iTunes 9 "Ambient" radio streams gone?

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  1. Mugwumper macrumors regular

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    #1
    In previous versions, I found 1.FM's ChilloutLounge in the "Ambient" section
    of Radio. in iTunes 9, there is no Ambient section at all! (there may be other
    changes as well, but none stand out)

    I've looked through all the sections, and only found one 1.FM stream called
    "LuxuriaMusic" in the Eclectic section. (also looks like they re-ordered the
    streams list, putting all the numbered streams after Z - they used to be
    before A . . .)

    So how do I find this ChilloutLounge stream again? How do we get streams
    added to the big list?

    Under "Advanced", there is an "Open Audio Stream", and I dutifully entered
    "http://www.1.fm/Station/ChilloutLounge" - but nothing happens. Even
    tried it without the "http://"

    This style of music (while not for everyone's taste) is very nice to have in
    the background while reading e-mail or whatever - and I'm really frustrated
    not to have it. Maybe I'll go back to 8.2.1 . . . except I'll bet the "updating"
    of the Library now makes it incompatible with v8. :^(

    Thanks for any suggestions or leads . . .
     
  2. Mugwumper thread starter macrumors regular

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    #2
    Answered my own question . . . ;^)

    It turns out that the correct URL for this 1.FM station is in fact
    "http://sc8.1.fm:7008" not "www.1.fm/station/ChilloutLounge".

    I found this by going to the 1.FM site, finding the station, and clicking on
    "home" and then letting iTunes open the stream path. However, I did not
    see this entry in my Library (with 9540 songs) because it was buried in all
    the other numerical titles - and I wasn't expecting it there, rather I figured
    it would have been added to the Radio area. Silly me . . . ;^)

    In any event, I'm happy to have the station, but not sure I like that it's part
    of the Library - I'll guess I'll just have to get used to it.
     
  3. Mugwumper thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4
    Maybe not a bug . . .

    From everything I've read, it looks like us users can't add anything to the
    Radio section. And since I now know how to get my "station" back, it really
    isn't a bug, per se . . .

    I'm sure we all more important things to worry about . . . ;^)
     

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