Wednesday, February 22, 2006

help please - how to listen to Ogg Vorbis?

This blog is mostly about animation but the music video form has resulted in a crossover dialogical space and anyway Vibraphonic has already started. As we all know the radio is on the web

http://icecast.commedia.org.uk:8000/vibraphonic.mp3.m3u

This could be useful in 'wi-fi Exeter' but is really not much different to a portable radio. Maybe we need to benchmark on Bristol Wireless to work out what else to do.

According to the Radio Vague website there should be some jazz tonight from the Chelsea in Bristol.

http://live1.radiovague.com:8000/chelsea.ogg

Now that "ogg" is a bit different to "mp3" and so you may need slightly different software.

There needs to be a wide discussion about Open Source. This is great in many ways and some people insist on it for good reasons. However it can be mysterious. If you are one of those people like me who use windows and has a copy of Windows Media Player then according to the Radio Vague website you need to download the K-Lite Codec Pack 2.27 Full.Several links later it turns out that the version abvailable is 2.49. When I try to load this it tells me that it also copes with DivX and suggests uninstalling current DivX software. Not sure about this, I am really getting into areas where I'm not sure why some stuff works some of the time.

Would somebody write a simple guide based on a recent test as to how to listen to a .OGG stream starting from Windows?

Radio Vague hosts a stream from Resonance FM that can be tested

http://live1.radiovague.com:8000/resonancefm.ogg

Not that Resonance is just a test site, simply that it would be good to have the software sorted before the jazz broadcast from the Chelsea.

If you do get this to work and live in Exeter, there could be an informal meeting soonn at the Globe. In theory wi-fi and streaming media have potential but there need to be some credible reports of case studies before there will be much investment in technology.

2 comments:

bad_sector said...

Hi there,

This link might be of help ;-)

http://wiki.xiph.org/index.php/VorbisSoftwarePlayers

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