3G Totally Owns - Christopher's lovely collection of mobile-friendly goodies

As v0.1 has been around since 2010-09-19, time for an update: this is version 0.2.

Changelog
v0.1: Creation, first content.
v0.2: Addition of BBC AAC LC links, Absolute radio stream links. XHTML improvements.


Welcome to my small collection of useful little stream links. Everything's on one page so you only have to load it once (nothing's more annoying than loading page after page just to get to one link!)
If you have any problems with a stream or want to suggest another one, send Chris an email or tweet him @christopherw.

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BBC

1Xtra (Urban)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r1_aaclca.pls (AAC LC)
http://bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r1x.asx (WMA)
(old link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra/realmedia/1xtra_hi.asx; 301s to the current URL)

6 Music (Alt-Rock and off-playlist gems)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r6_aaclca.pls (AAC LC)
http://bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r6.asx (WMA)
(old link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/ram/6music_hi.asx; 301s to the current URL)

Christopher's mental bookmark, 2012-08-28 -- currently under construction, other links to be added shortly

BBC 4 Extra (née BBC 7):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/realplayer/bbc7_hi.asx
Speech, comedy, drama and classic shows.

Asian Network:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork/rams/asiannet_hi.asx

Radio 1:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/wm_asx/aod/radio1_hi.asx
Pop music.

Radio 2:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/wm_asx/aod/radio2_hi.asx
Music & Entertainment, apparently the most popular station in the UK.

Radio 3:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wm_asx/aod/radio3_hi.asx
Classical, Jazz, World, Arts, Drama.

Radio 4 FM:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/wm_asx/aod/radio4.asx
Intelligent Speech. This is the FM Feed, see below for LW feed and more info. NB: this stream still works, although this actual link for the R4 WMP stream isn't available on BBC's Radio Player web pages! Therefore, it might not be available 24/7 as they could be running tests or changing their streaming setup.

Radio 4 LW:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/wm_asx/aod/radio4_lw.asx
R4 LW has mostly the same content as Radio 4 FM, but with slightly different material in the morning and periodically throughout the day.

What do I mean by 'slightly different material'? Well, sometimes LW broadcasts a church service in the morning whilst Radio 4 FM continues with its speech programmes, and during the recent Ashes cricket tests, Radio 4 LW carried ball-by-ball live coverage of the tests while Radio 4 FM continued with its regular programming.


Five Live:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/live/live.asx
Live news and sport.

Five Live Sports Extra:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/live/live_sportsextra.asx
Additional coverage, extra coverage, particularly for important events

BBC World Service
Also simulcast on Radio 4 between around 1:30am and 5am, when Radio 4 shuts down.

NB: there is (from what I can tell) more than one live feed for the World Service, the SW feed and the regular World Service feed. This is from the BBC World Service web site! (http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice) According to the site, the main World Service feed seems to be the one which ends with "live_news", although they also have their other "World Service Radio" stream. Both run 24/7 from what I can tell, and both have different content. Choose your own favourite.


World Service Live Feed:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/meta/tx/nb/live_news_au_nb.asx

Alternative, live "World Service Radio":
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/meta/tx/nb/live_infent_au_nb.asx
You may also be able to listen to World Service in FM where you live, when I was in Pebble Beach (in California, US) last summer, I was absolutely AMAZED when I was just scanning my MP3 player's radio through the frequency... And I found World Service broadcasting in FM! You can see if there's any local broadcasts in FM by searching on the BBC site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cgi-bin/worldservice/psims/ScheduleSDT.cgi (choose your continent, then your region, then narrow the search down to get eventual results and, if you can pick it up, schedules in both GMT and local time).

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BBC

BBC Video and Audio page on BBC News site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/video_and_audio/default.stm. All video feeds are Windows Media format unless otherwise stated.

BBC News 24:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/n24/bb/wm/video/news24_bb.asx
The link to this stream isn't always advertised on the BBC News web site, but it appears to stream 24/7. YMMV.

BBC News Live streams
One of these is often used (though not always) to stream the news live as it's broadcast every day, and if there's a special event / important news event they sometimes use two or more of the streams to broadcast footage or reports. Sometimes they link to these streams on the BBC News site, sometimes they don't. When the daily news bulletins are broadcast on BBC One, they're simulcast on (usually) the now4 stream, then made available on-demand later.

Stream 1 (WMP format):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/live/bb/wm/video/now1_bb.asx
Stream 1 (RM format):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/live/bb/rm/video/now1_bb.ram

Stream 2 (WMP format):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/live/bb/wm/video/now2_bb.asx
Stream 2 (RM format):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/live/bb/rm/video/now2_bb.ram

Stream 3 (WMP format):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/live/bb/wm/video/now3_bb.asx
Stream 3 (RM format):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/live/bb/rm/video/now3_bb.ram

Stream 4 (WMP format):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/live/bb/wm/video/now4_bb.asx
Stream 4 (RM format):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/live/bb/rm/video/now4_bb.ram

BBC News Bulletins (on-demand)
BBC 1 O'Clock News (WMP format):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/news_ost/bb/wm/video/news1_bb.asx
BBC 1 O'Clock News (RM format):
rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/news/olmedia/n5ctrl/tvseq/news_ost/bb/rm/video/news1_bb.rm

BBC 6 O'Clock News (WMP format):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/news_ost/bb/wm/video/news6_bb.asx
BBC 6 O'Clock News (RM format):
rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/news/olmedia/n5ctrl/tvseq/news_ost/bb/rm/video/news6_bb.rm

BBC 10 O'Clock News (WMP format):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/news_ost/bb/wm/video/news10_bb.asx
BBC 10 O'Clock News (RM format):
rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/news/olmedia/n5ctrl/tvseq/news_ost/bb/rm/video/news10_bb.rm

These on-demand streams are available to view approximately 30-40 minutes after the end of the programme's live broadcast, as obviously their automated encoding system has to finish encoding and upload the file onto their streaming servers for public access.

I doubt that anybody will be able to get the Real-format links to work on their device, as the last version of Real Player for PPC doesn't seem to support these latest Helix-based streams properly, and TCPMP doesn't support RTSP streaming (grr!) but they're there anyway, because many may prefer the (slightly higher) video quality of the Real stream over the WMP stream when viewing on a PC.

BBC News Headlines (rolling news, 'The News in 2 Minutes'):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/n24/bb/wm/video/heads_bb.asx

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BBC Weather Forecasts

UK Forecast:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/summaries/weather/hc_weather_uk_bb.asx
World Forecast:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/summaries/weather/hc_weather_world_bb.asx

Other BBC video streams

Programmes

Newsnight:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/od/bbc2/bb/wm/video/newsnight_bb.asx
You can watch live from 2230 UK time weekdays, and towards midnight the show is made available online for on-demand viewing.

Click:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/od/bbc1/bb/wm/video/click_bb.asx
Formerly Click Online, BBC News 24's long-standing Technology programme. Updates every week.
BBC's Click site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/
BBC World's Click site: http://www.bbcworld.com/content/template_clickonline.asp?pageid=666&co_pageid=1

Panorama:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/od/bbc1/bb/wm/video/pan_od_bb.asx
The BBC's hard-hitting documentary series, usually has an episode faaiiiiiiirly regularly (once every month or so).
BBC's Panorama site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/programmes/panorama/default.stm

The Politics Show:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/od/bbc1/bb/wm/video/pol_show_od_bb.asx

Question Time:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/od/bbc1/bb/wm/video/question_od_bb.asx
Broadcast on BBC One on Thursdays at 2235 BST and can be viewed from the Question Time website at any time.

The Daily Politics:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/od/bbc2/bb/wm/video/daily_pol_bb.asx
Broadcast on BBC Two and live on this website every weekday 1200-1230 (Wednesdays 1130-1300, as it includes Prime Minister's Questions over lunchtime).

This Week:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/od/bbc1/bb/wm/video/thisweek_bb.asx
Broadcast on BBC One and live on the BBC website every Thursday 2335-0020.

This World:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/od/bbc2/bb/wm/video/tw_bb.asx

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Off-site BBC News streams, courtesy of Ben Metcalfe

Headlines:
http://bbcnews.benmetcalfe.com/av/headlines.html
UK News:
http://bbcnews.benmetcalfe.com/av/uk.html
World News:
http://bbcnews.benmetcalfe.com/av/world.html
Business:
http://bbcnews.benmetcalfe.com/av/business.html
Entertainment:
http://bbcnews.benmetcalfe.com/av/entertainment.html
Health:
http://bbcnews.benmetcalfe.com/av/health.html
Sci/Tech:
http://bbcnews.benmetcalfe.com/av/sci-tech.html

These video feeds are scraped, remixed and mobile-friendly versions of the pages produced from the BBC's original, mobile-unfriendly pages, thanks to Ben Metcalfe's ongoing project. An OPML feed is also available if you view the directory listing (it's at the top), and more information on the project is available at the root of the site: http://bbcnews.benmetcalfe.com.

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Other video

CNN Pipeline feeds

Pipeline Feed 1:
http://dynamic.cnn.com/video/meta/live/stream.1.large.asx?nsfg=&CNNid=
Pipeline Feed 2:
http://dynamic.cnn.com/video/meta/live/stream.2.large.asx?nsfg=&CNNid=
Pipeline Feed 3:
http://dynamic.cnn.com/video/meta/live/stream.3.large.asx?nsfg=&CNNid=
Pipeline Feed 4:
http://dynamic.cnn.com/video/meta/live/stream.4.large.asx?nsfg=&CNNid=

These stream DO work, they just take absolutely ages to begin to buffer. I've waited upwards of a minute sometimes, but when they do start they run alright. Sometimes they may time out and give you an error, in which case close WMP and click on the link again. If you don't have a very good connection, it may buffer a lot. Also, like the BBC News feeds, because they're not strictly encoded for low-CPU, mobile handset playback, they may stutter, jump, lose audio/video sync occasionally or slow your device right down when you play them back. The Pipeline feeds are particular culprits and CPU hogs, but the BBC streams aren't much better. Just something we all have to put up with for the time being!

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Thanks for checking this page out... This list is far from complete. I will be adding more to it as time goes by, and I'll make it look a lot prettier eventually - so bookmark it and check back every so often for new stuff. :)

Cheers!
Christopher