Dune players have built-in RadioTime and ShoutCAST applications (providing acccess to thousands of free Internet radio stations) (starting with firmware version 110511_2007_beta).
Also, it is possible to easily add and play direct links to particular Internet Radio stations of your choice. The following protocols/formats are supported: HTTP/MP3, HTTP/AAC, HTTP/TS(AC3/DTS/AAC/MP3/...) (starting with firmware version 100630_2131_beta), MMS/WMA (starting with firmware version 110127_2105_beta).
(Note, it is not guaranteed that every particular Internet radio station will work, because there may be some specifics in the used protocols/formats or other issues.)
Adding direct links to Internet Radio stations of your choice.
Approach A. Use .M3U files. Just obtain .M3U files with links to Internet radio stations, or put URLs corresponding to Internet radio stations into one or several .M3U file, and then launch these .M3U files in the player.
Approach B. Use nice-looking menus with logo icons for each Internet radio station. Download and use an existing configuration prepared by someone else (see below for sample configurations), or create your own configuration using the so called "dune_folder" mechanism ( more details ).
Additional usage information:
- Use the PLAY RC button to launch the playback of Internet radio stations in the file browser (when a folder contains links to multiple Internet radio station). Then use the POP UP MENU RC button to switch between Internet radio stations.
Sample configurations of Internet radio menu with nice logo icons.
Sample configurations (NOTE: use the latest WinRar version to extract the content of these ZIP archives, to ensure that national characters in the filenames are handled properly):
- InetRadio_config_Demo.zip - a demo configuration with a few Internet radio stations.
- InetRadio_config_Russian.zip - a sample configuration containing a number of Russian Internet radio stations.
Using Internet radio menu in the main screen.
To use a particular Internet radio configuration as the Internet radio menu in the main screen, do the following:
- Ensure that "SETUP / Applications / Internet Radio / Show in main screen" setting is set to "Yes".
- If you use Dune HD Ultra or Dune HD Mini player: ensure that "InetRadio_config" folder exists at the top level of the "primary" drive attached to the player ("primary" drive is: internal HDD if it is installed; first recognized USB drive if internal HDD is not installed). If the "InetRadio_config" folder does not exist, create it, e.g. using the regular "create folder" function of the file browser. After that, "Internet radio" item will be shown in the main screen.
- NOTE: This step is not needed if you use Dune BD Prime or Dune HD Center player.
- Download a ZIP archive with an Internet radio configuration (InetRadio_config_ xxx .zip).
- Using a PC, extract "InetRadio_config" folder from the ZIP archive into some storage media (e.g. onto USB flash drive, or via network to some player's attached drive).
- NOTE: Use the latest WinRar version to extract the ZIP archive content, to ensure that national characters in the names of Internet radio stations are handled properly.
- In the player's setup menu, enable showing of system files (set the setting "Setup / Misc / Advanced / Hide System Files" to the value "No") (this is needed to show "dune_folder.txt" files, which are hidden by default).
- In the player's file browser, open the extracted "InetRadio_config" folder and copy all files ("dune_folder.txt" and all subfolders) into the "Internet Radio" item of the main screen using the usual file browser functions: MENU / "Mark All", MENU / "Copy Marked Items", open the "Internet Radio" item of the main screen, MENU / "Paste".
- NOTE : An alternative method for the users of Dune HD Ultra or Dune HD Mini players: just copy the content of the extracted "InetRadio_config" folder into the "InetRadio_config" folder at the top level of the "primary" drive attached to the player.
- In the player's setup menu, disable showing of system files (set the setting "Setup / Misc / Advanced / Hide System Files" to the value "Yes").
Recording Internet Radio.
When playing an Internet Radio station, it is possible to record the audio stream to a locally attached storage device (e.g. USB flash drive or USB HDD) (starting with firmware version 100630_2131_beta). To start/stop the recording, press the REC RC button (use the PLAY RC buttons for Dune HD models with RC having no the REC button).