I had a similar need - to add to the 3808ci an internet radio station (Central European University Medieval Radio) not found in the AVR's index. Since the station provided a ".pls" playlist, I tried the solution presented below (and thanks for that information!), but it did not work - continually got 'track not found'.
What I found that DID work is to open the .pls (mp3) stream in VLC (http://streaming.virtualpro.hu/tunein.php/ceu/playlist.pls
), then in the VLC playlist, right click on the station and select 'information'. In the 'location' field is shown the IP address and port number (http://184.108.40.206:9920
in this case).
Using the IP/port information I was able to add the station to vTuner (Denon Radio) and thus get it pushed to the receiver.
The things we do....
Originally Posted by builtinbc
New CBC Radio 2 URLs
I'm posting this for anyone who has had the same frustration trying to tune CBC Radio 2 streams using NetRadio in the Denon AVR-3808CI. CBC has just switched Radio 2 direct streams to new servers that stream ".pls" format which is not understood by the Denon. CBC has provided no information about technical problems such as this on their website, save for advice for iPhone users who may need to reinstall the CBC Radio app.
After hours of frustration, I finally figured by trial and error and guesswork how to work around this.
The fix takes advantage of Denon's vTuner (www.radiodenon.com
) site. After logging in to vTuner, click "Add A Station" (or "Add Another Station" if you already have some added stations).
You can find the new base URL for the stream you want to add at Radio2 Live Streams: Direct URLS
These URLs are of the form
Copy the desired URL and paste it into the "Station URL" field of the new vTuner entry. THEN replace BOTH instances of "pls" in these strings with "m3u"; e.g. the aforementioned example becomes
Classify it in whatever genre you like.
Choose "MP3" in the "Type" dropdown in vTuner and click "Go".
Now on the Denon, using the remote, or -- if you have an iPhone, DeRemote, which is an amazing iPhone controller for Denon network-capable receivers - I just love this app!) choose NET/USB and navigate to Internet Radio/Added Stations
Then click on your new added station. It should play normally. Of course you can then add it to a preset.