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26/02/2006 at 3:18 AM #181AnonymousInactive
I have a .url file that describes a radio station. I can see it when I select my music server in iTunes, but I don’t see it on my Soundbridge. Is this a limitation of the Soundbridge or am I doing something wrong?
P.S. I know that the soundbridge has radio presets, but I would like to group stations together in playlists, for example “UK”, “Arizona”, etc.26/02/2006 at 3:21 AM #4006AnonymousInactive
DUH – nevermind, I found it by searching by name. Not sure what higher level category it is stored under.26/02/2006 at 8:12 AM #4007
That’s exactly why I put radio stations in files like that — so I could group them in playlists.
— Ron01/03/2006 at 2:54 AM #4008AnonymousInactive
I created a file called “Radio – UK.url”. Inside is a single station “Capital Radio”. I can search by title on my SB for “rad” and find it, but how can I use the browse feature to find this entry?
Also can you give an example playlist definition to get specific groups of radio stations? Genre = radio?
Post edited by: ajayre, at: 2006/02/28 18:5601/03/2006 at 3:27 AM #4009AnonymousInactive
Sorry to spam – I have another question:
I created the following .url file:
The SB showed “Unable to Play…”. I cut and pasted the URL into one of the SB radio presets, and it works.
Any ideas what I am doing wrong?
Andy01/03/2006 at 9:02 AM #4010
type = “url”
description = “Playlist URL”
for a playlist for streaming audio.
— Ron01/03/2006 at 10:15 PM #4011AnonymousInactive
Sorry to be so dense on this, but how can I create a playlist for UK stations, a playlist for Arizona stations, etc?
Also any ideas why the URL works when entered directly into the SB, but not when used from a .url file?
Andy02/03/2006 at 6:39 AM #4012
the soundbridge does mms streaming, but iTunes doesn’t. In fact, if you put a mms url in iTunes it just chokes on it. So the soundbridge (afaik) won’t use a mms url that get’s sent from iTunes. Only when entered on the radio station slots in the web interface. Kinda lame, but there ya go.
You can use a regular m3u playlist for you other stuff.
— snip: Arizona.m3u —
— snip —
Make .m3u files with paths to the .url files you want on a playlist, as above.
— Ron02/03/2006 at 7:44 AM #4013AnonymousInactive
Andy21/03/2007 at 1:38 AM #4014milleriParticipant
I’ve noticed a couple of issues with streaming radio using .url files and .m3u play lists.
This one causes the Soundbridge to reboot:
20,BBC World Service,http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/meta/tx/nb/live_infent_au_nb.asx
This one, like many stations, has a advertisement prepended to the stream, but in this case the advertisement repeats endlessly and the stream never plays.
The Soundbridges in on 2.7.78 and Firefly is on SVN-1463.
Thanks in advance for any ideas.
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