Windows 10: BBC radio dropping WMA - now using HLS here' the fix Solved

  1.    17 Feb 2015 #1

    BBC radio dropping WMA - now using HLS here' the fix

    Hi there

    Another death knell for WMA (Windows Media). BBC is switching (has already done for some streams) to HLS. WMA is being dropped.

    For those who use things like SONOS / SQUEEZEBOX / INTERNET RADIO devices the BBC is (has already for some stations) dropping the WMA format so a lot of streams won't work any more. I like for example BBC Radio 5 Live which gives me football / sports commentary plus a lot of news discussions etc.

    If you want to continue using some of your hardware to continue to play these stations then the new streams are available HERE : RadioFeeds for the Logitech Squeezebox, Transporter and UE Smart Radio

    Here's info from the BBC site.

    BBC Blogs - INTERNET BLOG - Audio Factory: update

    More info :
    BBC iPlayer - Help - BBC Radio Streams

    If you use the old streams you'll get a message saying service not supporting WMA any more.

    Here's the new format BBC R5 working on my old Logitech Squeezebox Radio (Pre-UE model) Install the app as shown. Then it all works fine again.

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    Last edited by jimbo45; 17 Feb 2015 at 06:17.
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