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#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 1
http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/http-icy-mp3-a/vpid/bbc_radio_one/format/pls.pls
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 2
http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/http-icy-mp3-a/vpid/bbc_radio_two/format/pls.pls
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 3
http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/http-icy-mp3-a/vpid/bbc_radio_three/format/pls.pls
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 4
http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/http-icy-mp3-a/vpid/bbc_radio_fourfm/format/pls.pls
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 4 LW
http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/http-icy-mp3-a/vpid/bbc_radio_fourlw/format/pls.pls
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 5 live
http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/http-icy-mp3-a/vpid/bbc_radio_five_live/format/pls.pls
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 6
http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/http-icy-mp3-a/vpid/bbc_6music/format/pls.pls
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 1 Extra
http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/http-icy-mp3-a/vpid/bbc_1xtra/format/pls.pls
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 4 Extra
http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/http-icy-mp3-a/vpid/bbc_radio_four_extra/format/pls.pls
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 5 Live sports extra
http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/http-icy-mp3-a/vpid/bbc_radio_five_live_sports_extra/format/pls.pls
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Asian Network
http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/http-icy-mp3-a/vpid/bbc_asian_network/format/pls.pls
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - BBC World Service
http://wsdownload.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/meta/live/shoutcast/mp3/eieuk.pls
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#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 1
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_one
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 2
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_two
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 3
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_three
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 4
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_fourfm
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 4 LW (UK only)
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_fourlw
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 4 LW (non-UK)
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_fourlw_online_nonuk
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 5 live (UK only)
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_five_live
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 5 live (non-UK)
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_five_live_online_nonuk
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 6 Music
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_6music
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 1Xtra
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_1xtra
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 4 Extra
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_four_extra
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio 5 Live sports extra (UK only)
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_five_live_sports_extra
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Asian Network
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_asian_network
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - BBC World Service
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_world_service
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - BBC CWR
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_coventry_warwickshire
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - BBC Essex
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_essex
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - BBC Hereford Worcester
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_hereford_worcester
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Berkshire
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_berkshire
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Bristol
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_bristol
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Cambridge
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_cambridge
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Cornwall
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_cornwall
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Cumbria
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_cumbria
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Cymru
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_cymru
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Cymru 2
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_cymru_2
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Derby
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_derby
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Devon
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_devon
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Foyle
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_foyle
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Gloucestershire
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_gloucestershire
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Guernsey
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_guernsey
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Humberside
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_humberside
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Jersey
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_jersey
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Kent
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_kent
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Lancashire
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_lancashire
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Leeds
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_leeds
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Leicester
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_leicester
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Lincolnshire
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_lincolnshire
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio London
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_london
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Manchester
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_manchester
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Merseyside
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_merseyside
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio nan Gaidheal
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_nan_gaidheal
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Newcastle
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_newcastle
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Norfolk
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_norfolk
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Northampton
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_northampton
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Nottingham
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_nottingham
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Orkney
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_orkney
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Oxford
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_oxford
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Scotland FM
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_scotland_fm
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Scotland MW
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_scotland_mw
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Sheffield
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_sheffield
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Shropshire
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_shropshire
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Solent
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_solent
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Solent West Dorset
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_solent_west_dorset
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Somerset Sound
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_somerset_sound
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Stoke
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_stoke
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Suffolk
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_suffolk
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Surrey
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_surrey
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Sussex
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_sussex
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Tees
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_tees
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Ulster
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_ulster
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Wales
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_wales_fm
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio Wiltshire
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_wiltshire
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio WM
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_wm
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Radio York
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_york
#EXTINF:-1,BBC - Three Counties Radio
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_three_counties_radio
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@puddlewitt puddlewitt commented Mar 5, 2021

Amazing, thanks.

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@johnbrox johnbrox commented Mar 5, 2021

Thank you. MPD doesn't like the .pls, but extracting the URL from within (and removing the s= and e= parts) works !
Eg (6music) http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_6music?h=531247afc96657adcf5a4ee1e418ff4

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@johnbrox johnbrox commented Mar 5, 2021

Thank you. MPD doesn't like the .pls, but extracting the URL from within (and removing the s= and e= parts) works !
Eg (6music) http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_6music?h=531247afc96657adcf5a4ee1e418ff4

Not sure what h= does - I don't seem to need that either! http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_6music

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@gedye gedye commented Mar 5, 2021

What is the difference between BBC-Radio-pls.m3u and BBC-Radio.m3u

Thanks.

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@bpsib bpsib commented Mar 5, 2021

Thank you. MPD doesn't like the .pls, but extracting the URL from within (and removing the s= and e= parts) works !
Eg (6music) http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_6music?h=531247afc96657adcf5a4ee1e418ff4

What is the difference between BBC-Radio-pls.m3u and BBC-Radio.m3u

Thanks.

I added a list below that uses the directs streams below the .pls list because @johnbrox said MPD doesn't like the .pls. Not sure what was the best thing to do.

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@schneeschmelze schneeschmelze commented Mar 5, 2021

The second m3u (without pls) seems to do better in iTunes. Thanks, that's really awesome. Could you also add the Local Radio streams, please? Thanks.

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@schneeschmelze schneeschmelze commented Mar 6, 2021

BTW, the URLs for Radio 5 Live and 5 Live extra don't seem to work for me. :(

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@bpsib bpsib commented Mar 6, 2021

BTW, the URLs for Radio 5 Live and 5 Live extra don't seem to work for me. :(

They work fine for me. Any error message?

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@schneeschmelze schneeschmelze commented Mar 6, 2021

BTW, the URLs for Radio 5 Live and 5 Live extra don't seem to work for me. :(

They work fine for me. Any error message?

None. But, I've been digging further indeed. iTunes won't play any Radio 5 stream from the above on macOS 10.13. VLC media player cannot open them, either, but after a while there is a redirect in VLC to http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_five_live_online_nonuk so we probably have different stream URLs for inside and outside the UK now. The latter also plays in iTunes. This won't do for 5 Live extra, however.

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@duracell80 duracell80 commented Mar 9, 2021

Anyone know what the local station URL's are going to be? I'm getting the radio will stop working soon message in mpc status on pretty much all of the local stations too.

"BBC radio will stop working on this device soon: BBC WM 95.6"

Are they relying on the parameters for tracking users also?? Where is the clarity from the BBC here?

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@bpsib bpsib commented Mar 9, 2021

The second m3u (without pls) seems to do better in iTunes. Thanks, that's really awesome. Could you also add the Local Radio streams, please? Thanks.

Anyone know what the local station URL's are going to be? I'm getting the radio will stop working soon message in mpc status on pretty much all of the local stations too.

"BBC radio will stop working on this device soon: BBC WM 95.6"

Are they relying on the parameters for tracking users also?? Where is the clarity from the BBC here?

I have now added the BBC local stations.

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@duracell80 duracell80 commented Mar 9, 2021

Awwwwwwesome.

Couldn't the BBC do server redirects from the old streams to the new?

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@schneeschmelze schneeschmelze commented Mar 9, 2021

Awwwwwwesome.

+1

Couldn't the BBC do server redirects from the old streams to the new?

Of course, they could. But for some reason they seem to prefer to direct listeners to BBC Sounds and to smart speakers.

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@duracell80 duracell80 commented Mar 9, 2021

What a huge mess up. Redirects would keep radio hardware working.

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@schneeschmelze schneeschmelze commented Mar 9, 2021

What a huge mess up. Redirects would keep radio hardware working.

Okay, that may be the reason. But for something completely different: I sent an individual query to the BBC and I was told they do not provide the URLs to their livestreams. Period. Although I said I use VLC and iTunes for listening, they presume I use a closed system the streams for which only the manufacturer can fix, so they advise me to contact the manufacturer… :(

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@duracell80 duracell80 commented Mar 9, 2021

They should take a look at HiByOS ... To add a station there you have to manually add a URL and the same in many other distro's with basic station management like Moode.

I'm sure they think all radio users use some form of station database. To be fair I do use community radio browser.

I can't understand why they won't give the URL's people will figure it out anyway so they are just building up frustration and they don't understand that we use direct URL's.

What concerns me about TuneIn vs The BBC is that URL's would have to all be manual ... If that ruling applies to the whole industry, that station databases are allowing for copyright infringement (they aren't) ... It means all radio station databases are at risk. Even Radio Garden, if Tune In is "allowing piracy" (it's not) then Radio Garden would be too (it's not).

Under that situation, all internet radios would stop working and stations would drop millions of listeners. This misunderstanding about copyright infringement needs to be halted before it infects the whole industry.

Station databases are aggregators and station finders they aren't methods of copyright infringement. BBC vs TuneIn could kill an entire industry and end up harming the BBC period, if they want to geo fence fine do that, but leave our internet radios alone.

The main innovator in radio in the 1920's (being the BBC) could ultimately end up killing radio listening 100 years later because they couldn't get user data and got upset with a station listing database? What a mess, they'd never be forgiven.

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@duracell80 duracell80 commented Mar 9, 2021

Ultimately I think this does escalate to all station databases and the BBC started it, they and the labels need to know what harm can come of all this and how big and passionate the radio community is around the world. End the tit for tat.

https://completemusicupdate.com/article/tunein-starts-restricting-international-stations-in-the-uk-after-major-labels-legal-win/

"I sense that this move by two big names in the music world is just the opening salvo in a campaign to geographically restrict radio streaming globally so that only people residing in a country can hear broadcasts from its radio stations. If this is so, it could be a huge blow to expatriates and assorted diaspora communities around the world. Tuning in to a radio station from back home is one sure-fire way of feeling closer to loved ones or the country of our birth."

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marksparrow/2021/01/26/sony-and-warner-music-are-out-of-tune-with-internet-radio-listeners-in-the-uk/?sh=51b0fdb13ed7

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@Ironstone11 Ironstone11 commented Mar 11, 2021

Using Raspberry pi I tried the BBC R4 url ending in /pls.pls This worked OK but prompted the message about March 22.
I am going to try the ending in /bbc_radio_fourfm option. Watch this space!

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@duracell80 duracell80 commented Mar 11, 2021

Anyone want to explore a solution without URL's, to create a local server on a pi that can take Sounds output and run a http stream.

Almost like a proxy for actual devices that can't run the Sounds app? That way the BBC get their data and the internet radio can still receive the service.

And someone in R&D at the Beeb could also explore a proxy that allows for a compromise on this because these devices need URL's to work.

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@Ironstone11 Ironstone11 commented Mar 12, 2021

Using Raspberry pi I tried the BBC R4 url ending in /pls.pls This worked OK but prompted the message about March 22.
I am going to try the ending in /bbc_radio_fourfm option. Watch this space!

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@Ironstone11 Ironstone11 commented Mar 12, 2021

I tried the URL ending in /bbc_radio_fourfm Using this option I did NOT get the message about March 22.
Let's hope it stays that way.

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@schneeschmelze schneeschmelze commented Mar 14, 2021

BTW, it seems we are still lacking Radio 4 LW. Just adding lw to the URL does not seem to work. Any hints?

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@vinnielo1 vinnielo1 commented Mar 14, 2021

I run radiofeeds dot co dot uk and may have a useful tool for Linux command-line users who use mplayer to listen to radio from the UK and Ireland. I just don't know how useful it is / would be and would like to able to gauge the interest. I literally only just did it because of a suggestion from one visitor. I have something working already. Please could I ask the author, bpsib, to contact me through my website to discuss how it works and how it might be useful to the Linux community! :)

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@bpsib bpsib commented Mar 14, 2021

BTW, it seems we are still lacking Radio 4 LW. Just adding lw to the URL does not seem to work. Any hints?

I have now added Radio 4 LW.

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@schneeschmelze schneeschmelze commented Mar 14, 2021

Thanks! However, only the pls.m3u version works for me, not the m3u version (404) … no redirect as above with Radio 5 …

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@Ironstone11 Ironstone11 commented Mar 14, 2021

Yes, but which country are you trying to connect from?

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@bpsib bpsib commented Mar 14, 2021

Thanks! However, only the pls.m3u version works for me, not the m3u version (404) … no redirect as above with Radio 5 …

I have now also added the non-UK stream URL to the m3u version.

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@schneeschmelze schneeschmelze commented Mar 14, 2021

Thanks, again. A logical extension, I should have tried better … We are complete not, it seems. \o/

@Ironstone11: Pls see my profile, I'm connecting from Germany, but I'afraid the BBC probably treats us like the rest of the E.U.

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@Ironstone11 Ironstone11 commented Mar 14, 2021

My belief is it that .m3u currently works only within the UK.
.pls.m3u currently works within and outside the UK but comes with the hourly message that the stream will stop on March 22 wherever you are.

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@MikePRoberts MikePRoberts commented Mar 19, 2021

I am getting the BBC message on both these sets of urls for BBC radio4 FM. I tried the
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_fourfm at 8am this morning and the longer
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_fourfm?s=1616057327&e=1616071727&h=4596e283eb50b62c077c9cc7a8d241d2 extracted from the .pls file at 4pm. Both worked with MPD and Streamripper (that I use to record the radio4 news) but presumably will fail on Monday.
I am in the UK and a taxpayer that is about to advocate stopping BBC funding.
Please post if you find how to access BBC streams.
I have also emailed BBC Sounds to ask how they can satisfy those with open source/raspberry pi based media systems.
It might help if others also tried to contact the BBC. Go the BBC sounds website>help>recent changes....> any item on list. There will then be a contact us button. This will deliver a standard load of useless crap but the email will have a link you can use to try to reason with an intelligent person. I have not had a reply to this yet.

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@Ironstone11 Ironstone11 commented Mar 19, 2021

I am using http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_fourfm. At 8.00am this morning March 19 I did NOT notice the message about March 22. This suggests there is something regional about this or it depends on your ISP.
I will check again tomorrow. If the stream does get cut off on Monday then I too will be complaining to the BBC.

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@duracell80 duracell80 commented Mar 19, 2021

I haven't heard the message on the new URL's nor does the message show as text in mpc status as it did previously.

I have an Ocean Digital radio and will try the new direct URL's on Monday. Interestingly Ocean Digital's sets have a web server on board to add URL"s without needing an aggregator.

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@MikePRoberts MikePRoberts commented Mar 20, 2021

Prompted by the helpful comments here I did an additional test. These urls may well be OK for listening live.
In all cases that I heard the message it was from my recording of radio using streamripper (on raspberry pi). So I just did a test where I was listening to radio4 at 12:00 (using MPD) while also recording radio4 via streamripper. I did not hear the message on the live/MPD stream but it was on my recorded stream. So it looks like I need a different system for recording! I am retired and hence don't want to have to set an alarm to listen to the 8am news. Hopefully all will be clearer Monday. Thanks again for the useful input. Mike

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@Ironstone11 Ironstone11 commented Mar 20, 2021

Listening live on RPi using mplayer at 9:00 am I did not get the March 22 message. Using http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_fourfm . Consistent with earlier observations.

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@duracell80 duracell80 commented Mar 20, 2021

Now if only the BBC took their meta data seriously! Comparing their streams to commercial broadcasters the BBC are woefully behind. With commercial meta data aside from real artist and song data it's even possible to identify when a commerical is playing.

Mike there is a perl script called get_iplayer for "recording". I used it in a Python script to search for and download the shipping forecast. I haven't touched it for a while but it did do the job. My original idea was to "timeshift" a station to my local time zone so I would get The World at One at 1pm my time.

cvlc should also be able to transcode a stream to a file on a chron job.

https://github.com/get-iplayer/get_iplayer

Ode to The Shipping Forecast on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4aCjgGgH6aogChYtKjLRih?si=rz3eEbYrRo-qiCZO45j87A&utm_source=copy-link

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@Nickmey Nickmey commented Mar 20, 2021

I just took the URL for the BBC Third Programme out of your VLC playlist: http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_three
and entered it into my digital radio tuner and, lo and behold, it worked ;)

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@imranhaf imranhaf commented Mar 22, 2021

This seems to work for the world service: http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/http-icy-mp3-a/vpid/bbc_world_service/format/pls.pls

Hi there this audio stream is not working. Can someone give me BBC World Service link in mp3 56 kbps. Thanks

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This seems to work for the world service: http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/http-icy-mp3-a/vpid/bbc_world_service/format/pls.pls

I have added it to the above list.

Hi This link is not working, I am looking for BBC World Service 56 k link

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@imranhaf imranhaf commented Mar 22, 2021

Hi This link is not working, I am looking for BBC World Service 56 k link

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@MikePRoberts MikePRoberts commented Mar 22, 2021

It would probably help if more users were to complain to the BBC. I have done so but will be ignored if there are few others.
The radio4 url above worked fine 8am this morning with no message.
Meanwhile the BBC response to my enquiry/complaint was 'It sounds like you will be unable to listen to the streams on your set up'. So I asked how we escalate this to Ofcom. Response (quick) was 'We’ll try to respond as quickly as possible, but it can sometimes take some time to look into technical matters, so we apologise if we’re not able to reply as quickly as you or we would like'.
They may be waiting to see how many complaints they get.

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I can confirm that that R4 worked OK this morning at both 8am and 9am. Monday, March 22. No message, no interruption.

Reply to imranha the World Service should be at http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_world_service. This may not work outside the UK or not at 56kb/s.

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@rhyspy rhyspy commented Mar 22, 2021

Hello everyone. First, this list of links is much appreciated.

Second, I'm in the US and can confirm that I can listen to and using VLC.

Unfortunately, these don't work on my preferred solution: Synology AudioStation which has streaming radio from ShoutCast and allows for custom stations.

Any suggestions?

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@duracell80 duracell80 commented Mar 22, 2021

The world service is working for me in the US at 56k on an Ocean Digital set.

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This seems to work for the world service: http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/http-icy-mp3-a/vpid/bbc_world_service/format/pls.pls

I need only mp3 aac or m3u8 world service stream URL. Thanks

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Hello everyone. First, this list of links is much appreciated.

Second, I'm in the US and can confirm that I can listen to and using VLC.

Unfortunately, these don't work on my preferred solution: Synology AudioStation which has streaming radio from ShoutCast and allows for custom stations.

Any suggestions?

Try Jellyfin and setup a "Live TV" provider as an m3u playlist.

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The Jellyfin solution takes a URL and converts it to "DLNA Live" (upnp) it works for my Roku devices and Smart TV so I hear stations there ... But doesn't work so well on my Ocean Digital set.

There is also Stream2IP.

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Thank you, @Nickmey. I haven't worked with either of those but I'll explore them. In my case, I think the weak link is how Shoutcast is handling these links so I'll keep experimenting.

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@duracell80 duracell80 commented Mar 22, 2021

Hi friends,I just need the replacement stream URL of BBC World Service which had old stream URL http://bbcwssc.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcwssc_mp1_ws-einws. I just need in mp3 aac or m3u8 in my android radio app. Thanks

http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_world_service

56kbps sounds worse than the world service on SiriusXM.

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Well, there still is an aac/hls stream for World Service on http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/nonuk/sbr_low/ak/bbc_world_service.m3u8 as well as some relays at U.S. public radios, e.g. KUER plays BBCWS at 128 kbps mp3 on http://audio.kuer.org:8000/kuer2high. The latter sounds a bit distorted, but it's louder than the original feed.

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@schneeschmelze schneeschmelze commented Mar 26, 2021

BTW, Radio 1 Dance is only avaiiable on BBC Sounds, or do we know this stream URL, too?

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@duracell80 duracell80 commented Mar 27, 2021

Sounds only. Good test though for a proxy possibly with DLNA / Rygel.

https://www.hifiberry.com/docs/software/integrate-analoge-audio-devices-into-your-multi-room-system/

Can I use BBC Sounds on my internet radio device?
If you're listening via an internet radio device you should be able to listen to live BBC radio stations and access podcasts. Full on-demand programmes (i.e. programmes which have already been broadcast) are not available on internet radio; you'll need to access these either via the BBC Sounds website or the BBC Sounds app for mobiles and tablets.

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I have a potential early WIP work for HiFi's and sound bars that involves a Raspberry Pi 7" screen as a tablet. Using some Chromium hacks to get around DRM, it is a flat HTML file that loads sites into an iFrame. I did get Sounds running in the iFrame with a chrome extension to defeat some stuff.

https://github.com/duracell80/pislinger

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BTW, Radio 1 Dance is only avaiiable on BBC Sounds, or do we know this stream URL, too?

http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/nonuk/sbr_low/ak/bbc_radio_one_dance.m3u8 for R1 Dance

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@duracell80 duracell80 commented Mar 27, 2021

Awesome! Working for me in the US.

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A big thank you to all for making these urls available. I built specialist radio/mp3 players for the kitchen (under cabinet) and bedroom (with clock). Both used repurposed JBL dock audio systems and hence sound great. Would have been more than a disappointment to have lost the BBC radio aspects of these, and recording the 8am news.
My old urls based on:
http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_
no longer work.
The streams in the lists above work fine for playing using MPD on the raspberry pi.
Steam recording using streamripper did not work on the new urls. Audio was choppy. However I vlc does the job fine.
Easily get an 'awesome' from me too.

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Thanks, @bpsib , for the 1 dance URL, it works for me, too.

I wonder, however, whether there are still mp3 equivalents to the HLS streams that we have not yet in our mp3 playlists? I have a device that plays mp3 only, and it does not work with m3u8, only with m3u and pls. Would be fine for World Service.

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Just being testing these with Worldwide Radio plugin in Firefox. I hit CSP issues with the M3U8 URLs but these work fine. I also found BBC Radio 3 is also available with 320kbps AAC - http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_three_hd

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@mrtnrnhrd mrtnrnhrd commented Mar 29, 2021

I have a Q2 radio ( http://www.q2radio.co.uk/ ) which isn't really updated any more by the manufacturer. Until March 22nd I was happily listening to BBC Radio 4 using the URL http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio4fm_mf_p before it stopped working. Unfortunately none ot the new URLs http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_fourfm and http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/http-icy-mp3-a/vpid/bbc_radio_fourfm/format/pls.pls work with my device :( Maybe the two streams are in formats that my poor outdated device can't cope with. I'm located in Germany, however the two streams work with my computer so my location can't really be a problem. Any suggestions? Any help would be much appreciated.

P.S.: Maybe that's of interest to any other Q2 radio owner: I was able to change the stations' URLs using the software from https://github.com/vporpo/q2radio .

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Does it have DLNA?

There's a possibility of using DLNA / UPnP with a "live radio" setting in Rygel. It would mean you'd need a server up maybe on a Raspberry Pi. The idea is that you would put the station URL's in the configuration file of Rygel, which then broadcasts these URL's over DLNA to any device that can read the DLNA directory. That way then you can add as many stations as you'd like, without using a third party station database. I've got a day off work tomorrow in case I get side effects from the Covid vaccine, see what I can whip up with Rygel.

https://pc1mh-weblog.blogspot.com/2019/07/stream-somafm-to-your-media-system-with.html

To stream SomaFM over DLNA (Rygel) to your DLNA client (Yamaha receiver or any other player) you need to install rygel-gst-launch. Type in terminal:

sudo apt install rygel-gst-launch

Next: edit rygel.conf. Not just any rygel.conf but the one in /home/$Username$/.config/rygel.conf. (Where $Username$ is your username.) Go to the section [GstLaunch] and edit the changes as seen below. I have added the complete relevant section of a working version here.


[GstLaunch]
enabled=true
launch-items=audiotestsrc;soma;drone

audiotestsrc-title=Audiotestsrc
audiotestsrc-mime=audio/x-wav
audiotestsrc-launch=audiotestsrc ! wavenc

soma-title=SomaFM SpaceStation
soma-mime=audio/mp4
soma-launch=souphttpsrc iradio-mode=false location=http://ice2.somafm.com/spacestation-128-aac

drone-title=SomaFM Dronezone
drone-mime=audio/mpeg
drone-launch=souphttpsrc iradio-mode=false location=http://ice2.somafm.com/dronezone-256-mp3


Now when the receiver or any other DLNA compatible client is going to search for DLNA servers under the server button it will see the media share from Rygel and GstLaunch.
Select GstLaunch and 3 radio stations appear:```

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@mrtnrnhrd mrtnrnhrd commented Mar 29, 2021

@duracell80 Thanks for the answer. Probably it doesn't have DLNA, it is not mentioned in the specs.

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@duracell80 Thanks for the answer. Probably it doesn't have DLNA, it is not mentioned in the specs.

The Ocean Digital WR26 looks like it could cover your needs as an upgrade. I have this one and it sounds fantastic for what it is and has DLNA plus an inbuilt web server.

https://www.oceandigitalshop.com/wr-26

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@RossWilliamson RossWilliamson commented Mar 30, 2021

Trying to get an m3u8 list for mopidy up and running. Just dumped the m3u into a file but no luck. I'm in the US so I don't know if that screws things up

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So it looks like both work with Modipy now. Issue was with IRIS not refreshing. Only minor problem is that when refreshing the playlist, the stream overwrites the default name so they all just say BBC Radio.

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The Ocean Digital WR26 looks like it could cover your needs as an upgrade. I have this one and it sounds fantastic for what it is and has DLNA plus an inbuilt web server.

https://www.oceandigitalshop.com/wr-26

The WR26 does sound interesting, thanks. Battery plus fantastic sound are must haves for me. Bluetooth, DAB/FM and a single list for favorites (not a seperate list for each type of station) sound good as well... Not yet, though. I guess the Q2 will survive some more time :)

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The Ocean Digital WR26 looks like it could cover your needs as an upgrade. I have this one and it sounds fantastic for what it is and has DLNA plus an inbuilt web server.
https://www.oceandigitalshop.com/wr-26

The WR26 does sound interesting, thanks. Battery plus fantastic sound are must haves for me. Bluetooth, DAB/FM and a single list for favorites (not a seperate list for each type of station) sound good as well... Not yet, though. I guess the Q2 will survive some more time :)

Oh yeah, I love this little radio.

DLNA routine for re-broadcasting radio URLs:
https://github.com/duracell80/DLNA-Radio

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Hi can I have stream url of auckland radio trust AM 810. Thanks

There's no separate online stream for Auckland Radio Trust AM 810 (BBC World Service Auckland) as far as I know.

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