RE: Playlists for web radio stations

Hi Peter,

Fantastic, works a treat.  I'm now pretty much covered for the stations I
normally listen to.

I'll check out the site you mention - sounds promising.

Thanks again for your help.

Jamie



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[mailto:ptr1-users-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Bosher
Sent: 01 April 2011 14:24
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Subject: RE: Playlists for web radio stations

Hi Jamie,

Yes, this one for Classic FM works OK, and I'm sending you the file 
off-list.   I can't tell what's going wrong when you try it, but just 
to reiterate, it's always a question of getting the actual M3U file 
intact, not creating your own from a URL.

An interesting twist to this is another site which is a brilliant 
resource for finding international stations:
http://www.mobtuner.com

The twist is that when you save M3U files from this site, those files 
actually contain the URL's for the working M3U files, so when you 
first try the saved files they don't work on the Pocket, but if you 
then read the files, go to the URL's they contain and save those M3U 
files, you have something that does work on the Pocket.  As I said 
before, such fun ... there must be an easier way but again, it seems 
to be worth the trouble for the results.

Best,

Peter


At 06:04 PM 3/31/2011, you wrote:
>Hi Peter,
>
>Apologies as I think I'm being really dense here.
>
>I've sorted out the Radio Scotland side of things that you posted earlier
>and am now trying to sort out Classic FM.  The M3U link you sent works
>perfectly when I use my computer as it just kicks into Windows Media
Player,
>but, if I use the Plextalk Transfer software to create a new web radio
>station playlist, it doesn't appear to work.  I must be missing an
important
>part of the process.
>
>All the other ones seemed to go into a Save As option but this one just
>starts the station playing.
>
>Have you managed to get this one working and, if so, what method did you
use
>to create the necessary playlist on the Pocket?
>
>I guess it will be really obvious but it is eluding me at the moment.
>
>Thanks again,
>
>Jamie
>
>
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>[mailto:ptr1-users-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Bosher
>Sent: 24 March 2011 22:34
>To: ptr1-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: RE: Playlists for web radio stations
>
>Hi again Jamie/All,
>
>I came across a useful resource for finding UK and Irish stations,
>though the website is not the easiest to navigate:
>http://www.radiofeeds.co.uk/
>
>Try this M3u for Classic FM gleaned from that site:
>http://media-ice.musicradio.com/ClassicFMMP3.m3u
>
>Best,
>
>Peter
>
>At 04:35 PM 3/22/2011, you wrote:
> >Hi Peter,
> >
> >Thanks for this.  I've now managed to get most of the numbered BBC
>stations.
> >I say most because I've not yet got BBC 5 Live but I'm working on it!!  I
> >also wanted to get Classic FM and Radio Scotland.
> >
> >It would be really good if we could persuade Plextor to create an FTP
> >location where we could upload and download playlists that we know work -
> >what do others think?
> >
> >Anyway, if anyone wants me to mail them the playlists for BBC 1, 2, 3, 4,
6
> >or 7, just give me a shout.
> >
> >Jamie
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: ptr1-users-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >[mailto:ptr1-users-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Bosher
> >Sent: 22 March 2011 14:13
> >To: ptr1-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >Subject: RE: Playlists for web radio stations
> >
> >Hi Jamie, and All,
> >
> >If it's a Windows Media link, which the BBC stations are, then you
> >can't make a playlist file, because M3U and PLS playlist files must
> >point to MP3 files.
> >
> >So, when you see a Windows Media Player link, you need to right-click
> >it, and save the actual ASX file.
> >
> >If you have the URL, then one way to get the ASX file, which works
> >under Windows XP, is to set your folder options so that Windows asks
> >whether you want to download or open the file.  Then, when you go to
> >that URL with Internet Explorer, you can save the ASX file, and then
> >copy it to the Plex Web Radio folder either with the Transfer
> >software or Win Explorer.
> >
> >I don't know how to do this in Windows 7, short of actually changing
> >the ASX association to stop Media Player opening, so if anybody does
> >know, or has a more elegant way to get the ASX files, then please let us
> >know.
> >
> >I'm also looking at how to get stations across from a mobile phone,
> >because there are good searches there.
> >
> >I do agree that this could be more intuitive (smile), but it's worth
> >the trouble because the Pocket makes such a nice Internet Radio.
> >
> >And yes, I am so happy about the time-jump features.  One other thing
> >I like is the dedicated folder for audio books, which means that when
> >playing music you don't get unwanted non-music recordings.
> >
> >The only feature I can think of now for the wish list is to read MP3
tags.
> >
> >Best,
> >
> >Peter
> >
> >At 07:56 PM 3/21/2011, you wrote:
> > >Hi again Peter,
> > >
> > >  I think I am being particularly thick on this one but, even with your
> > >supplied URL, I am not getting a success.
> > >
> > >Can I check if you are using the "New web radio" feature on the File
menu
> >of
> > >the transfer software or are you embedding the URL manually into an M3U
>or
> > >PLS file?  I was trying to use the "New web radio" feature and it all
> >looked
> > >pretty obvious but then just doesn't connect at the critical moment.
> > >
> > >If it is the latter, are you just including the URL you mention or do
you
> > >have to have other parameters specified?
> > >
> > >Thanks in advance.
> > >
> > >Jamie
> > >
> > >
> > >-----Original Message-----
> > >From: ptr1-users-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >[mailto:ptr1-users-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Bosher
> > >Sent: 21 March 2011 14:32
> > >To: ptr1-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >Subject: Re: Playlists for web radio stations
> > >
> > >Hi Jamie and All,
> > >
> > >I've also been looking for a comprehensive list of station URL's, but
> > >meanwhile, a couple of tips re Internet Radio:
> > >
> > >When you do find a link to a stream you want to use on a website, you
> > >can usually right-click it, then choose "save target as", and the
> > >resulting file should be either a .M3U, PLS or ASX file which you can
> > >rename if you wish and then transfer across to the Pocket.
> > >
> > >Also, I particularly wanted to be able to stream BBC national
> > >stations, and the BBC player doesn't work this way, but I did find
> > >ASX files that work on the Pocket, so for example, here is the URL for
> >Radio
> > >4:
> > >http://bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r4.asx
> > >
> > >and for other stations, replace r4 with r3, r7 and so-on.
> > >
> > >I'm loving this upgrade so far, so many thanks to Plextor.
> > >
> > >Best,
> > >
> > >Peter
> > >
> > >
> > >At 09:27 AM 3/21/2011, you wrote:
> > > >Hi there,
> > > >
> > > >Just trying to get started on using the PTP1 for playing web radio
and
> > > >wondered if anyone knows of a consolidated list of web radio station
> > > >playlists or URLs?
> > > >
> > > >It seems to me that it would be much more straightforward if there
was
>an
> > > >easy to access list of these so we can pick the ones we want rather
>than
> > > >having to search all over the place for the stations we want.
> > > >
> > > >Any thoughts?
> > > >
> > > >Jamie
> > > >
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