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Title: [SOLVED] How to listen to online radio?
Post by: rado84 on April 26, 2018, 16:52:44
Finally I got an Android phone and naturally the first thought of a player to install was AIMP. But I can't figure it out how to add a radio.
Something crossed my mind: if I upload an AIMP playlist (aimppl4) on the phone and then try to open it with AIMP on the phone, will it work? I'm asking this because I noticed the Android version saves playlists as "aimppl" without the "4" at the end and I'm not sure whether it will recognize the new format. If the answer is "no", then how would you suggest for me to add a stream address for a radio?
Title: Re: How to listen to online radio?
Post by: sveakul on April 27, 2018, 05:19:52
rado84:  I don't use the Android version of AIMP, but since 4.51.x is compatible with either aimppl or aimppl4 playlists, I imagine the newest Android version is too--have you TRIED it?  Fastest way!  It also definitely will support radio station playlists in PLS/M3U format, this is copied right from the AIMP for Android's feature page:

"Internet radio support
Links to audio stream or playlist in PLS / M3U formats are supported"

As far as adding a radio station address, surely the "Add"+ menu gives you "URL" as an option?
Title: Re: How to listen to online radio?
Post by: rado84 on April 27, 2018, 19:33:40
Took me a while to find it and finally managed to add an URL address but now I gotta figure out why it reads "unable to read and load the file: E2". I tried saving the playlist file on the external storage (SD card) and I still get the same error - for both AIMP and M3U8 playlists, containing the address of the radio.
Title: Re: How to listen to online radio?
Post by: sveakul on April 28, 2018, 06:34:50
rado84:  did you create the playlist first in AIMP for Android?  Does it contain only radio stations, or a mix of stations and music files?  If the latter, check the playlist itself with a text editor and see if the file paths are pointing at the real locations of the music files on the Android.  Also try making a playlist containing only URLs, save it, then see if that loads/plays successfully.  After that I'm sort of out of ideas as I use the PC version so can't see what you're seeing :-\
Title: Re: How to listen to online radio?
Post by: rado84 on April 29, 2018, 06:30:00
rado84:  did you create the playlist first in AIMP for Android?
Yes, I did. Once I found out how to add an URL address, I added only one: http://149.13.0.82/nrj64. I tried with https and without any protocol set and I Still get the same error.
I have an idea to try and will get back to you, whether it works or not. In any case, you'll be able to see what I see.
Title: Re: How to listen to online radio?
Post by: ᏦᏁᎢᎵᏫ on April 29, 2018, 13:39:15
rado84,

Hello!

This is AIMP for Android v2.70 Build 540 (27.04.2018) on an old Android 4.4.2 OS:
(http://i68.tinypic.com/25ptpcl.jpg)

I added URLs manually. Not only the 64 kbps stream, but also the 128 kbps stream as well as the OGG and OPUS ones. They all worked seamlessly.

I would suggest you to uninstall AIMP and reinstall it.
Title: Re: How to listen to online radio?
Post by: rado84 on April 29, 2018, 21:41:33
I get the same error on an Android emulator with freshly installed AIMP. You can download and watch the video from here: https://www3.zippyshare.com/v/QhVx7BKu/file.html
I didn't upload it to YouTube because it contains foreign music and for this YouTube will delete the video.

I'll try with reinstall but I doubt it will make any difference. Is it possible that I get this error because of some minor differences in Android? Before I bought the phone I read it had Android version developed by Xiaomi. The phone is Redmi Note 5A.
Title: Re: How to listen to online radio?
Post by: rado84 on May 25, 2018, 17:03:50
Topic update for everyone with the same problem and for Artem, in case he wants to know.

A month later, after several times of reinstalling AIMP for Android (AfA), I finally discovered what the problem is: it's mandatory to type the transer protocol before entering the IP address of the radio. In AIMP for desktop one can enter only 149.13.0.82/nrj64 and when double clicked, it will run normally. But in AfA if you don't type the transfer protocol (http or https), the radio won't run and all you will get is this error "E2 - unable to play the file". I suspect it is because AfA doesn't recognize the IP address as such and thinks it's a local file. The only way it will recognize it's an online radio is to type http:// before entering the numbers.