Author Topic: MB does not re-acquire internet radio when lost or after windows sleep  (Read 1336 times)

MRake

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For the last few months I have been enjoying using MB as my internet Radio player with the theater mod & "Cine view" enabled, with this setup I get a photo that is closely related to the artist that is playing and many times have resulted in me or others walking up to my stereo system to see the photo on the monitor, I may attempt to get MB to cast to my TV...

Previously I been using TapinRadio (windows application) to organize & play internet Radio, the TapinRadio software will attempt to re-acquire a radio station that stops playing based on user settings, it also will attempt to re-acquire the station after the computer is woken from a sleep state, better than 90% of the time the station successfully starts playing again.
This is great for my use scenario, which uses a dedicated computer as a music source to my stereo system which I put to sleep each night and is scheduled to wake up each morning.

My request would be to make MB re-acquire an internet radio station when streaming is interrupted and when the computer is woken from a sleep state. If this realized it would simplify my life, isn't that what we all want?

hiccup

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Seems like that could be covered by making it so that 'Preferences > Player > on startup' works not only for local files, but also applies to internet radio.

The only thing that I can imagine makes a difference between these two, is that internet radio requires internet connection, thus possibly involving costs/bandwidth consequences, which maybe not everybody would like to be initiated at MB startup.

But, I'm Switzerland in this. Just spilling some thoughts here.

MRake

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Good point!
if this option was available it should default to "off", only available if the user preferences is set up correctly.

hiccup

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Good point!
if this option was available it should default to "off", only available if the user preferences is set up correctly.
Good idea.
If the 'on startup:' option had an additional checkbox that the user has to click to activate it, like:  'also for internet radio':

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sveakul

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My request would be to make MB re-acquire an internet radio station when streaming is interrupted
MB will already attempt to re-connect a certain number of times when a stream is interrupted; I recall Steven mentioning that once and I have observed it here when I get a "blip" Internet interruption.