|Moar RSN Radio Changes!||Posted by: voice|
Seems to be my main focus right now....
Anywho, new changes:
- New Streamer: I have swapped out the old streamer for a more lightweight and capable streamer. Thats right folks, cheesy RSN Radio bumpers!
- New Codec: OPUS! This is a new open source codec that is supposed to give AAC+ a run for its money in terms of quality, right now I don't have a main stream outside of the 24/7 channel, but you can listen to it by tuning your OPUS capable audio players to http://radio.randomsonicnet.org:8000/247.opus Please let me know how it sounds / works out for you.
- Returning Codec: AAC+ is back again, aside from the reasons I listed before as to why I dropped it, the old streamer was having problems with it. Given that I have obtained a new streamer that seems capable working with the format I have decided to bring it back in, http://radio.randomsonicnet.org:8000/rsnradio.mp4
|(0) Comments||Posted on April 13 2013|
|RSN Radio Change - Goodbye AAC||Posted by: voice|
So soon after the last one? Yup.
All I did really was move RSN Radio's Ogg stream to http://radio.randomsonicnet.org:8000/rsnradio.ogg, this allows WinAMP to be able to play it without hassle apparently *shrugs*. The MP3 stream's bitrate was bumped up from 56kbps to 128kbps.
I have dropped AAC. Why?
A. The encoder I'm using will not support it for some reason where I am using it.
B. I honestly hear no real quality difference between the 56kbps Ogg Vorbis stream and the 56kbps AAC stream. Wanna know a bit of irony? The 56kbps Ogg Vorbis stream sounds the same as the 128kbps MP3 stream. Figure that out.
C. AAC is not needed. With the MP3 stream I have pretty much everyone covered, iPhone and Android both support MP3 natively as do most browsers.
HTML5 based web player for RSN Radio. Its actually live right now at http://www.randomsonicnet.org/rsnradio?rsnrd=1 but there are issues with Firefox not being able to play Chained Ogg Vorbis streams at this time, I do know there is a patch in the build stream for Firefox so this issue should be resolved in three months. What it amounts to is you'll only be able to hear one song before Firefox will stop. Chrome/Chromium have no problems at this time with it. I have not tested it with Internet Explorer however the web player is set to use Ogg and fallback to MP3. Opera is known to work with it.
|(1) Comments||Posted on December 5 2012|
|How About An Update?||Posted by: voice|
Hey there, its me again!
Sorry for the lack of any updates, quite frankly there haven't been many. What has happened since the last time I posted an update is the following:
- New Server:
After six years with my previous host I decided it was time to move on to a better hosting solution. What I get in return for this new server is better hardware (always a plus) and way more monthly transfer than I have ever been previously allocated. This provides me with the ability to bring forth new features that you may or may not find cool, such as...
- The Minecraft server is back:
For those who do remember, back in the day I ran a Minecraft server for a few months, didn't really pan out too well due to the old server hardware. With this new hardware, however, I am more than able to bring it back. Feel like checking it out? Point your Minecraft client to mc.randomsonicnet.org. Don't have a client but want to see whats up anyways? Check out http://mc.randomsonicnet.org:8123/, it is a dynamically updating view of the current map on the server.
- New radio stream:
I am still working on getting this to work on the 24/7 stream, but I have begun to do my live show in three formats: Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and AAC+. If you choose to listen in I am usually doing my show Thursdays at 6PM Central Time, Midnight for those in the UK, on the following stream addresses: http://radio.randomsonicnet.org:8000/rsnradio (Ogg Vorbis), http://radio.randomsonicnet.org:8000/rsnradio.mp3, and http://radio.randomsonicnet.org:8000/rsnradioaac. I am not sure when or how I will be able to get all three going on the 24/7 stream but it is a work in progress.
As usual, comments and feedback are always appreciated. I may not have been doing anything with the main RSN site, but I assure you RSN is still very much alive
|(5) Comments||Posted on November 25 2012|