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Digitally Imported FAIL [Friday 24th May 2013 at 8:15 pm]
Thomas

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[Playing |Digitally Imported: Trance (thanks to remembering what the URL for the actual stream is)]

Well, I was intending to listen to one of the many online radio streams on Digitally Imported. Except they've redesigned the website and hidden all the links to actually listen to the streams. Instead of listing them all on the home page (with multiple formats as well), they've hidden them behind a small gear icon on each individual channel page. And accessing the streams now needs an account, even for the free ones. There is a flash player, but that suffers from the small but significant problem of it not working.

As it turned out I had the stream URL in a recently-listened-to list, and that still works without needing any kind of login which makes me wonder what the point of requiring an account is. Is it to discourage people from actually using their site?
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[User Picture]From: olego
Tuesday 28th May 2013 at 8:12 pm (UTC)
Their site is now awful. But I haven't noticed it until I read your post, because I downloaded the .pls files for their streams years ago and haven't actually needed to visit it. :-)
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Wednesday 29th May 2013 at 3:45 pm (UTC)
Could you send me the links please?
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[User Picture]From: olego
Wednesday 29th May 2013 at 8:10 pm (UTC)
Check your e-mail. :-)
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