Global Radio Streams

Global is a British media company formed in 2007. It is the owner of the largest commercial radio company in Europe has expanded through a number of historical acquisitions, including Chrysalis Radio, GCap Media and GMG Radio. Global owns and operates seven core radio brands, all employing a national network strategy.
Global Radios brands include Heart, Capital, LBC, Capital XTRA, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X and Gold.

Global Player opens up a world of audio at your fingertips, allowing listeners to enjoy all of Global’s radio brands, award-winning podcasts, and expertly-curated playlists, all in one place. Discover Global Player today on your mobile, smart speaker or online at globalplayer.com.

Official website: www.global.com

AAC – Advanced Audio Coding
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is an audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rates.

ADTS – Audio Data Transport Stream
A file with the ADTS file extension is an Audio Data Transport Stream file. This file format stores sections of an audio file in various frames, each of which include the audio data and header information. AAC files streamed online are often transferred in the ADTS format.

Bitrates
Data compression is also applied in ‘Internet Radio’ streaming. When audio is compressed in such a way through a streams encoder (regardless of the format the audio’s signal is coming from) the lower the stream bitrate used, the lower this will be in the occurring sound quality.

Audio codec: MPEG 1 Layer II
Better than FM quality requires 192-256 kbps
Similar to FM quality requires 160-192 kbps
Acceptable, worse than FM 128-160 kbps
(Based on stereo services)

Audio codec: aac v2
Better than FM quality requires 56-96 kbps
Similar to FM quality requires 40-64 kbps
Acceptable, worse than FM 24-48 kbps
(Based on stereo services)

(M) – Mono

Commercial Radio
Station Bitrate Stream URL
Capital FM 128 kbps http://media-ice.musicradio.com/CapitalMP3
Capital FM 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/Capital
Capital FM 48 kbps aac https://media-ssl.musicradio.com/CapitalUK
Capital Chilled 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/Capital-M-Chilled
Capital Party 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/Capital-M-Party
Capital Workout 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/Capital-M-Workout
Capital Xtra 48 kbps aac http://ice-sov.musicradio.com/CapitalXTRANational
Capital Xtra Chilled 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/CapitalXtra-M-Chill
Capital XTRA Dance Urban 128 kbps http://media-ice.musicradio.com/CapitalXTRALondonMP3
Capital XTRA Dance Urban 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/CapitalXTRALondon
Capital Xtra Party 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/CapitalXtra-M-Party
Capital Xtra Reloaded 48 kbps aac https://media-ssl.musicradio.com/CapitalXTRAReloaded
Capital Xtra Workout 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/CapitalXtra-M-Workout
Classic FM 128 kbps http://media-ice.musicradio.com/ClassicFMMP3
Classic FM 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/ClassicFM
Classic FM 48 kbps aac http://ice-sov.musicradio.com/ClassicFM
Gold 128 kbps http://media-the.musicradio.com/GoldMP3
Gold 48 kbps aac http://media-the.musicradio.com/Gold
Gold 48 kbps aac http://media-sov.musicradio.com:80/Gold
Gold 60s 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/Gold-M-60s
Gold Greats 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/Gold-M-Greats
Gold Party 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/Gold-M-Party
Heart UK 128 kbps http://media-ice.musicradio.com/HeartUKMP3
Heart UK 48 kbps aac https://media-ssl.musicradio.com/HeartUK
Heart UK 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/HeartUK
Heart 70s 48 kbps aac https://media-ssl.musicradio.com/Heart70s
Heart 80s  128 kbps http://media-ice.musicradio.com/Heart80sMP3
Heart 80s 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/Heart80s
Heart 90s 48 kbps aac https://media-ssl.musicradio.com/Heart90s
Heart Dance 48 kbps acc https://media-ssl.musicradio.com/HeartDance
Heart Party 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/Heart-M-Party
Heart Workout 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/Heart-M-Workout
LBC (Mono) 48 kbps http://media-ice.musicradio.com/LBCLondonMP3
LBC (Mono) 48 kbps http://media-ice.musicradio.com/LBC1152MP3.m3u48 kbps
LBC (Mono) 48 kbps http://media-ice.musicradio.com/LBC1152MP3.xspf
LBC 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/LBCLondon
LBC 48 kbps aac http://ice-the.musicradio.com/LBCUK
LBC News 48 kbps aac https://media-ssl.musicradio.com/LBCNewsUK
Radio X 128 kbps http://media-ice.musicradio.com/RadioXLondonMP3
Radio X 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/RadioXLondon
Radio X 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/RadioXUK
Radio X Britpop 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/RadioX-M-Britpop
Radio X Chill 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/RadioX-M-Chill
Radio X Legends 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/RadioX-M-Legends
Radio X 90s 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/RadioX-M-90s
Radio X 00s 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/RadioX-M-00s
Smooth Radio 128 kbps http://media-ice.musicradio.com/SmoothUKMP3
Smooth Radio 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/SmoothUK
Smooth Chill 48 kbps aac https://media-ssl.musicradio.com/SmoothChill
Smooth Country 48 kbps aac https://media-ssl.musicradio.com/SmoothCountry
Smooth Divas 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/Smooth-M-Divas
Smooth Movies 48 kbps aac http://media-ice.musicradio.com/Smooth-M-Movies

 

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