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Thread: Podcasts in Radiotime

  1. #1

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    Podcasts in Radiotime

    I have an old Roku Sound Bridge, I would like to use it to listen to Podcasts. I bought Asset UPNP specifically for this purpose. However, I cannot get it to work.

    Here is what I did:

    1. I created a user in radiotime and I added the podcasts I wanted in radiotime
    2. I installed Asset UPNP and put my radiotime user name in
    3. In Sound Bridge, I can see my presets and I can see the list of Podcasts.
    4. When I click the episode I want to listen to, Sound Bridge stuck at connecting to station

    What do I need to do to get podcasts work?

    Thanks

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    Re: Podcasts in Radiotime

    Do radio stations work?

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    Re: Podcasts in Radiotime

    Thanks a lot for the quick response.

    Working:
    Local media (mp3 or flac)
    Some Internet radio (e.g. displayed as WETA (Public) [64kbps] )

    Not working:
    Podcasts (in either my presets or directly from radiotime's list)
    Some internet radio (e.g. displayed as WAMU (Public) [32kbps])

    Thanks

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    Re: Podcasts in Radiotime

    It is possible the WMA internet streams are not functioning, they are a little more involved than mp3 internet stream (for example, once the WMA streams stopped working, 3 hours of debugging later and a simple restart of the router was required to get them going again).

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    Re: Podcasts in Radiotime

    Thanks again,

    After reboot everything, it seems both WAMU and WETA works now. Of the podcasts I tried, the results for are mixed:

    Working:

    BBS business daily

    Not Working:

    APM: Marketplace
    Market place Money
    Planet Money
    Freakonomics Radio

    What should I do next?

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    Re: Podcasts in Radiotime

    There is little we can do to assist streams, they either work or they do not.

  7. #7

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    Re: Podcasts in Radiotime

    I get this solved. I installed Media Monkey and have Media Monkey download the podcast to my local hard drive and then serve the podcasts to soundbridge. However, this somewhat defeat the purpose of having Asset UPnP.

    I thought Asset UPnP provides a straightforward solution. However, the support for Radiotime and podcasts leaves much to be desired. To be frank, all my devices (blackberry, ipod, WDTV) with radiotime support worked as it should be and have never had any problem with downloading podcast. And I have never thought supporting Radiotime could be an issue.

    On a related note, it would be nice if Asset UPnP can support podcasts directly in future version.

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