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« on: March 06, 2013, 01:59:39 PM »
Has anyone figured out how to stream NOAA radio from a laptop? I can't figure it out.




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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 06:21:39 PM »
Did you mean
a) listen to an existing stream from WunderGround radio on the laptop or
b) use the laptop to encode and submit a stream to WunderGround from a weather radio like a Midland WR300
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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 06:38:33 PM »
Did you mean
a) listen to an existing stream from WunderGround radio on the laptop or
b) use the laptop to encode and submit a stream to WunderGround from a weather radio like a Midland WR300

b) use the laptop to encode and submit a stream to WunderGround from a weather radio like a Midland WR300

Also my radio is a Midland WR300.




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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 06:47:56 PM »
If your laptop has a line-in/mic-in jack, you can hook your output jack on the Midland to your laptop using a mini-stereo patch cable.

Make sure you turn off windows sounds in your laptop setup.

Follow the guide at http://wiki.wunderground.com/index.php/NOAA_Weather_Radio to get Edcast, lame encoder (etc) set up and to register your stream with Wunderground.

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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 06:50:15 PM »
I have an audio cable. What is a patch cable?




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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 07:18:33 PM »
Same thing, different name .. it has two male mini-phone plugs with cable between.
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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 08:50:45 PM »
I tried this approach once before but couldn't get radio to come out of PC speakers. Plug into the headphones jack correct?




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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013, 09:24:33 PM »
Yes, the headphone jack on the radio and the line/mic input on the laptop.

Make sure you hear the station on the Midland speaker before plugging the cable.  For me it meant pressing the weather radio button after a power outage to hear the station continuously.
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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2013, 02:08:24 PM »
I got it working! Is there a script for this ?




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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2013, 02:45:36 PM »
A script for what
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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2013, 02:52:07 PM »
« Last Edit: March 07, 2013, 02:56:37 PM by hayskswx »




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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2013, 03:00:27 PM »
Ah.. here's the code for the page inside the <div id="main-copy"> ... </div>

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<script type="text/javascript" src="swfobject.js"></script>
  <h1>NOAA Weather Radio  </h1>
<p>Note: due to streaming software delays, this audio may be up to 1 minute behind the NOAA radio broadcast.</p>
  <table width="100%"><tr><td align="center">
  <p><a href="http://www.wunderground.com/wxradio/index.html">More NOAA Weather Radio stations at Weather Underground</a> </p> 
    </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
  <td align="center">
  <table width="35%"  border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
    <tr>
      <td align="center">
    <div id="flashcontent"><span style="text-align:center;"><b>Note: Enable JavaScript to hear the NOAA radio.  You must also have Flash enabled.</b></span></div>
<script type="text/javascript">
  var so = new SWFObject("radio-player-v16.swf", "radio-player", "210", "100", "8", "#FFFFFF", true);
  so.setAttribute('xiRedirectUrl', 'http://www.wunderground.com/wxradio/index.html')
  so.addParam("quality", "high");
  so.addParam('allowScriptAccess','always');
  so.addParam('movie', 'radio-player-v16.swf');
  so.addParam('quality', 'high')
  so.addParam('bgcolor', '#ffffff');
  so.addVariable('XMLMode', 'HTTP');
  so.addVariable('strStreamURL', 'http://www.wunderground.com/wxradio/requestxml.html%3Faction%3Dgetsinglefromallstations%26stationid%3DKCASARATOGA%7C115%7C519');
  so.write("flashcontent");
     </script>
   </td>
   </tr>
    <tr>
      <td align="center">
        <img src="images/ani-noaa-radio.gif" alt="NOAA Radio Logo" width="107" height="85" />
  </td>
    </tr>
  </table>
 
  </td></tr></table>

The WU radio-player-v16.swf is attached.

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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2013, 03:21:31 PM »




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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2013, 03:50:32 PM »
You're welcome, Ryan.

Don't forget to include the disclaimer on the page:

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Note: due to streaming software delays, this audio may be up to 1 minute behind the NOAA radio broadcast.
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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2013, 11:25:46 AM »
Is there a setting in Edcast to cut down on some of the static?




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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2013, 11:47:21 AM »
Not that I'm aware of... you might try (like I did) moving the WR300 antenna around (with the headphone cable unplugged) to see if a different orientation gives you a better signal, then replug the headphone cable in.  I had to do that when I first set up the radio.
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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2013, 12:03:29 PM »
It's clear with the cable unplugged but there is a little static when plugged in. I have the bitrate set at 16. What's yours set on?
« Last Edit: March 08, 2013, 12:25:12 PM by hayskswx »




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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2013, 02:20:35 PM »
I'm using the older Oddcast software, but the bitrate is 16kbps/mono

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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2013, 02:56:05 PM »
I can only get the sound to come out of 1 speaker. Is this because I'm using the mic input on weather PC?




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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2013, 02:57:40 PM »
Yes, it's a stereo cable, but the radio only has a monaural feed so it only comes out on one speaker.  Same on my setup.
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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2013, 02:59:47 PM »
Yes, it's a stereo cable, but the radio only has a monaural feed so it only comes out on one speaker.  Same on my setup.

Your radio plays out of both my Bose speakers. Mines is just one. Hmm




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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2013, 03:29:55 PM »
You've got your Edcast set to Stereo -- set it to encode Mono instead.
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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2013, 03:40:24 PM »
I set to Mono and I about fell out my chair because it sounded like the Chipmunks! :lol: I will just leave it. 1 speaker is better than no speakers right.




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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2013, 09:02:15 PM »
Edcast keeps crashing my WX PC. Has this happened to anyone else? Is there another program to use besides edcast?




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Re: streaming radio
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2013, 06:15:59 AM »
Edcast keeps crashing my WX PC. Has this happened to anyone else? Is there another program to use besides edcast?

You can try ScannerCast instead of Edcast.
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