[BCAB] Can any one recommend anyInternetradioplayer.Thankstoall that recommended Internet radios

Joe Paton joe at vi-ability.demon.co.uk
Sat Jun 16 22:49:38 BST 2012


David,

I don't know if the stations you want to add to 
your list need to be in the web site's 
database.  It may be that they need to add it to 
that, if it is not already there.

Having said that, some of the streams, are quite frankly apawling quality.
Not there fault, it's the broadcasters.

Thanks,

Joe P

At 16:05 16/06/2012, you wrote:
>Jackie,
>
>Same problem here with DAB. It is totally inconsistent, and streaming from
>the web would appear to be far more reliable. What you've described sounds
>pretty straightforward to me. I've begun the process, and will probably get
>back to you with some more questions.
>
>Many thanks for an informative email,
>
>David.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Jackie
>Cairns
>Sent: 16 June 2012 15:53
>To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
>Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend anyInternetradioplayer.Thankstoall
>that recommended Internet radios
>
>Hi David
>
>Yes, it is easy to add your own stations, at least if you are familiar with
>the Internet and screen reading software it definitely is.  When you receive
>your Sonata, it has a serial number, and this acts as your login username.
>You are given a password by BWBF, or you can change it to one of your own.
>Once you log into the database, you can start searching for stations you
>want to add to your Sonata.  You can do this by genre, station name,
>country, or even bit rate.  Once you've selected what you want from your
>search, an add button comes up.  That's it! When you turn on your Sonata,
>the station is there.  If you don't like it and wish to delete it, simply
>log into the database and remove it from your list.  You can also manipulate
>your list by putting it in alphabetical order.
>
>Alternatively, you can get Luke or John to add stations for you.  If there
>is a specific station you want but which you can't find, ring them, and Luke
>in particular will try his damndest to find it for you.  He is the
>brainchild behind maintaining that database.  If you find a station was
>working, but doesn't after a while because they've changed their URL or
>streaming method, just tell Luke, and he'll try to get you a better feed for
>it.  There are two stations I love listening to from the Netherlands, and
>they have been known to change their streaming, and Luke has come up with
>the goods.
>
>The £25 charge that you pay each November if you own your own unit is
>collected by Solutions Radio in Holland whose server BWBF use.  So it isn't
>actually BWBF who use that money, it has to go to the Netherlands to the
>manufacturers of the radio and owners of the database.  But if you have more
>than one machine, you only pay one charge.  If you have one on permanent
>loan, you are exempt from paying it.
>
>Personally it's the best 25 quid I spend each year.  Radio is very important
>to me as someone who can't get about as much any more, and we live in an
>area with a non-existent DAB signal, so streaming is fundamental.
>
>I hope this has helped David to clarify your queries, but just shout if you
>want to know anything else I can help with.  I'm not on commission, I just
>love it! (smile).
>
>
>Kind Regards,
>
>Jackie Cairns
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David
>Reynolds
>Sent: 16 June 2012 15:13
>To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
>Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend any
>Internetradioplayer.Thankstoall that recommended Internet radios
>
>Jackie,
>
>How easy is it to add stations? On the audio demo, it says that BWFB can add
>stations for you, but from your previous email, it sounds like you are able
>to do this yourself. O you need some special authorization, or is it
>something anyone can do?
>
>Thanks,
>
>David.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Jackie
>Cairns
>Sent: 16 June 2012 13:56
>To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
>Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend any Internet
>radioplayer.Thankstoall that recommended Internet radios
>
>Hi Barrie
>
>Graham highlighted what he felt were a couple of anomalies with the original
>Sonata in an earlier post.  Firstly, I have only experienced drop-out once,
>when I was listening to the radio one afternoon, and had to keep going
>upstairs to put the Sonata back on the station I was relaying downstairs.
>This, however, wasn't the fault of the machine, but our Internet connection
>being dead slow that day.  So I would say that if you have a good connection
>that is pretty reliable, you should be ok.
>
>Secondly, you also have a sort of favourites menu where you can find the
>last 10 used stations which will drop off as you add another one to it.
>
>I'm a bit of a music and sport nut, so I have both versions of the Sonata,
>the original upstairs in my study and the Plus downstairs incorporated into
>my hifi system.  For me personally, it was as if someone designed something
>I really wanted to see in my array of speaking products.  I love the thing,
>and adding stations just to see what they are like, then removing them from
>my list if they don't appeal.
>
>But then I also love Tune In on the iPod Touch.  It really depends what you
>feel comfortable with and can budget for of course.
>
>
>Kind Regards,
>
>Jackie Cairns
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Barrie
>Sent: 16 June 2012 11:16
>To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
>Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend any Internet radio
>player.Thankstoall that recommended Internet radios
>
>Hi Jackie.
>That would be great, I will be in touch if I have a problems.
>At the moment I am listening to the audio version of the manual, and it look
>straight forward famous last words.
>Thanks.
>Barrie.
>
>
>
>Barrie Moxon
>s.moxon at sky.com
>)Skype(  barrie.moxon
>-----Original Message-----
>From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
>On Behalf Of Jackie Cairns
>Sent: 15 June 2012 12:07
>To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
>Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend any Internet radio player.Thanksto
>all that recommended Internet radios
>
>Hi Barrie
>
>Hopefully, you will have seen my earlier Email responding to Alan's
>questions about it.  I use it, so if you want any further info, I am happy
>to help if I can.
>
>Alternatively, you could contact Luke Williams or John Mills at the Wireless
>for the Blind Fund, and they will also chip in.
>
>Good luck.
>
>
>Kind Regards,
>
>Jackie Cairns
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
>On Behalf Of Barrie
>Sent: 15 June 2012 11:39
>To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
>Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend any Internet radio player.
>Thanksto all that recommended Internet radios
>
>Hi Joe.
>Thanks  for the info about the sonata , been on the site to have look.
>Looks  very good the sonata  Plus I am now thinking of going down  that
>line, so any information of any one using it would be great.
>Barrie.
>
>
>
>Barrie Moxon
>s.moxon at sky.com
>)Skype(  barrie.moxon
>-----Original Message-----
>From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
>On Behalf Of Joe Paton
>Sent: 14 June 2012 20:22
>To: BCAB Discussion List
>Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend any Internet radio player. Thanks
>to all that recommended Internet radios
>
>Bary,
>
>One more for the cooking pot.
>
>If you qualify, the sonata is a cracking job.
>
>I think their 2 models, one has SD card reading facilities and maybe other
>format recognition as well, the other, is just a straight forward WI FI
>on-line radio.  But it's great.
>
>You would contact wireless for the blind for these sets, and to check
>quallification for free radio status.
>
>God that was a badly constructed sentence.
>
>Thanks,
>Joe P
>
>At 11:31 14/06/2012, you wrote:
> >Thanks to all that recommended Internet radios, a few to think about.
> >The pocket plextalk  sound very interesting, and the Evoke flow.
> >
> >Barrie.
> >
> >
> >
> >Barrie Moxon
> >s.moxon at sky.com
> >)Skype(  barrie.moxon
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk
> >[mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
> >On Behalf Of David Griffith
> >Sent: 13 June 2012 18:41
> >To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> >Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend any Internet radio player
> >
> >The pocket plextalk is an excellent accessible internet radio and you
> >do not need sighted help to set it up.
> >The sound quality is good and had  has great volume as well if that is
> >important.
> >If you want big sound you will need to plug in external speakers but I
> >use it as a portable radio with earphones.
> >You can use the Plextalk transfer utility connect wirelessly or you can
> >connect to wireless  networks on the fly using the Plextalk itself.
> >The process of connecting is not well described in the manual but shout
> >if anybody needs help.
> >David Griffith
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk
> >[mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
> >On Behalf Of Barrie
> >Sent: 13 June 2012 12:43
> >To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> >Subject: [BCAB] Can any one recommend any Internet radio player
> >
> >Hi folks.
> >Been looking for a Internet radio,  look at so many am dizzy.
> >Can any one recommend any radio, can get sighted help no problems
> >setting them up.
> >Thanks.
> >Barrie.
> >
> >
> >Barrie Moxon
> >s.moxon at sky.com
> >)Skype(  barrie.moxon
> >
> >
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