BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-12-2008, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 48
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Arrow Am/fm tuner

Please Login to Remove!

Is it posible to play FM radio on da BB pearl?
__________________
My Phone: 8100 Pearl v4.2.1.107
The Wifey: 8300 Curve
Offline  
Old 02-12-2008, 02:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
itsj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Model: 8330
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 173
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

? do you mean streaming from a website like espn?
__________________
VZW 8330 (Curve) - Current BB
VZW 8130 (Pearl) - Hidden in a box.
VZW 8703e - Went down the toilet.
Offline  
Old 02-12-2008, 06:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Redflea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Model: 8130
OS: 4.5.0.131
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 1,598
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Yes, for the 8130...but I'm not sure about the 8100.

If it can:

Google "pocketstreamer"

MyCast your digital media with Orb 2.0 remote pc access software can provide radio streams.

SomaFM: Commercial-Free, Independent Internet Radio

MFRadio OTA:
http://download5.getjar.com/download...adio-0.9.1.jad

dollars5 Media Player has a radio capability: Dollars 5 Complete mediaPlayer for Blackberry 8800, 8300 and 8100

That should get you started.
Offline  
Old 03-25-2008, 08:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: St. John's Newfoundland Canada
Model: 8130
PIN: 301D45A8
Carrier: Aliant
Posts: 26
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Can it tune actual FM stations. My gym has Tv's in the cardio room and each one broadcasts over a different FM frequency?
Offline  
Old 03-29-2008, 11:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
Retired BBF Moderator
 
Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Model: 9000
OS: 4.6.0.xxx
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 10,149
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

the device doesnt have a built in FM tuner. you would have to listen to a station over the web, not broadcast in AM/FM frequencies like some nokias/Sonys can do
Offline  
Old 12-04-2008, 07:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
undemi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Model: many
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 93
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

For 8100 BB or Pearls, the out-of-box media player does support several kinds of audio streaming/MIME types.

For example, SOMAFM works perfectly on my BB 8100 pearl with T-mobile. I'm running the latest 4.5.0.102 device OS though.

Will try MFRadio too and update you guys.

=========================================
__________________
I wish my blackberry could brew beer

Last edited by undemi : 12-04-2008 at 08:04 PM.
Offline  
Old 12-04-2008, 09:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
undemi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Model: many
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 93
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Installed MFRadio, however could not play any radio stations.

Either "could not connect" or " Error 404". However from GetJar: Free Java, Symbian, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Palm and Flash Lite mobile games and applications, it seems that people were able to get it working on BB 8100 pearl.
__________________
I wish my blackberry could brew beer
Offline  
Old 12-04-2008, 09:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Redflea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Model: 8130
OS: 4.5.0.131
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 1,598
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

MFRadio was a bust for me as well.

If you want a really good internet radio/podcast streamer, try BerryTunes. Also plays MP3s, but it's strength is radio/podcasts...connects and doesn't hiccup/break up like others I've tried, both web-based and BB clients.

OTA: BerryTunes 2.5

They have a week or so trial, I believe.
Offline  
Old 12-04-2008, 10:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
undemi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Model: many
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 93
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thank you, Redflea!
It looks nice, a list of radio stations. Even classical ones
However not sure if I would like to pay $25 for it.
__________________
I wish my blackberry could brew beer
Offline  
Old 12-05-2008, 12:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Model: 8130
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 8
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I think you guys are missing the point of the question, which was that the OP wanted to tune into an actual FM radio frequency broadcast at the gym to hear the TV audio.

Answer: NO! You need a hardware FM tuner.
Offline  
Old 12-05-2008, 07:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Redflea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Model: 8130
OS: 4.5.0.131
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 1,598
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZeroTX View Post
I think you guys are missing the point of the question, which was that the OP wanted to tune into an actual FM radio frequency broadcast at the gym to hear the TV audio.

Answer: NO! You need a hardware FM tuner.
We're not talking to the OP...he's long gone. Note that this thread is about 10 months old, and was brought back from the dead.

The current question from undemi is about streaming internet radio.
Offline  
Old 12-05-2008, 07:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Redflea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Model: 8130
OS: 4.5.0.131
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 1,598
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by undemi View Post
Thank you, Redflea!
It looks nice, a list of radio stations. Even classical ones
However not sure if I would like to pay $25 for it.
You can find a coupon here for 20% or more off...I've used these for Handango purchases.
Offline  
Old 12-06-2008, 10:39 AM   #13 (permalink)
MBW
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
MBW's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Model: 8110
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 393
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Two free alternatives:

Check out Nobex Radio Companion - Helps You Keep Your Music Collection Fresh! - 100+ playable stations plus what's-playing info on 2700+

And FlyCast - Now your smartphone is complete has 1000+ streaming channels - not sure where they are with radio station streams, but I saw a press release this week that says they're ready to set stations up
__________________
/\/\\/\/
Offline  
Old 12-06-2008, 03:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Redflea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Model: 8130
OS: 4.5.0.131
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 1,598
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Flycast doesn't support the Pearl...I tried it anyway and it was a no-go, wouldn't play properly, buffer, buffer, buffer, then play a few seconds, then buffer, buffer, buffer...

Never tried Nobex...it's free now to stream radio (they say they have 100 stations preset) but it will require a monthly $$ subscription cost for radio in the future. Also doesn't support any stations outside the US.

Last edited by Redflea : 12-06-2008 at 03:11 PM.
Offline  
Old 12-06-2008, 05:02 PM   #15 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Model: 8130
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 42
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I am really liking moodio fm streaming via the browser.
Offline  
Old 12-06-2008, 08:01 PM   #16 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Redflea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Model: 8130
OS: 4.5.0.131
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 1,598
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Weird...Moodio would never work reliably for me.

The other thing I didn't like was not being able to use my browser for other things while listening to radio stations....

Last edited by Redflea : 12-06-2008 at 08:02 PM.
Offline  
Old 12-07-2008, 08:05 AM   #17 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Kamau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: S.W. Lower MI
Model: 8900
OS: 5.0 +/-
PIN: 21499CE8
Carrier: Verizon, T-Mobile
Posts: 900
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I actually have both Moodio & Nobex, but Moodio is my preference. It's been the most reliable for me compared to the other choices. Nobex has been pretty good as well, but the available stations are not choice, and the ones that are I can get on Moodio. I just like it because I can see the album cover of the song playing, and can buy it through my iTunes at the click of a button.
It is also best for me that I can't listen to the music while I'm doing other things because it's easy for me to get lost in music. It's been my drug of choice for most of my life.
__________________
Peace,

Kamau
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.