A few weeks ago, my Chumby again stopped playing WFMT. This time it wouldn't play about a third of the MP3 streams in the spreadsheet list. It did play most but there was not rhyme or reason that I could see regarding which would or would not play. t also did not matter if it was on a wired or WIFI connection. The failure mode was slight ly different then before. Namely it would first go into what I would call chirping mode. About every 10 seconds it would play a 1/4 second of the stream. After about 10 minutes of chirping it would go idle.
Attempting to figure this out I successfully played the stream on an iPod, iPad, and a Windows 10 desktop simultaneously while Chumby is "chirping. I have tried different channels and Chumby Apps with out any affect. I have purchased and installed a new, multi freq. wifi/router which improved other device performance but made no difference to Chumby. I have also brought the Chumby into my office with our dual Comcast connection and had same problem, although it wouldn't chirp, just went straight into idle.
Note that throughout all this, other streams play well.
I have even picked up a used android device and have tried to replace the Chumby and while getting WFMT to play was easy, getting all the other apps I've set up, to play in android is frustrating at best.
I'd just like to know if picking up a Chumby 8 would solve the problem. Or is this a software issue between the Chumby streaming code and the streaming servers?