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    Npr?

    Is it possible to get national public radio on the squeezebox?

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    clock / wake to radio?

    Quoting samh <samh.2ca9nz1155144601 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

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    > Can the squeezebox display a clock? Is it possible to set the alarm to
    > tune in a net radio station?
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    yes and yes. you can use the search feature of the forum for more details.
    -kdf




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    Npr?

    Quoting samh <samh.2ca9nz1155144601 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

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    > Is it possible to get national public radio on the squeezebox?


    http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?PluginsAudio
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    Yes.

    There a couple of ways to do it. If you look at the Internet Radio menu, the Slim Devices picks section lists several public radio stations that carry NPR programming.

    Probably the best way to access NPR via the Squeezebox is through podcasts. NPR offers most of is shows as podcasts - you can listen to "All Things Considered" or "Morning Edition" whenever you want to.

    There's a complete listing of NPR podcasts at:

    http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_directory.php

    You can add individual podcast feeds to Slimserver by going to "Server Settings | Plugins | Podcast Browser" and adding the URL of the feed you want. Then you'll always have access to the last several broadcasts of the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pale Blue Ego
    Probably the best way to access NPR via the Squeezebox is through podcasts. NPR offers most of is shows as podcasts - you can listen to "All Things Considered" or "Morning Edition" whenever you want to.
    Is that correct? I was under the impression that only segments of Morning Edition or All Things Considered were being made available as podcasts.

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    the publicradiofan.com plugin is a must-have for anyone that wants to stream live NPR over their squeezeboxen.
    http://www.malsbury.net/~slim/

    I'm an addict to the show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me". Pretty much anytime over the weekend I can tune into an NPR stream that is airing it on that particular hour. It's as simple as (via squeezebox remote) Plugins->Publicradiofan.com->Non-Music->Wait Wait Don't Tell Me->pick a station.

    The downside of this plugin is that, at the request of the Publicradiofan.com website owner, the plugin is not available via the slimserver's web UI. That's a major bummer to me, particularly because I've invested so much time and effort into making the 770 a viable squeezebox remote.

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    AlienBBC has many of the NPR programs available as an optional menu as well as those archived programs under the RSS part of the NPR site.

    In the Wikiradio (http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?WikiRadio ) page there is an OPML file which lets you browse all the NPR podcast and select from the SB.

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    I'm a big Wait Wait fan, too, Ben. I listen to NPR more than anything else and can tell you that bpa is right: AlienBBC is the way to go for maximum NPR support. It's really even better than the PublicRadioFan plugin because you can listen to the latest version of most any NPR show any time you want and fast-forward, rewind, etc. For those shows that AlienBBC doesn't support (i.e., Cartalk), I've written a little php script that generates the latest URL so that I can listen to those, too (and with AlienBBC installed you have the ability to play back realmedia streams).

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    clock / wake to radio?

    samh wrote:
    > Can the squeezebox display a clock? Is it possible to set the alarm to
    > tune in a net radio station?


    that'll be a YES on both questions!

    I guess you don't have a SB yet? In that case, download the slimserver software
    and get familiar with it. There's a software Squeezebox called Softsqueeze included
    that works almost exactly like the real thing...

    rgds
    /andreas

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    Archived NPR content

    How do people retrieve the URL's for archived NPR content?

    For instance, you can go to http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...toryId=5602441 for an old interview with Robin Williams. If you don't have the cookie set for an audio player, you can get the URL by clicking on "listen" and then capturing the link on the popup. However, once the cookie is set, a bunch of javascript will autoload your audio player and there is no way to capture the url.

    I'm looking for an easier way then deleting the cookie, which doesn't have a high WAF.

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