BBC AAC stream not being recognised by Roon

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)

Windows 10
Latest Roon build

Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)

Bog standard Ethernet

Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)

Any of the DACs in my home - all standard stuff

Description Of Issue

BBC Radio 3 AAC stream no longer being recognised by Roon Radio. Lower bit rates are fine. The AAC stream is functioning in other contexts (eg web), it seems to be a Roon issue.

Hi @Tim_Chapman,

Is this a stream from the directory or a URL that you added manually? Can you share the specific URL with us?


I can play the BBC Radio 3 96kbps AAC stream fine. The 320kbps stream is blocked by geofencing since I am in the US.

I can play all 3 Radio 3 streams from the main directory here in UK.

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It’s the higher bit rate AAC stream. Based in the UK, so hard to understand.
The problem exists using both the Roon preset and a web sourced link.

What about the corresponding streams for BBC Radios 1,2,and 4?

I am playing BBC Radio 2 via Roon now. Aac 24/48

OK - so the problem was affecting all BBC high rate AAC feeds for me.
However, the problem has magically gone away (current USA presidents dream for coronavirus)!
Maybe because I rebooted my Rock a few times when reorganising my office. Maybe because something happened to fix the problem.
Whatever the case…problem gone for now. It made me realise how much I rely on the BBC high bit rate feeds :slight_smile:

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Strange, but we won’t quibble. If it happens again, let us know. In the meantime, enjoy the Beeb.

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