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randyb661
2006-01-28, 08:11
Just curious - I know Radio Paradise and others take donations. Radioio plays on the Squeezebox with no commercials, and seemingly high-quality sound. They have a premium service on their website, but I don't know what it gets you. I almost feel like I'm stealing, since I really like a couple of their streams and listen to them a lot.
Not that I'm complaining or anything. :-)

mherger
2006-01-28, 08:38
> Just curious - I know Radio Paradise and others take donations. Radioio
> plays on the Squeezebox with no commercials, and seemingly high-quality
> sound. They have a premium service on their website, but I don't know
> what it gets you. I almost feel like I'm stealing, since I really like
> a couple of their streams and listen to them a lot.

I think it's a deal between Slimdevices and RadioIO that is offering us
the higher quality streams. If you try to listen to them using Winamp or
the like you will imho not have the same bitrate.

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Michaelwagner
2006-01-28, 10:24
I think it's a deal between Slimdevices and RadioIO that is offering us the higher quality streams. If you try to listen to them using Winamp or the like you will imho not have the same bitrate.
OK, but where's the income? Is Slim paying Radio for our usage? Out of hardware sales? That doesn't seem very likely.

Mike Anderson
2006-01-28, 10:43
I think they also have a deal with certain labels to play their music.

And it probably works -- Personally, I've bought about half Waveform's catalog since I started listening to Radioio Ambient!

mherger
2006-01-28, 10:47
> OK, but where's the income? Is Slim paying Radio for our usage? Out of
> hardware sales? That doesn't seem very likely.

Possible. And as we all know: everybody doesn't have a SB. They have to
pay for premium (or whatever) streams.

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