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norderney
2010-11-29, 12:56
Absolute Radio here in the UK are making an Elton John concert available to stream in either MP3 OR FLAC formats. This must be a first for a UK radio station.

Not sure if it is possible to stream the FLAC feed through my Transporter? Says something about you will need to innstall VLC Player.


http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/artists/Elton-John/article/3875-Exclusive+Elton+John+gig+with+Absolute+Radio

andyg
2010-11-29, 13:23
No, as the files are in OggFLAC format which we don't support. This is not "streaming" either, just plain old file downloads. You can certainly download them and then convert them to normal FLAC though.

http://absoluteradio.co.uk.audio4.uk.ipercast.net/absoluteradio.co.uk/elton1.oga
http://absoluteradio.co.uk.audio4.uk.ipercast.net/absoluteradio.co.uk/elton2.oga

Goodsounds
2010-11-29, 15:26
I took a quick listen to one of the files, it's a bit too muddy for my taste. I wonder if that's how he likes himself to sound or if the equipment was just patched together and that's how it came out.

Fozzy
2010-12-02, 11:26
I took a quick listen to one of the files, it's a bit too muddy for my taste. I wonder if that's how he likes himself to sound or if the equipment was just patched together and that's how it came out.

Are you talking about his voice? I couldn't possibly say if that's how Elton likes to sound but I'd hazard a guess the muddiness is due to proximity effect.

If, like me you like to split something like this into songs in such a way that if played in sequence you still get the complete concert I make the split points as follows:

Part 1

4:42.300
5:35.400
10:31.200
15:36.500

Part 2

6:32.450
11:30.000
18:23.450

norderney
2010-12-03, 16:56
No, as the files are in OggFLAC format which we don't support. This is not "streaming" either, just plain old file downloads. You can certainly download them and then convert them to normal FLAC though.


can you recommend some suitable software for converting these files from OggFLAC to FLAC. Preferably software that is fairly simple to use.

Goodsounds
2010-12-03, 20:31
Fozzy-
Yes, the voice. I don't know anything about proximity effect other than to understand you're saying it's the equipment? Plenty of his contemporaries have long since lost their singing voices, I thought maybe it was a voice change thing going on. No need for me to split it, I didn't like it enough to want to keep it, but thanks anyway for sharing the info you have.

Norderney=
I played it using Foobar. I presume if a program can play a file it should be able to convert it too? I'm not a technical type, so maybe that's a dumb assumption. But Foobar has a pretty extensive file conversion capability, including into FLAC, so give it a try.