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    BBC streams in the USA

    Could a USA user check whether the BBC national AAC streams (eg. Radio 4, Five LIve, etc.) are working?
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    I don't know for the USA, but here in Montreal, Canada, the AAC streams from BBC Radio 3 are dead in Itunes and TuneIn Radio for about three weeks.
    Very disappointing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boun01 View Post
    I don't know for the USA, but here in Montreal, Canada, the AAC streams from BBC Radio 3 are dead in Itunes and TuneIn Radio for about three weeks.
    Very disappointing!
    That's a Tunein thing, I think. They only offer wma now.

    I wondered if AAC works in the BBC iPlayer plugin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    That's a Tunein thing, I think. They only offer wma now.

    I wondered if AAC works in the BBC iPlayer plugin.
    Don't forget there are two types of AAC stream run by different servers both of which can be played by the plugin - Flash/AAC (which can be tested through a browser on bbc's websaite) and also the http/AAC streams.

    Are both not working ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpa View Post
    Don't forget there are two types of AAC stream run by different servers both of which can be played by the plugin - Flash/AAC (which can be tested through a browser on bbc's websaite) and also the http/AAC streams.

    Are both not working ?
    Actually, this query originates from a Reciva user in the USA - he's lost all the AAC streams. The question is whether it's a Reciva issue or a BBC one, or a region issue. Seems others outside the US do get BBC AAC ...

    (I don't know why he persists with Reciva - I advised him moons ago to get SB system!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    Could a USA user check whether the BBC national AAC streams (eg. Radio 4, Five LIve, etc.) are working?
    Yes, they are working fine for me. I tested a few of them..Radio 4, Five Live, BBC 6 and BBC World Service. They all worked ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bomboloni View Post
    Yes, they are working fine for me. I tested a few of them..Radio 4, Five Live, BBC 6 and BBC World Service. They all worked ok.

    Thanks for that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    Actually, this query originates from a Reciva user in the USA - he's lost all the AAC streams. The question is whether it's a Reciva issue or a BBC one, or a region issue. Seems others outside the US do get BBC AAC ..
    The problem is that plugin by default will play the Flash/AAC stream and a user saying AAC is working so may not be playing the stream format that the receiva user is testing. The speed will tell which format is being used Flash/aac is 32kbps and http/aac is 56kbps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    That's a Tunein thing, I think. They only offer wma now.

    I wondered if AAC works in the BBC iPlayer plugin.
    Yes it works with the iPlayer plugin!

    I used this url in my favorites to listen Radio 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r3_aaclca.pls
    It's dead now.

    Same thing for the two BBC R3 AAC streams in iTunes for PC. iTunes crashes when i try to use them.

    Problem solved. Thanks a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    That's a Tunein thing, I think. They only offer wma now.
    Although that appeared to be true for a while, I'm once again receiving BBC stations in AAC format via TuneIn.

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