A small development in the situation involving the CBS "Stream The World" station feeds. When using the popup flash player on a computer, you can toggle back and forth between 32 kbps and 64 kbps streams, so clearly they have high and low bandwidth streams available.
Found out today that (at least on a computer) the following stream formats will play a stuttered 64 kbps stream using both Windows Media Player and WinAmp:
And the following will play a stuttered 96 kbps feed:
Wondering if this is just a codec compatibility problem that can be solved with an appropriate firmware upgrade, since I remember that the 32 kbps feeds stuttered at one time on my computer, before a firmware update made them playable on my SoundBridge.
Also found something interesting about the url format on the Sonos forum:
The stream address looks like this:
http://provisioning.streamtheworld.com/ ... 9601458531
1169601458531 is the number of milliseconds since 1 Jan. 1970 00:00.
To make this work we would need a variable in the favourite URLs to get this timecode.
I'm not at home to check these out right now, but I presume that none of these feeds will play on our SoundBridges. Maybe this will help figure out usable 64/96 kbps feed urls. I'll keep monkeying around with this as time permits...