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geoffh
2012-11-15, 02:35
Hi. Here in the UK, I can quite happily listen to BBC5 Live Sports Extra via the Internet, through my PC.

However, trying to tune in to the same programme via my Squeezebox I merely get a recorded "due to rights restrictions this program cannot be received" message.

I guess this must be to do with the routing of the (Internet) network, i.e. the SB is accessing the station via a link outside of the UK.

Does anyone know if/how I can get round this?

Regards.

Geoff H.

bonze
2012-11-15, 02:40
Not sure if it works through the country you entered on mysqueezebox .com - but worth checking it is correct

bpa
2012-11-15, 02:43
THis is due to geo ip locking and playing the WMA stream for 5LIve.

There are a number of workaround but first some info is needed.

What type of player are you using ?
Which menu/app are you using to play 5live ?

StridingEdge
2012-11-15, 03:37
I have an SBTouch and listen to 5LSE on a regular basis. I just found the station in the list of BBC programmes and added it. I'm listening to TMS as we speak!

It uses this url...

http://opml.radiotime.com/Tune.ashx?id=s50459&formats=aac,ogg,mp3,wmpro,wma,wmvoice&partnerId=16&serial=1a0f53fc9d1a5036ba35719dbe76e7d1

bpa
2012-11-15, 03:47
I have an SBTouch and listen to 5LSE on a regular basis. I just found the station in the list of BBC programmes and added it. I'm listening to TMS as we speak!

It uses this url...

http://opml.radiotime.com/Tune.ashx?id=s50459&formats=aac,ogg,mp3,wmpro,wma,wmvoice&partnerId=16&serial=1a0f53fc9d1a5036ba35719dbe76e7d1

That URL will start playing the AAC stream before WMa and so will not have geo-ip lock issue which is specific to WMA.

The OP may be using an older SB player such as SB3 which cannot play AAC nativekly or the AAC stream was not available or they have saved the WMA URL. More info fromOP is necessary for a surefire workaround.

geoffh
2012-11-15, 04:37
Thanks bpa.

My radio is a Logitech Squeezebox: Firmware version: 7.7.2 r9963 (which is the latest) Hardware version: 5

....and, from the SB menu, I selected:

Internet Radio/Sports/More sports and teams/Stations(+25)/BBC Radio 5 livesports extra (UK)


Thanks StridingEdge.

I tried that link on my PC which, as you says, worked. However, a pop-up told me this was

http://www.bbc.co.uk/5livesportsextra/ - Indeed, this is the link which finds the Internet
page (but you then have to click on the "Listen Live" icon)


and thanks bonze.

Not sure where I can check "country" although I v.much suspect I would have selected UK if given the option


Thanks again guys - for your support - it is much appreciated.

Regards.

Geoff H.

StridingEdge
2012-11-15, 05:14
Geoff

Just to clarify - that URL was taken from my touch settings and that it needs no further intervention from me to enable the stream to work. I didn't mean that it was the URL for listening via the internet on a PC.

If it doesn't work for you then I suspect it is as others have mentioned and a limitation for the device you have?

http://s12.postimage.org/k30u3ij49/Touch_screenshot.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/k30u3ij49/)

bpa
2012-11-15, 05:23
With a Radio or Touch, the URL stridingedge gave should work for you - you need to add it as a Favorite from the mysqueezebox.com web page and then play from the Favorite menu on the Radio/Touch. I suggest using the following version of the URL as it removes some Stridingedge specific details and will only play AAC version
http://opml.radiotime.com/Tune.ashx?id=s50459&formats=aac

Alternatively, install the BBC Radio App from the App Gallery. It will give easier access to BBC live Radio stations and I think it has a workaround to handle the geo-ip WMA issue.

Finally, you could install Triode's BBCiPlayer Applet which will gives access to Live streams and also "Listen Again".

geoffh
2012-11-15, 05:53
Folks, that's great, REALLY helpful.... some positive stuff for me to have a go at.

I will get back to you at the weekend to let you know how I got on.

Once again, many many thanks - v.much appreciated.

.... and very much the positive side of the web coming through!! : )

Best Regards.

Geoff H.

geoffh
2012-11-16, 00:05
Sorted!! I installed the BBC Radio App, as suggested and reception now works AOK - the problem now is, I am listening to the bad news of England getting
hammered at cricket, in India.... so I may well remove the App!! : )

Once again, many thanks for the speedy, helpful responses - your help has been brilliant.

Best Regards.

Geoff H.