Internet radio, anyone?
I remember that, some years ago, I had an "internet radio" program which was sort of like a viewer, but which played streaming audio instead of
showing pics or videos. The audio streams were from a list of radio stations that put their live content on the web as streaming audio for wider
consumption than their radiowave broadcasts would reach. I would choose a stattion (there were listed with a description of their focus, such as pop
music, contemporary Christian music, news discussion, etc., with a note as to the station's call letters and place of origin.
I used to be able to listen to the radio shows in this way. However, as faster internet became more common, it became harder for me to get the audio
streams to play reasonably well. I suspected the sampling rate was changed, packing more data into the audio stream, and my phone line connection
could not keep up well. There would be pauses to buffer the information, and then it could never catch up, so it would eventually skip.
Does anyone here use internet radio? Do you know about it? Do you know of any good internet radio programs (executable programs is how I mean the
word), or do you just use your browser to go to a web site?
I used to use Realplayer to handle the streaming, if I wasn't using a radio-style program, but that was years ago. I don't know if Realplayer still
competes with other programs for consumer use.