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When it comes to AAC+ i find the best Bitrate to stream at is 48kbps Stereo. It just sounds so good at that bitrate. I still prefer mp3 128k myself as AAC+ doesn't work with Flash that's the only downside.

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We run a couple of streams using AAC+ at lower bitrate as we have a lot of listeners on Mobile Devices as we broadcast to London taxi Drivers while they are working, we have found the sound quality very good and it does not buffer as much when moving around as taxi drivers do.

 

The sound quality is a lot better than a comparable MP3 stream at lower bitrates

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When it comes to AAC+ i find the best Bitrate to stream at is 48kbps Stereo. It just sounds so good at that bitrate.

 

Have to agree with you Gary. 48k AAC sounds incredible, and at such a low bit-rate.

 

I currently stream at 64k.

 

You can still use AAC+ as your source encoder and have a flash player, just needs to be transcoded on the backend by your host. shoutcaststeaming.us does this very well.

 

I would love to be able to use a flash player but I'm on a free server. However, if the listener has VLC installed on their PC then I can copy & paste the player and then it works fine.

 

We run a couple of streams using AAC+ at lower bitrate as we have a lot of listeners on Mobile Devices as we broadcast to London taxi Drivers while they are working, we have found the sound quality very good and it does not buffer as much when moving around as taxi drivers do.

 

The sound quality is a lot better than a comparable MP3 stream at lower bitrates

 

Can listeners listen to your AAC on Android on their smartphones too? I had to set up a Mp3 link to accomodate same.

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Can listeners listen to your AAC on Android on their smartphones too? I had to set up a Mp3 link to accomodate same.

 

Yes mate on Android phones they can as they support flash but most of our listeners listen Via TuneIn Radio but we will also have our own iPhone and Android Apps very soon

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Well ...

I love still to use a very basic but stable flash player that I ever "found" at the internet and I made a script behind the http details, where users can change the volume, color buttons, color skin, color volume setting etc

 

Check the (small) screenshot of the player

 

My point of view is :

That the better and cooler a flashplayer (for http streaming) looks, the more bugs it can have

With my small simple flashplayer, I never have bugs and access is possible at all time

 

The only thing who has to be done is the add of ;stream?nsv&type=mp3 (most of You know this) :

[TABLE]

[TR]

[TD=class: webkit-line-content] width="300" [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=class: webkit-line-number][/TD]

[TD=class: webkit-line-content] height="20" [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=class: webkit-line-number][/TD]

[TD=class: webkit-line-content] allowfullscreen="false" [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=class: webkit-line-number][/TD]

[TD=class: webkit-line-content] allowscriptaccess="always" [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=class: webkit-line-number][/TD]

[TD=class: webkit-line-content] flashvars="file=http://uk3-vn.mixstream.net:11110/;stream.nsv&type=mp3&volume=25&autostart=true&showstreamname[/TD]

[/TR]

[/TABLE]

and its up and running

 

In this basic flashplayer pack there is one file who isn't in any other pack

I ever had a contact of Romania who made Me a javascript who keeps it stable at all time

If You wanna use video clips, easily increase the height and width ... Its all that simple

 

Concerning software to create flashplayers, code and skins, make a search for "Sothink Video Encoder for Adobe Flash"

After generating any content, just change the flashvars in the script, adjust width and height ...

and You can have the coolest skins :rolleyes:

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When it comes to AAC+ i find the best Bitrate to stream at is 48kbps Stereo. It just sounds so good at that bitrate. I still prefer mp3 128k myself as AAC+ doesn't work with Flash that's the only downside.

 

 

Well Gary you are wrong, If you stream using Icecast-KH we have aac+ supported flashplayers.

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Well Gary you are wrong, If you stream using Icecast-KH we have aac+ supported flashplayers...... email Kris@crossfire-hosting.com for more info.

 

Kris

 

This.

 

If you even have just modest Googling skills, it isn't hard at all to figure out. It -does- require the KH version of Icecast as noted. Basically just stock Icecast but adds a handful of useful features such as this. If you do not do your own stream hosting (I do), check with your host and see if they run or offer it.

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This.

 

If you even have just modest Googling skills, it isn't hard at all to figure out. It -does- require the KH version of Icecast as noted. Basically just stock Icecast but adds a handful of useful features such as this. If you do not do your own stream hosting (I do), check with your host and see if they run or offer it.

 

Yea totally if its not -KH then yes it is hard to find a flash player that does support it.

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My Experience With This AAC+ Codec Is The Better Sound Quality Than MP3, Like This.

If you stream at 64 or Lower Still Sounds Great Just Like a 128k or 96k MP3, I Found a radio station On Tunein Radio That was broadcasting on a 26 KBPS AAC+ And Still Sounds Great. That's Why Digital Radio's Like HD Radio, DRM, DAB+ and FMeXtra Prefer AAC+ As Their Codec Because of the Good Sound Quality.

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You can technically get great better quality with 128 Mp3, AAC+ stereo (even at 48/64 KBPS) misses A tiny bit of high that 128 stereo MP3 carries. Lows are perfect. You cant tell with computer speakers though, only headphones that range high and low enough

 

It is possible to pump up AAC+, but it wasn't designed for large bitrates, and I'm sure your going to hear noise in the silence running 96kbps. Maybe not "generated silence", but dead air you will, more than Mp3.

 

Compare side by side, you will see what I mean.

 

48kbps stereo AAC+ 44.1: http://www.loudcity.com/stations/beat-transit/files/show/aacpflash.html

128 kbps stereo 44.1 Mp3: http://www.loudcity.com/stations/beat-transit

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