Request for testers: UC Browser / Internet Radio

vinnielo

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Hello, all!

I run radiofeeds . co . uk, a website that allows various devices to play internet radio from the UK and Ireland.
I've been supporting Windows Phone 7 for a while and it works pretty well.
Unfortunately, due to a bug/feature in Windows Phone 8, it fails to play certain radio streams in IE.

As I don't have a Windows Phone myself, I was wondering if people here could help me test if it works on a third party web browser such as UC Browser.

Please could someone test out these streams for me (please open using UC Browser on your WP8+ phone, NOT Internet Explorer) and let me know which play and which don't:
Capital (Birmingham) - www . radiofeeds. co. uk/wp/mp3. asp? stream=0&url=168
103.1 Central FM - www . radiofeeds. co. uk/wp/mp3. asp? stream=0&url=422
Mix 96 - www . radiofeeds. co. uk/wp/mp3. asp? URL=24&stream=2
BBC Radio 1 - www . radiofeeds. co. uk/wp/aac. asp? URL=212&stream=2
Smooth Radio (West Midlands) - www . radiofeeds. co. uk/wp/aac. asp? URL=184&stream=1

Sorry for the spaces in the web addresses. As a new member, I'm unable to post links.
Thanks in advance.
 

jsooney

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Capital Birmingham and Mix 96 worked fine, the others wouldn't load the player. The first time I tried Smooth Radio I selected it from the drop-down list (because I didn't feel like typing it) and it worked. I noticed the URL didn't match what you have there so I typed it in manually and it did not work, player wouldn't launch. This was in UC browser 4.0.0.455 on a Nokia 1520 running WP 8.1 and Cyan. I'm in the US so there might be some geographic restrictions. Nice site though.
 

vinnielo

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Thanks so much for helping test. I'm totally gutted by the results.

Firstly it shows that the UC browser does not support the playing of streams in AAC+ format.

Secondly, and more importantly, it doesn't play SHOUTcast streams, even if it is in mp3 format.

This shows that the original problem I had is probably at an OS level as opposed to a Web browser level. By trying it out on a different browser, I was hoping to see some positive results. Sadly not, it seems.

If anyone has any idea how WP8 users can stream SHOUTcast radio, please feel free to share.

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