SHOUTcast Internet Radio

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Re: SHOUTcast Internet Radio

Postby drfugawe » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:06 pm

Sounds like something is amiss. You're the only person to have reported something like that, and it's working fine here. Can you try rebooting your box (unplug it and re-plug it in), and see if that helps?


Thanks for responding - I have to reboot quite often, due to the network going down at least a few times a week, so I know that doesn't really help - perhaps that in itself indicates that Roku is not really functioning well on my network. There are many more sites which do not function on my Roku than those which do (and the working ones tend to be the larger ones like Netflix, tunein, Pandora, etc.). Is it also true that the number of station choices on the Roku Shoutcast are fewer than the number available on Shoutcast's internet site?

Thank you again for your contributions.
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Re: SHOUTcast Internet Radio

Postby TheEndless » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:41 am

drfugawe wrote:Is it also true that the number of station choices on the Roku Shoutcast are fewer than the number available on Shoutcast's internet site?

The Roku only supports MP3 for live audio streams, so the SHOUTcast channel is limited to only those stations that stream in MP3 format, so technically, yes. I don't know what the percentage is of AAC+ to MP3, but I'd be surprised if it were more than 15-20%.
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Re: SHOUTcast Internet Radio

Postby tlhall » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:21 pm

I'm trying to play:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/philosophy ... talk-radio
on my ROKU, but it plays on my computer ?
My ROKU displays "Buffering...99%", but never plays anything.
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Re: SHOUTcast Internet Radio

Postby TheEndless » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:10 pm

tlhall wrote:I'm trying to play:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/philosophy ... talk-radio
on my ROKU, but it plays on my computer ?
My ROKU displays "Buffering...99%", but never plays anything.

How are you attempting to play it? Did you find it in a category somewhere, search for it, or did you use the SHOUTcast launcher to enter the URL? I can't seem to find it in order to try to reproduce the issue.
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Re: SHOUTcast Internet Radio

Postby tlhall » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:36 am

TheEndless wrote:...
How are you attempting to play it? Did you find it in a category somewhere, search for it, or did you use the SHOUTcast launcher to enter the URL? I can't seem to find it in order to try to reproduce the issue.

I was using the launcher.
I examined the page source and eventually found the link to the .mp3 and it worked !
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/philosophyinaction/2012/09/20/talk-radio.mp3
Unfortunately, when I try to go to the live stream .mp3, it buffers up to 33% but doesn't play.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/philosophyinaction/2012/09/23/qa-radio.mp3
Hold it -
When I clicked on that live stream link with my browser, it took me to http://blogtalk.ic.llnwd.net/stream/blogtalk_mp3live119, and that works !

Is there a way to use the launcher to put more info in the channel so it doesn't say "Information Not Entered by Broadcaster" ?
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Re: SHOUTcast Internet Radio

Postby TheEndless » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:30 pm

Those don't appear to be live SHOUTcast streams. They're static mp3 files (probably archives?), which the SHOUTcast channel isn't designed to play.
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Re: SHOUTcast Internet Radio

Postby tlhall » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:35 am

How can I get these on the list of shoutcast streams ?
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