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DAB Radio on PC?

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by noizeuk, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. noizeuk

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 19, 2009

    Posts: 111

    Location: Birmingham

    Really odd question but is there any way to get DAB radio on the PC? I did a bit of googling but all I could find was Maplin links (RIP).

    Thanks
     
  2. Rozzy85

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 27, 2008

    Posts: 1,503

    Yes, there is the Radioscape ZE5101 (one on eBay right now) which is a PCI based DAB card. It's rather old though with little info available so possibly only works on an OS like Win XP, I can't even find a link for the drivers.

    If you just want to listen to radio on a PC then alternatively you could get any DVB-S or DVB-T card and access the radio broadcasts over Satellite or Terrestrial. They aren't the same exact data streams that are sent over DAB and I don't know if all stations are available on each platform but you'll have the benefit of the higher bitrate. You'll obviously still need an aerial or satellite link.
     
  3. Tinders

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 1, 2003

    Posts: 4,552

    Location: There's a voice that keeps on calling me.

    Would Tunein be an option, most radio stations are on there from what i can see.
     
  4. Marsman

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2009

    Posts: 10,251

    As above; I would have thought all and more stations can be found on TuneIn or Radio player, etc.

    Unless there are specific stations that can only be accessed by using a DAB radio?