moderated Re: How to get the URL of a streaming radio?
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I don’t own a Stratus but my understanding is that this is an older generation device which does not have device access to the O Tunes database of Radio and Podcast online directories.
Someone can correct me if I am wrong.
If on the other hand the Stratus can access the online O-Tunes database then the instructions should work. This capability of the VR device to connect directly to O Tunes is the critical capability – you don’t need to involve the Humanware companion at all as you are in effect smuggling streams out of the O-tunes online database via the Stream or trek exporting the stream information. You just copy the stream URL once you have opened the exported file in Notepad.
To keep this vaguely on topic the Tapin Radio app is designed with screen reader support in mind and will detect if you are running either Jaws or NVDA. I personally thought that such attention to screen reader access should be rewarded and decided to purchase after the trial period to encourage further commitment to accessibility.
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From: Peter Tesar
Sent: 03 March 2020 03:01
Subject: Re: How to get the URL of a streaming radio?
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 temporarily unavailable.
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 station that doesn’t work. Maybe the free trial status would prevent my reporting from going through.
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 Stream.
I had the Stratus SD card inserted and the USB drive was recognized.
However I couldn’t find a way to get radio stations. The Online Books menu has only 1 item: Online Book Share.
In the Tools menu there is:
Internet Radio Playlist Creator
asking for a playlist and channel names and URL. This successfully exported.
As I said, I couldn’t find a way to get the Companion to list radio stations.
Thanks for your suggestions.
On 3/2/2020 1:58 PM, David Griffith wrote: