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dpozzi

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Posted: Jun 3, 2019 - 6:29pm



 BillG wrote:


 left_channel wrote:
 dpozzi wrote:
Bill, are both Flac broadcast systems going to coexist?
 

You mean the new streams and also the infrastructure that supports the RP apps plus third-party apps on LMS and BluOS? I certainly hope so. The apps include the ability to skip tracks, for one thing.

Having said that, Michael has the metadata working with the new streams in LMS, and this is great because the full app still has some glitches. I never skip tracks anyway. For now the new streams are only working via Favorites, but I expect he'll add both streams to the plugin soon.

Also I should note that on other forums I've seen reports that some players — notably Roon and perhaps also WinAmp — don't like the hidden load balancing redirect in these new streams, and will only work if the listener replaces "stream" with "icy-6" or "icy-8" in the url.


 

Wasn't aware of any issues with the load balancer. But your solution on that is indeed correct. icy-4 and icy-5 will directly call our servers in London, icy-6 or icy-8 in Texas, icy-7 in Virginia. 

The stream urls are an add-on for hardware players that can't /don't support our normal infrastructure. Definitely not a replacement. 
 

Thanks Bill, in Volumio the trial version of the RP plugin works fine.
You have the option to listen directly from the API and also to solve the problems of cuts, you can pre download the block flac.
We'll see if Marco, the creator of the plugin considers implementing it using the direct download link, although I think that as is enough.
In this post the subject is discussed: 

https://forum.volumio.org/radioparadise-plugin-flac-works-only-for-while-t11525-70.html

regard
BillG

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Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 3, 2019 - 11:28am



 left_channel wrote:
 dpozzi wrote:
Bill, are both Flac broadcast systems going to coexist?
 

You mean the new streams and also the infrastructure that supports the RP apps plus third-party apps on LMS and BluOS? I certainly hope so. The apps include the ability to skip tracks, for one thing.

Having said that, Michael has the metadata working with the new streams in LMS, and this is great because the full app still has some glitches. I never skip tracks anyway. For now the new streams are only working via Favorites, but I expect he'll add both streams to the plugin soon.

Also I should note that on other forums I've seen reports that some players — notably Roon and perhaps also WinAmp — don't like the hidden load balancing redirect in these new streams, and will only work if the listener replaces "stream" with "icy-6" or "icy-8" in the url.


 

Wasn't aware of any issues with the load balancer. But your solution on that is indeed correct. icy-4 and icy-5 will directly call our servers in London, icy-6 or icy-8 in Texas, icy-7 in Virginia. 

The stream urls are an add-on for hardware players that can't /don't support our normal infrastructure. Definitely not a replacement. 
left_channel

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Posted: Jun 3, 2019 - 10:06am

 dpozzi wrote:
Bill, are both Flac broadcast systems going to coexist?
 

You mean the new streams and also the infrastructure that supports the RP apps plus third-party apps on LMS and BluOS? I certainly hope so. The apps include the ability to skip tracks, for one thing.

Having said that, Michael has the metadata working with the new streams in LMS, and this is great because the full app still has some glitches. I never skip tracks anyway. For now the new streams are only working via Favorites, but I expect he'll add both streams to the plugin soon.

Also I should note that on other forums I've seen reports that some players — notably Roon and perhaps also WinAmp — don't like the hidden load balancing redirect in these new streams, and will only work if the listener replaces "stream" with "icy-6" or "icy-8" in the url.


dpozzi

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Posted: Jun 1, 2019 - 2:37pm

Bill, are both Flac broadcast systems going to coexist?
BillG

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Posted: Jun 1, 2019 - 10:03am



 left_channel wrote:
Thanks Bill! Michael plans to look into adding that to LMS.

Also, we're curious: why is this FLAC stream in an Ogg container? Very interesting.

 BillG wrote:
That's now available here:  https://api.radioparadise.com/api/now_playing

For alt mixes (currently 'mellow', others in the future) add ?chan=1

The 'time' value is the time in seconds until the current song ends, to be used to calculate the refresh time.
 


 

That's necessary in order to relay it through Icecast.
left_channel

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Posted: Jun 1, 2019 - 9:21am

Thanks Bill! Michael plans to look into adding that to LMS.

Also, we're curious: why is this FLAC stream in an Ogg container? Very interesting.

 BillG wrote:
That's now available here:  https://api.radioparadise.com/api/now_playing

For alt mixes (currently 'mellow', others in the future) add ?chan=1

The 'time' value is the time in seconds until the current song ends, to be used to calculate the refresh time.
 


BillG

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Posted: May 31, 2019 - 2:37pm



 BillG wrote:


 dpozzi wrote:
Hi Bill, thanks for your effort.
Do not plan to add something similar to https://api.radioparadise.com/... with the metadata of the theme that is being played in the link?
It would be a simple way to get metadata in app like Volumio or LMS

Daniel 


 BillG wrote:
We've sorted out the issues on our FLAC stream encoder, and these URLs should work fine now — bandwidth permitting, of course.

Main Mix:  http://stream.radioparadise.com/flac
Mellow Mix: http://stream.radioparadise.com/mellow-flac
 


 

Yes, we'll have an API endpoint you can use to grab the current now playing metadata + the time until the next song starts. 
 

That's now available here:  https://api.radioparadise.com/api/now_playing

For alt mixes (currently 'mellow', others in the future) add ?chan=1

The 'time' value is the time in seconds until the current song ends, to be used to calculate the refresh time.
d700



Posted: May 28, 2019 - 1:19pm



 BillG wrote:
Awesome!

 dpozzi wrote:
Hi Bill, thanks for your effort.
Do not plan to add something similar to https://api.radioparadise.com/... with the metadata of the theme that is being played in the link?
It would be a simple way to get metadata in app like Volumio or LMS

Daniel 


 BillG wrote:
We've sorted out the issues on our FLAC stream encoder, and these URLs should work fine now — bandwidth permitting, of course.

Main Mix:  http://stream.radioparadise.com/flac
Mellow Mix: http://stream.radioparadise.com/mellow-flac
 


 

Yes, we'll have an API endpoint you can use to grab the current now playing metadata + the time until the next song starts. 
 


Han_Jeurissen

Location: Maastricht


Posted: May 28, 2019 - 10:46am

Hello Bill,
First of all I want to complement you and your wife with having Radio Paradise and your music choice. My wife and I love this music station. But, unfortunately there is a but, for a few months now we have some stutters on certain moments, mostly around 5.00 - 6.00 PM Amsterdam time zone. When they occur, the song is interrupted every 10 or so seconds for the duration of 2-4 seconds.
We use a Bluesound node 2. I first contacted them, but they refer to RP. When I look in the Bleusound logfile I notice distinct errors appear:  May 27 14:52:52 (none) user.info ./ms.pl: Controller::outputUnderrun Controller.pm (2745) streamId=418
Though the Bluesound node is attached through Wifi, I don't believe that is the problem, because I can play flawless high res music from my NAS and the Bluesound reports a good Wifi connection.
The stutering lasts mostly about 10 minutes, but it is very anoying.
Maybe it is some kind internet traffic-jam, as it mostly occures about 5.00 PM every day, I don't know. Does this makes any sence tot you? I read in other posts beneath that you advise other links to streams. Unfortunately I cann't use those in the Bluesound. But on the other hand the stuters we suffer from are in a short time-span. So maybe this a different kind of problem. I'm curious what you think about this.
Greetings from the Netherlands, Han Jeurissen
flatpopely

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Posted: May 28, 2019 - 8:13am

Having enjoyed and supported RP for a couple of years I tried out FLAC on the webplayer at the weekend, superb!
The URL 

http://stream.radioparadise.com/flac
Does not seem to want to work in WinAMP.

I currently use 
http://37.130.228.60/aac-320.m3u

Any thoughts?

Andrew.
left_channel

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Posted: May 28, 2019 - 7:58am

Thanks Bill! Sounds great. If this forum had a "like" button, we'd all click on it today.

dpozzi

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Gender: Male


Posted: May 27, 2019 - 5:26pm



 BillG wrote:


 dpozzi wrote:
Hi Bill, thanks for your effort.
Do not plan to add something similar to https://api.radioparadise.com/... with the metadata of the theme that is being played in the link?
It would be a simple way to get metadata in app like Volumio or LMS

Daniel 


 BillG wrote:
We've sorted out the issues on our FLAC stream encoder, and these URLs should work fine now — bandwidth permitting, of course.

Main Mix:  http://stream.radioparadise.com/flac
Mellow Mix: http://stream.radioparadise.com/mellow-flac
 


 

Yes, we'll have an API endpoint you can use to grab the current now playing metadata + the time until the next song starts. 
 
Thanks Bill, we are waiting for you.
BillG

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Posted: May 27, 2019 - 4:25pm



 dpozzi wrote:
Hi Bill, thanks for your effort.
Do not plan to add something similar to https://api.radioparadise.com/... with the metadata of the theme that is being played in the link?
It would be a simple way to get metadata in app like Volumio or LMS

Daniel 


 BillG wrote:
We've sorted out the issues on our FLAC stream encoder, and these URLs should work fine now — bandwidth permitting, of course.

Main Mix:  http://stream.radioparadise.com/flac
Mellow Mix: http://stream.radioparadise.com/mellow-flac
 


 

Yes, we'll have an API endpoint you can use to grab the current now playing metadata + the time until the next song starts. 
dpozzi

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Location: Marcos Juarez, Argentina
Gender: Male


Posted: May 27, 2019 - 3:33pm

Hi Bill, thanks for your effort.
Do not plan to add something similar to https://api.radioparadise.com/... with the metadata of the theme that is being played in the link?
It would be a simple way to get metadata in app like Volumio or LMS

Daniel 


 BillG wrote:
We've sorted out the issues on our FLAC stream encoder, and these URLs should work fine now — bandwidth permitting, of course.

Main Mix:  http://stream.radioparadise.com/flac
Mellow Mix: http://stream.radioparadise.com/mellow-flac
 


BillG

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Gender: Male


Posted: May 27, 2019 - 2:18pm

We've sorted out the issues on our FLAC stream encoder, and these URLs should work fine now — bandwidth permitting, of course.

Main Mix:  http://stream.radioparadise.com/flac
Mellow Mix: http://stream.radioparadise.com/mellow-flac
BillG

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Gender: Male


Posted: May 21, 2019 - 8:25am



 d6jg wrote:
Still experiencing stuttering via the LMS plugin (but I don't think it is anything to do with the plugin). It started about 14:30 UK time.

 ra990 wrote:
Working and sounding great in MusicBee, thanks Bill!

 BillG wrote:

 BillG wrote:
We're working on a revised source for the FLAC stream. Should have that ready for testing tomorrow.
 

Here's the new test URL. We've identified 2 issues. This URL should successfully address one of those. The other will be addressed tomorrow.

If you've posted the test URL anywhere, please update your post to the new URL. The old one will be discontinued shortly.

http://icy-8.radioparadise.com/flac

This is still subject to periodic outages — some brief (for software updates), some longer (due to failures caused by the second issue I mentioned above)
 


 


 

Listening via the LMS plugin is a totally different deal than via the stream link below. Any stuttering would be happening either on LMS, your network, or your player - not on our end. 
d6jg



Posted: May 21, 2019 - 7:47am

Still experiencing stuttering via the LMS plugin (but I don't think it is anything to do with the plugin). It started about 14:30 UK time.

 ra990 wrote:
Working and sounding great in MusicBee, thanks Bill!

 BillG wrote:

 BillG wrote:
We're working on a revised source for the FLAC stream. Should have that ready for testing tomorrow.
 

Here's the new test URL. We've identified 2 issues. This URL should successfully address one of those. The other will be addressed tomorrow.

If you've posted the test URL anywhere, please update your post to the new URL. The old one will be discontinued shortly.

http://icy-8.radioparadise.com/flac

This is still subject to periodic outages — some brief (for software updates), some longer (due to failures caused by the second issue I mentioned above)
 


 


ra990

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Posted: May 20, 2019 - 4:18pm

Working and sounding great in MusicBee, thanks Bill!

 BillG wrote:

 BillG wrote:
We're working on a revised source for the FLAC stream. Should have that ready for testing tomorrow.
 

Here's the new test URL. We've identified 2 issues. This URL should successfully address one of those. The other will be addressed tomorrow.

If you've posted the test URL anywhere, please update your post to the new URL. The old one will be discontinued shortly.

http://icy-8.radioparadise.com/flac

This is still subject to periodic outages — some brief (for software updates), some longer (due to failures caused by the second issue I mentioned above)
 


BillG

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Gender: Male


Posted: May 15, 2019 - 7:06pm


 BillG wrote:
We're working on a revised source for the FLAC stream. Should have that ready for testing tomorrow.
 

Here's the new test URL. We've identified 2 issues. This URL should successfully address one of those. The other will be addressed tomorrow.

If you've posted the test URL anywhere, please update your post to the new URL. The old one will be discontinued shortly.

http://icy-8.radioparadise.com/flac

This is still subject to periodic outages — some brief (for software updates), some longer (due to failures caused by the second issue I mentioned above)
BillG

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Posted: May 15, 2019 - 5:37pm

We're working on a revised source for the FLAC stream. Should have that ready for testing tomorrow.
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