Some background first. The BBC has playlist files you can reference via HTTP from their site. They return back a dynamically generated file to a stream hosted by their content delivery network provider. Those returns have long strings of data which are unique to the request and time limited. So for example in foobar2000 in Windows you can initiate file, open, paste a URL like this bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r2_aaclca.pls by file, open in notepad.exe you can see what is returned by the BBC.
I can navigate to the windows compatible share as \volumio\WebRadio with no problem. I can open and edit .pls and .m3u files by using notepad.exe and the command file, open, then the name of the UNC and file.
The issues is that, I create a file in the share ending in .pls with the time limited string returned by the BBC. Like this:
This works but after some time it no longer works.
What I need is a simple method to create a file in the share that enables volumio to open this URL:
I tried creating a .m3u file with bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r2_aaclca.pls but it didn’t work.
Any bright ideas forum friends? Noting if you are out of the UK the stream may not work properly or will return a lower quality stream. Though I would let you know as many of you will not be located in the UK.
Thank you, Craig.