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Offline Janaru

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Beebotron Drama Pages
« on: October 25, 2016, 12:04:50 PM »
I\'d been using the old v.3 pages here but they haven\'t been updating. I figured they were being phased out, so I\'ve been using the Pop-Out links from v.4 here.

I\'m sort of getting used to them, but I can\'t find any genre pages. Am I just missing them or are they no longer available?

I\'m also a dufus and don\'t understand what HSL and Dash links are.

I know I should have done this long ago....but life has been reeeally complicated this year and I haven\'t had the fortitude to wade in.
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Re: Beebotron Drama Pages
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2016, 05:19:06 PM »
Janaru Wrote:
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> I\'d been using the old v.3 pages
> here
> but they haven\'t been updating. I
> figured they were being phased out,

Nope, they were stuck and I hadn\'t noticed. They\'ve been un-stuck now!

> so I\'ve been
> using the Pop-Out links from v.4
> here.
>
> I\'m sort of getting used to them, but I can\'t find
> any genre pages. Am I just missing them or are
> they no longer available?
>

There\'s no genre listings available via the new pages - I\'m using a difference source of data which doesn\'t include the genres. I want to get parity with the old version though so I\'m exploring options.

> I\'m also a dufus and don\'t understand what HSL and
> Dash links are.

HSL and DASH are what mp3 and wma used to be - formats that the BBC use to publish content. These two formats are specifically designed to be used to stream content and I *think* (I might be wrong) that they are what the BBCs own mobile apps use. unfortunatly theres not been a massive takeup of the formats within desktop apps which is why they may appear useless on a windows desktop. Thus, the iPlayer links!

> I know I should have done this long ago....but
> life has been reeeally complicated this year and I
> haven\'t had the fortitude to wade in.

Life has a habit of getting in the way of hobbies doesn\'t it lol

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Re: Beebotron Drama Pages
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 09:17:59 AM »
Nope, they were stuck and I hadn\'t noticed. They\'ve been un-stuck now!

Ah! Thank you. (:D



There\'s no genre listings available via the new pages - I\'m using a difference source of data which doesn\'t include the genres. I want to get parity with the old version though so I\'m exploring options.

Oh, that would be wonderful! Good luck!



HSL and DASH are what mp3 and wma used to be - formats that the BBC use to publish content. These two formats are specifically designed to be used to stream content and I *think* (I might be wrong) that they are what the BBCs own mobile apps use. unfortunatly theres not been a massive takeup of the formats within desktop apps which is why they may appear useless on a windows desktop. Thus, the iPlayer links!

Gotcha. Thanks for that. I used to \"get\" this stuff....but lately..... @\'.2\'@



Life has a habit of getting in the way of hobbies doesn\'t it lol

Don\'t it just. :(


Thanks for all of that, Rick. I appreciate it. :)
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Re: Beebotron Drama Pages
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2017, 11:28:14 PM »
Are the pages stuck again, by any chance?
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Re: Beebotron Drama Pages
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 08:18:26 PM »
yes! they have now been un-stucked...

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Re: Beebotron Drama Pages
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2017, 12:13:21 PM »
Thank you!   :)-D
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Re: Beebotron Drama Pages
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2017, 05:20:07 PM »
I think the pages need a kick up the backside again. :/
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Re: Beebotron Drama Pages
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2017, 06:04:35 PM »
Kick delivered!

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Re: Beebotron Drama Pages
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2017, 12:29:35 AM »
Thank you. :)
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Re: Beebotron Drama Pages
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2017, 12:56:30 AM »
Do you have your boots on, Rick? I think it needs another swift one. :P
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Re: Beebotron Drama Pages
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2017, 02:06:04 PM »
Bad news I'm afraid

This is a link to one of the data streams the Beebotron would use to construct the Genre pages:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/programmes/genres/drama/schedules/2017/04/28.xml

...and it appears that the BBC have permanently switched the feeds off, replacing it with a notice to that effect.
I'll do some research but it doesnt look good for the genre pages.

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Re: Beebotron Drama Pages
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2017, 03:46:29 PM »
Could this be related to the problems that Andrew has experienced with his Listings links?
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Re: Beebotron Drama Pages
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2017, 07:28:12 AM »
This is news breaks my heart. :( 
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Re: Beebotron Drama Pages
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2017, 09:18:07 AM »
This one doesn't look like it's working either, is it? The multiple links confuse me, so I'm not sure.
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Re: Beebotron Drama Pages
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2017, 12:09:35 PM »
This is news breaks my heart. :( 

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