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    Radio playlist mystery

    I’m having problems with a playlist of Radio stations that I created a few years ago, when it worked perfectly using the RadioPlaylist plugin. Unfortunately the plugin was not updated for later versions of SBS, so I stopped using the playlist.

    I decided to use it again today, so I imported it into my playlist folder.

    Now if I go (on a Boom) Music Library>Playlists>Radios Francaises I can scroll up and down a list of 223 blank spaces. If I press play on any of those spaces I get a brief flash of the URL, and then connection! But what I see in the display is not the name I entered in the playlist, it’s some other datastream associated with the station. ( Sometimes station information, sometimes track information.)

    I can repeat this up and down the list, and all those on which I have pressed play still show the same information in the display. Until I switch off and on, then all the stations go blank again!

    Does anyone have any idea what might be going on, or what settings may be wrong?

    I’ve attached the playlist too in case that helps.

    Thanks!

    PS Several other playlists that I used to use with RadioPlaylist show the same behaviour.
    Last edited by mberger; 2011-08-12 at 09:56.
    7.8.0, 1 x SB3, 1 x Boom, 1 x Touch, 1 x Radio, 1 x PiCore

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    I ought to add that the first entry on the playlist has a URL that is no longer valid.
    7.8.0, 1 x SB3, 1 x Boom, 1 x Touch, 1 x Radio, 1 x PiCore

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    ...if everybody is as puzzled by this as I am, would someone be kind enough to post a playlist of radio stations (.m3u) that works for them, so I could try it on my setup?
    7.8.0, 1 x SB3, 1 x Boom, 1 x Touch, 1 x Radio, 1 x PiCore

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    I don't use radio playlists in SBS, but here's one that works from my computer (used with foobar2000).
    Last edited by garym; 2011-08-14 at 05:09.

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    Thanks Gary... Your playlist displays in exactly the same way as mine. But yours is a list of URLs, whereas mine also has #EXTINF lines, with station information that used to be displayed when I used the old RadioPlaylist plugin. It seems these lines are now being ignored. Is it possible that the #EXTINF info was read by the plugin, and SBS cannot read it on its own?

    Does anyone have a radio playlist with #EXTINF information that they would be willing to share?

    PS @Gary - nice to see a fellow Boot Liquor fan!
    7.8.0, 1 x SB3, 1 x Boom, 1 x Touch, 1 x Radio, 1 x PiCore

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    Quote Originally Posted by mberger View Post
    PS @Gary - nice to see a fellow Boot Liquor fan!
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    OK - I've given up on this as I've discovered how to create an OPML radio playlist inside 'Favorites'. It'll be in the wrong place, of course (not under 'Internet Radio') but at least I can make it hierarchical, which wasn't possible with my old playlist system.

    Thanks for all the responses.
    7.8.0, 1 x SB3, 1 x Boom, 1 x Touch, 1 x Radio, 1 x PiCore

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    Quote Originally Posted by mberger View Post
    OK - I've given up on this as I've discovered how to create an OPML radio playlist inside 'Favorites'. It'll be in the wrong place, of course (not under 'Internet Radio') but at least I can make it hierarchical, which wasn't possible with my old playlist system.

    Thanks for all the responses.
    In fact this is what I do (folders, etc. within favorites containing various radio stations).

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