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Stuart Cooper
2004-01-15, 02:35
James,

If you're in the UK then an alternative (which I'm using myself) is a
Psion Wavefinder or ModTech PCI card to receive DAB digital radio and
then use DABBAR (or similar) to stream each channel as an MP2 stream.
You can then select each one using playlists as you would internet
stations.

This works very well, although I would be inclined to recommend the PCI
card over the Psion as the Wavefinder is flaky to say the least. The
number of stations received includes Capital, XFM and all the BBC
stations including 6 Music and the World Service. Of course, if you're
not in the UK then this won't be of any help. :-(

Regards,

Stuart.

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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of James Willis
Sent: 14 January 2004 18:39
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Simple Questions


1: Sounds perfectly acceptable.
2: This is kind of a showstopper me. I can live without streaming WMA
but not being able to stream the majority of BBC radio content is a real
limiting factor for me.
3: Good.
4: That is not a big problem...
5a: I can live with this, but it's a shame.
5b: Good, because I tend to encode in AAC these days.
6: Again I can live with this...

Looks like I will have to wait and see how streaming real audio turns
out. Any official word from the company on getting this to work?

Thanks for the help,

James
-----Original Message-----
From: kdf [mailto:slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 11:50 AM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Simple Questions

Quoting James Willis <James.Willis (AT) stellent (DOT) com>:


> 1: and if so how long will it be between hitting the next track button

> and the next track starting to play...
less than 1 second. varies depending on network connection and server
speed.
>
> 2: Can I play the BBC Radio 1 live audio feed? Can I play the 'Listen
> Again' streams. They are both Real Audio. I have been following the
> recent Real Audio thread, but the answer still seems to be a little
> vague. Can somebody actually try it and say yes...
real audio does't work yet. its in the works. The vague answer is an
option, but I'm sensing that it might be something you are not going to
want to attempt just yet.
>
> 3: Can I play WMA files? Not that I really want to.
yes. you need to install ffmpeg, though.
>
> 4: Can I play WMA DRM files? Again I don't really want to.
no

> 5: Can I play Windows Media Streams e.g. the stream at capitalfm.com?
I think not quite yet, but I may be wrong. I haven't tried.

> 5: Can I play AAC files? I DO want to.
yes.

> 6: Can I play AAC DRM files, specifically purchased from iTunes? I do
> want to do this.
no


-kdf

Tahir
2004-01-15, 03:07
I'd agree with Stuart, I've got the PCI card, the advantage that the
Wavefinder over the PCI card has is the ability to stream different channels
simultaneously, but it's not as reliable.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Stuart Cooper" <stu (AT) multitask-computing (DOT) co.uk>
To: "'Slim Devices Discussion'" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 9:35 AM
Subject: [slim] Simple Questions


> James,
>
> If you're in the UK then an alternative (which I'm using myself) is a
> Psion Wavefinder or ModTech PCI card to receive DAB digital radio and
> then use DABBAR (or similar) to stream each channel as an MP2 stream.
> You can then select each one using playlists as you would internet
> stations.
>
> This works very well, although I would be inclined to recommend the PCI
> card over the Psion as the Wavefinder is flaky to say the least. The
> number of stations received includes Capital, XFM and all the BBC
> stations including 6 Music and the World Service. Of course, if you're
> not in the UK then this won't be of any help. :-(
>
> Regards,
>
> Stuart.
>
> ************************************************** ***********
> MultiTask Computing
> Buy Online at: www.multitask-computing.co.uk/catalog/
> ************************************************** ************
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of James Willis
> Sent: 14 January 2004 18:39
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Simple Questions
>
>
> 1: Sounds perfectly acceptable.
> 2: This is kind of a showstopper me. I can live without streaming WMA
> but not being able to stream the majority of BBC radio content is a real
> limiting factor for me.
> 3: Good.
> 4: That is not a big problem...
> 5a: I can live with this, but it's a shame.
> 5b: Good, because I tend to encode in AAC these days.
> 6: Again I can live with this...
>
> Looks like I will have to wait and see how streaming real audio turns
> out. Any official word from the company on getting this to work?
>
> Thanks for the help,
>
> James
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kdf [mailto:slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 11:50 AM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Simple Questions
>
> Quoting James Willis <James.Willis (AT) stellent (DOT) com>:
>
>
> > 1: and if so how long will it be between hitting the next track button
>
> > and the next track starting to play...
> less than 1 second. varies depending on network connection and server
> speed.
> >
> > 2: Can I play the BBC Radio 1 live audio feed? Can I play the 'Listen
> > Again' streams. They are both Real Audio. I have been following the
> > recent Real Audio thread, but the answer still seems to be a little
> > vague. Can somebody actually try it and say yes...
> real audio does't work yet. its in the works. The vague answer is an
> option, but I'm sensing that it might be something you are not going to
> want to attempt just yet.
> >
> > 3: Can I play WMA files? Not that I really want to.
> yes. you need to install ffmpeg, though.
> >
> > 4: Can I play WMA DRM files? Again I don't really want to.
> no
>
> > 5: Can I play Windows Media Streams e.g. the stream at capitalfm.com?
> I think not quite yet, but I may be wrong. I haven't tried.
>
> > 5: Can I play AAC files? I DO want to.
> yes.
>
> > 6: Can I play AAC DRM files, specifically purchased from iTunes? I do
> > want to do this.
> no
>
>
> -kdf
>
>