Internet Radio & Media Player?
Posted 26 August 2011 - 10:31 PM
first, can you guys list the good internet radio sites worth checking out? i have itunes but looking for what else there is out there.
didn't want to make two seperate threads so thought i would ask about media players here as well.
which has good sound & is easy to use for a computer audio newb?
also what is asio & wasapi? do i need to download one of these as well?
btw my pc is about 2 years old running vista 64bit & using the mobo realtek audio coaxial out to my dac.
Posted 26 August 2011 - 10:49 PM
Prog site suggested by another member
Many types of music and customizable with your favorite bands
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 11:52 PM
Favourite Internet radio stations: radio Paradise, Paris Jazz, ABC DIG Jazz, lots of others too numerous to mention.
Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:03 AM
Favourites so far are Sky.FM and would you believe it discoduck.fm. Both commercial free and reasonable audio quality at 160kbs/s MP3.
There are other channels on SKY.FM for jazz and they are cool too.
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:31 AM
is last.fm any good?
& what audio/media player are you guys using? might just try foobar but have read good things about jriver.
can radio be played thru these players?
Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:46 AM
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 08:47 PM
I have been using Last.Fm for couple of months now, I must say I am addicted to it.
I like the feature where it suggets new music based on what you like to listen.
It costs AUD 3 a month. It has a trial period where you can listen to 50 tracks for free.
Also check out Grooveshark which is free.