I don't seem to see any HD listings in the 'station list' under 'listen live'. Should I be able to see an HD variant of the program, or does that not show up until the broadcast starts?

I'm using version 1.1.21 of the iPlayer plugin. (I've a secondary problem, too; for some reason I cannot see the complete plug-in list, including all the 3rd party plug-ins, and neither can I see whether - for example - I ought to update the iPlayer plug-in to receive the HD stream. I must have done something silly, could anyone point me to how I display 'all' the plug-ins available, and be able to check for plug-in updates?)

regards, Atlantic

Edward Lowy
2011-12-24, 05:28
Very interesting - the service is my radio highlight of the year, and the start of my Christmas!

However, I can't see how to get this through my Squeezeboxes, unless the station will just "appear" when the time comes. Will be on the look out.

Atlantic
2011-12-24, 06:15
Ed, the BBC stations are listed under internet radio if you have the iPlayer plug-in installed under 'settings' in your server.

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=53229&highlight=bbc+hd

Then select listen live.

I posted because the HD programme isn't listing under iPlayer, in my setup.

regards, Atlantic

Edward Lowy
2011-12-24, 10:05
Thanks Atlantic - I phrased my post badly. I listen to R4 a lot on the SB, couldn't see how to get the HD stream through that.

Listened to the service, magnificent as ever

Triode
2011-12-27, 09:38
Best way to get the 320k version of this (the HD stream) is to listen again to the R3 programme (2pm) which will be 320 on iPlayer - note it will show 128k, but the actual stream is 320k.

Atlantic
2012-01-08, 10:18
Best way to get the 320k version of this (the HD stream) is to listen again to the R3 programme (2pm) which will be 320 on iPlayer - note it will show 128k, but the actual stream is 320k.

Triode, thanks for the advice. The R3 broadcast (according to the schedule) also includes an additional piece of music which was not included in the Christmas Eve live broadcast, making it even better 'value'.

Are all the BBC radio 'listen again' streams 320kbps, or are only the R3 programs played at 320 on 'listen again'?

regards, Atlantic

Triode
2012-01-08, 10:51
Are all the BBC radio 'listen again' streams 320kbps, or are only the R3 programs played at 320 on 'listen again'?


Its only Radio 3 which is in 320k unfortunately.