[MPlayer-users] BBC Streaming Audio; They've Done it Again.

Martin G. McCormick martin at server1.shellworld.net
Thu May 14 23:21:51 CEST 2015

	In February, the BBC shut down all the Windows media
streams and appeared to replace them with mpeg3 feeds that
worked fine in mplayer. No problem.

	With every so many gallons of bath water poured out, the
temptation to include a baby or two is irresistible and they
have given in to that temptation with another tweak which no
longer seems to work under mplayer.

	The link in question is:


There are similar links for the other radio services which also
broke the same way.

	This ultimately resolves to another server as seen below.
	If you try to play it now with mplayer, it appears that
mplayer is unable to receive the stream.

mplayer -noconsolecontrols -quiet -playlist  \

Resolving bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net for AF_INET...
Connecting to server bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net[]: 80...
Server returned 404: File Not Found
STREAM_ASF, URL: http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio1_mf_p?s=1431
Failed to parse header.
Failed, exiting.
No stream found to handle url http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio

Exiting... (End of file)

	Searching for BBC radio streaming links turns up nothing
new other than discussion about the removal of the WMA streams
in February.

	If anybody has been able to receive any of the streams
for Radios 1-4 since Monday May 11 using mplayer, I would
appreciate hearing how you did it.
Many thanks.

Martin McCormick

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