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BBC Radio streaming problem with AC600 dongle on 5GHz wifi

Tue May 24, 2016 11:01 am

I recently used MrEngman's excellent "install-wifi" script to install the necessary driver for an Edimax AC600 wifi dongle.

The dongle seems to work great on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz when surfing the net or playing a Radio Caroline stream with this command:-

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mplayer -cache 64 -playlist http://sc6.radiocaroline.net:8040/listen.pls
(it is also OK streaming Planet Rock).

But if I use a BBC stream with a command like this:-

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mplayer -cache 64 -playlist http://www.listenlive.eu/bbcradio4.m3u
...while it still works fine on 2.4GHz, it will only run for a couple of seconds on 5GHz, then I get messages like:-

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Cache not filling, consider increasing Cache and/or -cache-min!
...after a couple more seconds...

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Exiting... (End of file)
Needless to say, changing cache settings does not improve things.

So the mplayer commands that I have used above work OK on a Pi at 2.4GHz, and on a Ubuntu laptop with internal wifi card at 5GHz.

None of the BBC radio stations work (they have similar structures) on my Pi + AC600 at 5GHz. Other streams seem to work fine.

I know, I don't believe it either.

What am I missing?


uname -a gives:-

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Linux jessiepi 4.1.19-v7+ #858 SMP Tue Mar 15 15:56:00 GMT 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux
lsmod reports that 8812au is loaded.

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