BBC Radio Widget
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The Unofficial BBC Radio Widget plays all of the BBC radio feeds from your Dashboard, and puts schedule information at your fingertips.
What's New
Version 4.21:
  • Fixed to be compatible with recent BBC changes.
  • Fixed regional schedules to work with BBC's updated Web pages.
  • Greatly improved schedule readability.
  • Fixed a possible issue with audio erroneously restarting on Dashboard exit.
  • Fixed some issues with daylight savings time and schedules.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later
  • PPC users will need RealPlayer 10 or later
  • Intel users need 10.1 or later
  • RealPlayer available here; follow the "Previous versions" link to get v10, which avoids the audio dropouts associated with v11



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BBC Radio Widget User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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burypromote

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ednl commented on 19 Oct 2011
Version 4.21 available from the developer's website.
[Version 4.20]

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burypromote

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 19 Oct 2011
Thanks for the tip! I've updated the listing.
burypromote

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Steeps Patrick reviewed on 05 Apr 2010
This hogs and crashes my iMac. I really tried to get this to work because I need a BBC streamer.

Sadly this isn't working for me.
[Version 4.20]


burypromote

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Kohoutek commented on 31 Mar 2010
I'm deleting this badly written app. It freezes my Dashboard and I get that pesky Adobe security warning (freezes also).

Seems there are mixed results with this widget. For me, it's a Dashboard killer.
[Version 4.20]


burypromote

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Nick Collingridge commented on 07 Dec 2009
Seems to be something broken here. When I try and play a station the progress wheel spins round for a while and then just stops. If I switch to the Finder there is a window in the background with the title "Adobe Flash Player security", and some text in it referring to the widget but with no buttons or indeed any other way of interacting with the dialog. Needless to say I don't get to hear anything either!
[Version 4.11]

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Phantom Gorilla (developer) replied on 29 Mar 2010
Please see the FAQ for details on how to get rid of that annoying Flash "security" dialog:

http://www.phantomgorilla.com/widgets/bbcradio/faq/
burypromote

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Knowhowe replied on 29 Mar 2010
I agree. I had a hassle with this widget before but was pleased to see a new version and decided to risk another bash at it. However, when I launched it (having tuned to BBC 7), just as with the previous poster, "there was a window in the background with the title "Adobe Flash Player security", and some text in it referring to the widget but with no buttons or indeed any other way of interacting with the dialog. Needless to say I don't get to hear anything either!"

I had to log out to make the damned thing go away.

I went off and got a fresh download of Flash Player but it made not difference.

All in all, half an hour wasted. Very disappointing. Cheers.
burypromote

+113
Knowhowe replied on 29 Mar 2010
"Please see the FAQ for details on how to get rid of that annoying Flash "security" dialog"

Jesus, what a lot of hassle just to listen to a lttle radio player. You must be taking the piss. I'll stick to iPlayer ta very much- unless someone out there knows of a beeb player that actually works?? I miss the wonderful 'Listen Again' BBC widget which the developer sadly gave up on some time back.
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Monkeyjunkey tipped on 08 Oct 2009
RealPlayer v11.1 seems to be working fine with this widget. Until now, we had to use RealPlayer v10 because v11.0 produced audio-dropouts. But I tried 11.1 and had no issues so far.

Maybe the developer can give a quick note to confirm this and update the "requirements" section.
[Version 4.11]

1 Reply

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Phantom Gorilla (developer) replied on 29 Mar 2010
This is true, although there will be a short stutter when Dashboard exits. The widget uses Flash by choice now though, as the BBC have moved in that direction.
burypromote

+32
Bluestar commented on 29 Sep 2009
Great widget, love the BBC. Since RealPlayer is pretty much dead. I can't see why they can't switch to Flash player or some other streaming audio format (mp3?) built into Quicktime/ Flash. I resent having to install stupid Realplayer just for this.
[Version 4.11]


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pheromones commented on 11 Aug 2009
Great for BBC fans. Easy set up.
[Version 4.03]


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+1

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Moogan reviewed on 16 Jun 2009
Finally gets around the Realplayer limitation meaning you can close the Dashboard and continue to listen. Excellent little widget includes all the regional BBC radio stations and a mini browser showing the schedule for the playing station.
[Version 4.0]


burypromote

+1
Ollie commented on 31 Oct 2008
Great, but doesn't work with Leopard. When hiding dashboard the music stops.
[Version 3.2]

1 Reply

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+2
Phantom Gorilla (developer) replied on 31 Oct 2008
If you get audio dropouts, please see the note about using RealPlayer 10 instead of 11. Or consider using the widget on the desktop in Dashboard developer mode. Thanks.
burypromote

+1

izzat reviewed on 21 Sep 2006
I'm quite pleased with this widget.
Plenty of stations, both national, regional and local.
A tad slow when changing the stations, but it might have to do with connecting servers.
I can live with it though.

It would also be nice if we could change the stations from the widgets front and maybe a quick pick of a few favorite stations.

I'm also hoping for a widget for RTE ;-)

Nice work Hawkman, thanks.
[Version 2.2]


burypromote

+243
MonkeyJunkey had trouble on 31 Mar 2009
I really like this widget. Very quick and very simple. But am I the only one with some trouble? I can't connect to the World Service (I'm in germany, don't know if that matters). It worked this morning, than the stream suddenly stopped. Tried Rebooting but that didn't help. I use v3.4 on an MBPro OS 10.5.6, RealPlayer 10 is installed.

All the other streams work. I can't figure what I'm doing wrong.

Any suggestions?
[Version 3.4]

1 Reply

burypromote

+243
MonkeyJunkey commented on 02 Apr 2009
Working again. OK folks. Don't ask me what i did. I didn't change anything. Was away a few days. Came back and it's working again. Maybe the stream was down for a while? Whatever, thanks for this extremly helpful tool!

+243

Monkeyjunkey rated on 19 Oct 2011

[Version 4.21]


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License:Free
Date:19 Oct 2011
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The Unofficial BBC Radio Widget plays all of the BBC radio feeds from your Dashboard, and puts schedule information at your fingertips.


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