We’re pleased to announce that our popular, free UK Radio Streamer is now available via the Amazon Appstore.
This release offers the same great features and radio stations as before, but it’s inclusion in the Amazon Appstore means that it’s now available on the Kindle Fire range of tablets for the first time, including both the original Kindle Fire and the latest Kindle Fire HD.
Click here to download UK Radio Streamer from Amazon Appstore now!
UK Radio Streamer. 1 app. 300 UK radio stations.
Some time ago, Kamiwa wrote an excellent, if rather technical, blog post showing how to add support for a range of additional video formats to the DivX Connected set-top box, which was quickly followed by the All-In-One pack for implementing many of these changes.
So, picking up where he left off, we’ve added support for a range of additional MP4 video formats and resolved some audio sync issues.
Making the update
Before you start, you’ll need to exit the DivX Connected server application, then download and install all of the following software:
- DivX Connected Server 1.5.1
- DivX Plus Coded Pack
- ffdshow tryouts (32-bit)
- Matroska Splitter
Next, download the updated configuration files and extract the contents to a memorable location, e.g. your Desktop:
- Double click both the ffdshow_audio.reg and ffdshow_video.reg files and press Yes/OK when prompted (these are the same as Kamiwa’s original All-In-One pack)
- Copy DCDShowPlaybackPlugin.config to the DivX Connected program folder
- 32-bit Windows: C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Connected\Bin\DivX Connected
- 64-bit Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Connected\Bin\DivX Connected
- Restart the DivX Connected server software
- Play your MP4s
Fast forward & rewind
If you find that you’re unable to fast forward or rewind non-DivX videos, don’t panic! Simply tap the up and down arrows on your remote control to skip forward/backward through the video, or use the number keys to jump to a virtual chapter.
We’ve had reports of some users experiencing occasional audio sync issues during H.264 video playback (MP4 and MKV files).
If you find that these issues cannot be resolved by stopping and restarting the video, or skipping back to the start by pressing the 0 (zero) button, we’ve prepared an alternative configuration file that switches H.264 decoding from DivX Plus to ffdshow:
If you would prefer to make the changes manually, open DCDShowPlaybackPlugin.config and comment out (or remove) the <decoder> block immediately after “DivX H.264 Decoder : DivX supplied” and restart DivX Connected.
We’re pleased to announce that our free UK Radio Streamer is now available for iOS via App Store!
The app runs on iPhone (3GS or newer), iPad and most iPod touch, and brings together nearly 300 commercial radio stations from across the UK, including Absolute, Capital, Heart, Kiss and Magic to name but a few.
Instant search enables you to find stations fast, displaying matching results as you type, and you can easily mark and view your favourite stations by tapping the star symbols.
Stations play in the background, so you can continue to listen while browsing the web or using other apps.
Stations are streamed over the internet, so a Wi-Fi or a mobile data connection, e.g. 3G, is required.
UK Radio Streamer is now available for Android!
The Android release of UK Radio Streamer is a great way to listen to popular UK radio stations on the move, including Capital, Heart, Kiss and Magic to name but a few.
All stations are streamed over the internet, so don’t worry if you haven’t got an FM tuner in your phone.
If your favourite station isn’t listed, and it’s available online as an an MP3 or AAC/AAC+ stream, let us know by adding a comment to this post and we’ll see what we can do!
Unfortunately, we’re not able to guarantee that all stations will be available at all times. Required internet connection.
It’s completely free, so download it today from Google Play!
We’re pleased to announce that our unofficial BBC iPlayer plugin for DivX Connected is now open source and available on Google Code: http://code.google.com/p/bbc-iplayer-divx-connected/
We’re excited to announce that ConnectedVNC, our free VNC client plugin for DivX Connected set top boxes, is now open source and available on Google Code: http://code.google.com/p/connected-vnc/
Mesmotronic are proud to announce that, from December, NRICH TWILGO will be a regular feature of the mathematical games, problems and articles available for free at http://nrich.maths.org
Always on the lookout for new ways to enrich the experience of the mathematics curriculum for all learners, Cambridge University’s NRICH team chose TWILGO as the perfect way to introduce students of all ages to programming.
Can’t wait till December? The original TWILGO is still online and open to everyone at http://twilgo.com
What can you create in 140 characters?
If you’re developing apps for iOS (iPhone, iPod touch or iPad) you’ll need to generate a 2048-bit Code Signing Request (CSR) before you can create a Development Certificate and start testing your apps.
On OS X, you can use Keychain Access, but on non-server editions of Windows it’s a little less straight forward. Here’s how:
- Download and install the latest version of OpenSSL
- Once installed, you will need to add the OpenSSL bin folder to your PATH environment variable, e.g. c:\openssl\bin; if you’re not sure how, Google has the answer
- Open a command line window by selecting Start > Run… and entering “cmd”, then pressing OK
- To make sure you can find your CSR once it’s been created, type the following and press return:
- To create your CSR, type the following an press return:
openssl req -nodes -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout request.key -out request.csr
- Answer each of the questions
- That’s it: your CSR should be waiting for you on your Desktop, ready for upload to the iOS Provisioning Portal
Once your CSR has been approved and you have your Developer Certificate, you’ll need to convert it to a P12 file: instructions are here
If you’ve got a DivX Connected set-top box, don’t forget that you can download all of our fantastic plug-ins from the DivX Labs website: