We Are Going HD!

hd-screenshotIt has finally happened! We are fully armed and ready to go 720p HD Live Streaming for all our shows.

Today, we are official announcing our roll out of our 720p Live streaming during our Live shows, although, since December we have been recording all out shows in 720p HD, but this is the final step to make this transition complete.

Watch one of DJ Lozo’s Mixes, from December, recorded and published to YouTube in HD to get an idea of what to expect.

DJ Lozo’s Mixes – Episode 20

pic5Some of you may be questioning, if we have gone HD, how are the listeners who’s connections can’t support 720p HD going to be able to listen and watch? Well, don’t you worry! You will still be able to watch as always in our standard definition quality that you know and love, that has not changed, we were only going to roll out HD, if we were able to stream in both 720p and in our normal quality we have always used.

Our HD feed has its own page on our website, you can find it at the address at the bottom of this post, you will be able to see everyone in the standard definition can see, the chat, other feeds and information, except your feed will be opt in to view our stream in 720p HD.

pic077The HD feed will not at this point be on 24/7, we are only rolling it out for our Live shows at the moment, we may in the future roll our a HD version of our 24/7 stream, but, one step at a time.

DJ Lozo’s Mixes, on 31st January 2016, will be our first ever show to be experienced Live in 720p HD, so make sure you join us and RSVP: http://rcdr.me/1Z6DJ4u

You will be able to see all our shows, in HD, on our HD page, which is at http://hd.rcdradio.com

Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook, for updates on when one of our Live Shows goes Live and updates on RCD Radio.

All RCD Radio related news articles can also be found at http://news.rcdradio.com

RCD Radio on Your Mobile

iphone-stream-lock-hqEXCITING NEWS!!! YOU CAN NOW LISTEN TO RCD RADIO ON YOUR MOBILE USING OUR NEW MOBILE SITE!!!!

Mobile site can be found at http://m.rcdradio.com

Since January we have been privately testing (Not making it as public) a new RCD Radio site with a audio only feed streaming at different bit rates, over the past few days we have finally rolled out a brand new mobile site to the public with its new audio feeds.

We were first running the mobile site on a very simple HTML coded site, which only had brief information about the mobile site, buttons to select the quality and a back button, but over the weekend we finally made our brand new mobile site public.

iphone-stream-shq-show-with-lozoWe have 4 quality feeds to choose from on our mobile site, all our audio feeds are hosted on Ustream.tv, they are the same audio feed from RCD Radio, but they are at different bit rates depending on where you are listening, whether on Wifi or on a cellular network, obviously data charges still apply to your cellular network when you listen to RCD Radio on the go.

Qualities:

  • Super High Quality – Bit Rate: 192Kbps at 44100Hz
  • High Quality – Bit Rate: 128Kbps at 44100Hz
  • Medium Quality – Bit Rate: 80Kbps at 22050Hz
  • Low Quality – Bit Rate: 32Kbps at 22050Hz

studio-pic26Remember, data charges still apply to your cellular network when you listen to RCD Radio on the go.

We are still changing things with the mobile site as time goes by to make it better, we would appreciate your feedback, if you would like to see anything added, (Baring in mind it is a small and light site) you can by getting in touch with us: http://rcdradio.com/contact/

For more information on our mobile site and for the list of devices it has been tested and tried on, please visit http://rcdradio.com/mobile/

The mobile site can be found by typing in this address: http://m.rcdradio.com

What’s happening at RCD Radio? What’s New?

studio-pic26RCD Radio 24/7 Streaming
The reason RCD Radio is currently offline and has been for a few months is due to the lack of high quality equipment, I will not stream in poor quality, I refuse, with this being said I would like to announce my aim.

However, on its way is a brand new Dell Precision T3400 machine which shall be used as a server to support a 24/7 Live Music Stream, it was ordered early yesterday morning and is expected to arrive on Friday 5th September, once we have it up and running, you will be the first to know by our blog.

IdleChat IRC
Our chat used to be held on the iPocalypse IRC network, but recently, iPocalypse has merged in to one great big giant ball of fire with another network (Known as DamDevil IRC) and is now called IdleChat, what does this mean to you? absolutely nothing, the only difference is that the name of the network has changed, you can still use your same old username and password like you always have, this paragraph is a huge shout out to IdleChat! Twitter: http://twitter.com/idlechatirc

DJ Lozo - Wide Shot - Now That's What I Call Music Volume 2Shop
The RCD Radio shop is currently closed while we sort out a new company to print our T-Shirts, you may be able to pre order T-Shirts at some point in the future, but for now, dealing is still going on, we shall update the blog when you can pre order T-Shirts and we shall include it on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Vaughnlive – Ustream
After hours of considering it, we have decided to switch video streaming platforms for our main stream from Ustream to Vaughn live as Vaughn live meets what we need in order to Live stream, for now though we are going to be giving it a trial run and if it does not turn out as good as we hopped, we shall return back to Ustream, you can check out our stream on Vaughn Live and follow us at http://vaughnlive.rcdradio.com

Justintv
As you may of already heard, Justin.tv shut down in early August and for obvious reasons we do not have any plans to continue with this company, all domains and URL’s to Justin.tv have been removed from our site.

DCB Smart Shirt and Tie Suit Top Hat Smile DJingNew Live Page
We are still working on the Live Page for RCD Radio and it will hopefully be released later next month (October) with some improvements, more about this in a future blog post near the time of the release and a chance for you to properly test it out.

For now, that’s all of our big updates covered for RCD Radio, we shall let you know once our Live 24/7 Broadcast starts, we shall need you to try out our feed for feedback, but more information about that coming later this month.

Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates that don’t make it to our blog, thank you for supporting us and we hope to talk to you very soon.

RCD Radio Needs You – Donate for a new Broadcasting Machine

DJ Lozo Suit during NOW! Volume 3 PointingToday I have been setting up a campaign to get a new broadcasting machine for the Live Stream at RCD Radio, why? well right now we only have the one machine which is doing a awful lot when we are Live Broadcasting and can be the cause for stream lagging and not so good picture quality because the software needs to run on allot of ram and a fast CPU.

I have decided to set up a campaign on indiegogo.com which was suggested to me by a friend, I am looking at getting a reasonable machine for about £300 – £400, with a fast CPU and lots of RAM, (About 4gb of RAM) this machine will then be running the Live video and audio streams for RCD Radio.

In order for this dream to become reality, I will be asking heavily for donations over the next month, the fund raising will end on May 1st 2013 and any funds we have during that time will go towards the new machine.

RCD Radio Logo RedThis would be amazing if we could reach the goal of £1,000, even though the machine I plan to get is only in the range of £300 – £400, I am planning on getting some new equipment, such as a new webcam, sound card and a new licence for our broadcasting software, wirecast, any funds left over will be used for google advertising or to pay off any other services we use for RCD Radio.

I really hope you will help fund us using this site, I have embedded the link below so you can do it directly from this post, please also read our Perks, you get something in return if you donate so much to this fund, also have a read of the full description on the site.

Share this short link with everyone on facebook and on twitter: http://fund.rcdr.me <- This links to our page on IndieGoGo.

Thank you and please consider it! Not much time to do this.

Live Streaming Services – We will be using both Ustream.tv and Justin.tv

RCD RADIO NO LONGER BROADCASTS ON JUSTIN.TV DUE TO ITS SHUTTING DOWN ON AUGUST 5TH 2014 – THIS BLOG POST HOWEVER REMAINS HERE FOR REFERENCE.

Out site launches in just a few weeks now and we have had to decide how and where we are going to stream the RCD Radio Content online.

At this stage we will not be using a shoutcast server as it is currently not in the funds this time round, but we will be using our main services Ustream.tv and Justin.tv as our streaming service for the time being.

 

 

When we go Live at the main RCD Radio Studio the webcam’s will be turned on and there will be a visual experience.

Both the Ustream and Justin feeds will be showing the same visual and audio audio to both services.

As we will have a live page at RCD Radio, we will only be using one feed as our default, we will be mainly using the Ustream feed on the RCD Radio Live page but the Justin.tv option is there for anyone to find on the JTV website, it is so we are using more platforms instead of using one and it may help us reach out to more people this way.

You can join our Ustream.tv crowd and get email notifications when we go live, when we create a new event and reminders when a event is about to start on Ustream.tv, to join the Ustream crowd, go to http://ustream.rcdradio.com

If you have a JTV account, you can follow us on Justin.tv and get notifications when we go live on JTV, to follow us on JTV, go to http://jtv.rcdradio.com

Below are both the Ustream.tv and the Justin.tv feed embed’s

Ustream Feed

Justin Feed