RE: Playlists for web radio stations

Hi Gary,

Thanks, I think I'm OK on the basic idea, what I was really asking is what
the structure of the contents of an M3U or PLS file is?  Is it just the
specified URL or do you need to specify other parameters?

For example, I looked at one M3U file which appeared to have "#extm3u" and
#extinf:".  In other words there seemed to be a specific structure used in
the creation of an M3U file and not just the URL.

I've also just tried Peter's link direct and it certainly takes me to the
site and looks promising in terms of then allowing me to save a playlist, so
I was probably approaching it the wrong way round.  I was using Peter's URL
and then going to the Plextalk Transfer software and creating the playlist
in the "New web radio" feature - everything looked OK until I tried to
connect.

Anyway, I'll give it another shot.

Thanks again,

Jamie


-----Original Message-----
From: ptr1-users-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:ptr1-users-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gary Schindler
Sent: 22 March 2011 01:39
To: ptr1-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Playlists for web radio stations

Jamie, you have to create an M3U file or download one from the website. 
check to see if the URL he gave plays on the computer first. then from the 
link he gave, try doing a save target as to see if you can download the 
playlist from the site.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jamie Cuthbertson" <jamie.cuthbertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <ptr1-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 3:56 PM
Subject: RE: Playlists for web radio stations


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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