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  • #31
    Quite easy to legally stop paying the licence fee by going here and following the instructions: https://www.defundbbc.uk/

    We did it three years ago and the only communication we get is every two years from TV Licencing is to confirm we still do not watch live TV. All very polite and no hassle as long as you follow the correct procedure. As others have said you can watch all catch up services except iPlayer and no live TV from anywhere in the world which shows how ludicrous a law created in 1923 is today!
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    Kitchen: Touch>Topping DAC>Arcam Solo>Anthony Gallo Micro's+Sub, Joggler controller
    Office: DAC32>Acoustic Energy AE1 Active's, Joggler controller
    Garage: Boom>QAcoustics 7000s subwoofer
    Bedroom: Radio
    Shed: Radio
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    • #32
      So I suppose people who don't pay the licence fee never watch live sport.
      Living Room: Touch or Squeezelite (Pi3B) > Topping E30 > Audiolab 8000A > Monitor Audio S5 + BK200-XLS DF
      Bedroom: Radio
      Bathroom: Radio

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      • #33
        Originally posted by slartibartfast
        So I suppose people who don't pay the licence fee never watch live sport.
        You can watch as much live sport as you want, just not on TV!
        Lounge: Transporter>Audio Synthesis DAX Decade>Audio Research LS22>Krell FPB300>Wilson Benesch Act 1's + 2 x Velodyne SPL1000 sub's
        Kitchen: Touch>Topping DAC>Arcam Solo>Anthony Gallo Micro's+Sub, Joggler controller
        Office: DAC32>Acoustic Energy AE1 Active's, Joggler controller
        Garage: Boom>QAcoustics 7000s subwoofer
        Bedroom: Radio
        Shed: Radio
        Workshop: Boom
        Garden 1: SB3>JVC amp>Rock outdoor speakers
        Garden 2: SB3>JVC amp>Rock outdoor speakers

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        • #34
          Thank you for all replies.
          Reverting to the original starting point of this string, my understanding is that :
          - it is not guaranteed that the BBC Sounds plugin will work after the Beeb switches off Shoutcast, but hopefully it will
          - If so then I can continue to use my Touch _conveniently_ once I learn how to shuffle the menus around to put Beeb sound channels in the same place in the menu structure as non-Beeb channels
          - and that I need to find a RPi from somewhere if I am to avoid leaving my desktop running 24/7
          Hopefully that is correct ... Thank you again

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          • #35
            Originally posted by mje_UK
            Thank you for all replies.
            Reverting to the original starting point of this string, my understanding is that :
            - it is not guaranteed that the BBC Sounds plugin will work after the Beeb switches off Shoutcast, but hopefully it will
            - If so then I can continue to use my Touch _conveniently_ once I learn how to shuffle the menus around to put Beeb sound channels in the same place in the menu structure as non-Beeb channels
            - and that I need to find a RPi from somewhere if I am to avoid leaving my desktop running 24/7
            Hopefully that is correct ... Thank you again
            Yes, that's about it. Just to clarify, whether the BBC Sounds plugin continues to be allowed access to the BBC Sounds API is not linked at all to the Shoutcast switch off. So the BBC Sounds plugin should continue to work for the forseeable future, unless the BBC decide to specifically put in place something that denies it access. As the plugin complies with their distribution policy and the plugin requires user sign-in, so they get everything they require, I doubt they will put in the effort to specifically deny it access. Although, you never know.
            Stuart McLean

            ExpectingToFly Plugins :
            BBC Sounds, Global Player (UK), Times Radio, UK Radio Player, Virgin Radio (UK) and the Radio Favourites Plugin

            For BBC Sounds help see the BBC Sounds Wiki.

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            • #36
              I found the following is a solution to missing BBC channels:
              When the BBC stopped its SHOUTCAST service in May 23 the squeezebox radio could not play Radio 4 et cetera and it could not be found on the station search. The solution was to find the streaming URL from e.g. https://garfnet.org.uk/cms/tables/ra...-radio-player/ and copy and paste it into the FAVORITES page for my radio at https://www.mysqueezebox.com/settings/favorites

              Then on the radio press the HOME button and scroll down to FAVORITES where any URLs added should be visible and can be played by pressing the volume button. Once playing the connection can be added to one of the silver PRESET buttons by pressing it for a few seconds.‚Äč

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              • #37
                I'm not sure much has changed...... for instance, I listen to BBC R3 via LMS using this Sounds stream saved as a favorite:

                sounds://_LIVE_bbc_radio_three


                But if I want to use MySqueezebox.com rather than LMS, I use this old saved favorite, and it works fine at this moment:



                Gary Brown
                LMS 8.3.2 - 1679892799
                Win11
                Control: Default Web GUI Firefox; MaterialSkin on Android phones / pads

                in Paris, France:-
                Freebox Pop Wifi6[disabled] / Mesh
                External SSDs, WiFi Laptop
                2 x Touch Wireless (8.0.1-r16916)
                2 x SB Radios Wireless (8.0.1-r16924)

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