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emeacham
Dec 17th, 2009, 14:35
For those of you who have Android phones and want to listen to Afterhours.fm, give this a shot.

I haven't had time to make anything specific as far as an AH player, so I've resorted to using the free version of StreamFurious to listen to AH.fm while I'm in my car, at lunch, or whatever.

Search the Android Market for StreamFurious - currently, there are two versions; StreamFurious and StreamFurious Pro. (The Pro version is $5.99 (USD) and has a few features that aren't needed to listen to the current AH stream, so you really don't need it.)

Anyway, once installed on your phone, open it up, hit the menu button on your phone (there is not a soft menu button) then choose "More Stations" and pick the Shoutcast.com option. Once Shoutcast loads, search for "ah.fm" -- afterhours.fm didn't yield any results for me.

The results for "ah.fm" should have the same options available for Winamp on AH.fm... just pick your bitrate and it will start playing. :)

--
If anyone knows of a better FREE PLS player, by all means, plug it here so we can all benefit from it. Meanwhile, when I get time (yeah, right...) I'm hoping to be able to write a quick app that is specific to the AH.fm streams so StreamFurious/Shoutcast won't be needed... we'll see, anyway.

Cheers

JeffreySource
Dec 17th, 2009, 19:49
Thanks alot for you information!:clap:
Unfortunatly I don't own a Android-phone :(

emeacham
Dec 18th, 2009, 14:13
Thanks alot for you information!:clap:
Unfortunatly I don't own a Android-phone :(

Cheers :D

BTW, you're missing out if you have any smart phone that is not sporting Android. :P

emeacham
Dec 28th, 2009, 23:42
.::UPDATE::.

DroidLive and DroidLive Lite do the same thing as the above, and IMHO is a lot better. This app actually brought me to the decision to NOT make a specific app for the AH.fm. :/

Cheers

fernie
Dec 29th, 2009, 06:36
If you look for "Antropia" on the android market and click on "Radio" tab and type in Afterhours.fm it will show up.. Just another option for Android phone users. :)

Cheers!

Dan
Dec 29th, 2009, 15:19
nice info guys... im looking to get my first droid phone soon "i hope" will check it out... maybe il wait it off till the official google phone comes out.

emeacham
Dec 30th, 2009, 04:30
Cheers fernie :clap:

Dan-- You'll love it. I came from a line of several Windows Mobile phones, and an iPhone somewhere between all of them... Android by far has my heart. :)

If you have a CHOICE, Android is the way to go.

Dan
Dec 30th, 2009, 15:51
Cheers fernie :clap:

Dan-- You'll love it. I came from a line of several Windows Mobile phones, and an iPhone somewhere between all of them... Android by far has my heart. :)

If you have a CHOICE, Android is the way to go.

whats the best one right now on the market? i don't know when google phone will be released.. i think Motorola released one recently...

Wailo
Dec 31st, 2009, 03:59
also, hardware wise, is there any better one that the iphone?

pax
Dec 31st, 2009, 19:39
I own a Samsung Galaxy and sadly, right now I can't recommend it anymore.
Look for a phone developer / network - combo which likely supports their devices in the future (you really don't want an outdated Android version on your device, when all around you they are upgraded OTA or otherwise, for free)

Other than that, I had a good past with SonyEricsson (P900/990...) and would probably look at their upcoming Xperia. If you need a keyboard it's not for you though.
I found out that typing on that softkeyboard isn't really my deal, i need a hard one. But I heard Android 2.0 improved on that.
My next device will certainly feature a real keyboard.


also, hardware wise, is there any better one that the iphone?

I'm not tempted to go check right now, Google is your friend :hug:
But I personally like the open-ness of an Platform better vs. a single Product, and am glad I can easily port my Apps and Settings over to another device when needed but retain the environment. - Anyway hardware wise they should be at least up to par by now

Also I'll shortly be giving my favorite linux distro a shot on that ARM processor :)

Be prepared though, that not all Android Market Apps always work perfectly on your device - they are still too different implementation-wise (keyboard vs no keyboard for example)

P.S.> Also using StreamFurrious, but mostly the Network is too bad to support even the 96k AH.fm stream and my data package is not unlimited (maybe there could be a lower 32k? stream)

P.P.S
Happy new year 2010

Dan
Dec 31st, 2009, 20:06
I own a Samsung Galaxy and sadly, right now I can't recommend it anymore.
Look for a phone developer / network - combo which likely supports their devices in the future (you really don't want an outdated Android version on your device, when all around you they are upgraded OTA or otherwise, for free)

Other than that, I had a good past with SonyEricsson (P900/990...) and would probably look at their upcoming Xperia. If you need a keyboard it's not for you though.
I found out that typing on that softkeyboard isn't really my deal, i need a hard one. But I heard Android 2.0 improved on that.
My next device will certainly feature a real keyboard.




I'm not tempted to go check right now, Google is your friend :hug:
But I personally like the open-ness of an Platform better vs. a single Product, and am glad I can easily port my Apps and Settings over to another device when needed but retain the environment. - Anyway hardware wise they should be at least up to par by now

Also I'll shortly be giving my favorite linux distro a shot on that ARM processor :)

Be prepared though, that not all Android Market Apps always work perfectly on your device - they are still too different implementation-wise (keyboard vs no keyboard for example)

P.S.> Also using StreamFurrious, but mostly the Network is too bad to support even the 96k AH.fm stream and my data package is not unlimited (maybe there could be a lower 32k? stream)

P.P.S
Happy new year 2010


we have 48k aac + http://www.ah.fm/48k.m3u

try it out, also thx for th handy info!

Wailo
Dec 31st, 2009, 21:55
thank you for your reply pax. the idea of andriod is really clicking on my mind, but also, I am very selective when it comes to the hardware/physical specs. and thus make it harder to decided wehter to go for iphone (superior hardware) or andriod operated phone.

Happy new year :)

pax
Dec 31st, 2009, 23:20
we have 48k aac + http://www.ah.fm/48k.m3u

try it out, also thx for th handy info!

sorry, Dan
StreamFurious (and many other players) still don't support AAC.


Wailo: the iPhone's processor is a ~620MHz ARM vs the mostly used 528MHz Qualcomm ARM chip in android's (the SE Xperia has presumably a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon) , but the Storage on my Samsung Galaxy is 8GB internal memory + up to 32GB on a microSDHC where on a iPhone it's only internal and not changeable - that differs between android devices of course.

The other sensors are afaik mostly the same as on the iPhone (motion, agps, compass) but newer devices are topping even that.

What I love the most is the upcoming OpenGL ES 3D apps, i've seen a Android game with 3D support already - Mystique (check it out whoever can) it's really slick

now off to teh partay :super:

EDMhead SFLA
Jan 2nd, 2010, 20:38
sorry, Dan
StreamFurious (and many other players) still don't support AAC.


Wailo: the iPhone's processor is a ~620MHz ARM vs the mostly used 528MHz Qualcomm ARM chip in android's (the SE Xperia has presumably a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon) , but the Storage on my Samsung Galaxy is 8GB internal memory + up to 32GB on a microSDHC where on a iPhone it's only internal and not changeable - that differs between android devices of course.

The other sensors are afaik mostly the same as on the iPhone (motion, agps, compass) but newer devices are topping even that.

What I love the most is the upcoming OpenGL ES 3D apps, i've seen a Android game with 3D support already - Mystique (check it out whoever can) it's really slick

now off to teh partay :super:

I actually use stream furious to always listen to ah.fm .....it works just fine on my htc hero phone:)

Tarek
Jan 6th, 2010, 01:03
The great thing about Android powered phones is that you dont have to worry so much about company developpers. You don't have to wait for the company to create apps (ie: Proprietary Samsung, Nokia, etc). Android is open source.

Android phones will all be able to handle the same apps (given the hardware is capable..but they dont differ TOO much)

Dan
Jan 6th, 2010, 05:05
google nexus one looks nice !

Wailo
Jan 6th, 2010, 06:37
google nexus one looks nice !

with bigger screen, thinner, faster and waaaaay cheaper!

Nexus one cost around 360

Iphone-3Gs 32GB costs around 550 :mask:

crackpatch
Jan 6th, 2010, 17:30
with bigger screen, thinner, faster and waaaaay cheaper!

Nexus one cost around 360

Iphone-3Gs 32GB costs around 550 :mask:

time for another iPhone vs everything else battle? :P

iPhone all the way baby!

medicalsounds
Jan 14th, 2010, 01:14
Hey guys,

I love parting and I believe DroidLive goes right on with that! Man that thing on my Motorola Droid and docked in my car is freeking sweet!

http://cdn-1.androidzoom.com/screenshots/7538-2.jpg

Sorry for the large image :P more pics of the app here (http://www.androidzoom.com/android_applications/multimedia/droidlive-lite_opf.html).

By the way it does support AAC+ streams...

peace!

Wailo
Jan 14th, 2010, 05:19
If any developers there interested in volunteering to develop Android application for AH.FM to stream audio and other features, please send me a PM or contact Dan (http://forum.ah.fm/private.php?do=newpm&u=1), it will be a good challenge and I will be happy to contribute with graphics.

Lazarus
Jan 14th, 2010, 09:09
Just got myself an Android phone yesterday, will definitely be checking this out! Who knows...I may finally be able to start listening at work :music:

Dan
Jan 14th, 2010, 15:49
Supports aac+, m3u, pls, mp3, mp4, mp4a and mpeg audio formats.

nice app will check it out when i get my droid :P

JeffreySource
Jan 15th, 2010, 21:31
It's almost time for me aswell to get a new phone. Only I can't decied which...

Candidates are:

Nexus One aka Google Phone
SE X10
iPhone 3GS

crackpatch
Jan 16th, 2010, 12:11
It's almost time for me aswell to get a new phone. Only I can't decied which...

Candidates are:

Nexus One aka Google Phone
SE X10
iPhone 3GS

4G iPhone probably in april available ;)

Asis
Jan 16th, 2010, 17:57
It's almost time for me aswell to get a new phone. Only I can't decied which...

Candidates are:

Nexus One aka Google Phone
SE X10
iPhone 3GS

same here ..budget for phone no more then 300US
,but want to be sure I get AH somehow first bfr I buy

Wailo
Jan 16th, 2010, 22:38
very good review and comparison for the Nexus one against the iPhone

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c00l.d00d
Jan 18th, 2010, 18:48
I just bought a Motorola Droid (here in Brazil they named it Milestone)...

Im very satisfied with the phone...and will now install the DroidLive app to listen to AH....:super::super:

Lazarus
Jan 26th, 2010, 10:45
Just about got to grips with my new Android phone (HTC G2 Touch) - is there an app that can be used for AH yet? Haven't managed to find one so far :)

emeacham
Jan 26th, 2010, 18:20
Hey Laz - the g2 is pretty sexy; good choice. :)

I like DroidLive a lot. I use it for AH.fm in my car or at lunch when I'm not at my desk. I don't know of an official or unofficial android app for the AH stream, but DroidLive works great and has a free version. Really easy to use.

Like I said, I'd love to make a quick and dirty app for android phones, but our clients have us really busy for the next 4 months. :/

Anyone else have any thoughts?

Wailo
Jan 26th, 2010, 19:49
Hey Laz - the g2 is pretty sexy; good choice. :)

I like DroidLive a lot. I use it for AH.fm in my car or at lunch when I'm not at my desk. I don't know of an official or unofficial android app for the AH stream, but DroidLive works great and has a free version. Really easy to use.

Like I said, I'd love to make a quick and dirty app for android phones, but our clients have us really busy for the next 4 months. :/

Anyone else have any thoughts?

If I do supply you with graphics, can you change it from "quick and dirty" to super and sexy?

emeacham
Jan 29th, 2010, 04:48
If I do supply you with graphics, can you change it from "quick and dirty" to super and sexy?

Giggidy-giggidy... giggidy... gigGIDY GIGGIDY GOOOOOOOOoooOOOO.</quagmire>

I'm not in the position to make promises... but... perhaps?:mask:

emeacham
Jan 29th, 2010, 04:53
google nexus one looks nice !

A mate bought one and likes my Droid better. I refused to use his phone because I don't want to *NOT* want my Droid :) I don't have anything bad to say about it.... and we have Windows Mobile phones to thank for that. :lol:

Lazarus
Jan 29th, 2010, 10:41
Hey Laz - the g2 is pretty sexy; good choice. :)

I like DroidLive a lot. I use it for AH.fm in my car or at lunch when I'm not at my desk. I don't know of an official or unofficial android app for the AH stream, but DroidLive works great and has a free version. Really easy to use.

Like I said, I'd love to make a quick and dirty app for android phones, but our clients have us really busy for the next 4 months. :/

Anyone else have any thoughts?
Thanks mate, have grabbed this one now, cheers for the recommendation :grinning:

Asis
Feb 10th, 2010, 05:52
any updates,
about to order ..google phone..

Wailo
Feb 10th, 2010, 20:37
Giggidy-giggidy... giggidy... gigGIDY GIGGIDY GOOOOOOOOoooOOOO.</quagmire>

I'm not in the position to make promises... but... perhaps?:mask:

lol, just happen to see this.

We can take it as sloooooooo:fishing:oooow as you wish, no time commitment at all! I am also hammered with uni work, and won't be able to spare more than an hour per week...

also, it may be strange, but I am so much into trying Google Wave :lol: with a real project.

I think it gonna be great work at the end!:friends:


http://images2.fanpop.com/images/quiz/32870_1216070582229_450_300.jpg

oh yeah!

emeacham
Feb 10th, 2010, 20:41
any updates,
about to order ..google phone..

w00t for you mate! what phone are you looking at?

leenco12
Sep 14th, 2010, 06:44
nice info guys... im looking to get my first droid phone soon "i hope" will check it out... maybe il wait it off till the official google phone comes out.
Dan-- You'll love it. I came from a line of several Windows Mobile phones, and an iPhone somewhere between all of them... Android by far has my heart. :)

If you have a CHOICE, Android is the way to go.

Kouin
Dec 10th, 2010, 18:27
Welcome to my daily commute ah.fm. :)
XiiaLive Lite seems to be quite the handly little program on the phone. :D

gertjanwo
Dec 30th, 2010, 15:39
The program i use is "TuneIn" can be download from Market, Start TuneIn and search for After Hours
Works perfectly for me on a HTC Desire !

Osse
Dec 30th, 2010, 23:32
Great info, I'll try this on my Desire :good:

RoCkInGcRaZy
Dec 31st, 2010, 06:11
The program i use is "TuneIn" can be download from Market, Start TuneIn and search for After Hours
Works perfectly for me on a HTC Desire !

+1 was gonna suggest same thing
free + good quality + u can change stream quality as well!