Some FLAC streams removed

Many Flac streams do not carry metadata; it is difficult for the Icecast servers used by most stations to do this.
Some stations have started using an alternative method of including metadata which involves the stream logically starting and stopping for each track.

At the moment Roon cannot deal with this and will stop processing the stream at the end of the track.

Until this problem is fixed, we are removing the affected streams from the database. At present the stations and streams are

Mother Earth
http://icecast3.streamserver24.com:18800/motherearth

JB Radio-2
http://stream.jbradio2.ca:8888/flac
http://199.189.87.9:10999/flac

Ai-radio
http://ai-radio.org/44.flac

Sing Sing Bis Radio
http://stream.sing-sing-bis.org:8000/source_Traitee_Compressee

440hz Radio
http://stream.440hz-radio.de:8080/440hz.flac.ogg

I have given the URLs in case people wish to add them to their own My Live Radio library nevertheless.

I will endeavour to monitor these and others and add or subtract from this list accordingly.

Brian

Cc @dylan @nuwriy

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Thank you for all your hard work on these streams!

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For the last week, JB Radio-2 has not been carrying metadata. I have added the two associated Flac streams back into the database, but will continue monitoring.

Ai-radio seems to have disappeared completely. I’ve removed that altogether for the time being.

No other changes.

I sent them an email and many others did to I think as he mentioned that he reverted back to the old stream

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Thank you for your efforts. We can all now benefit.

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Station Magic Radio has been developing (?) its Flac stream recently with the result that it a) plays with stutters, and b) doesn’t play the advertised stream.
(It’s appears to be trying to add metadata by inserting it into the flac stream at regular intervals. This doesn’t work well)

For the time being, I’ve removed the flac stream
http://mp3.magic-radio.net/flac

Brian

Good news! Mother Earth Radio have changed their server and now include metadata in their new Flac stream which has been added to the database. For those who have the old stream in their my live radio area, the new stream is
http://icecast3.streamserver24.com/motherearth.pls

Bad news. Hitz 983 have changed how they insert metadata for their flac stream and thus Roon stops at the end of each track. I have removed the flac stream for now but have found a replacement 192k mp3 stream
http://e12457.cloudrad.io:8002/;
and have added this to the database.