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    Fip Radio - any plugin to display song info?

    Hi All

    Is there any way that when playing Fip radio, the track info of the current song can be displayed.

    Please bear in mind that i am a fool and any solution needs to be in simple speak!

    Cheers

    Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by dicy View Post
    Hi All

    Is there any way that when playing Fip radio, the track info of the current song can be displayed.

    Please bear in mind that i am a fool and any solution needs to be in simple speak!

    Cheers

    Rich
    I presume you mean FIP Radio, 105.1 FM, from Paris, France?

    If so it looks like they do not stream Metadata (artist, song, etc...)

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    FIP Radio, 105.1 FM,

    Hi Toby

    Yes, it's FIP Radio, 105.1 FM,

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    So is that the only way you can get the info?

    I saw a thread in the developer forums regading this from last year, they were talking about a plugin called radioplus, i think, but it was all far too technical for my brain.

    However, they did mention Fip radio specifically, so perhaps there is hope??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dicy View Post
    So is that the only way you can get the info?

    I saw a thread in the developer forums regading this from last year, they were talking about a plugin called radioplus, i think, but it was all far too technical for my brain.

    However, they did mention Fip radio specifically, so perhaps there is hope??
    The problem is the stream type which is WMA which does not handle metadata well, at least with SB players. Why I dunno, but it is a common complaint.

    I should rephrase my initial response in that FIP may well be providing metadata, but it's a WMA stream so that's why you are not seeing it.

    If you can find alternate sources for the stream (like WinAmp, ShoutCast, etc...) you could cut & paste that URL into SC and maybe that stream format may contain metadata the SB can understand, like MP3. You could even try emailing the station and asking if they provide a direct stream URL, preferably in MP3.

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    Toby

    Thanks for your help on this


    I have posted the following url in sc: http://www.tv-radio.com/station/fip_...p_mp3-128k.m3u

    It works fine, but still no info, is there anything else i need to do to get this to work.

    There seem to be plenty of other url's of differing types about for this station.

    Cheers

    Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by dicy View Post
    Toby

    Thanks for your help on this


    I have posted the following url in sc: http://www.tv-radio.com/station/fip_...p_mp3-128k.m3u

    It works fine, but still no info, is there anything else i need to do to get this to work.

    There seem to be plenty of other url's of differing types about for this station.

    Cheers

    Rich
    Email the station asking for a URL stream that includes Metadata (if it exists at all).

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    There is a potential way to do this.
    The FIP web page includes info about what is currently playing
    http://sites.radiofrance.fr/chaines/fip/endirect/
    This page could be parsed by SqeezeCenter and the data then used to updat ethe song info on the Squeezebox.
    It is a fiddly and error prone thing to do (e.g. if broadcaster changes web page format) - but the basic support mechanism for doing this was included a while ago.

    Having a library of page parsers that could be called with some "simple" parameters and then stored in the wiki for SqueezeCenter to access when the station matches (rather than having to downloads lots of different add-ins) would be better I think.
    Paul Webster
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    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), KCRW, Supla Finland, ABC Australia, CBC/Radio-Canada and RTE Ireland

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    Paul

    Thanks very much for the advice mate.

    However, you have made the mistake of assuming i have even half a brain ;-)

    Could you explain how to do this (idiot proof)

    Cheers

    Rich

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    Try This on

    Try this URL: http://opml.radiotime.com/Tune.ashx?...0&partnerId=16

    If that still doesn't get you MetaData, then contact RadioTime and tell them: http://radiotime.com/contact-us.aspx

    They can fix the issue or have the Radio station fix the issue.
    James R.
    QA - breaking things so you don't have to

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