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Old Mar 18th, 2008, 09:53 AM
onocentaur onocentaur is offline
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Default BBC Radio not working? (It is now)

When I try to connect to BBC radio, I get a message 'Unable to play the Internet Radio station'.
It was working yesterday. A problem at BBC? is anyone else having similar issues?

UPDATE: now working. Don't know what caused the (several hour) blip.

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Old Apr 1st, 2008, 10:15 AM
Astacus Astacus is offline
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Don't know what you get, but BBC internet streams are horribly compressed and virtually unlistenable. I would much prefer to listen to a Pure portable DAB box, with a rubbish speaker, than the internet streams. Do you get the same?

However, feeding a DAB line out through the Sonos Line in, or listening to the BBC radio via the Sky+ satellite box is way better..I believe the Sky box is the best quality of the lot.
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Old Apr 30th, 2008, 12:04 AM
dilbert2k dilbert2k is offline
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Hello,

Anyone else having problems with BBC Radio on SONOS again?

I've been unable to connect from here since at least 10pm last night.

Streaming via WMP and iPlayer Radio both work.

Thx!

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D2K
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Old Apr 30th, 2008, 12:16 AM
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Default Same problem!

Same exact problem. The link works fine with all other players (Windows Media, WinAmp, Real, etc), but it just keeps saying 'waiting to reconnect' over and over with no success.

Let's see if it fixes itself or if someone can help find a solution...

FWIW, here's the link I use to connect to BBC World Service:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/me...fent_au_nb.asx


Thanks,

skeeter

Last edited by skeeter; Apr 30th, 2008 at 12:17 AM. Reason: Edited to fix typo
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Old Apr 30th, 2008, 03:36 AM
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Default BBC World Service Link

I use the following link to the BBC which has been quite reliable for the last few months

http://livewmstream-ws.bbc.co.uk.edg...eflector:38968
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Old Apr 30th, 2008, 04:56 AM
dilbert2k dilbert2k is offline
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Sorry, I should perhaps have been clearer in my previous post about what is not working....

I didn't check all BBC stations earlier, just those I use most (R2 and R4FM). I have now checked them all - this is the current status:

Working on SONOS:
Radio 1 Xtra
Radio 4 LW
Radio 5 Live
Radio 5 Live Extra
Radio 6 Music
Radio 7 Comedy, Kids & Drama

Not Working on SONOS:
Radio 1
Radio 2
Radio 3
Radio 4 FM
BBC World Service (using this stream :http://wmevent3.broadcast.com/bcenc1...3d&CG_ID=57025)

The first four all work on Windows Media Player (using the same streams as configured for SONOS)

Re the World Service (in both WMP and SONOS), skeeter's link does not work for me, but dhor's does.

Cheers
D2K

Last edited by dilbert2k; Apr 30th, 2008 at 04:58 AM. Reason: Nanoseconds after posting the the above, R1, 2, 3 and 4FM are now working again! :)
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 09:03 PM
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Default premiership on BBC 5 live

Does anyone know how to listen to the premiership on BBC 5 Live and 5 Live Extra outside of the UK??
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