Player software for windows internet radio including BBC HLS

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Player software for windows internet radio including BBC HLS

Postby roadsterg » Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:43 pm

With no sign of Foobar2K ever being able to play the new BBC HLS streams I have found an alternative for those who want a straightforward internet radio player running on Windows.

Media Player Classic-HC though primarily a video player has equally good audio capability and allows all my favourite radio stations to be presented as a simple list. ( See image)

The playlist format is slightly unusual but not hard to edit once understood. Here is my example:-

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MPCPLAYLIST
1,type,0
1,label,Jazz24
1,filename,http://icy1.abacast.com:80/kplu-jazz24aac-64
2,type,0
2,label,Radio Swiss Jazz
2,filename,http://stream.srg-ssr.ch:80/m/rsj/aacp_96
3,type,0
3,label,Radio Swiss Classic
3,filename,http://stream.srg-ssr.ch:80/m/rsc_de/aacp_96
4,type,0
4,label,Public Domain Classical Swiss
4,filename,http://stream2137.init7.net:80
5,type,0
5,label,laut.fm open classics
5,filename,http://vtuner.stream.laut.fm/openclassics
6,type,0
6,label,Radio Swiss Classique
6,filename,http://stream.srg-ssr.ch/m/rsc_fr/mp3_128
7,type,0
7,filename,http://81.20.49.10:80/ClassicFMMP3
8,type,0
8,label,Swiss Modern jazz
8,filename,http://stream2140.init7.net:80/
9,type,0
9,filename,http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_one.m3u8
10,type,0
10,filename,http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_two.m3u8
11,type,0
11,filename,http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_three.m3u8
12,type,0
12,filename,http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_fourfm.m3u8
13,type,0
13,filename,http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_four_extra.m3u8
14,type,0
14,filename,http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_five_live.m3u8
15,type,0
15,filename,http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_five_live_sports_extra.m3u8
16,type,0
16,filename,http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_6music.m3u8

Save as text file with the extension .mpcpl
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Last edited by roadsterg on Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Player software for windows internet radio including BBC HLS

Postby roadsterg » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:40 am

Update on the foobar2K HLS stream problem.

This can now be overcome with a foobar2K add-in component called FFMPEG decoder wrapper. BBC radio HLS stream can now be played properly.