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    Enjoy Radio Paradise? Like Lossless Internet Radio Streams? Read On...

    Jukebox Radio 2 (JB Radio 2, or just JB Radio) https://jb-radio.net/

    This was one of my favorite internet radio stations for more than 10 years. Very similar content to what Radio Paradise was years ago. By this I mean that I feel that RP has diverted some focus to world, new, and soundscape music. JB Radio 2 seems more focused (maybe on what I enjoy?) I liked it more than RP over time.

    I liked it because it was 320kbps mp3, no commercials, and no talking. Nothing but one song after another. they also go into "themes" where a few consecutive songs will be of similar genre or theme. Quite often you get those "I haven't heard this song in years" or "who is this?" Example - yesterday - Climax Blues Band playing a cover of Spoonful.

    At some time last year they said "goodbye". I was bummed. I recently found that they have come back to life!. I have listen for a few days and everything seems the same.

    Bonus - they have a FLAC stream! https://www.hiresaudio.online/jb-radio-2/ Unfortunately at this time there is no metadata/image. There are other streams on their website, but I use the tunein stream for general listening as it is 320kbps mp3, and has song information/artwork (so I can get the answer to "who is this?" at a glance).

    If you like RP, give it a spin, let me know what you think. If you don't like it at first, give it some time. It really grew on me over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrum View Post
    Jukebox Radio 2 (JB Radio 2, or just JB Radio) https://jb-radio.net/

    This was one of my favorite internet radio stations for more than 10 years. Very similar content to what Radio Paradise was years ago. By this I mean that I feel that RP has diverted some focus to world, new, and soundscape music. JB Radio 2 seems more focused (maybe on what I enjoy?) I liked it more than RP over time.

    I liked it because it was 320kbps mp3, no commercials, and no talking. Nothing but one song after another. they also go into "themes" where a few consecutive songs will be of similar genre or theme. Quite often you get those "I haven't heard this song in years" or "who is this?" Example - yesterday - Climax Blues Band playing a cover of Spoonful.

    At some time last year they said "goodbye". I was bummed. I recently found that they have come back to life!. I have listen for a few days and everything seems the same.

    Bonus - they have a FLAC stream! https://www.hiresaudio.online/jb-radio-2/ Unfortunately at this time there is no metadata/image. There are other streams on their website, but I use the tunein stream for general listening as it is 320kbps mp3, and has song information/artwork (so I can get the answer to "who is this?" at a glance).

    If you like RP, give it a spin, let me know what you think. If you don't like it at first, give it some time. It really grew on me over time.

    Jim
    Just tried it, first impression was it is very loud even compared to other radio stations.

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    Just tried the FLAC stream - plays one track when it ends it crashes the RPi, need to reboot. Happened on 3 consecutive tracks.
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    @Redrum

    Thanks Jim

    I used to listen quite a lot (I found the Opus to be more reliable than the flac)

    will listen some

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    @slarti - the gain is up there, similar to RP I find. d6jg (jim's) Juke Radio's gain is quite low in comparison

    @ktp - sorry, I tried the FLAC for just one song, I usually listen to the 320kbps. I do alot of non critical listening, like on a radio. Per the second link in my post it looks like the FLAC might be in development? I'll try the FLAC today.

    Hang in there, it's worth it IMO...

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrum View Post
    @slarti - the gain is up there, similar to RP I find. d6jg (jim's) Juke Radio's gain is quite low in comparison

    @ktp - sorry, I tried the FLAC for just one song, I usually listen to the 320kbps. I do alot of non critical listening, like on a radio. Per the second link in my post it looks like the FLAC might be in development? I'll try the FLAC today.

    Hang in there, it's worth it IMO...

    Jim
    No worries.

    Tried the flac stream again, same crash at the end of the track, player kicked of the network.

    Mp3 stream seems okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrum View Post
    @slarti - the gain is up there, similar to RP I find. d6jg (jim's) Juke Radio's gain is quite low in comparison

    @ktp - sorry, I tried the FLAC for just one song, I usually listen to the 320kbps. I do alot of non critical listening, like on a radio. Per the second link in my post it looks like the FLAC might be in development? I'll try the FLAC today.

    Hang in there, it's worth it IMO...

    Jim
    The waveform looks brickwalled compared to Radio Paradise. The first half of this waveform is Janis Joplin from JB Radio, the second half is Peter Gabriel Solsbury Hill from Radio Paradise.
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    In the same vane I've been listening to Czech Radio's flac streams classical and jazz. (there are several others)

    CRo ran an experimental classical flac station for years which disappeared a couple of years ago.

    Now it's back on a more formal basis;

    <outline URL="http://amp.cesnet.cz:8000/cro-d-dur.flac" icon="html/images/radio.png" text="CRo Classical D-Dur - CZ - FLAC" type="audio" />
    <outline URL="http://amp.cesnet.cz:8000/cro-jazz.flac" icon="html/images/radio.png" text="CRo Jazz - CZ - FLAC" type="audio" />

    There are occasional very short bursts of speech between tracks on both stations, but it it is very limited.

    Their web site has meta data and it would be great if someone who knows what they're doing could create a plugin, but understand it may not have sufficient following to warrant the effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ian_heys View Post
    In the same vane I've been listening to Czech Radio's flac streams classical and jazz. (there are several others)
    Just for fun ... I have added the Jazz flac station to my beta RadioNowPlaying plugin.

    They do not always show artwork.

    For now it has a basic logo that is not specific to the station because I will have to craft one as a .png/.jpg from their .svg

    So users of my beta plugin via the Juke Radio testing will see it version 0.0.5i

    I still have to make too many edits to the Perl source to include a new station group so I still consider this to be early days for the beta.
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    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), PlanetRadio (Bauer - Kiss, Absolute, Scala, JazzFM etc), KCRW, ABC Australia and CBC/Radio-Canada
    and, via the extra "Radio Now Playing" plugin lots more - see https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...Playing-plugin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    Just for fun ... I have added the Jazz flac station to my beta RadioNowPlaying plugin.
    Great Paul. Thanks

    Working fine and with extended character set too, or does that come automatically?
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