How to listen

  • Use the player above to tune into live streams when they are on-air, or…
  • Select a quality below to download the playlist (.m3u) file and open it with your preferred media playback software. (ie. VLC Media Player, Foobar2000, iTunes…)
  • You can also copy/paste one of the raw URLs below into any software or mobile app that supports custom network stream URLs.
  • For mobile users: Get the FurCast app
    • Not supported on your device? Use a streaming utility like TuneIn (or any app that allows a custom stream entry) and add a custom URL (see below for direct URLs) or you can attempt to click one of the quality links below (works on iOS devices with Quicktime).

Manually Connect — .M3U & direct urls

For internet radio, the most popular form of connecting to a stream is with a PLS or M3U file. These files are recognized by programs like iTunes, Quicktime, Winamp, Foobar2000, Banshee, VLC Media Player and many native mobile device players. They can be easily loaded to connect to the audio stream. Download these and open them with your preferred software.

Download .m3u files (right click, save as):

128k (44.1khz) Stereo MP3 Live Stream

320k (44.1khz) Stereo MP3 Live Stream

FLAC Lossless Live Stream — FLAC 44.1khz 16bit*

Direct URLs

128k (44.1khz) Stereo MP3 Live

http://stream.xbn.fm/xbn-128

320k (44.1khz) Stereo MP3 Live

http://stream.xbn.fm/xbn-320

FLAC Lossless Live* — FLAC 44.1khz 16bit*

http://stream.xbn.fm/xbn-flac

Streaming server status page:

XBN Streaming Server Status Page — http://stream.xbn.fm/

*FLAC Stream Disclaimer:

  1. FLAC streaming is entirely experimental and most likely always will be. It is pushing the boundaries of the codec itself not to mention the standards behind Icecast streaming. Test it with no expectations.
  2. FLAC streaming if supported by any piece of software, is barely. It may not work stably in all cases or with all clients.
  3. This stream averages 1,000kbps; It will eat your bandwidth for breakfast. To compare: our SD video feed plus it’s corresponding audio feed takes less total bandwidth than this FLAC stream.
  4. There is no metadata (ie “Now Playing” info) embedded in the stream, since it is not well supported by both clients as well as most oggFlac decoding methods.
  5. The stream may appear as being “ogg” however within said ogg file container is FLAC data. OGG is simply used to encapsulate the FLAC for transport purposes.
  6. While the FLAC stream is bit-perfect from the studio’s mixing stage output, normal broadcast audio processing is still applied. Only some select music or content will be presented in full bit-perfect. In said cases, it will be clearly noted.

 

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