Complete newbie here ( please be gentle )
Ok, Having just recently delved into the digital pool - I decided to get me a streamer,
Hence I’m here, after a bit of advice.
I have recently come across a station that plays just my kinda stuff - Mellow Magic
All well and good - I use an i-Pad to control things via the Naim/Focal app, and can
just about fumble my way around.
This station has just announced an up-graded version < called > Magic Premium,
which also includes several other station genres ( Power Ballads, Slow Dance, Soul, etc )
with the added bonus of high quality playback, along with being able to skip
adds etc, at a very reasonable price - So Iv’e signed up.
Unfortunately I can’t seem to find them on the Radio listings ?
The link they sent me ( via e-mail) to activate the account links to the internet -
But the streamer doesn’t seem to see it ?
Apparently I can get it via the Telly ( internet ) or one of those little speaker dock things
Sonos / Alexa whatever ??
So am a bit confused why the streamer can’t do this ?
Any help / advice - would be much appreciated.
Station name: magic premium
Desc: The home of Magic Breakfast with Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott, and the songs you love from Adele to ABBA, and Ed Sheeran to Elton John.
Logo url: https://www.radio.net/images/broadcasts/44/01/9409/1/c300.png
Station url [the one you’ve been given]
Type probably mp3
Bit rate 128?
Says “hd audio” on the website but doesn’t give specifics. It actually doesn’t matter as this is descriptive only, as it goes in the list like this:
My dilemma is, I am not confident in what I’m trying to do - ( as you’ve probably guessed )
( Robert has been super patient with me, and has given excellent guidance through out )
The instructions were to fill box X with a station URL IE: < http:// 1234.1234.12.12. > in Numbers
which looks like what I think is called an iP address, ( only guessing? )
with a list of numbers and not “text”! ( if that sounds correct ) ?
And as I have no idea where, or how, to find this “number’s” list for a URL?
I’m not happy doing this and messing it all up at the last hurdle -
As you and many others on here probably realise - I’m in way over my head - lol
So am quite happy to leave this final task to my son-in-law, as he’s far more
conversant with all this jargon, and I’m Confident We Will Succeed ( in the end )
I promise I’ll let you all know, how “we” get on -
Really you should just put the URL you were given in as I suggested. At worst it won’t work and you would have to amend it. The example they give isn’t an ip address which has a different format and the whole internet is set up so you don’t have to know the current ip address of a resource, because that can change at any time.
Anyway perhaps @robert_h can say what he thinks…. Best David
Just put what you’ve been given in the “url” box; it will either work or it won’t.
If it doesn’t work I think you’ll need to contact magic radio and ask them, tell them you’re trying to set it up in vtuner.
If no joy then tag “stevesky” aka director of software at Naim and guru about all things internet radio.
We can only guide you about the standard way of doing things; fundamentally the url is what makes it work, and we don’t know what it is.
Since this Bauer service can’t be accessed as a regular internet station, perhaps your original message had the answer all along? Connecting a SPDIF (often optical, via a TOSLink cable) and using your TV as the source for these streams might be a useful thing to try?
That said, before you give up on your cool new purchase, maybe poke around in the Naim app and try out some of the excellent Internet Radio stations you can listen to, including many in HiRes and covering most genres. There’s a thread that captures best experiences and recommendations from others. RadioParadise (with regular, mellow, and rock streams in HiRes FLAC) is a great place to get started.
You cannot connect HDMI to USB…different protocols entirely. Also the USB on the Xs2 is for storage media only, not a live stream input.
I would consider using the Iphone you have. Use it purely for the Naim app AND to Airplay the radio station to your ND5XS2.
You dont even need to put a SIM card in, just connect it to your WIFI.
Locate the radio station on the iphone and create a shortcut on the home screen.
I believe this will work.