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The builders next door are listening to the radio, which is
playing an unending stream of great 80's hits. This makes
think there ought to be a sort of Shazam service to identify
radio stations. So, after listening to one or two songs and
comparing with all other stations available on local
this would tell you what station you were hearing.
||...now playing Soul II Soul "Back to Life"
||Back in the days when we all had a knob, instead of
buttons, it would have been quite a lot easier to do a
manual scan through (via the inevitable fat lady
singer heard singing a sustained high note every time
the wavebands are tuned through).
||Ive gone from DAB back to FM last year. With several
radios in the house, if they're all on DAB youre kind
of ok, but if theyre all on FM theyre all in sync, so
you dont need a lot of volume, just lots of radios
wherever you go. Multiple DAB radios of differing
manufacture may not be in sync, and if some are on
FM and others on DAB, its terribly disconcerting!
||And another thing you cant just
buy an FM radio with a handful of
preset station buttons on any more. They all have a
tuning presets or station presets button first, then a
separate way of
giving it some numerical information regarding which
particular preset you would have pressed if there
were more than one preset button. And then
sometimes there necessitates a further way of telling
the radio that
you really meant it.
||By the way, for digital radio, DAB is awful. The best
broadcast quality (in terms of bitrate) is surprisingly
Freeview! And most people have such a
DVB-T or DVB-T2 tuner sitting there under the telly,
already paid for. It beats
Freesat as well as certainly beating DAB. It is more or
less agreed that FM is actually superior to DAB (unless
your FM reception happens to be compromised). Most
DAB uplinks are
starved of expensive bandwidth as well as brick-wall
compressed (again, bandwidth costs).
||hmm... why not pick up the frequency from the radio, itself ? It used to be illegal to operate an FM radio on an airplane, for fear it would mess up the aircraft controls.
||Or, deploying the deepest of black hat hacking
techniques go and ask them.
||What's a Radio? - ha (actually I still use my classic Bush radio with no FM) and I will NEVER use DAB - crap, puny signal compared to FM (I have a great Roberts FM radio too - British of course)
||How do you know it's a radio station?
||Perhaps this app could simply wait for the station
ident and match it up with known station idents. Or
wait for the station ident and wreck a nice beach.
||The real problem is that there are too many stations
on the wireless. Why it was considered necessary to
supplement the Home Service with crass - even
commercial! - broadcasts is quite beyond reasoning.