BBC Radio in iTunes

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  1. efcjimbo macrumors newbie

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    Hello boys & girls, I've created some files that can play live BBC radio in iTunes.

    I'm looking to see if the files work outside the UK. So if your in USA or France can u download the files and give them a test and leave some feed back.

    Instructions (NOTE MAC ONLY)
    Download the files and drag on to the itunes icon to import.

    http://homepage.mac.com/jimmyhanna/sound/bbc.zip
     
  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Works here, but seems like a lot of noise for no purpose right now..

    I think I saw this movie. It was called Metropolis.

    Pass.

    EDIT: Listening to this right now, so don't make me come over there and slap you. ;)
     
  3. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    I won't be able to try this until I get home but does it put the whole range of BBC stations into iTunes?
     
  4. efcjimbo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, all national stations, no local stations
     
  5. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    Excellent! Test Match Special here I come...
     
  6. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    it imports fine in iTunes but when I try to play I get silence. The status bar is counting seconds but I hear nothing. Normaly an url to paste in 'open stream' should work.

    Here is my favourite Belgian (flemish) station :
    http://mp3.streampower.be/radio1-high.mp3
     
  7. donolly macrumors newbie

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    works really well although some trouble with the newer stations 1xtra and 6music! any chance of the same for talksport!!!
     
  8. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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  9. t.nehpets macrumors newbie

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    Just what I've been looking for...

    Hiya,

    I'm anxious to play BBC streams in iTunes. However, when I click "open with" and select iTunes, nothing is played.

    Is there a trick to importing the .MOV file into iTunes?
    ---
    Steve


     
  10. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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  11. tomthebom macrumors newbie

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    BBC radio in iTunes

    That is exactly what I am looking for.
    Dragging the .mov file on iTunes opens the programm, imports the file and plays it. But unfortunately not radio 1 to 4. Why that?
    And can you please tell me, how you did that anyway?

    Tom from denmark
     
  12. xanthus622 macrumors newbie

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    Great~~ That's exactly what I am looking for~~
    But can you tell me how you do this? I want to play BBC London via itunes
     
  13. xanthus622 macrumors newbie

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    Re: fail to play radio 1 to 4

    Radio 5 to 7, Asian network and World service are fine, but Radio 1 to 4 cannot be played.
     
  14. tomthebom macrumors newbie

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    found an alternative

    Hi, after I have tried to find this solution I found a programm called "Airfoil" by rogue, that basically connects the audio stream of any programm to loudspeakers available on your airport. Even comes with its own DVD player. Works pretty solid and without trouble...
    Regards, tom ;)
     
  15. MotleyPete macrumors regular

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    Awesome! I listen to Radio 4 a lot and this works great.

    I usually use a menu bar SSB that I made with Fluid and I probably still will, but it's nice to have options.
     
  16. Arbuthnott macrumors member

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    Not in France?

    All of the BBC channels you included work fine here in France, except for Radios 1-4 and BBC7. Great to have access to World Service on iTunes though!
     
  17. samuelmikel macrumors newbie

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    Works in Spain

    It's working wonderfully in Spain. I'd love to see files of this sort for NPR (the American version of the World Service).
     
  18. snkhan macrumors newbie

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    Can't get any of the stations to work. I'm in Leicester (UK) ISP: BT. Running iTunes 8.0.2 on Leopard 10.5.6.

    Edit: The Lyrics field displays the following information for most of the files:
    Code:
    sh: -c: line 1: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `''
    sh: -c: line 2: syntax error: unexpected end of file
    
    Hope this helps!
     
  19. ullyot macrumors newbie

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  20. jahansel macrumors newbie

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    Problems

    Hi,

    Quite new to this, but can anyone help, imported the files, get nothing, I'm on Tiscali in the UK, Leopard 10.5.6 Itunes 8.0.2

    Any help would be great!!

    Cheers
     
  21. efcjimbo thread starter macrumors newbie

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  22. n00n00 macrumors newbie

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    These are brilliant - many many thanks.

    Quality seems a bit tinny but must be the whole WMV thing?

    What bitrate is being used?

    Also radio 2 buffering a lot, maybe a bbc side fault though?

    Anyway thanks once again - shame the bbc doesn't have Itunes compatible streams in the first place
     
  23. n00n00 macrumors newbie

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    Should also add that the world service stream isn't really needed as that does in fact broadcast in a decent iTunes compatible format. Stream can be found here:

    http://www.radiofeeds.co.uk/mp3.asp
     
  24. snkhan macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, working beautifully now :) Although the stream does require re-buffering and the only way to get it going again is to double-click it.
     
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