Radio Paradise Lossless Streaming

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  1. chicks

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    Hmmm, sure wish they had a jazz station. Zzzzzzz.
     
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    Your Echo is standalone? Not wired to a system
     
  3. chicks

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    No, it stays FLAC.
     
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    Echo can’t be “wired”, no audio out. I think it can connect to external system via BT, but that would obviate any advantage that FLAC may have.
     
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    +48V hi-fi or die

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    Ahh...well that's that then. :(
     
  7. uofmtiger

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    Thanks for the info. At least I could change the bitrate to ultra from the default setting of medium.

    As a side note, I haven’t listened to this service in a long time. Always liked it, but I ended up listening to MOG exclusively, so it got put to the side. Glad they are able to do FLAC...at least I can use it with AirPlay. Will probably use it more now, if only for the Echo skill...at ultra.
     
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  8. +48V

    +48V hi-fi or die

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    Aye...radio done right.

    Ostensibly lost and left behind within all the hubbub of algorithms and artist angst these days is the forgotten art of a DJ concocting keenly crafted playlists. It seems of late too few consider and appreciate what a monumental task and art-form it is to piece together sets of songs (24/7 mind you) that ebb & flow rhythmically and intelligently. Radio Paradise is a blessed anachronism if there ever was one.

    IMO, Bill G remains as one of the best DJs left on the planet. Lucky for listeners he has the internet geek chops to keep the human touch craft alive, well, and leaps & bounds above the plethora of today’s robotic radio swill.

    @chicks remarked he wished RP had a jazz channel. OK. But "channels" are the antithesis of RP's long standing mantra. While it's easy enough to become a jukebox yet then have to sell soap to pay for it, that's precisely what sent shivers up Bill's spine years ago. Hence, he does one thing and does it well; blending 5 decades and numerous genres into one channel. :thumbsup:
     
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    For my money, the best, most knowledgeable DJ is Ken Wiley, with his The Art of Jazz.

    He's been doing a three hour show every Sunday for 30+ years. Knows jazz inside and out. A joy to listen to.

    But to each his own. Most can't stand jazz. I can't stand most rock. But we all get along fine here.
     
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    Since there’s an option for bitrate why not an option for genre?
     
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    In general, I like both. :)
     
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    .....he does one thing and does it well; blending 5 decades and numerous genres into one channel. :biggrin:
     
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    An eclectic blend, for sure. :thumbsup:
     
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    Got it installed on my Kindle. Casting via Google Home.
     
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    +48V hi-fi or die

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    Some cool slideshow pics for this track today...

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    :beatnik:
     
  16. LexDM3

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    Thanks!!! I had never head (or heard of) Radio Paradise. But now I have.

    I just set it up as a 320K AAC channel on my Raspberry Pi server running Volumio. Works like a champ and sounds great. I set it up by creating a new "Radio Paradise 320K" entry in "My Web Radios" and using the following URL for the stream:
    http://stream-dc1.radioparadise.com/aac-320

    If you need other stream URLs for other bit rates, for different players or for Europe, you can find them here:
    http://www.radioparadise.com/rp_2.php#name=Listen&file=links

    Thanks again.
     
  17. Nautiker

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    Radio Paradise is my 'go-to' streaming source for a great mix of new, old rock and many other genres. I send them $$ annually, 'cause I listen pretty frequently. I stream it at 192 AAC throughout the house via iTunes, but will be moving up to 320 aac with these links... Thanks!
    They do a great job - my favorite rock-ish stream... ;-)
     
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  18. uofmtiger

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    Got on my AppleTV 4 and it was listed in my apps because I put it on my phone. The AppleTV 4 app works with “lossless”. The photos that come on during the sounds look great on the larger screen.
     
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    Ayeup. I've been using the slideshow via my roku for a few years now. Pretty dang innovative how he has it parse the metadata for song title and then scrape flicker for related hi-res images. :thumbsup:

    I just have an ATV 3...but at least I can Airplay the FLAC feed.
     
  20. uofmtiger

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    Yeah, seeing the art that is chosen is an added benefit to having a big screen attached to the stereo.

    Thanks for the information on how it is done. I was wondering about that. Now I just need to find a song about schnauzers or mutts and see if they pull up any of my photos. :biggrin:

    [​IMG]Allie and Obi by Derek, on Flickr
     

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