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I tried the first suggestion. Tapin is
installed but for a
14 day free trial.
I found 4 Toronto stations and only 1 worked.
These I added
to my favourites so I can retry them later. Maybe the ones that
don’t work are
The properties for the one that worked did
contain the URL
and this is now in a m3u file. WinAmp can play it.
I noticed that Tapin has a way to report a
doesn’t work. Maybe the free trial status would prevent my
reporting from going
The other suggestion was to use Human Ware. I
don’t have the
Victor Reader Stream, I have the Stratus.
In case it would work, I installed the
Companion for the
I had the Stratus SD card inserted and the
USB drive was
However I couldn’t find a way to get radio
Online Books menu has only 1 item: Online Book Share.
In the Tools menu there is:
asking for a playlist and channel names and
As I said, I couldn’t find a way to get the
list radio stations.
Thanks for your suggestions.
On 3/2/2020 1:58 PM, David Griffith
This is easy.
On the victor Reader
device go into the online settings menu and export your
Internet Radio playlists to file.
This will create a
playlist file on your SD card which you can then use on a
This file will
incidentally will play just as it is with VLC with N and P
shortcut keypresses navigating between next and previous
stations in the playlist.
However if you want the
individual stream URL addresses you need to open this file
with Notepad – it should be fairly easy then to navigate
down and find both the Station you are interested in and the
Stream URL relating to that stream.
Copy the stream
URL out of this file to create an m3u file etc.
This works fine in the
vast majority of cases.
Very occasionally this
will not work for geographically restricted streams like the
UK 5 Live Sports Extra. I don’t know why this is the case.
However as an workaround you could do one of the following
in case of this difficult type of stream.
- As I say the
whole playlist file will play in VLC and you can navigate
to the required station like
5 live sports extra and simply play it from there.
create a special 1 station favourites list
on your Stream and save just the difficult station into
your Favourites and export this to your PC.
- Of course
before doing this you will need to save your existing
Favourites to SD card, then rename this favourites
playlist to something like say Old Favourites and you can
then re-import this playlist into your Stream as a new
playlist, leaving an existing empty Favourites playlist
for you to add stations to.
- In this way
you can create as many radio playlists as you like on the
Stream/Trek by constantly exporting the Favourites
playlist and renaming it before re-importing it back to
the Stream under the new name.
Kind of an offshoot if
say one has a stream on their vic and they want the urhl how
can this be accomplished.
There are several
methods of varying complexity including looking at Page
source code but before trying any of that I would suggest
installing Tapin Radio on your PC.
Just using Tapin might
meet your needs but you can also use it to get station URLs.
- Search for the
station you require in Tapin.
- Test that the
station works by starting it playing. Once you know it
actually works tab to the stop button and then back to the
- Bring up the
context menu with the application key and select
properties. Jaws should start reading out the properties
automatically but in the event it does not you can then
use jaws plus B to force a read of the dialogue.
- Use jaws plus
space followed by H to bring up speech history.
- Reviewing the
speech history you can then find a line which says stream
URL and from this line you can copy and paste this URL to
create a m3u file or whatever you want to do with it.
Note the Plextalk is
getting long in the tooth now and does not support all
modern streams. So you might well find a stream which works
in Tapin WinAmp or more likely VLC but not on the Plextalk.
WinAmp supports most streams also but not as much, in my
experience, as a more recent version of VLC does.