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    RR and Axife (or other) radio player?

    I managed to get my hands on a LeadTek Winfast USB TV tuner, and hope to have better luck with it than my RadioShark. I know going out and buying a WinTV would probably be less hassle, but hey...

    So the WinFast TV works fine in Winamp, but the radio doesn't work in Radiator. It does however work just fine in Axife. So has someone tried to make RR work seamlessly with Axife? Or is there another way that I should try to do this?

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    If you can make it work on winamp, you can save your radio presets and load them onto the playlist... I have no intentions of integrating Axife into RR, so theonly other way out is to get to embed the radio application in RR (Axife or what it came with).
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    Cool. Got it working fine in winamp, so all is good. It would be nice to be able to do a station scan from within RR though..

    So now I got a playlist with all my local stations, and also another couple of playlists for other areas which I visit occassionally, and I can listen to radio using by loading those playlists through the music browser.

    Next question, is there a command something like LOADLIST, which I can use to force a playlist to load? I can then make MUSIC button load the normal music player screen, and the RADIO button can also load the music player screen, but immediately load the radio station playlist so I can select a radio station without having to browse to and load the list first. Does that make sense?

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    I've got no problem with integrating more radio devices and would be glad to do it... the limitant factors are: 1-I can't do it without the hardware to test with, 2-The hardware must have some documentation/sdk OR at least a simple application that can be controlled to provide the functions to be used within RR.
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    Had a bit more of a play around, this time with using the TV screen to select radio stations. I almost thought that this could work, aside from one major drawback - that as soon as I exit the TV screen, output flicks back to the 'music' playlist. D'oh!

    Also, if the radio (or TV) station files are in sub-directories, the tree is flattened, and all the stations appear in one list. That means I can't break them up into "Melbourne" and "Sydney" stations using directories.

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    It would be great if more radio devices could be supported natively in RR (especially the one that I have ) I haven't been able to find any detail on a SDK for winfast devices so I don't hold much hope. I've sent an email to Leadtek tech support, but I'm not holding out much hope..

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    If the manufacturer's RADIO application is simple enough, I can probably make RR control it... but I'd still need the hardware for testing.
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