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RokuLyndon

How To Submit Updates For Existing Stations

Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:44 am

To submit replacement or additional stream URLs for an existing station:

1. First check that all streams that you intend to submit will actually play on the SoundBridge PRIOR to submitting them to Radio Roku. It is totally pointless to submit any stream if it does not play on the SoundBridge :
• Open the "Presets" page of your Soundbridge's web interface with your browser. The address is http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/ SoundBridgePresets.html (where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address of your Soundbridge).
• Type or paste the audio URL that you wish to submit into a preset of your choice (location C6 usually is a good choice) and press the corresponding ‘Play’ button.

2. Log-in to RadioRoku.com, go to the "Volunteer Centre", use the "Add A Stream" widget.
• When entering or pasting your new URL make sure there are no spaces or other characters not belonging to the stream URL trailing at the beginning or the end as this will prevent your new stream from playing. Double-check for this very common fault.
• Double-check that there are no typos in the stream URL you entered or pasted.
• Ensure that the name of the station that you enter with your 'new' replacement stream URL is EXACTLY the same as the existing station that is listed in the Radio Roku database.
• Now add the following comment within the ‘Description Box’: MODERATOR: NEW STREAM URL FOR EXISTING STATION
• Tick the “Submit for approval” box, and then click the “Submit” button.

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT
• Stream URLs derived from radio portals (e.g. VTuner, Shoutcast, Goldmusic, Surfmusic) unless these URLs are explicitly offered to the public by the actual station as listed on their webpage;
• Webpage URLs ending with ".php", ".htm"., ".html" as these are not valid stream URLs;
• URLs derived from streaming services (e.g. Live365, Pandora or Iceberg Radio) unless these URLs are explicitly offered to the public by the actual station;
• Stream URLs containing any type of Personal Authentication or Login Data (use one of the presets of your Soundbridge to play these).
 
bac522
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Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:33 pm

Ouch...this is more complex then it needs to be. There really should be an update button in the Edit Station detail that allows users to submit updates of which moderators can either approve or deny. While the above process isn't overly complex it's enough of PITA to not bother.
 
dupondt
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Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:54 pm

Hi bac522,

There really should be an update button in the Edit Station detail that allows users to submit updates of which moderators can either approve or deny.

As regards stream URLs this is not possible because of the underlying technical and organisational structure of Radio Roku.

There really should be an update button in the Edit Station detail that allows users to submit updates of which moderators can either approve or deny.

As regards other edits (station name, description, etc.) this was possible but has been given up because of massive edits of many morons who thought Radio Roku was an individual configuration tool for their SoundBridges.

While the above process isn't overly complex it's enough of PITA to not bother.

By the time this sticky was posted there were approximately 7300 live approved stations listed within Radio Roku. As of today there are 12147. To me that doesn't look like nobody has bothered submitting replacements or additions.

While the above process isn't overly complex it's enough of PITA to not bother.

It regrettably doesn't stop the morons of this world to submit all sorts of rubbish that doesn't play. Almost 90 percent of all new submissions are useless non-playing URLs or useless duplicates. Some people even submit local IP addresses (for example 192.168.0.2:8000).

Greetings
dupondt
(Radio Roku Moderator)

PS: I have never liked the idea of having these "stickies" open for new comments, so Lyndon, could you please close this thread (and the other stickies)? Thanks.
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RadioHasBadUserInterface
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Does anyone at Roku care about their customers??????????????

Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:45 am

Does anyone at Roku care about their customers or the reputation they have have now because of the Roku radio database, and all the orphaned links it has because they don't spend a few minutes to maintain it?

Inclined never to purchase another product and should they have an IPO, short the stock as soon as it is publicly traded. It is run by these three:

John M. Paul CEO
Anthony Wood Chairman and VP Engineering
Ann Hover Director Finance and Human Resources

12980 Saratoga Ave., Ste. D
Saratoga, CA 95070
USA
+1-650-321-1394 (Phone)
+1-408-446-1734 (Fax)
 
dupondt
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Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:53 am

RadioHasBadUserInterface,

Does anyone at Roku care about their customers or the reputation they have have now because of the Roku radio database, and all the orphaned links it has

For an answer to this question please see this thread which contains a post by Anthony Wood.

because they don't spend a few minutes to maintain it?

I can assure you that maintaining the Radio Roku database is not a question of a few minutes, it's a question of countless hours.

John M. Paul CEO

Who's that? Never heard of him.

Greetings
dupondt
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RadioHasBadUserInterface
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Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:45 pm

For those users that have been orphaned my Roku not delivering on its database promise and finding the radio less and less usable, here is the workaround I used

1.) Go to the site http://www.vtuner.com/ and look up the station you want to listen to, launch it and then in Windows Media Player, do an Alt-F then P from the menu to see the location (URL) of the stream. Cut it and paste it onto your local radio. There are plugins for Firefox that also help isolate URLs for streams.

2.) Use http://streamingradioguide.com/ to find stations with the programming you like. It shows music as well as talk radio programs in the US by station and by hour.

Note that vtuner.com is the database used by one of Roku's competitors for its Internet radios, but you can manually use it for free until you replace your Roku.
 
alanmc
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Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:25 pm

dupondt wrote:
I have never liked the idea of having these "stickies" open for new comments, so Lyndon, could you please close this thread

It is a great pity that both RokuLyndon & RokuJamesL have chosen to ignore the earlier request from 'dupondt' - it would have stopped all the inaccurate and questionable mis-information from getting into this thread -

But I suppose it now does not really matter how much drivel is added, as there are no longer any active volunteer moderators for Radio Roku due to Roku's lack of interest and support for them, coupled with the fact that the Administrator for radioroku.com (RokuTed) obviously does not give a toss about having any Roku-staff being allocated to undertake this task.
 
Bug
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Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:56 pm

John Paul has not been associated with Roku for more than 2 years.
Quads 33/303 34/303 44/405 yawn
 
alanmc
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Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:22 pm

Hello Bug

it's nice to see you still keep a watchful eye on the regrettable disaster that Radio Roku has become :wink:

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