I'm certainly no "expert", but, as no-one has answered your Q yet, I did some fossicking about and came up with the following. I hope it helps or is of use.For information on CKKS-FM Kiss Radio 107.5, see:Note:
I presume this is standard (I wouldn't know) - CKKS
seems to be a "canned radio" station, which feeds/streams pre-prepared .mp3 files (scheduled and played according to a pre-prepared playlist).
Pasting the above "akacasthops" URL into the browser plays the 1st .mp3 file in the playlist, and changing the variable to 2, or 3, etc., plays the 2nd, 3rd, etc. .mp3 file in the playlist. The .mp3 files are quite lengthy, with music tracks interspersed with advertising tracks.
What this means is that one can listen to the radio station by just incrementing the last number on the right of the URL.
Once could thus listen to the radio station that way. Automating it using (say) an Autohotkey script could be useful, if one wanted to make it simpler and less tedious for the user.
Pressing the little download symbol on the player starts to save the continuous stream to a file named van1049.mp3
Whilst I have been writing this comment in CHS (Clipboard Help & Spell), I have had the download running on the 2nd .mp3 and it
has so far accumulated >40Mb - and is still going strong!
eventually stopped at 74.5Mb and started playing automatically in my Winamp
player. It's not bad either. My 6 y/o son likes the music too.
It's a bit slow to download, probably because it's throttled to streaming speed.
Probably not much use unless one is able to gracefully close the file at some point.
It closed itself when download finished.
The URL I used was: http://edge13647.ice...an1049?akacasthops=2
I tried downloading that URL with GetRight
, but GR couldn't do it as it was not being told how big the file was, so I would guess that the file van1049.mp3
could be a consolidated file of several .mp3 files, with interstitial sub-headers, numbered consecutively 1, 2, 3. etc., or something.(?)________________________________________________
There appears to be no published or findable feed. I tried to get my old free copy of Rarma Radio to find a feed, but it couldn't either.
The only way to listen to it is via something like the vanilla player at top-radio.org
(above) or the proprietary player (it's the Akamai Media Player) on the CKKS'
That webpage seems to access:
It's an interesting puzzle.
Akamai is an Internet advertising/media publications company, so the motivation for the proprietary player is presumably to force and monitor clicks for webpage advertising revenue, by controlling/compelling the user to interact with the player on the CKKS
This seems a tad excessive as the CKKS
audio stream is interspersed with local advertising anyway.
I guess this might be yet another indication of what the marketing folk would call "Conditioning", or "Improving the user experience" or "Engaging the user in the message", which is apparently (so I have been told) an approach derived mainly from the Soviet Union's exemplary marketing methodology - perfected during the period 1930-1955 - of sending people off to the Gulags to "get the message", so that they could "right-think" (think the right way), ha-ha.
Some people (not me, you understand) might say that "those were the days" and that life was so much simpler and happier then, when the USSR was "great", but I couldn't possibly comment.