Max Radio UHD Radio Encoder Technology
Development of Max Radio's amazing sound quality led to creating UHD Radio. Max Radio's UHD Radio state of the art audio quality is the result of a very advanced audio chain that includes the amazing Orban Optimod PCn multi-band processing system.
Max Radio streams are encoded using StreamS Live Encoder from Modulation Index, LLC. StreamS uses top quality genuine Fraunhofer/Dolby encoders.
The end result of all this is the best sound possible at a given bit-rate.
The 64k HE-AAC stream represents a great mix of quality and bandwidth efficiency. With Max Radio streams you get the best technology available to maximize your listening enjoyment. For best playback results use a player that features genuine Fraunhofer and Dolby/Coding Technologies decoders (e.g. WinAmp, iTunes, StreamS).
Listening to the 320k AAC Stream
The Max Radio 320k AAC stream lets you enjoy crystal clear UHD Radio over broadband, LTE and 3G cellular connections with amazing transparency and high-fidelity. Compatible players for the AAC stream include iTunes 9 (or newer) for Mac and Windows (except iTunes 12.0.1, 12.1 is fine), WinAmp for Windows, Streams for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV (4th Generation), iPod Touch and iPad., FStream for Mac, iPod Touch and iPhone; RealPlayer 11 for Mac, Windows and Linux; and VLC for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Additional players for iPhone and iPod Touch include Tunemark Radio (Tunemark lets you pause, rewind and fast forward live net radio!), Internet RadioBOX, Shoutcast Radio on iPhone and StreamItAll Radio. You can also simply click on the links to the 256k or 64k streams directly and they will open up in QuickTime Player on your iPhone or iPod Touch. You may also find additional radio apps compatible with Max Radio 256k AAC in the App Store. Some Nokia, Blackberry and other smart phones are also compatible with Max Radio 320k AAC.
If you need to manually enter a URL into your media player to connect, try http://simplecast.maxradio.ca:8555/Max.aac.m3u for a consistent URL that should always work.
Listening to the 64k HE-AACv1 HLS Streams
The Max Radio 64k HE-AACv1 HLS streams lets you enjoy crystal clear UHD Radio over low bandwidth connections with amazing clarity. Compatible players include Safari/QuickTime in iOS4 for iPhone and iPod Touch, iTunes 10.4 for Mac and Windows, WinAmp for Windows, and Streams for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV (4th Generation).
While Open Source software is cool, genuine licensed Fraunhofer/Coding Technologies/Dolby decoders are best.
If you need to manually enter a URL into your media player to connect to the legacy Icecast stream, try http://www.MaxRadio.ca:8000/Max.aac.m3u8 for a consistent URL that should always work.
UHD Radio is created with the Orban Optimod PCn, the ultimate streaming audio processor, and StreamS Hi-Fi Encoders, the best and easiest way to do HLS direct streams.
Over time more and more listeners describe UHD Radio as "the best sound on the net." Max Radio UHD Radio is available in 320/48 AAC stereo, 64/48 HE-AACv1 stereo, 40/48 xHE-AAC stereo and 320/48 AAC 5.1 surround. For best results with the HLS streams use the latest versions of any modern web browser, iTunes for Mac and Windows, and StreamS Hi-Fi Radio for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and 4th generation Apple TV. For best results with the Icecast 2 streams, we recommend iTunes 9.2.1 or newer (Mac and Windows), WinAmp for Windows, and StreamS Hi-fi Radio for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and 4th generation Apple TV. All of them have genuine Fraunhofer/Coding Technologies/Dolby decoders for best quality AAC and HE-AAC playback. StreamS Hi-Fi Radio is presently the only available option for the xHE-AAC streams.
Max Radio Live Chat (IRC)
Max Radio's IRC Live Chat is accessible directly from the Max Radio web site with the Max Radio Live Chat link. That opens up a new browser window and loads up an AJAX IRC client application called KiwiIRC. You can choose a nickname before or after you connect. To change your nickname just type /nick a space and the nickname of your choice. Nicknames can't contain spaces and select other prohibited characters.
If you prefer, you may connect to Max Radio IRC from the IRC client of your choice. The important parameters to note:
See you in Max Radio Live Chat!
Max Radio's music is licenced through SOCAN.