02-24-2009 10:09 PM
using the fulll html browser on my storm, I'm trying to listen to a stream from http://www.frankarmy.com/blazeradio/index.html
but it's not working...I've streamed on my phone b4 from like flycast, but thought I could listen to streams from other places too...can anyone help w/ this??? I'd appreciate it, thanks!
02-25-2009 12:37 AM
I have not tried that streaming site so I don't know if you have a hardware issue or maybe
the site is not optimized for the Storm. I can tell you several sites and programs that have
worked well for me and I stream from them often. Web based Moodio at http://m.moodio.fm
is very good with lots of stations to choose from by Genre or Location. Flycast does now
have a Storm Optimized version which is 1.30. I also have become very fond of Slacker which
recently came out with a Storm Optimized version. Slacker also keeps your info and can be
run from your desktop with the same recent station history, etc. I have not checked for about two
weeks, but that last version is 1.0.23. You can get it at http://slacker.com. I am still running
BES OS .75 on Verizon and these have run very well. I expect even better performance with the next
Hope this helps you out, Cheers
02-25-2009 10:34 AM
I'd have to agree with cdskidso regarding slacker, I used to be big on di.fm for internet radio, but it wasn't working on the storm either. Since I've started useing Slacker, I haven't logged into DI in a while. In someways i feel bad, cause I want as many internet radio stations as possible to last cause they are so much better then noraml radio (99% less ads), but slacker has been that goood to me.
One thing that isn't mentioned about slacker, is that not only can you stream a station, but you can also cache one (or more, depending on the available space on your memeory card. Playing a cached station saves on battery power in a major way, as there isn't the constent data transfer. The downside is you only get about 4-5 hours of music from that station, after that it will start repeating songs, which, in comparison to normal radio stations, is pretty much on par to really good (i've heard of some stations that do 2-3 hour rotations of songs). There's also the custom station thing with is pretty cool to. I'll probably give flycast another shot, cause I think that's the one that has some local radio stations, but most of the time it will be slacker for me.