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    Leo Computer plays fine for me too.

    The navigation on the boom works without a snag, if I use the LMS web GUI and click on the program link I get


    404 Not Found:

    There is no "http:" skin, try http://192.168.1.***:9000 instead.

    but the play button works fine.

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    Changed the Boom to MySqueezebox.com and navigated to the same program and got


    Code:
    HTTP/1.1403 Forbidden

    I used the web gui and also got no sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > Hello, for the past week or so I've been unable to stream podcasts via
    > the Squeezebox Podcasts App.


    How does it fail?

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    Further to my previous answer, and in acknowledgement of the interesting posts by other members, I should add that I have no problem listening to these streams / podcasts via a computer from my location in France (Geneva border).

    For about 5 days before this general failure to be able te receive BBC podcast/streams via my Squeezebox units the podcasts were all prefaced by an announcement that BBC podcasts were subject to publicity outside the UK. I never heard any actual adverts and I guess that now the introduction of them has broken the Squeezebox App. Anyway that all fits with the Techcrunch link posted by Paul Webster.

    I note that the BBC podcast URL strings have changed, however updating them and rebooting the Squeezebox units still doesn't allow the podcast to be streamed.
    Last edited by Oliverjames; 2018-06-13 at 01:19. Reason: added detail

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    I think the issue is related to BBC use of using acast for ads but also to do with http vs https (especially as this issue seems to happen with non BBC sources as well).

    As I stated previously mplayer does not play the R3 infoage url when the "http" URL is used but there is an alternative "https" url.

    To test - I checked playing the infoage URLs
    http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediasele...d/p02qjmrr.mp3
    https://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediasel...d/p02qjmrr.mp3

    only difference is the http vs https.

    The test tries to play the URL on mplayer and LMS "Tune-in":
    The BBC http url redirects to a acast https URL and this seems to break LMS and mplayer and is not played
    When the BBC https url is used and redirect to the same acast https URL as above - both LMS and mplayer plays the stream OK.

    The problem lies with mixing url types - a http url redirected to a https url seems to fail.
    Last edited by bpa; 2018-06-13 at 01:44. Reason: clarification

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    An update to LMS as been made by Michael and it has fixed the BBC podcast issue for me - OP should update LMS and see if problem is also fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpa View Post
    An update to LMS as been made by Michael and it has fixed the BBC podcast issue for me - OP should update LMS and see if problem is also fixed.
    I'm using Mysqueezebox.com, not LMS, so no change for me. The only podcasts I can stream are "The Guardian Long Read", a couple of American ones, and strangely, the BBC's "Soul Music" and "Radio 4 on music".

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    Podcast App

    > I'm using Mysqueezebox.com, not LMS, so no change for me. The only
    > podcasts I can stream are "The Guardian Long Read", a couple of American
    > ones, and strangely, the BBC's "Soul Music" and "Radio 4 on music".


    You can't stream anything which requires https from mysb.com. You'd have
    to run LMS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > I'm using Mysqueezebox.com, not LMS, so no change for me. The only
    > podcasts I can stream are "The Guardian Long Read", a couple of American
    > ones, and strangely, the BBC's "Soul Music" and "Radio 4 on music".


    You can't stream anything which requires https from mysb.com. You'd have
    to run LMS.

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    Ah well, it was good while it lasted. As per my FB comment I don't want to run an additional machine for this. I imagine that there is insufficient resource available within the Squeezebox devices to run LMS?

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    Podcast App

    > Ah well, it was good while it lasted. As per my FB comment I don't want
    > to run an additional machine for this. I imagine that there is
    > insufficient resource available within the Squeezebox devices to run
    > LMS?


    Yes. While there has been an effort to put LMS on the Touch, it's a hassle.

    But really: running a Pi zero will eat less power than the SB itself.

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    And probably less power than your MySB instance, too
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