THE LOWDOWN ON AAC+

Encoding in AAC+ allows us to stream in Stereo at the low bit rate of 32kbps while maintaining a sound quality on par with a Stereo stream encoded at 128kbps.

 

The 32k bit-rate uses a lot less bandwidth…yours, and ours. That means the stream will be much more stable and less susceptible to ‘network instability.’ Also, the lower bit rate stream is much more viable for dial-up connections and should function well over most wireless networks.

 

AAC+ IS COMPATIBLE WITH MOST ALL MAJOR MEDIA PLAYERS

 

i-TUNES?  Yes! iTunes is now fully compatible with AAC+.

 

WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER?  Yes, but you must download a free plug-in from ORBAN and use a specific format when accessing AAC+ streams.

 

REAL PLAYER?  Yes, as long as you have RealOne version 10 or above.

 

WINAMP?  Yes. This is the best, most versatile media player for WINDOWS based systems, and it’s FREE.

 

GET THE PLAYERS & PLUG-INS

 

We recommend using WINAMP, but there are options for most popular media players.

 

ShoutCast App for iPhone

 

A free App that enables you to listen to any of ShoutCast’s 38,000 streams, including pls, mp4 & m3u, whether encoded as mp3 or AAC+

 

Download & Install the App, and enter the URL for EdgeRadio:

 

EdgeRadio WebStream: http://sc4.spacialnet.com:12942

 

XiiaLive for Android

 

As with the ShoutCast iPhone App, XiiaLive supports most all stream formats and encoding schemes, including AAC+. XiiaLive is available as a free “Lite” version (ad-supported); the ad-free version can be had for $4.99US.

 

Download & Install the App, and enter the URL for EdgeRadio:

 

EdgeRadio WebStream: http://sc4.spacialnet.com:12942

 

VLC Media Player for MAC & PC

 

VLC Player is a full-featured, all-in-one media player which offers far more versatility than iTunes; also, there’s a VLC Player for Windows-based systems. Best of all, the software is totally FREE!

 

Download & install VLC, then enter the URL for EdgeRadio:

 

EdgeRadio WebStream: http://sc4.spacialnet.com:12942

 

WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER

 

A two step process: First, snag the latest WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER; click on the WMP logo to download the latest software from the official webpage. Next, hover over the ORBAN logo and right click/save as to download the AAC+ plug-in.

 

    

 

Once you’ve downloaded & installed the plug-in, enter the URL for our stream into WMP. Note that the link format is somewhat different:

 

EdgeRadio WebStream:    icyx:/sc4.spacialnet.com:12942

 

REAL PLAYER

 

Snag the latest version of RealPlayer:

 

Once you’ve downloaded & installed RealPlayer, enter the URL for EdgeRadio:

 

EdgeRadio WebStream: http://sc4.spacialnet.com:12942

 

WINAMP

This one’s the bomb if you’ve a WINDOWS system. Go for the free version with no add-ons.

 

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