[amsat-bb] Re: MP3 streaming of Shuttle Audio?

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Sat Aug 11 15:40:40 PDT 2007

The original poster's issue was that he has a device that plays the  
worldwide defacto standard for streaming audio -- an MP3 stream.

NASA has kindly seen fit to only offer up RealAudio/Video, WMV, and  
Quicktime formats, and has left the most common format in the world out.

Our local ARES group does an MP3 stream of our repeater system here  
locally, and we have "much" of the Shuttle Audio up throughout the  
timeframe when the astronauts are awake, preempted for local Nets and  
traffic.  I offered the OP the link to that in private mail, but I  
didn't want to post it to the list, as since it's not our club's  
server (it's run by one of the ARES guys), I didn't feel comfortable  
having everyone on AMSAT-BB "try it out", with the resulting  
bandwidth issues.

It wouldn't be too hard to transcode one of NASA's streams over to  
MP3, via sending it up to a Shoutcast server, etc... I won't  
volunteer at this time, but if I get a chance (other more pressing  
things to get done for our club), I may look into setting that up on  
a server that's set aside for ham use here locally that has at least  
10 Mb/s to two backbone providers.

Would be nice if NASA did it themselves, though...

Nate WY0X

On Aug 11, 2007, at 11:01 AM, Robert McGwier wrote:

> Vince and James:
> I think this is a better answer only because they regularly change the
> last part of these URL's.
> http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/
> 73's and good listening!
> Bob
> N4HY
> Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL wrote:
>> At 08:15 PM 8/10/07 -0400, w8iss at wideopenwest.com wrote:
>>> Does anyone know of a good MP3 audio feed of the shuttle mission  
>>> on the web?
>>> I am looking for one so that I can put it into my list on my  
>>> media server
>>> here.
>>> The Linksys Media Link I have only will do MP3 files.
>>> Thanks,
>>> James W8ISS
>> I listen live with RealAudio Player:
>> http://www.nasa.gov/ram/55643main_NASATV_Audio_Only.ram
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Nate Duehr
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