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Re: Online Radio

Postby awty » 09 Jan 2012 07:31

This is what ABC (Australia Broadcasting Commission) has to offer. Can get up to 128kbps.....what ever that means.

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/listenlive.htm

Oh and not to forget 4zzz if you like alternative rock type music and announcers that say "uhmm" a lot. Thats what I grew up on http://stream.4zzzfm.org.au/
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Re: Online Radio

Postby rubbeet » 10 Jan 2012 09:24

http://wxb102.net/

This one plays 80's new wave, post-punk, c86/indie and some hardcore punk (sometimes). Mostly obscure/rare stuff from the US & UK and other countries- which you might never hear anywhere else :wink:

They also have live DJs every now and then...
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Re: Online Radio

Postby rubbeet » 10 Jan 2012 14:18

This one too-
http://www.andys80s.com/

You can queue up to 5 songs at a time (as your personal requests).

There's also a forum and 80's arcade games.

Truth be told, that's where I usually hang out...
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Re: Online Radio

Postby Spyes » 11 Jan 2012 10:48

rubbeet wrote:This one too-
http://www.andys80s.com/

You can queue up to 5 songs at a time (as your personal requests).

There's also a forum and 80's arcade games.

Truth be told, that's where I usually hang out...

Oh man, got on this site at work, and the religious guy next to me didn't really like the home page.....! #-o
hahah it was a funny situation though :lol: Anyways, I'll check this out when I get home. I'm not a big fan of the 80's, but was really into the goth/post-punk scene at one point.
And 80's arcade games can't be beat! :P
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Re: Online Radio

Postby rubbeet » 11 Jan 2012 12:15

Spyes wrote:Oh man, got on this site at work, and the religious guy next to me didn't really like the home page.....! #-o
hahah it was a funny situation though :lol:


Hahahah! You're probably talking about Roxy Music's "Country Life" album cover :lol: ... but no worries, it changes each time you reopen the site.

Spyes wrote: I'm not a big fan of the 80's, but was really into the goth/post-punk scene at one point.

Yeah, there's enough goth & post-punk stuff on Andy's library, so you can easily request them... and if there's any song/album you'd want to see added, just request for it on the shoutbox and he will add it. :wink:

Spyes wrote:And 80's arcade games can't be beat! :P


I usually play Pacman and Super Mario when I'm bored! :mrgreen:
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Re: Online Radio

Postby Dr Pan K » 11 Jan 2012 14:05

may i add 2 suggestions

from russia, radio orfei. excellent classic music, not just the usual stuff
http://www.fonotron.ru/ or http://online.paparazzo.kz/Station-5/ (128kbps)

from greece pepper radio. a bit of swing, jazz, latin...
http://tunein.com/radio/Pepper-966-s107399/ (64kbps)
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Re: Online Radio

Postby youngdand » 17 Jan 2012 01:31

i used to run / host an internet radio station 128kbps is near as damn it CD quality, and if you are encoding to aac, its better than cd quality. Our station used a twin technics set up though a pioneer DJM 800 in to a broadcast compressor and in to a mac with an m-audio 24/96. sound quality was great. website ran with an embeded flash player, or links to play using a play or your choice. Not expensive to set up, and to be honest doesnt take a lot of technical skill either. there are plenty of sites gving information. the only thing that gets in the way is PRS licencing. sill rules around how many tracks fro the same album you can play in a set amount of time etc etc. and having to keep a complete log of every track you play. kinda cuts amatuers out of the market a bit.
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Re: Online Radio

Postby rubbeet » 17 Jan 2012 12:31

youngdand wrote:i used to run / host an internet radio station


I was actually wondering how online radio admins are addressing the copyright/royalty issues for the songs they play. Isn't it illegal to play any song in public without the authorization of the artist/copyright owner or something?- and is there some sort of payment due to them? I'm totally clueless on how the whole thing works :oops:
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Re: Online Radio

Postby youngdand » 17 Jan 2012 13:20

You have to obtain a license from PPL in the UK

they can be quite expensive, but it depends on what music you will be playing.

http://www.ppluk.com/I-Play-Music/Busin ... ence-cost/
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Re: Online Radio

Postby adjepatatje » 22 Jan 2012 13:05

My favirite online radio station is Radio Paradise http://www.radioparadise.com/
Commercial free, listener supported radio. No registration, just listen!
A great variety of popmusic throughout the years
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Re: Online Radio

Postby rubbeet » 31 Jan 2012 18:50

youngdand wrote:You have to obtain a license from PPL in the UK

they can be quite expensive, but it depends on what music you will be playing.

http://www.ppluk.com/I-Play-Music/Busin ... ence-cost/


Ahhh ok, so that's how it works! :D
Thanks for the info!
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Re: Online Radio

Postby Supertiger » 13 Feb 2012 21:48

Hi everybody!
My top online radio is dinnerjazzexcursion.com =D>
Great sound, music selection, and complete informations about what you're listening to. 128kbps of course :D
If you like smooth and relaxing jazz... The best one for me! =D>
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Re: Online Radio

Postby michiganmike » 25 Feb 2012 23:13

For me, Internet Radio is something I can put on and not necessarily "listen" to, but something that keeps me company. If it's been a long day and I want to crash in the recliner, not thinking about anything,
then I turn to
the Texas Country music at Radio Free Texas http://www.radiofreetexas.org/
It seems like there are a million country bands in Texas you've never heard of , (and probably won't either, in the future)
And then there's Planet Rock http://www.planetrock.com/ with guest hosts, Alice Cooper , Joe Elliott, Joe Bonamassa, etc.
See what you think. :D
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Roku Soundbridge Help

Postby Coffee Phil » 04 May 2012 19:36

I have a Roku Soundbridge Internet "Radio Tuner" in my system. It does a good job and permits me to listen to the jazz station which I used to listen to on terrestrial radio before I moved. It is however user hostile unless you are a computer geek. It has presets similar to a car radio but loading them is a challenge. They have a program called Radio Snooper which will analyze an internet station which you find on your computer and if the format is compatible (most are) with the sound bridge you can load it into one of the presets via Wi-Fi.

This program requires something called WPCAP.DLL which it tries to load onto the computer if it is not already there. I get a message that its WPCAP.DLL is not compatible with my version of Windows. (Windows 7) I did a search for a version of WPCAP.DLL which would run on my computer. I found something warning not to load a version of WPCAP.DLL unless I could be sure it is genuine. The whole thing spooked me so here I am still not able to program my presets.

What now?

Thanks,

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Re: Online Radio

Postby MonkeyBoy » 15 May 2012 01:22

There are some great radio stations here. I'm listening to ancientfm right now. Does anyone have any idea how I can put any of this music on my hard drive? I'm not a computer whiz by any means.
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