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shakoni
19-12-2010, 06:16 PM
What are the best internet radio applications to use? What are the normal features?
Have tried using my smartphone (nokia n85) via wifi to a vodafone broadband connection, but the buffering/streaming is not working right.
Have tried the windows media player, but it cant find george fm or radio active, or new zealand.
Thanks

Speedy Gonzales
19-12-2010, 06:26 PM
Go to whatever radio site, if its online. And see if its got an audio option. Depending on the browser you use, firefox does have a windows media plugin

Dont know about the other browsers tho

wainuitech
19-12-2010, 06:56 PM
Welcome to PF1 Shakoni :)

You can give Screamer Radio (http://www.screamer-radio.com/) a go. When you open it, along the top, Presets - then select what ever you want - By Genre has a LOT.

Not all radio stations will load, but the majority do.

SP8's
19-12-2010, 07:37 PM
Welcome Shakoni ... another one to try is http://listen.grooveshark.com you can search for your own music or listen to "radio"

Wainui ... yours beats mine ... this time ... :D

wainuitech
19-12-2010, 07:50 PM
Far from it -- Grooveshark is damn good as well.

Just a month or so back, we had a bit of a "do" -- some real strange requests -- While I do have a good assortment, some were WTF :waughh: ----Grooveshark to the rescue:punk :banana Then of course the usual -- Its not spelt like that :rolleyes:

Had one request - Kellee Patterson - If it Dont Fit Dont force it ---Hmmmmmmmmmm ;)

Agent_24
19-12-2010, 08:33 PM
I just find the right stream URL and load it in Winamp (Windows media player should also work)

If you want NZ radio stations, the links should be on their websites somewhere.

For example, Classic Hits: http://www.classichits.co.nz/listenlive/classichitsAKL.asx (mms://wms-trn-all.streaming.net.nz/trn-classic-hits-akl)

George FM on the other hand uses: rtmp://af-mediaworks.streaming.net.nz/live/georgefm which doesn't work for me in Winamp. I think you need something that supports RTMP instead.

decibel
19-12-2010, 09:16 PM
+1 for Screamer

PeeCeeWorldly
19-12-2010, 10:26 PM
What are the best internet radio applications to use? What are the normal features?
Have tried using my smartphone (nokia n85) via wifi to a vodafone broadband connection, but the buffering/streaming is not working right.
Have tried the windows media player, but it cant find george fm or radio active, or new zealand.
Thanks

http://www.radio-locator.com/

shakoni
20-12-2010, 05:56 PM
This Grooveshark is something else. How do you search for a know station on it eg bFM in Akld or George? Is this going to cripple my vodafone 2gb allowance?

shakoni
20-12-2010, 05:58 PM
And how do you get a rid of Grooveshark's adverts?

pctek
21-12-2010, 07:11 AM
All I ever do is Open VLC and go to the radio sites address and choose streaming.

SP8's
21-12-2010, 07:25 AM
Shakoni ... Grooveshark's "radio" is just a random playing of songs from the genre you have searched and listened to. It's not a 'real" radio station as such ... search Screamer for a known radio station or try to Google their website.

Try an Adblocker on whichever browser your using ... with Chrome I don't get ads on Grooveshark ... :D 2G's .... depends on how often you want to listen and get the grooove on ... :punk :punk

Strommer
21-12-2010, 08:07 AM
RadioGet
http://www.radioget.com/

... it can save what you listen to as individual mp3 tracks.

The free version is here:
http://download.cnet.com/RadioGet/3000-2168_4-10904935.html?tag=mncol;1
...which has adverts (but they don't bother me)


RadioSure is another one that I use. It also saves what you listen to as mp3 files.
http://www.radiosure.com/features/