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  1. PlayBook UK's Avatar
    just caught up with this. Thanks for supporting the PlayBook Vinnie. Please can you confirm latest progress ?

    Cheers

    Terry
    08-30-14 05:45 AM
  2. parbrook's Avatar
    UK and Irish Radio on the PlayBook - testers wanted-img_00000053.png

    I get an internal server error (500) when using your form.

    I am trying to post the screenshot using a browser instead of the CB app.
    I hope it works.
    08-30-14 02:14 PM
  3. vinnielo's Avatar
    Thanks, parbrook.
    Not sure why you got a 500 error. I've just tested and it seems to be OK.
    I'm wondering if it's because you used some special characters in your email.
    The screenshot makes the player acceptable, in my eye. The visibility of the links at the bottom aren't particularly important.

    I guess the only thing to test now is if there is a nice custom icon when you save it to your homescreen. If someone could test that and post a screengrab I would be most grateful.

    I'm still looking at adding a search box so that will be to come if I'm happy there's sufficient space for it.
    08-31-14 04:17 PM
  4. vinnielo's Avatar
    PlayBook UK,
    I've been happy with the way it looks and works so have added an appropriate pointer from the main page at UK and Irish Radio Stations broadcasting on the Internet (when accessed from a PlayBook).
    I also mention the PlayBook at the stations' individual lsn.to addresses, e.g. at LiSteN . TO / MKFM
    08-31-14 04:24 PM
  5. vinnielo's Avatar
    I'm gonna try and add a nice "LCD" font to the station name as well as a frame around it.
    I'm not sure if the browser supports embedded fonts.
    Could someone please post a screengrab of this page for me on their PlayBook.
    Thanks! http://www.radiofeeds.co.uk/fonts/fonttest.html
    Last edited by vinnielo; 10-27-14 at 06:53 AM.
    10-27-14 06:39 AM
  6. parbrook's Avatar
    The new font looks good, but my Playbook does not want to take a screenshot for some reason.
    10-27-14 04:37 PM
  7. vinnielo's Avatar
    I'll take your word for it, then!
    I'll roll it out now.
    I'm just slightly worried the frame is a bit too thick.
    Different browsers render this bit of the code differently.
    10-27-14 05:00 PM
  8. vinnielo's Avatar
    Could someone please provide me with a screenshot of the player now.
    You could take a photo instead if it's easier to do.
    Thanks.
    10-28-14 07:00 AM
  9. parbrook's Avatar
    10-30-14 05:45 PM
  10. parbrook's Avatar
    By the way, it would be better to refer to DAB+ instead of AAC+.

    The DAB industry uses DAB and DAB+ in the consumer context, rather than the codec name.
    The actual encoding technology for DAB+ is HE-AAC V2 and it is not compatible with the AAC format that is on devices other than DAB+ receivers.
    10-30-14 05:55 PM
  11. vinnielo's Avatar
    Thanks for that.
    As expected, the frame turned out to be thicker than I would have liked.
    I've now adjusted them slightly.
    Hopefully you'll be able to see the bottom menu bar in most cases (probably not Radio 2, as that has additional information on it).

    As for DAB+, that would be entirely incorrect, as that would suggest that all the stations that use the AAC+ codec for streaming are on the DAB+ platform... which they are not.
    There's only one radio service being trialled on DAB+ in the UK at present.
    10-30-14 06:05 PM
  12. parbrook's Avatar
    OK, I was not thinking about the streamed services.

    Anyway, when the time comes, you will find that the standard AAC+ decoder will not decode the HE-AAC v2 of DAB+.
    10-31-14 03:33 PM
  13. vinnielo's Avatar
    The BBC have recently added some local radio streams compatible with the PlayBook.
    You can now find these stations in the player:

    BBC Radio Bristol
    BBC Radio Cambridge
    BBC Radio Cymru
    BBC Radio Devon
    BBC Radio Foyle
    BBC Radio Kent
    BBC Radio Leeds
    BBC London 94.9
    BBC Radio Manchester
    BBC Radio nan Gaidheal
    BBC Newcastle
    BBC Radio Norfolk
    BBC Radio Nottingham
    BBC Radio Solent
    BBC Radio Ulster
    BBC Radio Wales

    More to come in the coming days if your local station is not listed here yet.
    mh1983 likes this.
    01-22-15 10:16 AM
  14. sorinv's Avatar
    It works with interruptions in Canada.
    01-25-15 10:40 PM
  15. vinnielo's Avatar
    What kind of interruptions are these?
    Which stations were you trying to listen to?
    01-26-15 05:11 PM
  16. vinnielo's Avatar
    Some more recently added:
    BBC Essex
    BBC Radio Cumbria
    BBC Radio Derby
    BBC Radio Guernsey
    BBC Radio Humberside
    BBC Radio Jersey
    BBC Radio Lancashire
    BBC Radio Scotland
    BBC Three Counties Radio
    BBC WM
    02-03-15 10:21 AM
  17. vinnielo's Avatar
    All remaining BBC stations are now available to stream on your PlayBook.
    02-16-15 06:45 PM
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