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  • Listening to ‘live’ radio on internet – sound quality?
  • TJJ
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    Never done this before, but just listened to Springsteen on R2 ‘live’ through the internet and the streaming was pants. A lot of stuttering and changes in sound quality during programme.
    Is this normal or am I doing something wrong.
    Just done a speedtest on my connection – 6805kbps, so not too shabby, and my router stats doesn’t show any disconnections in the last couple of hours.

    I didn’t listen to it all as I was recording it with ‘audacity’ to put on the MP3. If I record it from iplayer listen again, will it have a more stable stream?

    aphex_2k
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    Quite often people will rip from a DAB tuner or Sky box and do a pretty decent job. I use a site called themixingbowl.org and that has lots of dance based shows, ripped at pretty high quality. Try checking out the torrent sites to see whats already out there – let someone else do the work.

    RudeBoy
    Free Member

    I have this with owt from BBC. Tinternet speed is ok, and the stream is well below my actual throughput speed, but it’s shite. As for iPlayer; I’ve given up. I know other streaming video works fine, ‘cos YouTube’s ok, as are the Chinese footy streams I watch. Maybe down to BBC servers or my ISP throttling BBC stuff or something.

    aphex_2k
    Free Member

    BBC streams are probably 64 or 128. They won’t have the bandwidth to stream to suit people with high speed connections.

    Get a cheap DAB and connect it to your comp. Choose your recording format and software and voila. £50 for a DAB and a decent quality patch. Job done.

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