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Old 12-16-2007, 01:04 PM
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How do YOU listen to AM?

As MP3 technology is ubiquitous for the most part, there are many many ways to listen to AM. I'll start this off with posting the 2 primary ways I do this.
  1. Laptop computer. running windows XP and using Real Player. I've found Real to be very reliable and has other uses beyone AM. I also use the pause feature from time to time. I primarily use this way when working, with AM streaming in the background.
  2. Mobile Phone. Palm Treo 650 with Seido extended life battery, using Pocket Tunes Deluxe 3.1.8 and an unlimited data plan from Sprint. The power of this method is I can listen to AM virtually anywhere in the USA. The most fun I have with this option is connecting up to AUX in car and listening to AM while driving, or at the beach relaxing.

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Old 12-16-2007, 04:26 PM
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Re: How do YOU listen to AM?

Windows XP and WinAmp.

Works really well for me.

I have playlists set up for all the different streams so that if one fails the others kick in if necessary.

I also have different playlists for different stations.
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Old 12-16-2007, 04:49 PM
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Re: How do YOU listen to AM?

with my ears of course!
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Old 12-16-2007, 05:36 PM
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Old 12-16-2007, 05:42 PM
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Windows XP and WinAmp.

Works really well for me.

I have playlists set up for all the different streams so that if one fails the others kick in if necessary.

I also have different playlists for different stations.
Yep, that's a good one too although I've seen cases where Winamp would skip. Not sure why.

Interestingly XP doesn't have a native player that recognizes .PLS files. I've always had a player installed that was capable of playing .PLS so the problem never hit me, but I recently ran into a case where I had sent a link for AM to a friend that also enjoys prog and I got back a question saying it didn't play with windows medial player.

P.S. Vax, I see that there is a link in the FAQ for the question of listening to AM. Were you going post the stuff I sent you?
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:20 PM
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Yep, that's a good one too although I've seen cases where Winamp would skip. Not sure why.
It runs on Weendoze... nuff said.


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Interestingly XP doesn't have a native player that recognizes .PLS files. I've always had a player installed that was capable of playing .PLS so the problem never hit me, but I recently ran into a case where I had sent a link for AM to a friend that also enjoys prog and I got back a question saying it didn't play with windows medial player.
Shhhh... or the evil one and his Miscreant Idiot Coding Rejects Outputting Specious Often Flawed Technology - Redmond Academy of Teenaged Software Neophytes Emitting Substandard Technology cut-throats, you don't have any choice here is where you are going to go today whether you like it or not, criminal monopoly will cram yet another half-baked ill-conceived piece of shitware up everybody's arse and then declare it the standard -- not adherent to any actual standards -- music player.


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P.S. Vax, I see that there is a link in the FAQ for the question of listening to AM. Were you going post the stuff I sent you?
When I get to it....


Now to the thread question... listening to Aural Moon...

17" Powerbook with iTunes. Aural Moon is then streamed to an Air Port Express which is connected to a Bose Companion 3 sound system. Therefore, I am free to roam about without ever losing sound.

On the road, I listen to Aural Moon with my Powerbook and iTunes. I have a Sprint EVDO card which gives me internet access (via cell phone mobile network) anywhere I go. I have a piece of software called InsomniaX which, when activated, allows me to close the Powerbook without it going to sleep. Once tuned in, I can safely store the Powerbook away.

FWIW, about 9 out of every 10 Aural Moon listeners uses iTunes.
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:11 PM
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Re: How do YOU listen to AM?

That's a high percentage on itunes, vax. I had no idea.

Like kw, we use Windows XP but have VLC Media Player.

At work, Windows XP and WinAmp
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As loud as I can get away with.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:25 AM
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of course iTunes...
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:39 AM
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Windows XP Winamp. Puter connected via a M-Audio sound card to Hifi..
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:16 AM
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Re: How do YOU listen to AM?

In the house - home pc / windows xp / winamp / pc speakers (Harmon Kardon)
At the store - laptop / windows xp / winamp / pc speakers (Harmon Kardon)
In the garage - laptop / windows xp / winamp / home stereo (Yamaha - 1000 watts per channel)
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:14 AM
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Re: How do YOU listen to AM?

9 out of ten use iTunes eh?

They must be the ones who don't post in the forums......
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:44 AM
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9 out of ten use iTunes eh?

They must be the ones who don't post in the forums......


Vax, can you tell from the server logs how users are connecting?

While I own an iPod, I don't use iTunes on my laptop. On Windows, this application is very expensive memory-wise and loads a bunch of crap into memory at startup.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:54 AM
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Re: How do YOU listen to AM?

At work: Macintosh G5 iTunes crappy external PC speakers

Home: Macintosh G5 iTunes Nice Computer Speakers
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Wireless to Airport Express to Living room Stereo (10 speakers)
Wireless to Master Bedroom Stereo
Wireless to Workshop Stereo

Can get the whole house crankin'

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Old 12-17-2007, 10:14 AM
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I use itunes too
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:37 AM
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Vax, can you tell from the server logs how users are connecting?
Yes I can which is why I said that.



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While I own an iPod, I don't use iTunes on my laptop. On Windows, this application is very expensive memory-wise and loads a bunch of crap into memory at startup.
Anything on Weendoze is bloat. The programming paradigm and model for Weendoze is bloat, bloat bloat and more bloat.

What they call DLLs were intended to be shareable libraries (born of the shareable image library concept in VMS and taken to Weendoze NT by Dave Cutler). However, the Miscreant Idiot Coding Rejects Outputting Specious Often Flawed Technology permitted anyone and their grandmothers to load DLLs. Thus, you install a piece of software on Weendoze and hundreds of shared (DLLs) images are loaded. There's no reason to write them as DLLs if you are not going to share and or publish the API so that others could use them as well.

Sing this to the tune of Row, Row, Row your boat:
Bloat, bloat, bloat your OS,
Force apps not to be lean.
Memory, memory, memory, memory...
its consumption is obscene!
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Re: How do YOU listen to AM?

Home (office) - Windows Xp - Itunes - 7 speaker system (Winamp for AAC stream when there's trouble with the stream which has been a massive problem lately) Funny Apple doesn't allow Itunes to cope with AAC stream even though they use AAC format for files) I haven't made a a connection to the main stereo system as I don't often use it now as the wife does not like prog.....
Work - Windows Xp - Winamp - 2 quiet speakers
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:07 PM
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Re: How do YOU listen to AM?

Home: Mac/iTunes, optionally fed to RocketFM for the house amp
Work: WinXP/Winamp with headphones
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PC with XP using winamp, pre aol version, with Cambridge Soundworks PC speakers. Six speakers. Can crank it loud enough to hear anywhere in the house, including while showering.

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Re: How do YOU listen to AM?

Downstairs in studio: Windows XP running Winamp, either through my near-field monitors or through the PA depending on volume level desired.

Upstairs in TV room: Ubuntu Linux with Totem movie player through my home theater system. Sometimes I'll also listen via Xbox 360 through home theater system whilst playing a game, but not that often.

Work: Windows 2000 running Winamp through headphones.
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