Did anyone stream way back when? (Original ROKU Soundbridge_

Not having vac-flou display isn't a deal killer, not having a display at all is. Basically what I'm getting from the hardware replies is that standalone internet streamers don't exist in form to the original Roku (display, remote, updated program sources).

WiiM Ultra = display (touch), remote (Bluetooth), updated program sources (but not currently the very best internet radio support). Not $200, price yet to be announced, but likely more $350-ish ($200 in 2003 is $339 today).

Raspberry Pi running piCorePlayer would come in significantly less, and have a better internet radio function, however the display options are limited to the RPi Official 7" touch screen and various plastic enclosures. You build and configure (no remote other than phone/tablet).

A used/discontinued in 2011 Squeezebox would also meet your needs, assuming you can run an instance of LMS on your network somewhere (Windows, macOS, or Linux including Raspberry Pi).

A new or used Bluesound Node would also meet your needs, excepting it doesn't have a display or a remote (other than phone/tablet).
 
How to stream is highly dependent on whats your system and your expectations.

In my first post, ambient and background listening. Wanted to know if there is a standalone streamer with display & remote w/ decent DAC section (like the original Soundbridge had). Sometimes level high enough that deficits in the hardware would be apparent. It appears there really is no current product like that.
 
WiiM Ultra = display (touch), remote (Bluetooth), updated program sources (but not currently the very best internet radio support). Not $200, price yet to be announced, more $300-ish ($200 in 2003 is $339 today).

Raspberry Pi running piCorePlayer would come in significantly less, and have a better internet radio function, however the display options are limited to the RPi Official 7" touch screen and various plastic enclosures. You build and configure (no remote other than phone/tablet).

A used/discontinued in 2011 Squeezebox would also meet your needs, assuming you can run an instance of LMS on your network somewhere (Windows, macOS, or Linux including Raspberry Pi).

A new or used Bluesound Node would also meet your needs, excepting it doesn't have a display or a remote (other than phone/tablet).

WiiM Ultra intriguing, thank you. This is exactly the type of info I was looking for. Have a P4, had considered building it up for this. Some really good DAC daughter boards available. Am truly surprised no remote has been developed yet to take on nav & audio controls. Had a Squeezebox for a few months then sold it off. The Roku even though older slayed it as for as the GUI went. I know people like them but I found it somewhat annoying to use. Possibly did not get to know it well enough for that to be a fair comment. Not familar with the Bluesound piece but trying to get completely away from anything tied to phone. Want to be able to just walk up and use it.
 
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Is there any higher resolution internet radio. I have not found anything worth listening too.

Would have thrown this hobby into the trash long ago if only about the last few %. Sure, would like to have the best sound possible as well as gear capable of reproducing it but still try to enjoy what's out there in the moment too.
 
There are plenty of CD quality FLAC streams, and a few at 24-bit as well.

We have a thread on that topic.
How are you accessing these? What are you using. We are talking internet radio, correct. Not Qobuz. I am talking a list of radio stations around the world where you can listen to music in Africa, Europe, Asia, South America. I have not found any good way to stream them. And I have not found any that are high resolution. At least not on the format I have tried to access them.
Thanks
Rex
 
How are you accessing these?

Using the stream links found in each post.

What are you using.

Any of the following software:
Also commonly done using off the shelf hardware such as WiiM, Bluesound, or Sonos, etc...

We are talking internet radio, correct.

Yes hence the name of that thread I linked to above.

I am talking a list of radio stations around the world where you can listen to music in Africa, Europe, Asia, South America.

We don't have a list, but we do have that thread.

I have not found any good way to stream them.

What have you tried?

And I have not found any that are high resolution.

Most of what is in that thread are CD quality, and some are 24-bit.
 
My server is Linux. I would have to ask to have software installed. Is there one of the above you prefer? I go for sound quality mostly. But ease of use and a worldwide station list would be nice.

All I have used in the past is some website someone recommended that showed you pins of stations around the world. I think the more powerful or larger stations had bigger dots. It was fun. But it only ran on my desktop and out my computer monitors. I want to stream it through this.
 

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Using the stream links found in each post.



Any of the following software:
Also commonly done using off the shelf hardware such as WiiM, Bluesound, or Sonos, etc...



Yes hence the name of that thread I linked to above.



We don't have a list, but we do have that thread.



What have you tried?



Most of what is in that thread are CD quality, and some are 24-bit.
From what I see, the players you linked are for a Raspberry or PC. Not Linux. I don't want Roon. Had it in the past. Owe well. I will keep looking when I have time.
 
From what I see, the players you linked are for a Raspberry or PC. Not Linux. I don't want Roon. Had it in the past.

Not exactly, "PC" of course includes Linux, and VLC for example runs on Windows, macOS, or Linux, you can take your pick.
The others are Raspberry Pi only, which is also Linux, but for ARM architecture chipsets only.

You can also just plug those stream links into any FLAC compatible web browser (Firefox, Chrome, etc...) and they play right from there.

Additionally, many of these streams have a website that includes a web player, meaning their website itself has a functioning media player. Just bookmark it for easy navigation/retrieval.

Owe well. I will keep looking when I have time.

Peace out.
 
VLC does support Linux.

I see a lot more searching players on a PC than from a phone.

I have to pay a software developer to install software on my server. That is what Linux means to me. My server is not configured for non techies to mess with. Hence the question on whats the best players. I'm paying money and it usualky takes 2 to 5 days to get my developer to get into my machine and repair the hickups when they occur after messing with sotware. Its a unique software in my server that is sonically light years ahead of say Windows server with AO. But its fussy. Does not like people messing with it. But at least things can be added. I don't know you can modify your machine with an Aurender or Innuos. So I am happy with what I have.
 
I see a lot more searching players on a PC than from a phone.

I have to pay a software developer to install software on my server. That is what Linux means to me. My server is not configured for non techies to mess with. Hence the question on whats the best players. I'm paying money and it usualky takes 2 to 5 days to get my developer to get into my machine and repair the hickups when they occur after messing with sotware. Its a unique software in my server that is sonically light years ahead of say Windows server with AO. But its fussy. Does not like people messing with it. But at least things can be added. I don't know you can modify your machine with an Aurender or Innuos. So I am happy with what I have.

All of which might be why a Raspberry Pi-based solution starting at $35, running Moode, Volumio, piCore Player etc... (all of which are lean-Linux variants) makes perfect sense for streaming audio. It sounds great, is very low cost, and doesn't require a software developer to install or maintain.

VLC does support Linux.

As I stated above, VLC runs on Windows, macOS, or Linux (all of which are PC-based operating systems).
 
I've never used any hardware other than either my desktop or laptop. I seem to recall using WinAmp to stream from Di.FM. Now I tend to use Total Recorder, because it will record as it streams. Di.FM is still one of my favorites.
 
I seem to recall using WinAmp to stream from Di.FM. Now I tend to use Total Recorder, because it will record as it streams. Di.FM is still one of my favorites.

Former WinAmp user too. Version I used had the Fraunhofer ripper in it which I used to convert files. Makes me feel old now.

I never came across Di.FM and will check it out. Same for Total Recorder, thanks for posting that.
 
Total Recorder does cost a little, but well worth it IMHO. (I have no affiliation with them)

TR inserts itself into your system as if it were your soundcard. Now, anything you listen to, can be recorded. If you get the video upgrade, the same goes for video's. A bit of a steep learning curve, but worth it.

I still use WinAmp sometimes. But mostly, MediaMonkey.

P.S. Di.FM is predominately trance/dance, but they offer other genres too.
 
Total Recorder does cost a little, but well worth it IMHO. (I have no affiliation with them)

TR inserts itself into your system as if it were your soundcard. Now, anything you listen to, can be recorded. If you get the video upgrade, the same goes for video's. A bit of a steep learning curve, but worth it.

I still use WinAmp sometimes. But mostly, MediaMonkey.

P.S. Di.FM is predominately trance/dance, but they offer other genres too.

Trance & dance fine. I usually have ambient, experimental or synthwave running. Nothing with lyrics, disturbs my thinking when working.
 
Trance & dance fine. I usually have ambient, experimental or synthwave running. Nothing with lyrics, disturbs my thinking when working.
Then you'll love Di.FM. You can listen for free, but it's the lower kbs MP3's, but still not bad. Especially in the car. I think free is 128 kbs. Premium, (which I do), is 320 kbs.
 
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