A number of channels not showing artist/track data

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A number of channels not showing artist/track data

Postby simonmason » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:26 am

I have noticed recently, although it may have been going on for a while, certain satellite channels:

17, 25, 40, 49, 58, 61, 68, 73 and a number of stations above this but I care less about the talk radio stations.

Is this a question of mapping to other locations in order to get the information? Thanks.
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Re: A number of channels not showing artist/track data

Postby CinemarDave » Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:11 pm

SiriusXM has probably moved the channel numbers around. They constantly make updates.

The app queries SXM now playing by grabbing the url https://www.siriusxm.com/metadata/pdt/e ... 3-22:07:33. The timestamp gets updated every 10 seconds. Looking at the xml there is no metadata for those channels so they have been eliminated or have moved. Will have to track that down.

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Re: A number of channels not showing artist/track data

Postby simonmason » Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:38 pm

Thanks for checking into this. If I understand what you are saying - they haven't been eliminated, at least not all of them. I still listen to Spa - it plays fine.
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Re: A number of channels not showing artist/track data

Postby CinemarDave » Sun May 01, 2016 7:39 pm

I wonder is Spa is also playing on a second channel and that is where the metadata lives. I'll have to dissect that xml more closely.

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Re: A number of channels not showing artist/track data

Postby simonmason » Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:26 am

Any update on cleaning up the Sirius channels that don't display? Thanks.
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Re: A number of channels not showing artist/track data

Postby CinemarDave » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:32 pm

SiriusXM is making it more and more difficult to get at its metadata these days. The only way to stabilize it is to have the app emulate what the SMX Android app is doing. Something I am working on and it involves a lot of reverse engineering by capturing and dissecting the web traffic.


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