I have tried both, i.e. going via radio - local stations, they show up o.k. but on clicking "play now" I get the error message. Also going via iPlayer radio as you suggest gives the same result. I don't want to have to get an app, surely it should cope with just radio audio.
difarn Thanks for your last, apologies for the delay in following up, chicken curry called. I have looked at the two sites you suggested, and while they don't give a solution to the enigma, they have given me something to think about. It does look, though, like a missing audio codec, may have to wait for the BBC and RIM to get their acts together. The reason I am chasing this is that the Beeb have changed the time of our favourite Sunday evening programme on Radio Somerset to a later time almost in the wee small hours, and it would be convenient to listen on the Playbook, the programme is still on Devon and Cornwall at the old time.
I have read that the native blackberry playbook media player can play radio if the broadcasts are in MP3 format - this is why the article I posted earlier advised you to go to the playing live stream on the radio site. BBC iPlayer radio may only broadcast in proprietary formats except for MP3 podcasts.
You may find this and this interesting reading. I don't have a playbook myself (I do have a Blackberry) but I am very interested to see how they pan out.
difarn Just for the record I referred my query to the BBC and got a reply from Audience Services, but not much help. They referred me to BBC web pages I have already looked at, it does seem that radio iPlayer is only available on certain android devices. I fail to understand why the audio of video iPlayer programmes work perfectly well but not radio programmes. Probably this is a case of wait and see..
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