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    uvox: support?

    I noticed that AOL Radio via the Winamp directory is streaming some XM radio stations using the uvox protocol (whatever that is). Is there any way to get Slimserver to support it so i can stream the stations though my squeezebox?

    uvox://64.236.34.107/stream/13379?authToken=r%3D9116057%26sid%3D12879%26expire s%3D1134949474400%26csum%3D276c3cefc035fd11bc3bd14 f0585ba3f&uid=WA-072BC86C792E417AB058BDB77C27EE51&sessid=F601A1DE78 1B4A8E9B4886F043BD8A8A

    james

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    Any comments?

    RE: uvox protocol support

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    It's a very proprietary, closed, format designed specifically to stop you listening on other player. So SlimServer support is very unlikely.

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    Re: uvox: support?

    I had never heard of this until this posting.

    It does appear to be documented: <http://ultravox.aol.com/
    Ultravox3.pdf> but there are some licensing issues (see the end of
    that document).

    But I'm at a loss to find an actual use for it.


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    AOL XM Radio using Uvox protocol

    I believe from a quick search that the security measure associated with Uvox protocol making it propietory, and therfore not compatible with our dear Slim Devices is AuthToken. Authtoken is a Java utility library for generating and validating authentication tokens (i.e., an encrypt string). Since the token is a text string, it can be passed around between different JVMs (servers). It can be used to provide a single sign-on for a user's linked accounts across multiple Web sites. So this "token" or key basically negates streaming audio players other than Winamp, or others assigned to the job. Maybe a kind Java-geek can help us with this one.
    Last edited by Mondolake; 2007-04-24 at 21:09.

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    uvox - radio@aol

    Quote Originally Posted by Mondolake View Post
    I believe from a quick search that the security measure associated with Uvox protocol making it propietory, and therfore not compatible with our dear Slim Devices is AuthToken. Authtoken is a Java utility library for generating and validating authentication tokens (i.e., an encrypt string). Since the token is a text string, it can be passed around between different JVMs (servers). It can be used to provide a single sign-on for a user's linked accounts across multiple Web sites. So this "token" or key basically negates streaming audio players other than Winamp, or others assigned to the job. Maybe a kind Java-geek can help us with this one.
    Hi, if you take out url that play in IE webbased player and put it into winamp, it's continue to play sometime and after it, disconnected. explain what the problem to implement token renewal from java? I think this is cheapest and best avaliable quality source. becouse basic aol membership cost like $5/m and you got 200 radio stations in quality that supperced XM online.

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    AOL XM Radio using Uvox protocol

    Romanr
    I didn't quite follow your point on what you said in your thread. If you play, say, AOL XM Top Tracks from the Winamp Radio list
    it runs in Winamp no problem, no drops, no intermittent problems whatsoever. If I was satisfied listening to the stream on Winamp PC audio, I wouldn't need a Slim Device. But I want to get beyond the PC and "free the music" as the saying goes. Now, copy out the following URL:

    uvox://firehose-bbnm.stream.aol.com/stream/22221?
    authToken=r%3D8109182%26sid%3D21721%26expires%3D1
    177225038506%26csum%3D5099626992cb4d2eff18d28672c
    23a33&uid=WA-7C78886EC34D41EAB3F31C7A0FD11421&ses
    sid=679088474CCA4D46B663443D3AE3D7E5

    And paste it into the Slimserver Internet Radio input box...
    It doesn't work. The uvox protocol is not authenticated
    by the authtoken key and therefore not supported by Slimserver.
    Here lies the problem, I seek to resolve this by some means. I am
    not a programmer, but there must be a Javascript plug-in waiting to be written to circumvent this hurdle. Any takers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mondolake View Post
    Romanr
    I didn't quite follow your point on what you said in your thread. If you play, say, AOL XM Top Tracks from the Winamp Radio list
    it runs in Winamp no problem, no drops, no intermittent problems whatsoever. If I was satisfied listening to the stream on Winamp PC audio, I wouldn't need a Slim Device. But I want to get beyond the PC and "free the music" as the saying goes. Now, copy out the following URL:

    uvox://firehose-bbnm.stream.aol.com/stream/22221?
    authToken=r%3D8109182%26sid%3D21721%26expires%3D1
    177225038506%26csum%3D5099626992cb4d2eff18d28672c
    23a33&uid=WA-7C78886EC34D41EAB3F31C7A0FD11421&ses
    sid=679088474CCA4D46B663443D3AE3D7E5

    And paste it into the Slimserver Internet Radio input box...
    It doesn't work. The uvox protocol is not authenticated
    by the authtoken key and therefore not supported by Slimserver.
    Here lies the problem, I seek to resolve this by some means. I am
    not a programmer, but there must be a Javascript plug-in waiting to be written to circumvent this hurdle. Any takers?
    I actually do not speak about "AOL XM Top Tracks from the Winamp Radio list" it's shitty quality 64kbits, I speaking about Radio.aol.com (there 200 stations) with very good quality.

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