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    Directory for High Quality Web Radios?

    Hi all,

    Couldn't we create a directory for high quality web radios? (except if there is one already... or if not useful...), I mean >> MP3 320K!
    Not so easy to find a lot of them...

    Just an idea...
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    Quote Originally Posted by brann View Post
    Hi all,

    Couldn't we create a directory for high quality web radios? (except if there is one already... or if not useful...), I mean >> MP3 320K!
    Not so easy to find a lot of them...

    Just an idea...
    At Community Radio Browser (https://www.radio-browser.info/#/) you can enter "bitrate >= 320" as a search term to get a list of stations. You can also combine that with other search terms for types of content.

    The site is not necessarily up to date, since it depends on user input. But it may be a good start toward what you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbH View Post
    At Community Radio Browser (https://www.radio-browser.info/#/) you can enter "bitrate >= 320" as a search term to get a list of stations. You can also combine that with other search terms for types of content.

    The site is not necessarily up to date, since it depends on user input. But it may be a good start toward what you want.

    Thanks for the link which seemed correct but I couldn't actually find what I was looking for and I have not even been able to enter "bitrate >= 320" somewhere (I am probably a bit simple minded...)
    I am not really looking for thousands of almost useless radios (maybe useful for other people) but a few tens being high end (aac/flac/ogg with high throughput rates) and that you can listen to during hours without getting tired...

    I will try again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brann View Post
    but a few tens being high end (aac/flac/ogg with high throughput rates) and that you can listen to during hours without getting tired...
    If you only want a few tens - no need for a directory - I suggest create a Topic asking for suggestions with your criteria - forums users usually have personal lists.

    Make sure topic title is simple & clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brann View Post
    Thanks for the link which seemed correct but I couldn't actually find what I was looking for and I have not even been able to enter "bitrate >= 320" somewhere (I am probably a bit simple minded...)
    I am not really looking for thousands of almost useless radios (maybe useful for other people) but a few tens being high end (aac/flac/ogg with high throughput rates) and that you can listen to during hours without getting tired...

    I will try again!

    You may not need to fall back on this if bpa's suggestion works for you, but if you want to try this again, this may help. Here is the top of the page I see when I go to the URL https://www.radio-browser.info/#/ on my desktop browser (reduced to half size):

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    The search field is at far right. You should be able to enter criteria there.

    On a mobile browser, I just see "RadioBrowser" at top left and a 3-line menu button at top right. Clicking the button displays a dropdown menu, with all the options in my screenshot stacked vertically and the search field at the bottom.

    You can see the filters I have selected.

    Once you start entering anything in the search field, you will get guidance showing you the options available. For instance, after typing 320, all I had to do was select "bitrate>=320" from a dropdown list. The same with Classical; I selected "tag=Classical" from among several options.

    The resulting list has 27 stations.

    The interface to this site is very clunky, and a lot of options do not work as intended on my browser, if they work at all. (The author makes it clear that design is not his strength and I think he has asked for assistance.) What has worked for me is to click on the "save" button for a station, which opens a player in another browser tab. The stream URL can be copied from that tab.

    I do sometimes find the site useful, but using it can be a frustrating experience.


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    Last edited by RobbH; 2021-05-04 at 07:43.
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    I have picked up the following from previous posts offered by other forum members.

    I sometimes use this page:

    https://www.hiresaudio.online/cd-qua...nternet-radio/

    The table always truncates the last field in my Firefox browser and I find I have to set the Firefox View/Style setting to "No Stile" to avoid having to use the slide bar to view the last field in the table.

    I also use:

    https://jazzgroove.org

    A great jazz flac (requires subscription/donation) radio resource with five channels. I do find that this tends to crash squeezelite on my pCp if I inadvertently leave it running over night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ian_heys View Post
    I have picked up the following from previous posts offered by other forum members.

    I sometimes use this page:

    https://www.hiresaudio.online/cd-qua...nternet-radio/

    The table always truncates the last field in my Firefox browser and I find I have to set the Firefox View/Style setting to "No Stile" to avoid having to use the slide bar to view the last field in the table.

    I also use:

    https://jazzgroove.org

    A great jazz flac (requires subscription/donation) radio resource with five channels. I do find that this tends to crash squeezelite on my pCp if I inadvertently leave it running over night.

    The hiresaudio site looks okay, thanks!
    LMS/Material + Qobuz Studio + Raspberry Pi's (2/3/4) + DAC/ADC audio cards (IQ + Hifiberry) + Naim 200DR / ATC SCM11 / Cabasse Galion 4 / EVE SC207 / Pro-Ject RPM5 Carbon with ADC2Waveinput to LMS.
    My main motto for music is "no speakers if not closed"

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    I am not sure how current this is, how many are still alive, but I have picked a few FLAC stations from this discussion in the past:
    https://community.roonlabs.com/t/int...wap-meet/42327

    For example, JB Radio 2, which was one of my all time favorites, is now dead

    Also, in a dark, mostly inaccessible part of my brain, I seem to remember (or think I remember?) that there was a way, within sb "radio" (which would be tune in?) to set a minimum quality (bitrate) on a search. I think someone on this forum told me about it? I'll take a look in my early posts...

    Jim

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