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  1. vinnielo's Avatar
    Hi,

    It's Vinnie from RadioFeeds UK & Ireland here.

    As some of you may be aware, we operate a service for BB10 users to allow them to listen to UK and Irish radio app-free. UK and Irish Radio Stations for BlackBerry 10 - RadioFeeds UK & Ireland

    Recently, the BBC introduced some high-quality streams using the HLS protocol.
    Whilst BB10 should support this, I'm not sure if it works on the app-free player, as the playlist files have been left unparsed.

    As I don't own a BB10 device, please could someone test some streams out for me..
    Just load this into your browser: RadioFeeds UK & Ireland for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
    Select a station, choose a bitrate, then press play. Let me know if anything is heard.
    If you're not from the UK, you may find that the 128k and 320k streams will not work, as they are geolocked.

    Thanks in advance.
    02-17-15 03:11 AM
  2. TrickyT's Avatar
    The following are playing at 128s

    BBC Radio 1
    BBC Radio 5 live
    BBC Wiltshire

    Planet Roack mp3 and 112s

    Handy site to bookmark.

    Trevor
    02-17-15 03:22 AM
  3. ezikiah's Avatar
    Just tested radio Newcastle radio 2 and radio Essex. All working exceptionally well on all bitrates. Running a Q10 on EE 4G in Birmingham.

    Q10SQN100-3/10.2.1.3442


    Posted on my Q10.
    02-17-15 03:22 AM
  4. vinnielo's Avatar
    Thanks, guys. Glad you're enjoying using the player.
    Sorry for not being too clear in my first post: what I'd really like to test is the AAC (HLS) mode.
    This is given in the second link.
    Please could you test those streams for me, ensuring you don't accidentally switch away to mp3 mode.

    Thanks!
    02-17-15 03:30 AM
  5. vinnielo's Avatar
    Just tested radio Newcastle radio 2 and radio Essex. All working exceptionally well on all bitrates. Running a Q10 on EE 4G in Birmingham.
    Just to clarify, did the 320k stream work for you?
    02-17-15 03:36 AM
  6. ezikiah's Avatar
    Just to clarify, did the 320k stream work for you?
    Yes they worked on 320

    Posted on my Q10.
    02-17-15 03:40 AM
  7. vinnielo's Avatar
    Excellent! Thanks for the confirmation.
    I've now integrated the HLS player into the BB10 player.
    Not only is the sound quality higher with the 128k and 320k streams, but live sports commentary is not blocked on those two streams (UK only).
    02-17-15 03:58 AM
  8. jackboy1606's Avatar
    Radio 1 works flawlessly on Z10 at 320k

    Posted via CB10
    02-17-15 04:28 AM
  9. jimoates014's Avatar
    Radio 2 at 320 in rural Derbyshire, sound clarity good.

    Passport or Z10, whichever is nearest
    02-17-15 05:09 AM
  10. gariac's Avatar
    "PLEASE NOTE: The 128k and 320k BBC AAC+ (HLS) streams are only available to listeners in the UK, but live sports commentary is available on these streams."

    In the US, some of the HLS streams are deemed incompatible.

    Posted via CB10
    02-17-15 08:39 AM
  11. vinnielo's Avatar
    The 48k and 96k streams should work to those streaming from outside of the UK. Is this the case for you?
    02-17-15 08:42 AM
  12. wincyUt's Avatar
    OP, maybe you should get a BlackBerry.
    02-17-15 09:48 AM
  13. vinnielo's Avatar
    OP, maybe you should get a BlackBerry.
    I'll happily take donations!
    02-17-15 10:19 AM
  14. playboldbook's Avatar
    Thanks for supporting BB10. I'm in Canada and all our major networks seem to think supporting BB10 is a colosal waste of time.
    02-17-15 10:29 AM
  15. wincyUt's Avatar
    I'll happily take donations!
    I bet Apple donated their phone to you, right? sometimes "IT TAKES MONEY TO MAKE MONEY".
    02-17-15 10:43 AM
  16. vinnielo's Avatar
    Not Apple directly, but through another developer, yes.
    Shall I start charging users to access the player so I can build up funds to buy myself a BlackBerry Classic?
    Nah.. I'll just continue letting people enjoy it for free!
    02-17-15 11:34 AM
  17. SparrowhawkMMU's Avatar
    Hi Vinnie, thanks for collecting these feeds onto the one page. These new HLS ones are great quality

    Page bookmarked.

    Posted via CB10
    02-17-15 11:54 AM
  18. PatrickMJS's Avatar
    I'll happily take donations!
    Hey Vinnie,

    It's Patrick from Calgary by the sunny snow-covered Rocky Mountains.

    Yesterday:
    Attachment 334200

    I'll happily donate a tip to you: the player works fine using the stock BB10 browser, but if the user sets the Browser's settings to "Desktop Mode", your player doesn't work. It just displays an error message:

    Attachment 334201

    Maybe the simplest fix would be for you to include an extra paragraph on this error screen along the lines of the following: BB10 users that see this message should go into the browser Settings / Developer Tools / Desktop Mode and make sure it is set to the "Off" position.

    Posted via CB10 while listening to BBC Adult Alternative.

    Thanks Vinnie!
    Beauty!!!
    Last edited by PatrickMJS; 02-17-15 at 01:15 PM.
    02-17-15 01:03 PM
  19. gariac's Avatar
    The 48k and 96k streams should work to those streaming from outside of the UK. Is this the case for you?
    Yes. I just posted the warning so that people know it isn't an issue with the phone or website.



    Posted via CB10
    02-17-15 04:01 PM
  20. vinnielo's Avatar
    Hey Vinnie,

    Maybe the simplest fix would be for you to include an extra paragraph on this error screen along the lines of the following: BB10 users that see this message should go into the browser Settings / Developer Tools / Desktop Mode and make sure it is set to the "Off" position.
    If you insist that this is a real issue, consider it now done.
    02-17-15 04:04 PM
  21. vinnielo's Avatar
    Yes. I just posted the warning so that people know it isn't an issue with the phone or website.
    Glad to know you're not totally excluded.
    02-17-15 04:05 PM
  22. vhl71's Avatar
    It does work now. Thanks for the iinfo.

    But will it work from outside UK? Can I listen to the live commentary when the game is on? Or will I get the standard message saying it's not available outside UK due to contract restrictions?

    Posted via CB10
    02-17-15 05:51 PM
  23. vhl71's Avatar
    I already checked. It doesn't work for live commentary if you're outside UK.
    I tried 5livesportsextrs just now where it's supposed to play the world cup cricket highlights - bit I get the rights restrictions message
    I really would like to listen on my BlackBerry
    Since BlackBerry doesn't t support pptp von, I can't get this working no matter what!!

    Posted via CB10
    02-17-15 05:56 PM
  24. gariac's Avatar
    I already checked. It doesn't work for live commentary if you're outside UK.
    I tried 5livesportsextrs just now where it's supposed to play the world cup cricket highlights - bit I get the rights restrictions message
    I really would like to listen on my BlackBerry
    Since BlackBerry doesn't t support pptp von, I can't get this working no matter what!!

    Posted via CB10
    There are a few ipsec VPNs. (BTW PPTP can be cracked.) You can search Crackberry for how to do this since I have no first hand knowledge.

    Some people have set up Amazon cloud accounts and made their own VPN. Note for streaming, you need to look at the data caps.

    Amazon has a trial account for their cloud. (On my TBD list. )

    Posted via CB10
    02-17-15 10:50 PM
  25. g4eid's Avatar
    Bookmarked! Loving the 320 quality in the UK :-)

    Posted via CB10
    02-18-15 12:37 AM
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