Absolute Radio UK STOPS international streaming

  • 2 January 2014
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In their wisdom absolute radio has decided to stop streaming internationaly.

Just wondering if anyone has found an alternative way to stream absolute while abroad on the sonos.

Thanks in advance

Mark

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In their wisdom absolute radio has decided to stop streaming internationaly.

Just wondering if anyone has found an alternative way to stream absolute while abroad on the sonos.

Thanks in advance

Mark


I found them at: www dot rad dot io
... for reception in Toronto.

(Sorry for the silly dot notation - the forum won't let me post anything that looks like a URL.)

/Ron
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Thanks Ron ...

so to add to my sonos all i need to add is

absoluteradio . rad . io/?

[at work so cant test]
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Try this URL
http://stream.timlradio.co.uk/ABSOLUTERADIOIRMP3
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that works a treat .. thank you so much

[QUOTE=Anders L;215426]Try this URL
stream.timlradio.co.uk/ABSOLUTERADIOIRMP3[/[/quote]
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Anders ... that works .. thank you very much .. Mark
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You're welcome
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Sad news today .. the feed no longer works .. is this just me?
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I still have it here up and running. I am in Denmark, maybe it's different elsewhere.
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The following url is on the Aboslute Radio web app page and has worked for me when added as a radio station through "Manage" on the Sonos computer app. (sorry for the dot but the forum will not allow me to post the un-edited url)

network (dot) absoluteradio (dot) co (dot) uk/core/audio/mp3/live.pls?service=vrbb
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I still have it here up and running. I am in Denmark, maybe it's different elsewhere.

It is back up now ... i am in The Netherlands
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The following url is on the Aboslute Radio web app page and has worked for me when added as a radio station through "Manage" on the Sonos computer app. (sorry for the dot but the forum will not allow me to post the un-edited url)

network (dot) absoluteradio (dot) co (dot) uk/core/audio/mp3/live.pls?service=vrbb


Network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/mp3/live.pls?service=vrbb

Not working for me .. I get the dreaded this service is not available in your country message
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Try this URL
http://stream.timlradio.co.uk/ABSOLUTERADIOIRMP3


Thank you!!! Still works for me. I noticed the iPhone app (from UK iTunes store) still worked without VPN, so it must be the same URL. You just don't get the HQ stream with less ads presumably as it's limited to UK.

ETA - any chance there's a way to manually add the graphic for Absolute Radio on the Sonos controller?
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Can someone please get the URL for the audio stream for absolute radio from:

absoluteradio.rad.io

The only stream sniffer I have is a rokuradiosnooper and im on win 7 and pcap 3.1 that is included with it doesnt work under Win7 for me to get the URL Stream ;(

Im using the timl stream, but would like to have a backup 🙂 Thanks it would be so much appreciated ! 🙂
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Hi all, thanks for the Absolute radio URL, works a treat from Australia.

Does anyone per chance have a stream URL for Absolute 80's....I'm struggling to get by without my 80's fix.

Ive managed to find a solution over the net but can't seem to find anything I can add (and get working) on Sonos.

Any help most appreciated.

cheers
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Hi all, thanks for the Absolute radio URL, works a treat from Australia.

Does anyone per chance have a stream URL for Absolute 80's....I'm struggling to get by without my 80's fix.

Ive managed to find a solution over the net but can't seem to find anything I can add (and get working) on Sonos.

Any help most appreciated.

cheers


this one works for me http://icecast.timlradio.co.uk/a8128.mp3.m3u
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Use absoluteradio.rad.io or Facebook
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http ://stream.timlradio.co.uk/ABSOLUTERADIOIRMP3
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While the link from Anders works, it's one stream and few controls and no other options.

The best info is pointed towards, by yyzkiwi, on the first page.

He posted:
www dot rad dot io
which is:
www.rad.io

Google that and "absolute 80s" (so google: rad.io absolute radio 80s) - like sutty451, that's what drew me in - and you get the main Absolute Radio page as your first result and the "absolute 80s" as your second.

As a bonus, rad.io links to various other Absolute stations.

No software (other than browser) needed. Anyone can do this:

Here are the links:

Absolute Radio: http://absoluteradio.rad.io/
Absolute Radio Classic (Rock): http://absoluteclassicrock.rad.io/
Absolute Radio 60s: http://absolute60s.rad.io/
Absolute Radio 70s: http://absolute70s.rad.io/
Absolute Radio 80s: http://absolute80s.rad.io/
Absolute Radio 90s: http://absolute90s.rad.io/

Here's what it looks like:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v732/enigmachine/Entertainment/Radio/absolute80s_zps794ae5e0.png

You'll find many other stations, such as Capital and Heart, and a cool player to boot. I'd say that - rad.io - is the best bet.

🆒
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Works fine with a browser but I can not get it to work with sonos .... Or am i doing something wrong ?
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Works fine with a browser but I can not get it to work with sonos .... Or am i doing something wrong ?
The 128k mp3 stream should work for you in Sonos:
http://lsn.to/ABS
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thanks vinnielo .. I am actually using that stream but as I am in China I would prefer a lower bit rate .. the great firewall here really plays havoc with international web sites 😞
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thanks vinnielo .. I am actually using that stream but as I am in China I would prefer a lower bit rate .. the great firewall here really plays havoc with international web sites :-(
Does the 24k AAC+ stream work for you?
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http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=ar

nope .. the dreaded ... this service is not available in your country
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OK. Now try this:
http://aacplus-ar-32.timlradio.co.uk/
(Assuming you can link directly to a stream on the Sonos without a playlist file)
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thanks .. that works ... what's the bit rate ? 32 ?

and it is actually working now which is a big thing because normally international sites are dead at this time of night.

I also use this one from timlradio.co.uk.. http://stream.timlradio.co.uk/ABSOLUTERADIOIRMP3