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Online service of the week: Al Jazeera English audio stream at IslamiCity.com

December 10th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

It was not long before setting up an Internet Radio player in  my smartphone that I imagined that an audio stream of the well-liked Al Jazeera Television station would be a wonderful idea.

I managed to find an easy enough provider, IslamiCity.com.  They provide Al Jazeera Audio by rebroadcasting a 32kbps audio stream.  It is much superior than video as the bandwidth consumption is mimimal and I do not have to deal with the requirements of the full video version.

Al Jazeeera is not offered at all by my local satellite provider so IslamiCity is providing a much needed alternative source of news.

IslamiCity also rebroadcasts Al Jazeera audio in Arabic among others.

To access it, visit IslamiCity and click the ‘icRadio’ button on the website’s main menu.

IslamiCity.com menu item to access Al Jazeera audio

The link to Al Jazeera English is in a table called ‘listen now’.

The only drawback I have found so far is that all investigative reporting includes narration by non-English speakers and this is not being dubbed.  This is bound to change one day as Al Jazeera realizes that they have more listeners than viewers.

Additional details about the IslamiCity audio stream:

Channels: Mono

Sample Rate: 44100 Hz

Bitrate: 32kb/s

 

 

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