1 (edited by drexful 2017-11-13 07:23:44)

Topic: NPR Newscast Stream on Blue Octy Radio Not Working

Can the dev team please look into the Blue Octy Radio streams and see if the URL changed for NPR Newscast? It is no longer working on my C1, Dash, and Insignia. it stopped working within the last week.

Here is the link to the podcast streams https://www.npr.org/podcasts/500005/npr-news-now

Owner of a Chumby One, Insignia 3.5, and Sony Dash C10. A tinkerer at heart and IT manager by trade.

Re: NPR Newscast Stream on Blue Octy Radio Not Working

I'll take a look.  The streams move around a lot.

Re: NPR Newscast Stream on Blue Octy Radio Not Working

OK, I've restored the NPR Program Stream, however, NPR has taken down the Newscast stream in favor of podcasts on individual news programs.

Blue Octy Radio only understands how to play streams and playlists, not podcasts.

Re: NPR Newscast Stream on Blue Octy Radio Not Working

Hi Duane
Good to see you're still around
NPR Program Stream still not working on my C1
rebooted but still no luck
Cheers

Re: NPR Newscast Stream on Blue Octy Radio Not Working

Hmmm, found a typo, please try again.

Re: NPR Newscast Stream on Blue Octy Radio Not Working

smile All good again
Thanks

7 (edited by drexful 2017-11-26 21:40:41)

Re: NPR Newscast Stream on Blue Octy Radio Not Working

Duane wrote:

NPR has taken down the Newscast stream in favor of podcasts on individual news programs.

Blue Octy Radio only understands how to play streams and playlists, not podcasts.

I switched to Zurk firmware and the NPR Newscast stream works fine on it.. Was it just down for awhile or ?  Can we restore the stream back to the original CP now?

Owner of a Chumby One, Insignia 3.5, and Sony Dash C10. A tinkerer at heart and IT manager by trade.

Re: NPR Newscast Stream on Blue Octy Radio Not Working

Hmmm, can you extract the URL they're using? If so, send it to me and I can add it back to BOR.

9 (edited by drexful 2017-11-30 16:22:26)

Re: NPR Newscast Stream on Blue Octy Radio Not Working

Duane wrote:

Hmmm, can you extract the URL they're using? If so, send it to me and I can add it back to BOR.

Yes I will see what I can do.

Owner of a Chumby One, Insignia 3.5, and Sony Dash C10. A tinkerer at heart and IT manager by trade.

Re: NPR Newscast Stream on Blue Octy Radio Not Working

Duane - Here is the stream


http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/news/newscast.mp3

Owner of a Chumby One, Insignia 3.5, and Sony Dash C10. A tinkerer at heart and IT manager by trade.

Re: NPR Newscast Stream on Blue Octy Radio Not Working

Hi drexful. You might want to think about adding this NPR News stream to the My Streams section of the Chumby.

If you need information on how to do that, I maintain a spreadsheet with roughly 100 different streams. The first page of that spreadsheet describes how to edit the url_streams file on your Chumby to add the streams you want in a much more reliable way than the manual editing on the Chumby keyboard that is the default entry method. You can find information about this in the topic "Streaming Radio - Made a Little Easier" at http://forum.chumby.com/viewtopic.php?id=8411

I added the NPR Newscast stream to this spreadsheet right near the top.

Re: NPR Newscast Stream on Blue Octy Radio Not Working

ehertz wrote:

http://forum.chumby.com/viewtopic.php?id=8411

I added the NPR Newscast stream to this spreadsheet right near the top.


The file is not found... sad

Owner of a Chumby One, Insignia 3.5, and Sony Dash C10. A tinkerer at heart and IT manager by trade.

13 (edited by drexful 2017-11-30 19:19:41)

Re: NPR Newscast Stream on Blue Octy Radio Not Working

After doing some digging in the control panel script, I was able to find some things of interest to those who care..


This is where the control panel retrieves the xml file for stations in Blue Octy Radio (Chumcast)
http://music.chumby.com/chumcast/list


Pay close attention to the ID tag for each listing.. Enter it here. You can see the stream source.
http://music.chumby.com/chumcast/show?id=7


[playlist]
numberofentries=1
File1=http://nprdmp-live01-mp3.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/998/364916/v1/npr.akacast.akamaistream.net/nprdmp_live01_mp3
Title1=NPR Program Stream
Length1=-1
Browser1=http://www.npr.org
Version=2
Owner of a Chumby One, Insignia 3.5, and Sony Dash C10. A tinkerer at heart and IT manager by trade.

Re: NPR Newscast Stream on Blue Octy Radio Not Working

drexful wrote:

Duane - Here is the stream


http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/news/newscast.mp3

OK, I've added that and restored the "NPR Newscast" entry in BOR - I don't have a chumby to test with at the moment.  It looks like that's somewhat of a legacy stream - the playlist that used to point to it is gone, which is what BOR used to use.

Re: NPR Newscast Stream on Blue Octy Radio Not Working

drexful wrote:

After doing some digging in the control panel script, I was able to find some things of interest to those who care..


This is where the control panel retrieves the xml file for stations in Blue Octy Radio (Chumcast)
http://music.chumby.com/chumcast/list


Pay close attention to the ID tag for each listing.. Enter it here. You can see the stream source.
http://music.chumby.com/chumcast/show?id=7


[playlist]
numberofentries=1
File1=http://nprdmp-live01-mp3.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/998/364916/v1/npr.akacast.akamaistream.net/nprdmp_live01_mp3
Title1=NPR Program Stream
Length1=-1
Browser1=http://www.npr.org
Version=2

That's the main data feed for BOR (internally it's called "chumcast"), that link is for the *other* NPR stream which is the one I restored a few weeks ago.

Re: NPR Newscast Stream on Blue Octy Radio Not Working

Thanks Duane

Owner of a Chumby One, Insignia 3.5, and Sony Dash C10. A tinkerer at heart and IT manager by trade.

Re: NPR Newscast Stream on Blue Octy Radio Not Working

drexful wrote:
ehertz wrote:

http://forum.chumby.com/viewtopic.php?id=8411

I added the NPR Newscast stream to this spreadsheet right near the top.


The file is not found... sad

I could have sworn it worked last night, but when I looked at the topic today, the link seemed to revert to the old file link. Strange. Anyway, I updated it. See if it works for you know.

If for some reason the link does not work, the direct link is: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rhnwwo0btpvrh … s.xls?dl=0

Re: NPR Newscast Stream on Blue Octy Radio Not Working

Thanks ehertz

Owner of a Chumby One, Insignia 3.5, and Sony Dash C10. A tinkerer at heart and IT manager by trade.