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lreinstein
2010-04-02, 05:50
It has been more than a year since Pandora 1 began streaming 192kbps ... is there any hope that this will ever happen?

I love my SB3 and use it 100% to listen to Pandora streaming directly from the internet. I am trying to avoid having to connect wires from my computer to my Audio system.


If it does not look like this will ever happen, are there are ways to stream Pandora wirelessly at this bit rate?

thanks

larry

andyg
2010-04-02, 06:00
Wish I had an answer. Please send a request to Pandora, the more people who ask, the more likely we are to get it.

danull
2010-04-02, 09:27
This is something I am also very interested in.

Just sent my request in to pandora-support@pandora.com. Had accidentally left off the pandora- last time & never got a response so trying again :D

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Just got their response:

Currently all in-home device receive 128k MP3 audio. Mobile devices receive a variety of different rates depending on the on capability of the device and the network they are on, but never hinger than 64k AC+. Pandora on the web or desktop app plays 64k AAC+ for "free" listeners and 192k for PandoraOne subscribers.

We're a small company and we simply don't have the resources to do everything we'd like to do all at once. Someday we will re-engineer the Pandora API so in-home devices like yours can receive higher bit-rate audio. Thanks for your patience.

Best Regards,

Josh
Pandora Listener Support

pski
2010-04-02, 20:56
This is something I am also very interested in.

Just sent my request in to pandora-support@pandora.com. Had accidentally left off the pandora- last time & never got a response so trying again :D

***********************

Just got their response:

Currently all in-home device receive 128k MP3 audio. Mobile devices receive a variety of different rates depending on the on capability of the device and the network they are on, but never hinger than 64k AC+. Pandora on the web or desktop app plays 64k AAC+ for "free" listeners and 192k for PandoraOne subscribers.

We're a small company and we simply don't have the resources to do everything we'd like to do all at once. Someday we will re-engineer the Pandora API so in-home devices like yours can receive higher bit-rate audio. Thanks for your patience.

Best Regards,

Josh
Pandora Listener Support

As I see it the selection is the draw. The others on your channel(s) are great.

It seems you can get 192K by paying. If that's not available let's all pitch-in on your effort.

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snarlydwarf
2010-04-02, 21:01
It seems you can get 192K by paying. If that's not available let's all pitch-in on your effort.


You can get 192k by paying... but only for the web based player, not for the SqueezeBox.

So they could make money by selling 192k to SB (and others) users, but whether it would be profitable is not known.

pski
2010-04-02, 21:07
You can get 192k by paying... but only for the web based player, not for the SqueezeBox.

So they could make money by selling 192k to SB (and others) users, but whether it would be profitable is not known.

Well done Senior Dwarf,

I did not know that paying didn't work for us.

Any charges for better would seem to be a matter of negotiation between Cisco and Pandora.

Did you see that tube amp the Pandora dude has? I need some of that and some Watt Puppy's.

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rgro
2010-04-03, 07:40
Snarly is correct but, while paying (aka the "Pandora One" account) does not get us Squeezies the 192k stream, it does eliminate the limitations on how many hours you can play Pandora per month, elminates the ads, and allows for 5 hrs of uninterrupted playing w/out interaction. For me the small monthly cost was worth it just to get rid of the ads....

Keep those cards and letters going to Pandora...I'm ever hopeful that if we keep pestering them that, eventually, they'll redo that API for us.


You can get 192k by paying... but only for the web based player, not for the SqueezeBox.

So they could make money by selling 192k to SB (and others) users, but whether it would be profitable is not known.