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Radio streaming URLs

Radio streaming URLs are used by audio streamers and may change over time.

tuneinLogitech’s Squeezebox and SONOS CONNECT:AMP support the TuneIn app which offers a wide choice of radio stations. MP3 is the most common and most compatible audio format but also AAC, a hi quality format, is used. You can browse for a radio station and save the URL in your streamer’s favourites. However, after a while the station may no longer work for various reasons:

  • the station is no longer available in a compatible stream for your device,
  • it has become inactive or
  • it may become unavailable at the broadcaster’s request, due to geographical restrictions, or commercial reasons.

In case of doubt, go to the TuneIn’s web site and search for the radio station to check if it is still supported by a TuneIn URL or it has been discontinued.

If the radio station has been discontinued by TuneIn, you will need to add the URL manually to your audio streamer.

Beware of the accepted audio formats (mp3, wma, and AAC) and the playlist file extensions (m3u and pls). Sonos devices play streams in mp3, wma, and AAC formats. Pls file extensions work on Squeezebox devices.

Check out the radio station’s website for the most up to date URLs. If the URL is not published, you may find it on listenlive.eu, Radiostreams or look at my short list of favourite stations and URLs that work well on my devices:

radiobelgaVRT-radio and RTBF-radio stations are currently not available on TuneIn

read here the VRT announcement in Dutch

read here the RTBF announcement in French

 

VRT-radio streamingslinks

Radio 1

http://mp3.streampower.be/radio1-high.mp3

http://mp3.streampower.be/radio1.aac

Radio 2 Vlaams-Brabant

http://mp3.streampower.be/ra2vlb-mid.mp3

http://mp3.streampower.be/ra2vlb.aac

Klara Continuo

http://mp3.streampower.be/klaracontinuo-high.mp3

http://mp3.streampower.be/klaracontinuo.aac

RTBF-radio streamingslinks

Classic 21

http://statslive.rtbf.be/playlist/classic21/classic21-128.mp3/playlist.m3u

http://statslive.rtbf.be/playlist/classic21/classic21-128.mp3/playlist.pls

http://statslive.rtbf.be/playlist/classic21/classic21-64.aac/playlist.m3u

http://statslive.rtbf.be/playlist/classic21/classic21-64.aac/playlist.pls

radiostream

FIP radio (France)

( http://direct.fipradio.fr/live/fip-midfi.mp3 )

Logitech Squeezebox™ Red

LogitechSqueezeboxRedLogitech Squeezebox™ Red

The Squeezebox Radio can playback MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless audio. Built into the Squeezebox Radio is an 802.11G antenna which supports WPA Personal, WPA2-AES, and 64/128-bit WEP encryption.

This model has firmware 7.7.2-9663 which supports wi-fi connections with non-broadcasted SSID.

It also includes a battery.

The Logitech Squeezebox™ Controller App turns your Android smartphone or tablet into a remote controller.

Like the Squeezebox Classic, you can control this device through a web interface over the Internet.

For a list of Internet Radio streams check my post on streaming URLs.

 great sound quality, great features, works well with Spotify

 alarm settings management is tedious and confusing

Logitech Harmony Remote One+

Logitech Harmony® One remote control

Control of up to 15 devices and one-touch activity controls.

To setup the device you must create an account either

– on myharmony.com (chrome browser NOT supported)

– or on logitech.com and download the Harmony Remote Software

Hardware version: Board 0.5.0 (0x1F:0xC8)
Firmware version: 3.4

The Harmony Remote Software version installed on my computer is 7.7.0.

It operates with:

– a Belgacom decoder (Cisco ISB6030 DVR)

– an LCD TV (KDL-46CX520)

– a Multi-media Hard drive (LaCinema Classic HD)

– a DVD/VCR player (Sony SLV-D990P-E)

– an audio streamer (Logitech Squeezebox)

It does not support:

– Sonos:amp audio streamer

 

Issues can occur with the programming of the Favourite Channels, some tuning advice is available on the forum.

Logitech Squeezebox™ Radio White

Logitech Squeezebox™ Radio White

The Squeezebox Radio can playback MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless audio. Built into the Squeezebox Radio is an 802.11G antenna which supports WPA Personal, WPA2-AES, and 64/128-bit WEP encryption.

This model has firmware 7.7.2-9663 which supports wi-fi connections with non-broadcasted SSID.

The Logitech Squeezebox™ Controller App turns your Android smartphone or tablet into a remote controller.

Like the Squeezebox Classic, you can control this device through a web interface over the Internet.

For a list of Internet Radio streams check my post on streaming URLs.

 great sound quality, great features

Logitech Squeezebox™ Radio

The Squeezebox Radio can playback MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless audio. Built into the Squeezebox Radio is an 802.11G antenna which supports WPA Personal, WPA2-AES, and 64/128-bit WEP encryption. However, your wi-fi connection must have the SSID broadcast enabled. Alternatively, you can connect through the Ethernet connection, which is a 10/100 Mbps version.

Like the Squeezebox Classic, you can control this device through a web interface over the Internet.

For a list of Internet Radio streams check my post on streaming URLs.

great sound quality

SSID broadcast of your wi-fi router must be enabled (fixed in the latest firmware)

Logitech Squeezebox™ iTunes integration

Squeezebox iTunes integration

Squeezebox Server supports iTunes libraries and playlists. It can fully integrate the music library, without scanning the music folders.

To make this work correctly, enter the location of the iTunes library. You can do this by following these steps (make sure the Squeezebox Server is running):

1) Click on the Squeezebox Server icon in the system tray and choose ‘Open Web Control’

2) Click on the ‘Settings’ button (at the bottom right) of the Squeezebox Server Web Control page

This will open the Server Settings web page.

3) Click on the ‘iTunes’ tab and enter the iTunes library (library.xml) location

Then press the ‘Apply’ button to save the settings.

At the next scan the iTunes library and all playlists will become available on your Squeezebox. You can manually rescan the library under the ‘Basic Settings’ tab (Rescan Music Library).

Logitech Squeezebox™ Classic

Squeezebox

This streamer offers superb playback audio quality on hi-fi systems. Besides support of iTunes playlists, it performs very well for Internet radio streams. If you do not use iTunes playlists, it  will also playback FLAC.

This streamer works well as a network bridge between a wi-fi and wired network. (see the owner’s manual for instructions).

This streamer integrates well with synology’s Logitech Media Server.

The Squeezebox Classic is a streamer with a Remote Control.

My Squeezebox is running Firmware 137

you need to setup an account to manage your Internet radio streams

Squeezebox Server is the software that you need to manage the music streams.

My server is running Version V7.7.2 – r33893

Squeezeslave is a lightweight Windows Player for the Squeezebox Server.

Load this programme to playback on a pc (typically on the pc where Squeezebox Server is running).

Control of the playback is through the browser interface of the Squeezebox Server:

This system works fine for me with iTunes 9, 10 and 12 installed on a Windows XP (SP3) system. The Squeezebox is connected to my wi-fi router and works as good wireless as wired.