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norderney
2006-06-18, 10:40
Can anyone recommend some good quality stereo internet music/radio streams covering easy listening, smooth jazz and country music. So many uk radio stations broadcast their audio at very low bit rates.

I am currently listening to Dinner Jazz [Sundays 18.00 to 20.00 bst] on Palm Fm [www.palm.fm] via my squeezebox in aacplus. Sounds great!

andrew smith

Finthen
2006-06-18, 12:58
I enjoy this high bit rate station:
SmoothJazz.com

http://www.shoutcast.com/sbin/tunein-station.pls?id=2506&filename=playlist.pls

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bpa
2006-06-18, 14:21
I was surprised at the quality AACplus can deliver with low bitrate. Many popular station have an aacplus feeds for better quality at same rate - such as
SomaFM Groovesalad
http://www.somafm.com/groovesalad48.pls
Sky FM smooth jazz
http://www.sky.fm/aacplus/smoothjazz.pls
Sky FM classical guitar http://www.sky.fm/aacplus/guitar.pls
Smoothchoice
http://www.smoothchoice.com/aacplus.pls

A directory of aacplus feeds if you wish to browse
http://www.tuner2.com/

atlslim
2006-07-15, 14:29
A directory of aacplus feeds if you wish to browse
http://www.tuner2.com/

Nice listing - thanks for the link. The Acoustic Cafe http://216.218.147.60:8002/ worked earlier on my system but now only stutters. Can someone else check? Thanks

bpa
2006-07-15, 16:28
Did a short test (10 mins) and no stutter but it was direct Mplayer - not through Slimserver to make sure it is not network problem.

To do AACplus you must have 6.3 - the bug in 6.2.x will cause frequent gaps.

atlslim
2006-07-15, 20:00
Thanks for checking. Turns out I needed the latest Mplayer (1.0pre8) to not experience stuttering w/ this stream. (6.5 trunk, W2K)
AACplus sounds good (48 kbps)