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Listed below are comments made by JoeChip between Thursday, 2nd July 2009 and Saturday, 4th June 2011
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I am posting here because, since the closure of the iPlayer Forum, there seems to be no way to raise technical issues associated with internet radio. Two queries placed via your contact form have elicited no improvement or worthwhile response.
Radio5Live streams via the Reciva portal are subject to split-second breaks every few seconds. This has been happening for the last two weeks. Apart from attempting to raise this with the BBC I have also tried to raise the matter with Reciva (no response) and Sangean (the manufacturer of my IRs) although the problem is not associated with them, being reported by people around the world AND in the UK.
Current issues associated with the BBC (R5L, On Demand, AAC streams, etc.) can be found here: http://recivarefuge.net/forum/index.php?board=11.0
Sorry to hijack your blog, but what else can I do?
CYP tell me exactly when internet radio portal providers such as Reciva and vTuner were informed of the changes so I should know exactly who is responsible for this retrograde step which has hobbled my three internet radios. And is there anyone at the BBC who understands the implications for internet radios? I suspect that you obviously do. Could it be that having a digital delivery system superior to DAB is an embarrassment?
And why is an open source audio stream inferior to a proprietary one for a publicly owned broadcaster?
There still seems to be no statement regarding the BBC's attitude/policy regarding internet media devices, especially those known as internet radios.
Perhaps it can be implied by the non-response to several current internet radio related posts on the iPlayer Forum and the regular adverts for DAB radios carried on the air which fail to mention internet based devices.
In case there is any doubt, internet devices are capable of far higher quality than DAB. Of course, at the moment BBC streams are hobbled listening quality is degraded. Room for further implication?
Anyway ... response regarding the above please.
I've read developments on this page over the past few days sure in the knowledge that there would be some sort of response, even if it's not what I want to hear ...
... still waiting.
Joe_Chip - alienated (by the BBC) in NJ, USA
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