Listen with Radioplayer here:  Radio Jackie UK Radioplayer  LISTEN NOW  MP3  128kb    


Firewall trouble? Try Jackie's player:  Radio Jackie Player image  LISTEN NOW  MP3  128kb    

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MPEG4 AAC provides extra quality for lower bit rates. We have economy streams for congested or expensive networks, high quality for dial-up modems and studio quality for broadband.

Radio Jackie Finesse: Radio stations process their audio to improve the sound clarity for listeners in cars and noisy work or home environments. (Many stations process heavily, leaving no detail and a fatiguing sound.) If you have large loudspeakers or are in a quiet room you may prefer to hear the full dynamic range of music from the studio desk output, as the producer intended. These world firsts, Jackie's Finesse streams, have provided exactly that since 2006... streaming Finesse HD Sound at 320kbps.

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New world standard OPUS
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Jackie's HTML5 player:  Radio Jackie Player image  LISTEN NOW  Firefox: OPUS  32kb
IE, Chrome, Safari: MP3  128kb    


Direct entry stream and player URL addresses:

12 kbps AAC+ Mono Economy:   http://www.radiojackie.com:11209
32 kbps AAC+ Fair:   http://www.radiojackie.com:11289
32 kbps OPUS Good:   http://www.radiojackie.com:8343/jackie.opus
128 kbps MP3 Good:   http://www.radiojackie.com:12614
128 kbps AAC Superior:   http://www.radiojackie.com:11278

320 kbps AAC Finesse HD Sound Unprocessed studio output:   http://www.radiojackie.com:5873

Radioplayer:   http://www.radiojackie.com/radioplayer
Jackie player:   http://www.radiojackie.com/real_smil/universal/easy_detect.html
Jackie's HTML5 player:   http://radiojackie.com/Radio_Jackie_HTML5.asp



AAC at 128kbps stereo has the ITU rating 'indistinguishable quality'. This means people may hear a difference but cannot be sure which is best. Complete unimpairment and statistical undetectability however require AAC at over 200kbps. More details here.

AAC, MP3 and MP2 performance in the ISO Report on the MPEG-2 AAC Stereo Verification Tests:
Radio Jackie: Stereo sound quality diffscores of AAC MP3 and MP2 audio coders

Some measurements on the behaviour of MP3 and the merits of AAC are here.
Radio Jackie: spectrum of an MP3 audio test signal   Radio Jackie: spectrum of an AAC audio test signal

Performance of AAC at just 48kbps stereo in European Broadcasting Union Audio Listening Tests:
graph of original versus compressed


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RADIO JACKIE APPS

Radio Jackie app   Radio Jackie Android app

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THE ONLINE RADIO SET

Radioplayer Android and iPhone apps
Radioplayer apps are here.
Free mobile apps for iPhone are here and Android here.




If your computer has loudspeakers, listening online should be easy. Free players exist for Winamp, Windows Media Player and Real.

Winamp is generally trouble free, Windows Media Player can prove erratic while Real is likely to add unwanted software and icons unless you pay meticulous attention to declining install options.

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iTunes plays AAC.

VLC player
For Mac, Linux and Windows there is also VLC.

foobar2000 audio player
Some may like foobar2000, a plain lightweight MP3, AAC & OPUS player.

(Not good at 320kbps. Avoid downloading the prominent adverts!)



It is well worth connecting your computer sound card to a Hi-Fi system with its larger loudspeakers, using a stereo 3.5mm jack to phono lead like this:

phono to 3.5mm jack lead

or alternatively use a normal phono to phono lead, along with a phono to 3.5mm jack adaptor like this:


phono to 3.5mm jack adaptor



The ideal dynamic range (quietest to loudest) depends on the situation, from this Audio Engineering Society paper.

graph of dynamic ranges
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