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BBC AAC streams now available for internet radios

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Discovered this by chance today when I saw that these streams are now listed in iTunes. This includes the Radio 3 'HD Sound' 320k AAC stream. You can try either of these two links - someone on another forum has it working on a Logik IR100:

http://pri.kts-af.net/redir/index.pls?esid=3d49624c32dc3d18f2abd5fa5b5de...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r3_aaclca.pls

The BBC has said before that it would be releasing these streams for internet radios; well it would appear that they have now done so. I'm surprised that they haven't produced a press release about this much-requested feature.

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RE: Digital and analogue radio

BBC radio streaming (whether via  iTunes or iPlayer) has been AAC+ for a long time now. Well over a year IIRC.

 

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RE: Digital and analogue radio

Ah yes, but my Uniti's playing 128k if I recall;  must have a fiddle to see if i can get Andrew's instructions to add new ones...

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RE: Digital and analogue radio

Done.  And the screen says it's...57kbps Laughing out loud

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RE: Digital and analogue radio

chebby wrote:

BBC radio streaming (whether via  iTunes or iPlayer) has been AAC+ for a long time now. Well over a year IIRC.

 

That's true but they were only previously accessible via the iPlayer or with a Squeezebox running the iPlayer plug-in as they were 'wrapped' in Flash. Now these streams should (in theory) be accessible to any standalone internet radio device, as long as it can play AAC streams.

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I came accross this some