Topic: Streaming Radio - Made a Little Easier
My main use for my Chumby collection (3 at home, 1 at work) is to allow me to listen to streaming radio stations.
Unfortunately, I found that entering the information required to make "My Streams" work through the standard Chumby interface is, for me at least, very frustrating. Typing on that on-screen keyboard is a chore and there is no easy way to sort the list.
My solution was to create a spreadsheet that lets me enter the URLs of the streaming radio stations that I listen to, as well as the station names. This lets me sort the information easily and then create the text file I need to paste into the url_streams file that controls the "My Streams" application.
I posted my spreadsheet at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rhnwwo0btpvrh … s.xls?dl=0
The first tab in the spreadsheet goes through, more or less step-by-step, how to enter the information, access the url_streams file, update that file, and then verify that it was appropriately modified. I would like to get feedback from folks letting me know how I could improve the instructions and/or the other sections of the spreadsheet.
I have used this spreadsheet and the methods described for over a year, so I am sure that some things I assume are obvious, because I have done them so often, are not to anyone trying this for the first time, so please feel free to let me know what is confusing and how I might make it less so.
Edit December 1, 2017 - corrected URL for file to account for changes in Dropbox download link naming