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BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:35 pm
by NX3
The BBC provide a selection of formats for the online live streams of various national UK radio stations. On the BBC Radio / iplayer website you can select low bandwidth and normal bandwidth but it provides few details.

Looking on Tunein.com for e.g Radio 1 you get 4 options:
http://tunein.com/radio/BBC-Radio-1-England-988-s24939/

WMA 48k, AAC 128k, 56k, 48k

If you get the URL details out of the link you can feed the AAC url's into Serviio as a 'web resource'. For example Radio one AAC 128k url is:
http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbc ... 231cc9c2bf

I found it easier to get the links from this page in the end rather than tunein.com
http://www.listenlive.eu/uk.html

Re: BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:31 am
by Urza
Hi there,

Thanks for the info - I have created the AAC BBC Radio URL as an Audio Web Resource in Serviio, but they do not show up when I browse the Online Resource Folder. The AAC Radio URL I'm using is here:

  Code:
http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lc1_radio1_p?s=1326256281&e=1326270681&h=4b763798a0fa6eb6632a3861600f15cf


Do I need a .groovy plugin for this to work? I have the latest iPlayer.groovy installed, and my iPlayer video feeds all work.

Re: BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:53 am
by NX3
I didn't use a plugin, they just worked as is in Serviio. To double check, your in the UK ? They probably don't work outside of the UK.

Re: BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:10 am
by Urza
I do live in the UK. *updates profile*

If I paste the above URL into a Web Browser window, it opens Media Player and starts playing the AAC stream, so I know the link is valid.
No idea why it won't work in Serviio.. :cry:

Also, I have noticed that the URL changes every few hours - for example the BBC Radio 1 AAC URL I used 9 hours ago is different to the one I posted above. Will I need to change the Web Resource URL in Serviio every time I want to use the radio stream?

Re: BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:03 am
by zip
Urza wrote:Also, I have noticed that the URL changes every few hours - for example the BBC Radio 1 AAC URL I used 9 hours ago is different to the one I posted above. Will I need to change the Web Resource URL in Serviio every time I want to use the radio stream?

Yes :(

Re: BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:58 pm
by NX3
I'd not noticed that....bit frustrating ! How was the AAC when it was working ? It cut out every 3 seconds for me I found, though super clear when working :) The tv reports as LPCM, I presumed it was being transcoded and cpu couldn't keep up, just guessing though.

Re: BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:59 pm
by zip
Audio transcoding takes very litle CPU so that should not be that. It's possible that for LPCM playback you need a very steady incoming stream.

Re: BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:00 pm
by NX3
ic, I've notice that on the 2010 sony series tv I use it seems to do very little buffering. I'll try on other devices ... as the set is reporting as LPCM it is being transcoded though ?

Per the stream changing, I guess it would need a small plugin to take this stream which doesn't change to get the url u really need for serviio to start streaming.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r1_aaclca.pls

Re: BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:07 pm
by zip
btw, is this topic related to feeds or should it be moved to Audio Streams forum?

Re: BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:38 am
by NX3
Move to audio streams.

FYI I had a quick play via a Sony 2011 and while not perfect the drops are less and thats over wifi v the 2010 hardwired !

Re: BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:22 am
by Urza
NX3 wrote:Per the stream changing, I guess it would need a small plugin to take this stream which doesn't change to get the url u really need for serviio to start streaming.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r1_aaclca.pls


This would definitely be a fantastic idea!

Re: BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:27 am
by zip
in future I want to add this functionality to transparently deal with playlist URLs.

Re: BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:34 pm
by bumphere
zip wrote:in future I want to add this functionality to transparently deal with playlist URLs.


Hi Zip,

Did this move anywhere?

Thanks

Bump

Re: BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:16 pm
by stanherbert
I'd also be very interested in being able to put a playlist url in as an audio feed. The inability to add the national BBC radio stations to the list is making my new audio setup hard to sell to my customer base (AKA 'wife'). :D

I'm yet to find any other radio stations which change their feed URL's dynamically in this way. Not sure why the BBC do it really!

Alternatively is there a work around to allow BBC Radio stations appear in the Audio>Online list along with all the others I've been able to add? I don't want them to appear elsewhere to maintain ease of use.

If it makes any difference I browse the library using BubbleUPNP on an Android phone and send media to various renderers around the home.

Re: BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:50 pm
by bumphere
I've not found a workaround as yet. TBH I've not had much time to tinker.

It would be a great feature to add for sure.

Re: BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:20 am
by h20
Thanks for that ! I already have this channel on my TV, but this feed is very well.

Re: BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:43 am
by joeee
There is a way to download BBC audio by just putting playlist URLs in the downloader(like AllMyTube) :D

Re: BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:14 am
by mariad
Is BBC iplayer accessible from the US?

Re: BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 11:58 am
by MSGBen
mariad wrote:Is BBC iplayer accessible from the US?



I don't think so, you might need a VPN for this.

Re: BBC National Radio Channels (UK only)

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:02 am
by MSGBen
@mariad did you try it?