Anyone using DAB radio receiver with MP?

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    http://www.mtech.com.tw/products_new.htm

    I am thinking about a product like the one in the link. A usb dongle. Will my radio handle it, and can it handle the radio EPG?

    Very few such products out there.

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    as far as i know, MP has no knowledge of DAB recievers. If it were to get support written for it, it would probably have to have specific support for each device as there isn't a universal API for it unlike DVB.

    What country are you in? In the UK Freeview radio stations have a higher bandwidth than DAB so sound better anyway. Granted this doesn't include any local stations, but it is something to think about.
     
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    Ahh. Didnt think of that. Perhaps the best bet is a DAB receiver emulating a DVB-T BDA driver or analog FM-tuner then, posing as something it isnt?

    I live in Norway, where DVB-T is still only in trial transmissions. Of course, there are countless web radio services, but they seem to change url every month or so.

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    With the new TV engine it is entirely possible to do this as far as i'm aware, it will just take a lot of coding to become compatible with MediaPortals radio system.

    Just has a thought though. Trinloc do a USB DAB tuner (http://www.trinloc.de/cms/trinloc/index.php?lang=5&idcatside=7) that works with a piece of software called DAB Bar. It takes control of the DAB tuner and lets you stream the MP2/3 audio over HTTP. So you can connect to it like you would any other internet radio stream, even though the streams can be coming from the same PC as MediaPortal.
     
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    Any updates about MP and DAB?
     
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    ... and: It supports FTA DVB-T in Norway with latest SE ;)
    DAB would really be a nice touch.
     
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