11/16/2011, 10:12 AM
Hi all. My first real post here. For clarity, I'd better mention I'm in the UK. I got my first WebOS device this week, a Pre 2, to toy around with, and I really love the experience so far.
My one and only gripe is an inability to play the BBC's live stream .asx files, especially since there's no FM radio. I installed Preware and hunted around for a solution there. MPlayer seemed like a good bet, but on attempting to play the file it just crashed. The BeebListen app mentioned in an earlier post (http://forums.precentral.net/webos-a...radio-app.html) seems to have disappeared, and I'm having serious issues with the App Catalogue not accepting my debit card (four phone calls back and forth with my bank later, and still no joy!) so I can't try Reciva or any of the paid apps. The BBC's feed being so locked down, it seems a shame. Especially since the browser has Flash!
What else have I tried? I've attempted both the Debian and Ubuntu chroots, but they both return DBus errors when I attempt anything more complex than LXDE (I'm told this is an issue with upstart? It may be worth trying a pre-upstart build of Debian), and even then I can't get the sound working. I know it's all a lot to be asking of a tiny little bit of hardware, but from what I've seen so far the Pre 2 is a mighty little thing.
So yes. I'd love any suggestions for fixing that. I'd seriously consider making the Pre my primary device if I could get the radio working. I don't mind getting my fingers dirty; I've been a Linux user for 5 years and roughly know my way around.
If anything, I thought this post might help others with their travails, and I'll update you all on any progress I make in getting this working.
Many thanks, Joe.