Monday, November 22, 2004

XM Radio Online adds Mac support

MacCentral has a post that mentions that XM Radio adds Mac OS X support to their XM Radio Online. It looks like it will support any platform that can run Windows Media Player 9.0 or newer. This is pretty cool, as I listen to XM Radio driving to and from work, and now I can continue to listen when I am not in my car.

I am trying the free trial, and it sounds pretty good. It looks like the channels a are about 35Kbs streams for the low quality, and 67Kbs for the high quality. I am not sure how this compares to music that has been MP3 encoded.

Also, it is also possible to use the steps described in this post on Engadget to record these streams to hard disk, for later listening.

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