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MinimStreamer support for new BBC HLS AAC streams - simoncn - 2015-02-16 16:50

You can now play the new BBC HLS AAC streams on your Linn DS using MinimServer with MinimStreamer 0.5.2. When you play an HLS stream via MinimStreamer, it is automatically converted to a "normal" AAC ADTS stream that the DS is able to play. The converted AAC stream can optionally be transcoded to other formats such as wav, wav24 or L16. It can also be recorded to an AAC ADTS file.

I have tested this with the BBC streams in the following .m3u playlist file:

Code:
#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:-1,[*R1] BBC Radio 1
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_radio_one.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R1X] BBC Radio 1Xtra
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_1xtra.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R2] BBC Radio 2
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_radio_two.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R3] BBC Radio 3
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_three.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R4] BBC Radio 4 FM
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_radio_fourfm.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R4L] BBC Radio 4 LW
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_radio_fourlw.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R4X] BBC Radio 4 Extra
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_radio_four_extra.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R5] BBC Radio 5 Live
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_radio_five_live.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R5X] BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_radio_five_live_sports_extra.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R6] BBC Radio 6 Music
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_6music.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*AN] BBC Asian Network
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/high/ak/bbc_asian_network.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*WS] BBC World Service
http://bbcwsen-lh.akamaihd.net/i/WSEIEUK_1@189911/master.m3u8

Edit: corrected some errors in the above stream URLs.


RE: MinimStreamer support for new BBC HLS AAC streams - Briain - 2015-02-16 17:16

Much coolness; thank you for doing that! It all seems to be working up here in sunny Edinburgh (using iOS Kinsky to select and play).

Bri Smile

NB I haven't tried transcoding; just loading your playlist and playing the streams.


RE: MinimStreamer support for new BBC HLS AAC streams - Briain - 2015-02-16 17:24

FYI The last two (BBC World service and BBC Asian) don't start, but I'll try again later (maybe they're just unavailable, at the moment). With these two, the Knsky spinner only performs one revolution then blanks (so like it just gives up right away). I never use internet radio (via a DS) so I am not familiar with what that 'premature giving up' indicates (no feed found, or an error of some other sort).

Edit, I see R6 has just done the above, so maybe MinimServer thinks there's a lack of network issue; most odd as that one worked a few minutes ago.


RE: MinimStreamer support for new BBC HLS AAC streams - simoncn - 2015-02-16 17:28

(2015-02-16 17:24)Briain Wrote:  FYI The last two (BBC World service and BBC Asian) don't start, but I'll try again later (maybe they're just unavailable, at the moment).

I just tried them and they are both working for me.


RE: MinimStreamer support for new BBC HLS AAC streams - mikegriff - 2015-02-16 17:34

Thank You very much Simon!!!

HD radio coming out of the Raspberry Pi running Volumio
Controlled by Linn Kazoo as are my Linn DS's
All sourced from MinimServer and Streamer

I'm well chuffed and it sounds good too!
Mike

Rapberry P1 2
Volumio 1.55

Minimserver 0.8-update-57
Minimstreamer 0.5.2


RE: MinimStreamer support for new BBC HLS AAC streams - alexm - 2015-02-16 17:41

I've modified these and now provide the 320kbps AAC feeds :-)

Code:
#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:-1,[*R1] BBC Radio 1
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_one.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R1X] BBC Radio 1Xtra
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_1xtra.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R2] BBC Radio 2
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_two.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R3] BBC Radio 3
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/llnw/bbc_radio_three.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R4] BBC Radio 4 FM
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_fourfm.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R4L] BBC Radio 4 LW
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_fourlw.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R4X] BBC Radio 4 Extra
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_four_extra.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R5] BBC Radio 5 Live
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_five_live.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R5X] BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_five_live_sports_extra.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*R6] BBC Radio 6 Music
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_6music.m3u8



RE: MinimStreamer support for new BBC HLS AAC streams - simoncn - 2015-02-16 17:43

(2015-02-16 17:41)alexm Wrote:  I've modified these and now provide the 320kbps AAC feeds :-)

Can you hear the difference on anything except Radio 3? Smile


RE: MinimStreamer support for new BBC HLS AAC streams - alexm - 2015-02-16 17:46

Does it matter/why not?!

Is there any way of attaching artwork to go with the 'new' way of listening Simon?


RE: MinimStreamer support for new BBC HLS AAC streams - Briain - 2015-02-16 17:51

(2015-02-16 17:28)simoncn Wrote:  
(2015-02-16 17:24)Briain Wrote:  FYI The last two (BBC World service and BBC Asian) don't start, but I'll try again later (maybe they're just unavailable, at the moment).

I just tried them and they are both working for me.

Hi

It's quite odd; the last three seem to be giving me problems. The third last one - R6 - sometimes starts streaming (but usually, it doesn't) and the two after that have never started streaming. All the others seem highly reliable; just these last three are not behaving,

Bri


RE: MinimStreamer support for new BBC HLS AAC streams - simoncn - 2015-02-16 17:55

(2015-02-16 17:46)alexm Wrote:  Does it matter?

Is there any way of attaching artwork to go with the 'new' way of listening Simon?

These .m3u playlist entries don't have artwork because the .m3u format doesn't provide any way to specify artwork.

I might be able to find a way round this. Stay tuned....