[blindreplay] Re: some stations' URL's not working in replay AV

  • From: Mike Pietruk <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindreplay@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:23:07 -0400 (EDT)

One note on databases such as www.billsparks.org.
Bill, on his site, provides what I call jump urls.  By this, I mean that 
the urls shown aren't the actual urls to the stream but the url 
the page leads to an internal database from which you are then directed to 
the station's stream.  The advantage to this approach, assuming someone 
actually maintains the database in a timely manner, is that while the 
station may have a new stream link, this matters not on your end as Bill's 
jump url remains unchanged.
The question here is what kind of issues having jump urls placed in RAV.
Note that Applian often follows a similar approach with urls in its 
RAV, obviously, has no issues as these.

As Petro asked, post us some stations that are troubling you, and we can 
test them both to see if RAV can deal with them and, regardless of this, 
uncover for you urls you can bookmark.
Also note that RAV has both a tuning and recording function.  Not all 
links placed in RAV can do both; and just because RAV cannot record a 
link, you may be able to listen to it, via the tune function, without a 

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