SuperStereo is an Internet Radio station from Chile that has been broadcasting in flac for a while.
It has six channels all of popular music.
Initially they were using flac 16/44.1 and 16/48 but have now migrated all channels to 24/96 hi-res.
They also have a test channel in 24/192 flac with metadata.
This is my experience to date.
I play Internet Radio both from a playlist and from Serviio using the Online sources option.
I am having an issue with the SuperStereo channels in my radio playlist as some channels are crashing after 7 seconds but others are OK. They all play perfectly via Serviio online sources (the playlists are usually highly reliable and it is usually Serviio that has a few hesitations until it gets going) - strange can’t figure it out. SQ is usually best on the playlist.
My testing has revealed that SuperStereo 3, SuperStereo 5 and SuperStereo 6 all work perfectly from my playlist. However SuperStereo 1, SuperStereo 2 and SuperStereo 4 all fail after around 7 seconds. Are these the most popular and is it a server load issue?
The SuperStereo 1 24/192 test channel is reporting as 16/192 (not 24/192) but is playing perfectly for over an hour with metadata.
The radio playlists are playing from AssetUPnP on my PC server and the Serviio stations also from the same server.
I have used both Linn Kazoo (on Android tablet) and Linn Kazoo (on Windows PC) in my tests both with identical results/issues.
I have a cable Internet connection and wired local network. I stream Qobuz 24/192 without issues on this network and equipment.
I have included my playlist below which gives all the SuperStereo URLs and added 4 other good pop stations for comparison purposes - Timewarp (mp3/192), Radio Paradise Mellow Mix (flac 16/44.1), PureClassix (flac 16/48) - if others wish to check it out.
I look forward to the views and experiences of others.
#PLAYLIST:Internet Radio: SUPERSTEREO Music
#EXTINF:-1,SuperStereo 1 eighties (Chile) (flac 24/96)
#EXTINF:-1,SuperStereo 2 oldies (Chile) (flac 24/96)
#EXTINF:-1,SuperStereo 3 disco/pop (Chile) (flac 24/96)
#EXTINF:-1,SuperStereo 4 easy listening (Chile) (flac 24/96)
#EXTINF:-1,SuperStereo 5 rock&South American (Chile) (flac 24/96)
#EXTINF:-1,SuperStereo 6 instrumental (Chile) (flac 24/96)
#EXTINF:-1,SuperStereo 1 eighties (Chile) (flac 24/192 test)
#EXTINF:-1,Timewarp Ireland (Waterford, Ireland) (mp3/192)
#EXTINF:-1,Radio Paradise Mellow Mix (New York, USA) (flac 16/44.1)
#EXTINF:-1,PureClassix (Netherlands) (flac 16/48)