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Offline buster

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Re: RPi internet radio - Volumio service
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2020, 12:07:23 pm »
"wall wart wire "

Translate please.
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Re: RPi internet radio - Volumio service
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2020, 12:57:46 pm »
Off-topic but "40 Volt rechargeable Lithium batteries for my electric lawnmower"

I didn't know you could run a lawnmower on 40 V batteries. Impressive! I wish our landlord would convert to an electric mower. The gas one he uses is hella' stinky - we have to close all our windows. Maybe I'll tell him about this one. Can you message me privately and let me know where to get it since I don't want to hijack the topic.
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Re: RPi internet radio - Volumio service
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2020, 04:19:04 am »
The ubiquitous power adapters that plug into the household electrical wall outlets, to provide low voltage power to various devices, in your home. :-)  ie:  the 5 volt usb power adapters.

"wall wart wire "

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Re: RPi internet radio - Volumio service
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2020, 11:27:04 am »
"wall wart wire "

Translate please.

He actually just spelt my name wrong. ;)

But seriously, I didn't know what a wall wart was neither. You learn something new every day or at least try to.
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Re: RPi internet radio - Volumio service
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2020, 06:26:29 pm »
"The ubiquitous power adapters "

Are we allowed to use words like ubiquitous on this site?
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Re: RPi internet radio - Volumio service
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2020, 07:26:35 pm »
Readers of the PLUG Forums are gaining an increase in their language skills  (wall wart, ubiquitous, etc). :-)
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Re: RPi internet radio - Volumio service
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2020, 11:46:17 pm »
"The ubiquitous power adapters "

Are we allowed to use words like ubiquitous on this site?

That word is reserved for Bill but you may user others.
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Re: RPi internet radio - Volumio service
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2020, 12:13:00 pm »
So, with the Volumio internet radio program, i went into the Settings and Plugins and i turned on the Spotify internet radio streaming service.
I qutie like the Movie Ticket Radio Classic, channel. It streams, as the name implies, music from the movies.
The announcer gives a short introduction to each tune.

I also like to listen to some of the Hawian stations and their music. :-)
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Re: RPi internet radio - Volumio service
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2020, 01:46:47 pm »
So, with the Volumio internet radio program, i went into the Settings and Plugins and i turned on the Spotify internet radio streaming service.

Strickling speaking, Spotify isn't internet radio; it's a music streaming service. There aren't any radio stations on it that I know of. Is this the first time you've tried Spotify?

My wife likes listening to some of the podcasts. I just it for music mostly. I have about 1500 songs on my list so when I'm out walking, waiting for or on the bus, I'll listen to random songs on the Spotify phone app. I have the premium service so you can download all your songs and podcasts and so it's ad-free.
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Re: RPi internet radio - Volumio service
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2020, 06:22:49 pm »
Lots of radio stations. Just type in an FM freq. In the search bar.
I typed in 91.9 and lots of stations were listed.
You can also get to the Web Radio menu item. In that menu is a menu item called, Local. Go into that and it lists all the radio stations for our area.
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Re: RPi internet radio - Volumio service
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2020, 08:19:55 am »
So, I have been using my old MotoG 3rd generation phone ( Android 6 ) and the Opera browser  to access the Volumio web page on the RPi 3, to operate the internet radio and select music channels/stations.
I found it was better/easier to navigate the Volumio webpage if I changed the Opera browser setting on the cell phone, to use Desktop mode, instead of Mobile mode.
It still took a great deal of trial and error to figure out how to get into the various pages of the Volumio web page, to operate the internet radio.  I had to realise that I needed to scroll up and down the web page to see all the menu items, available.

I also am sometimes getting error messages, at first, after trying to start a music selection, for the first time.  An error message pops up, after the music has played for half a minute, and reports a decoding error and also a CURL error and the music will stop playing.
I click on the play button and the music starts to play again but then stops with the same error message.  I restart a number of times and eventually the problem goes away. Almost like there is maybe wifi interference?
 
I will try my Samsung  Tab A tablet and see if I have the same problem, using it.
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