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Brian Abbott, ACA Systems
2005-01-03, 07:52
Is there any actual advantage to DAB given:

- you can stream any of the DAB stations, given you've got broadband

- the streaming quality is likely to be better than DAB given the
predilection of the BBC in particular for squeezing extra stations into the
available bandwidth at the expense of quality

- many areas of the UK still don't have DAB

- If its just BBC you're after you can get a Sagem free-to-air receiver with
audio out that'll give better quality than DAB

Just my 2p!

Cheers

Kevin Hawkins wrote:
> Interesting - yes, we could do with a DAB receiver with an Ethernet
> 'streaming' port - must be a market for that - surprised I couldnt
> find such a device in a quick Google.
>
> There is a rather inelegant way of doing this using any existing DAB
> tuner and a Barix Instreamer I guess. But somewhat expensive and
> involves analog re-encoding, but is totally standalone (embedded).
>
> Kevin

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Brian Abbott
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Kevin Hawkins
2005-01-04, 06:34
Brian Abbott, ACA Systems wrote:

>Is there any actual advantage to DAB given:
>
>- you can stream any of the DAB stations, given you've got broadband
>
>
>
How do I do that for the BBC stations (without using RealAudio ?) - the
DAB broadcasts are mp3 (or mp2 I think).

Kevin

Stuart Grimshaw
2005-01-04, 12:42
On Tue, 4 Jan 2005 13:47:44 -0000, Stuart Cooper
<stu (AT) multitask-computing (DOT) co.uk> wrote:
> I use the dreaded Psion Wavefinder which (as long as you can make it work
> with your USB chipset) integrates nicely using DABBAR as the stream source.
> You then just add each station as a playlist and away you go. Windows only
> though.
>
> As a reminder --- The BBC are still trialling a new service, allowing
> listeners to download an MP3 each week of the show "In Our Time". You can
> get it here:
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/mp3.shtml

You can also get Fighting Talk too ....

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-S