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Players For Online Radio Other Than Real/WMP?  
User currently offlineVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 919 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

I am trying to listen to a UK radio station (Radio 1) over the web but Real Player keeps timing out after only a few minutes. I changed the preferences to increase the timeout to the max. 300 seconds but even though it increased the timeout to around 4.45 secs - it still cuts out.
Does anyone have any other suggested Media players that are better than Real Player?

The other problem seems to be that the website only allows you to use either their own player or an external Real Player. I Tried to open the URL in Windows Media Player but it doesnt recognise it..

Any suggestions?


virgin744

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User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

Quoting Virgin744 (Thread starter):
Any suggestions?

You bet! You really need Winamp at www.winamp.com. Then go to www.shoutcast.com and there's a HUGE variety of stuff to listen to.

Even 24k streams from www.club977.com sound like full-CD quality with none of that lispy digital distortion when you use Winamp.

I really dislike Real Player. I think Winamp might be able to play Real files with the right plug-in.

What's the URL of the site you're trying to listen to, I might want to give it a try.


User currently offlineJamieD From UK - England, joined Apr 2002, 613 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1543 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 1):
What's the URL of the site you're trying to listen to, I might want to give it a try.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/listen/

 Smile


User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

Thanks for the link, I just listened to it for about an hour with no problems. I couldn't tell what their embedded player was, but it was pretty good. The audio quality was very good for a 34k stream. I didn't even try the Real Audio player on it.

I'm not sure what to suggest at this point, other than maybe the server was swamped when you were listening to it earlier. Could bandwidth on your end be an issue? Are you using dial-up?

Good luck with it!


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2432 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

Itunes




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User currently offlineVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 919 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 3):
Could bandwidth on your end be an issue? Are you using dial-up?

I can't work out what it is either, but I think it may be related to the station as I used my work laptop at home (DSL) many months ago and managed to listen to Radio 1 without any problems for at least 1 hour.

My desktop should handle it no problem - Dell E510, standard setup, nothing extra installed other most mainstream basic software (I try to keep it free from unnecessary software)

I've just connected to the site again and am already listening longer than I managed in the past which never got past 4.45seconds but I'm now past 8 minutes...(touch wood)

Thanks for the advise anyway,

 thumbsup 
Virgin744


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

www.pandora.com

It's all you'll ever need.


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