BBC High Bitrate URL won't play


#1

I have been trying to play the BBC High Bitrate in Mopidy through Musicbox weblient and also from the mpc command line - this URL works on my Linux box with Rythmbox / VLC and on another Pi running OSMC.

BBC 6Music High Bitrate
http://as-hls-uk-live.bbcfmt.hs.llnwd.net/pool_6/live/bbc_6music/bbc_6music.isml/bbc_6music-audio=320000.norewind.m3u8

In the mopidy log I receive

2017-07-12 17:01:58,012 WARNING [792:StreamBackend-6] mopidy.internal.http: Download of ‘bbc_6music-audio=320000-234358331.ts’ failed: Invalid URL ‘bbc_6music-audio=320000-234358331.ts’: No schema supplied. Perhaps you meant http://bbc_6music-audio=320000-234358331.ts?
2017-07-12 17:01:58,014 INFO [792:StreamBackend-6] mopidy.stream.actor: Unwrapping stream from URI (http://as-hls-uk-live.bbcfmt.hs.llnwd.net/pool_6/live/bbc_6music/bbc_6music.isml/bbc_6music-audio=320000.norewind.m3u8) failed: error downloading URI bbc_6music-audio=320000-234358331.ts
2017-07-12 17:01:58,016 WARNING [792:Core-16] mopidy.core.tracklist: Track is not playable: http://as-hls-uk-live.bbcfmt.hs.llnwd.net/pool_6/live/bbc_6music/bbc_6music.isml/bbc_6music-audio=320000.norewind.m3u8
2017-07-12 17:01:58,019 INFO [792:Core-16] mopidy.core.playback: No playable track in the list.

Any thought or advice gratefully recevied, did a search but could not find anything similar to my eyes.


#2

This looks a lot like an issue we had recently which was specific to HLS streams. I tracked the issue down to our scanner being unable to find the duration of the the stream, at which point it mistakingly tries to treat it like a normal m3u8 playlist (which it isn’t). It seemed like it was specific to the particular HLS stream but I guess it’s more widespread than that. I’ll dig out my hacky fix.


#3

Thanks - read all the pieces - sounds like hacky fix now and just wait for the update - seems like it’s a known issue


#4

Hey,

Did you ever get the HLS stream working?


#5

http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/llnw/bbc_6music.m3u8

The link I originally pasted does not appear to be valid anymore but this one works for me.
I have since moved to using Volumio and this works as a webradio if I have dns-trick running.