[BCAB] Can any one recommend any Internet radio player

David Griffith d.griffith at btinternet.com
Thu Jun 14 15:10:54 BST 2012


Glad it interests you Colin, I forgot to say that NVDA can double as a
talking bedside clock as well.   However If you have a bed partner around I
may be in deep trouble for suggesting all this. I may have to go on the run!

David Griffith
-----Original Message-----
From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
On Behalf Of Colin Phelan
Sent: 14 June 2012 13:23
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend any Internet radio player

Well done David, you've nearly sold it to me and I was'nt even looking for
one!!! 
Colin  

-----Original Message-----
From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: 14 June 2012 12:43
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend any Internet radio player

The only way I know to get wired internet radio would be to get a cheap
budget netbook, I saw this one for £169 for example.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACER-ASPIRE-ONE-D257-13DQKK-NETBOOK-INTEL-ATOM-N45
5-1GB-DDR3-250GB-WIN-7-WEBCAM-/270982470418?pt=UK_Computing_Laptops_EH&hash=
item3f17d05b12
but I am sure there are cheaper
Wire it to the internet.
You do not need to pay anything for software of course.
put NVDA and MSE on it.
Install VLC which will handle all the streams you throw at it.
Put all the streams you want into a folder.
There were over 200 stations recently posted on this list so there is lots
of choice.
Just cursor up and down  the folder and press enter on a station and you
have a an accessible internet radio. Of course you would also  have a music
player, access to bbc IPlayer audio described,  and  if you install Jaws in
free demo mode on you get a daisy book player in FS Reader which can be used
with NVDA as well.  
Daisy Book generator will convert any audio book into a Daisy Book to enable
reading in FS Reader. 
Juice will provide easy access to podcasts. In other words a complete
bedside entertainment system.
I recall there was a free Clock alarm program which was distributed in the
Webbie accessible suite as well which either played a chime or spoke a
message of your choice. Perhaps wake up Paul or something less polite!
The only thing I cannot think of a solution for would be a sleep function
but somebody else may have an idea on that.  If you want to simply shut the
netbook netwook up whilst sleepy just close the lid.
Of course you  also have a backup computer for emergencies.
I know it would take up more bedside space than desired  .   You may have to
put in a shelf to hold it and avoid clutter. It would still be cheaper than
many bespoke solutions. Pocket Plextalk is £250 for example. 

David Griffith
From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
On Behalf Of Paul David, the Wonder of Wembley
Sent: 14 June 2012 10:49
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend any Internet radio player

You really do need to have wireless connectivity to get the most of both the

Plextalk and the Sonata in respect of internet radio, because if you plug a
cable into the Plextalk's USB port then you disable its keyboard. When I got

my Sonata last year I envisaged using it in my bedroom as a bedsider to
replace the Talking digital radio in that role, but my lack of a wireless
connection has ruled that prospect out, at least for now.
Paul David
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