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

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

RCD Radio Live Launch – October 19th from 7pm – Have you RSVPed yet?

The full Launch of the RCD Radio Website is coming up pretty soon, it fully launches on October 19th from 7pm, have you RSVPed the event on facebook?

To RSVP the launch on facebook, just go to http://launch.rcdradio.com

On the Live Launch we will be fully explaining what the RCD Radio Project is all about, how you can get involved and what you can expect to happen with the project, we would like as many people as possible to help take part with the RCD Radio Project online, by posting our link on their website, blog, youtube, twitter, facebook, google+ and any sort of social media or website out on the web.

This will be fully explained on the launch as well as when our first shows will be aired on RCD Radio, it was explained a bit when BBLIVEUK was still in action but it was not fully thought through.

So get ready for the Live Launch on October 19th at 7pm of the RCD Radio website, don’t forget to RSVP the event at http://launch.rcdradio.com – All Going Live at http://rcdradio.com

RCD Radio – Update Video 1 The New Blog

We will be uploading new video’s every now and again with updates on the project, how we are doing, whats new, what we need and what we are up to.

This week’s video we talked about getting more partners, supporters on board as well as on the search for a sponsor for RCD Radio who would like to help invest in our project.

Partnership: If you would like to become a partner of RCD Radio, you will need a website or blog with our logo and a caption about our website on EVERY page, you will need to have written at least one blog post or have a page explaining about the RCD Radio, we can help you write this if you wish and you must tweet our your partnership with RCD Radio on twitter and facebook.

If we come to you about a partnership then you are not required to do this, we will be able to do a special arrangement with your company which best fits you.

We do not have a specific logo at this time, it is still being designed, but if you would like to post our temp logo on your website until we have our proper logo then you can do, to download our current logo, just go to http://logo.rcdradio.com

Supporter: Being a supporter of RCD Radio will be the best option for most people I think, it is very easy indeed, you can do one of the following things and your link will be added to our new supporters page.

  • Tweet us more than 5 times (This includes RTs)
  • Share our Facebook Stratus on personal and public profiles more than 5 times
  • Post our logo on a page or pages of your website/blog
  • Create a blog post explaining what RCD Radio is (We can help you with the writing for this)
  • Talk about us on Social Media websites

You do not need to own a Website or Blog just to become a supporter, we can just add your twitter page to our supporters page or facebook or any other social media website you are using to help promote us.

Again, you can use our current logo on your website or blog if you wish to use it until we get our new logo, just download it by going to http://logo.rcdradio.com

Sponsor: We are urgently looking for a sponsor for RCD Radio, if you are intrested in become a sponsor of RCD Radio, please email us (Contact details are below) and I will email you back as soon as I can with my response.

Contact Us: To get in contact with us about a Partnership, to add your support to the project or if you want to help sponsor us, send us a email to info@rcdradio.com

You can also send us a PayPal donation to donate@rcdradio.com

Other News: I have decided that we are going to have our Live Stream on both Ustream.tv and Justin.tv you can join the RCD Radio Crowd on Ustream by going to http://ustream.rcdradio.com and follow us on Justin by going to http://jtv.rcdradio.com but I will make a new blog post very soon about this decision on the RCD Radio Blog

If you have any questions about this blog post or questions about partnership, supporter, sponsorship then you can either leave a comment or email us at info@rcdradio.com

Here is this weeks video – RCD Radio – Update 1 The New Blog