[vorbis] Virgin Radio launches an Ogg stream

James Cridland james.cridland at virginradio.co.uk
Mon Jun 16 10:24:09 PDT 2003

>Paul Martin [mailto:pm at nowster.zetnet.co.uk]
>It's encoded as stereo, but fed with a mono signal.

Yes, we're trying to find out why. It's fed with a stereo signal, but
something is going mono somewhere in the box. We'll test a few things later.

>James Cridland... rings a bell... you didn't frequent FIDONET in
>the early 1990s, did you?

Yep. That was a long time ago!

<p>>hank [mailto:hanksmith4 at attbi.com]
>what server and broadcasting software do you use?

Icecast2, I believe. 

<p>>Kasper Souren [mailto:Kasper.Souren at ircam.fr]
>AFAIK, I never listened to Virgin Radio, but this ogg stream is great for
>the general acceptation of Ogg.

Indeed. We were the first radio station in Europe to broadcast online, so we
think we can be first again with Ogg.

>"This page is customised for Linux users. Send us feedback if you're using
>different browser or operating system, so we can customise this page for 
>you." and a bit higher: "Windows Media Player"...

Yep - Crossover lets you use Windows Media Player, which is why the links
are still there.

>Then I clicked Ogg b/band and I must say, it works. And thus I've listening
>commercials the last 3 minutes... :(

They pay our wages, but you caught us at a bad time. I've not heard any for
twenty minutes as I type.

James Cridland, Managing Editor, Virgin Radio New Media 
Better music, more of it: http://www.virginradio.co.uk/
No 1 Golden Square, London W1F 9DJ - Tel 020 7434 1215

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