Direct Links to CHLY Streams and Troubleshooting
DIRECT LINKS TO CHLY STREAMS
If you need to use Direct Links to the CHLY streams (not the shoutcast links on the first page), these links should work for you. If not, information under Troubleshooting might help.
Copy and paste these streams into your device and try them.
(NOTE: These links are not ‘clickable’)
56k MP3 stream:
http://188.8.131.52:8000/stream/3/ or try
32k aacPlus stream:
http://184.108.40.206:8000/stream/1/ or try
64k aacPlus stream:
http://220.127.116.11:8000/stream/2/ or try
The aacPlus streams require a program or device that plays aacPlus formats. (Most new devices do, but not all)
Some programs that do this are: iTunes (Mac and Windows), Winamp (Windows), Foobar (Windows) , VLC (Mac, Windows, Linux, etc… ), and Amarok (Linux). There are others. If your computer or device has such a program installed, it should do it automatically – just click and listen. You might have to specify the program to use if you have multiple programs that play aacPlus or haven’t yet configured one to play aacPlus files.
Why did CHLY change their streams? aacPlus is a much smaller size than MP3 and to most people, the sound quality is better, especially at lower bit rates. What does this mean? It means more people can connect to the lower bandwidth streams and still have good quality sound. This helps CHLY to save money by using our bandwidth more efficiently (we are, after all, non-profit) while still providing you with access to the new, local, and diverse music and information you expect from CHLY, Nanaimo’s only non-profit community-based campus radio station.
AAC is another codec, similar to aacPlus, but different. Again, we chose to begin aacPlus support because of its size and quality compared to MP3 and AAC. If you can’t play our aacPlus streams, you should be able to listen to our MP3 stream.
Windows Media Player users:
You can try this link first: http://18.104.22.168:8000/listen.asx Which will hopefully play our 32k AAC stream in your Windows Media Player, otherwise:
You can listen to our MP3 stream in Windows Media Player if you don’t have administrative rights needed to install programs or to make changes to the system on the computer you’re using in order to make Windows Media Player able to play aacPlus files. CHLY’s MP3 stream is available via direct access here:
http://22.214.171.124:8000/stream/3/ [This is NOT a 'clickable' link]
[Copy the bold text above. Then, in Windows Media Player, click on File / Open URL and paste the address you copied into the Open URL dialogue box. If this option is hidden, press, CTRL + U or ALT + F then U and paste the address onto the Open URL dialogue box. Press Enter.]
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You may decide to install a program like Winamp or Foobar which do a bit better job of playing aacPlus file formats and don’t require the modifications described below.
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You may decide to follow these instructions to determine if your version of Windows Media Player can play aacPlus files, and modify your software if needed, to make Windows Media Player able to play aacPlus media files if it can’t already.
If your computer is running Windows 7: Windows Media Player version 12, can play aacPlus files. Version 12 of Windows Media Player is included with Windows 7 releases (except for the N and KN versions of Windows 7 [which are typically released in different countries or for specific purposes] – version 12 of Windows Media Player can be downloaded separately by installing the Media Feature Pack listed in the download from Microsoft link below, if needed. If your computer has the Windows 7 operating system, AND if you have Windows Media Player 12 installed, you shouldn’t have to do anything. If you don’t have version 12 of Windows Media Player installed in your Windows 7 operating system, see the DOWNLOAD WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER & aacPlus CODECS links below.
If your computer is running Windows Vista, you will probably have Windows Media Player 11 already installed (unless you have the N or KN versions as described above for Windows 7, or if you have uninstalled Windows Media Player), BUT you will need to install a codec to play aacPlus files if you haven’t already installed one. See the DOWNLOAD WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER & aacPlus CODECS links below.
If your computer is running Windows XP, you will need to ensure you have Windows Media Player version 11 installed with an additional codec to play aacPlus files. (It has been reported that Windows Media Player version 9 will work with the codec in the link below. HOWEVER, we suggest using the most up-to-date software compatible with your operating system.) See the DOWNLOAD WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER & aacPlus CODECS links below.
DOWNLOAD WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER & aacPlus CODECS
As with any download and install of software, you assume all risk and must ensure you have permission to do so. CHLY will not be held responsible for any damages incurred as a result of your modification to the computer you are using. It is wise to create a system restore point before installing any software. It might be a good idea to ask someone to help you if you find these directions confusing. Unfortunately, CHLY can’t offer any assistance other than what is offered free of charge on this page.
Also, you may wish to download BOTH the Windows Media Player and the codec BEFORE you install them, since you may have to restart your computer between both installs.
Windows Media Player is available for free by download from Microsoft here. Make sure you pick the appropriate program for your operating system. Also, you must make sure you are authorized to make changes to the computer you are using.
If you also need to install a codec to play aacPlus files with Windows Media Player version 11, you can find one here. (This link is provided since it appears in this thread on Microsoft’s website, which may provide more helpful information.)
If you have followed followed these instructions and installed the appropriate software, you can add this URL to your Windows Media Player 11:
icyx://126.96.36.199:8000/stream/1/ [This is NOT a 'clickable' link]
[Copy the bold text above. Then, in Windows Media Player, click on File / Open URL and paste the address you copied into the Open URL dialogue box. If this option is hidden, press, CTRL + U or ALT + F then U and paste the address onto the Open URL dialogue box. Press Enter. ( You must ensure that the address starts with icyx: and NOT http: )]
If everything goes well, you should be listening to our 32kbps aacPlus stream in Windows Media Player.