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14 years 3 months ago #11866 by rob
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i have a question for all you computer buffs out there.
i am trying to listen to American radio, but what keeps happening is that the bit rate from the stations is on average about 10-16 kbps.
I am on a 56K line [:0](don't laugh) and so i do not get a good stream of talk back, is there anything out there that can speed things up a bit, (free of course), :D any suggestions would be great. :D :D
We are not moving to broadband until we sell our lsb.

thanks

PS we want rain:rolleyes:

Rob

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14 years 3 months ago #183605 by GBpeter
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Quick answer is I guess No. Could you 'save' the broadcast/s you want then play them back delayed?

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14 years 3 months ago #183620 by Andrea1
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Rob, we're on a 56K line as well, and while I sometimes have problems at high-use periods, otherwise it works (US and UK are what I mostly listen to, via iTunes). Maybe you have some interference on your line (fence charger maybe)?

Cheers
Andrea
Oxford

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14 years 3 months ago #183623 by rob
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we are getting the best rate we have had in ages 49.2-50.1kbps, will look at itunes

thanks

Rob

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14 years 3 months ago #183630 by GBpeter
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Anyone use an Internet radio - works off your router (ethernet or wifi) www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_ce/203-0009...words=internet+radio

Thinking of getting my wife one so she can listen to Radio 4/Classic FM in bed :)

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14 years 3 months ago #183716 by Andrea1
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No, but I'd also love to hear about it, as I'd like to be able to listen in bed as well! I love Radio4!

Andrea
Oxford

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14 years 3 months ago #183726 by GBpeter
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Andrea

This is one of the better models (see the reviews) and is sold in Chch (but the price will make you wince) www.amazon.co.uk/Tangent-11165-QUATTRO-b...id=1206869103&sr=1-4 A big advantage is you don't have to have your PC on as far as I know. Plus you could listen to your favourite US stations :)

We have no radio reception so it is worth it (I will bring one back from the UK).

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14 years 3 months ago #183738 by GrantK
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GBpeter;155550 wrote: Anyone use an Internet radio - works off your router (ethernet or wifi) www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_ce/203-0009...words=internet+radio

Thinking of getting my wife one so she can listen to Radio 4/Classic FM in bed :)

I remember listening to Classic FM when we were driving around the UK in a Camper Van a few years back. It was great [^]

Just be aware that if you listen for long periods, it will chew up quite a bit of data. One internet radio station I sometimes listen to uses a bit rate of around 39kbps which works out to 431MB if you left it running solidly for 24 hours. For the occasional bit of late-night listening though, it shouldn't add up too much.

P.S. Yes, you're right Peter. You don't need to leave your PC on so long as you have a router. If you only have a USB modem though, you will need to leave your PC on, and have ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) enabled.

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14 years 3 months ago #183740 by GBpeter
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I will try to stop her lying in bed for hours slacking :)

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