24th August 2022
From version 2.1 of the
Sharpfin media server for Reciva radios remotely hosted lists of
radio stations can be browsed on the radio. This gives a very
before Reciva closed down. This page describes the format of the
remotely hosted lists for people interested in providing a list
of stations. The first lists are being supplied by www.radiofeeds.co.uk.
For the lists to
transfer correctly to the radio they must be hosted on a http
web address (not an https address). The format of the list must
follow the example below.
#EXTGRP:BBC Local stations
#EXTGRP:BBC National stations
The specification is:
station feeds section in the lower part of the station
management screen on the radio web interface allows up to 5
external radio station feeds to be added to the radio. When
browsing stations using the onboard media server these will
appear under the +Feeds menu entry.
The processing of
external station feeds is undertaken by the remote-m3u
program which is separate from the main media server. The
remote-m3u process runs at radio power on, downloading and then
unpacking external station lists into a memory based temporary
file system on the radio (nothing is written to the main radio
storage). The media server then reads the stations in the same
way it reads locally stored station lists. External station data
is cleared when the radio is switched off. For the initial
release of remote-m3u the data can only be refreshed by
switching the radio off then on again.
As with any Sharpfin
modifications to the radio the remote-m3u program comes with no
warranty and you proceed at your own risk. remote-m3u takes care to
filter data coming into the radio from external station feeds, but
you should still take care to select feeds only from sources you trust.