Internet radio streams

Punker X

Junior Member
It showed up when I entered the ACC link manually in Roon and I played it for a while, however sounded clipped or over modulated so went back to the ACC. Went back and can't find the link now.. So at least its back ACC-320.
 

jmathers

Junior Member
It showed up when I entered the ACC link manually in Roon and I played it for a while, however sounded clipped or over modulated so went back to the ACC. Went back and can't find the link now.. So at least its back ACC-320.
It had showed the flac stream for me this morning too but it's now disappeared. Streaming the AAC stream now. And have been for the last couple of hours. It actually sounds rather good. And the selections are impeccable.
 

MikeyFresh

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It showed up when I entered the ACC link manually in Roon and I played it for a while, however sounded clipped or over modulated so went back to the ACC. Went back and can't find the link now.. So at least its back ACC-320.
Hmm, I'm also hearing that over modulated quality on the AAC320 stream, looks like they've got some kinks to work out yet.
 

MikeyFresh

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The Moode 7 series update included an internet radio station for Czech Radio Classical in 256kbps MP3 quality, however upon closer inspection not only do I see that station also offers a 16-bit/48kHz FLAC stream, but three other Czech Radio stations are also available in lossless quality:

Czech Radio ČRo Vltava [FLAC]: mixed genre

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Czech Radio ČRo D-dur [FLAC]: Classical

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Czech Radio ČRo Jazz [FLAC]: Jazz

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Czech Radio ČRo Radio Wave [FLAC]: mixed genre

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MikeyFresh

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Back in early April I had posted the Radio Chile SuperStereo4 station had joined SuperStereo1 in providing both MP3 and FLAC streams, but every time I checked back with their website the SuperStereo2 and 3 stations would not play for me in a FLAC compatible browser (eg. Chrome, Firefox) despite looking like they too had gone live.

Tonight was more of the same, hitting play on their web player seemed like it should have launched the SuperStereo2 or 3 streams, but there was no sound. For kicks I decided to extract their URLs anyway using the Firefox Inspector Tool, and to my surprise, after adding those URLs to the Moode radio station manager, they doggone play:

Radio Chile SuperStereo2 [FLAC]

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Radio Chile SuperStereo3 [FLAC]

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fiddlefye

Senior Member
I've been listening to Radio Paradise since I discovered it way back when I was living in Jackson for awhile before Katrina and I married. The FLAC stream runs great on my computer (absolute favourite Roxy Music tune "Take a Chance With Me" just came on after some Hip and Zep in the mix) and is my usual evening accompaniment if I'm on the computer. It sounds absolutely stellar through what I'm running ow - mesmerizing sometimes. BBC also runs some FLAC, though it can take some doing to get it to run sometimes. Damn, I LOVE that song!
 

MikeyFresh

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BBC also runs some FLAC, though it can take some doing to get it to run sometimes.
I really wish they would resume that "experimental" FLAC stream during the BBC Proms season, that really sounded absolutely superb, but they discontinued it with no further discussion that I was aware of. Had there been any additional BBC program FLAC streams more recently that flew under my radar?
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
I really wish they would resume that "experimental" FLAC stream during the BBC Proms season, that really sounded absolutely superb, but they discontinued it with no further discussion that I was aware of. Had there been any additional BBC program FLAC streams more recently that flew under my radar?
They've been running various FLAC streams on and off for a couple of years now. I do wish they'd stick with something long-term!
 

MikeyFresh

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95bFM is an independent radio station located on the University of Auckland city campus. Broadcasting since 1969, it is New Zealand's oldest corporate-free broadcaster, dedicated to providing a voice for alternative music and independent journalism.

95bFM [FLAC]: mixed genre

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MikeyFresh

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Way back in the dead of winter on February 1st, I had listed a bunch of FLAC streams in Post # 43, including an interesting station out of Germany called Mother Earth Radio said to be streaming in 24-bit/96 kHz quality.

Unfortunately, that stream proved quite glitchy with the Raspberry Pi distros Moode and Volumio, as well as both macOS and Linux installs of VLC, and even Roon Radio. I put it on the shelf but didn't delete it, hoping to check back every so often to see if anything had been improved. Several such check-ins showed little or no progress.

Recently Mother Earth Radio changed their stream URL, and it is now working flawlessly on a RPi 4B running an instance of Moode 7.3.0 in my bedroom. Now if you hear a pop or click, it's probably because they frequently use vinyl as a source.

The new URL is: http://server9.streamserver24.com:18800/motherearth

I've edited the original post to reflect this newer/stable URL.

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I perceive the sheer number of these internet streams as simply overwhelming. Still prefer to buy selected CDs or SACDs. Call me old school, it's ok for me.

Back in the 1970's / 80's we used to scan American Forces Network for new music to overcome the limited musical supply of our German radio stations.

So which was / is the better situation? I'm not really sure, maybe some time in between, which I find hard to remember ...
 

MikeyFresh

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I perceive the sheer number of these internet streams as simply overwhelming.
It is, but it's also easy to just dismiss a ton of them due to being very low bitrate and lousy sound quality. I delete those immediately from the Moode Player software.

Then I add 28 different streams in FLAC resolutions including 16/44.1, 16/48, and even 24/48 and 24/96 and call them "favorites", then sort the view by "favorites first".

Visually that gets rid of the clutter, and the only time I even look at the "non-favorites" low bitrate stuff is when listening to stations like the BBC for example.

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It is, but it's also easy to just dismiss a ton of them due to being very low bitrate and lousy sound quality. I delete those immediately from the Moode Player software.

Then I add 28 different streams in FLAC resolutions including 16/44.1, 16/48, and even 24/48 and 24/96 and call them "favorites", then sort the view by "favorites first".
Hmmm - actually make use of use the system instead of abandoning it? Re-thinking in progress ...
 

JoeThePop

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Well now, I guess it is time for me to expand my horizons. One of the neat things about my desktop speakers is I have the ability to program six custom presets to give me instant access (via WiFi) to playlists, Internet Radios stations, and streaming music services that are available in the DTS Play-Fi app without needing a phone or tablet. Super simple to program the presets (just like a car radio), and then to start music playing at my desk I can simply select a preset with the knob on the master speaker. Currently I only have one preset programmed; Radio Paradise main stream.
Mother Earth Radio looks interesting.
 
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