Streaming BBC radio

Not strictly a Linux issue, but…

Think I can’t do this:
In Aus, and have previously streamed BBC radio directly from a URL, which worked fine, but since the change to BBC Sounds, I believe the URLS are region locked.
Can still stream using apps such as Tunein etc, but prefer not to use my browser to stream the radio.
Is there any way I can stream (using Strawberry Music Player / VLC / etc) without having to utilize a VPN?
Thanks.

Could this be the reason? – <https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/help/issues/bbc-sounds/local-radio-paralympics-2020&gt;.

  • It seems that, international BBC Radio streaming will return to normal after Sunday the 5th of September 2021.

@hornetster:

Nope, I tried to open the BBC Radio 1 URL in Audacious – it didn’t work – played OK in Firefox however …
Digging deeper it seems that this is a case of “App-only plus Register” for the streaming services …

Just wondering where you got the quote re: “international BBC Radio…”.
Cant find it on the link.
Thanks.

“Recently, BBC World Service changed their live audio stream url. I used to be able to put a certain url into vlc and it would play the audio in vlc. But no more.”

look for mpd instead then use vlc https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/399718-Need-help-to-find-new-BBC-World-Service-live-audio-stream#post2602352

That’s their World Service, which they want the rest of the world to hear, not their various local stations?

eg from that link : vlc “https://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/dash/**nonuk**/dash_low/aks/bbc_world_service.mpd
Thanks.

From https://hendrikjansen.nl/henk/streaming2.html

vlc https://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/dash/nonuk/dash_low/aks/bbc_radio_one.mpd

Think you’re my new hero! That seems to work OK.
Will have a bit of a play.
Thanks, heaps.

I run a KDE applet called Advanced Radio Player. When I search for “BBC”, I get a ton hits. E.g.: BBC Radio 1,2,3,4,5,6;BBC Radio Scotland; BBC Radio Wales; BBC World Service; etc.

Looks like a good widget! One question: Once it is playing, how do you stop it? :
Thanks.

Also “BBC Radio Cymru”, “BBC Radio Foyle” and “BBC Radio nan Gàidheal” – but:

  • Be careful with the “Serverstatus” – some need the AAC+ Codecs and therefore, may indicate “Error” if you don’t have these Codecs installed …

Apart from that, it’s great, does a great job – many thanks!

Getting that Error…
Is there a simple fix? Thought I had most of the codecs…
Thanks.

The system has libfdk-aac2 installed and vlc plays these AAC+ media, but Advanced Radio Player doesn’t. :frowning:

Hi
I have curseradio packaged up in Multimedia:Apps
https://build.opensuse.org/package/show/multimedia:apps/curseradio

Just tested the BBC ones in the following image (US based) and all work…

https://github.com/chronitis/curseradio/blob/master/curseradio.png

There is another I packaged up that works pyradio by adding the URL in this thread…