Hi everyone. I'm new to App Inventor and I'm managing to make a Radio App using a streaming URL. Everything is fine, but I can't get it to play immediatelly after clicking the play button. It takes a few seconds to start. I've tried some suggestions posted on the forum but when they are enabled, the player doesn't even start. I've attached a
screenshot of the configuration I did. I appreciate any kind of help.
It will take a couple of seconds for the player to buffer the stream so that it has something to play.
You can help the user by using a clock timer and a notifier progress dialog...
You may also want to look here:
WebView Radio Stream Player [radio_FILL0_wght400_GRAD0_opsz48]
This is an experimental, no frills radio stream player. The app uses the Custom Webview control by Sunny vknow360 CustomWebView : An extended form of Web Viewer . No audio player component is needed. The app requires the stream's direct MP3 web address, the URL, to connect to the live streams. In general most of the streams provided with the example are low bandwidth 24 kbps MP3 streams.
Streams with higher bit rates produce …
Exactly! Not convinced about the delay before the audio is played; play this in your PC's browser
http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_one just click on the link and see how long it takes to play the audio stream.
Just click on the blue link; it takes about six seconds to load the buffer to play the stream
This delay is not an issue with App Inventor but is just how things work.
You cannot use the same button click event twice. You will see red x's in the upper left corner of the blocks. This is not correct.