Pandora 1.2

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by jbdeen, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. jbdeen macrumors newbie

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    Got the update this morning. No skips over Wi-Fi for me yet... yay!


    Anyone still getting random skipping over Wi-Fi or is this problem fixed for sure?
     
  2. dranakin macrumors 6502

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    Looks like you can finally get stereo sound over 3G now with the new "higher quality" option (it used to be only mono for OTA).
     
  3. rxmxsh macrumors member

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    Seems fine for me so far.
     
  4. jbdeen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, after a day of use, no more skipping! This really makes Pandora usable for me on the iPhone finally. Now, provided Pandora doesn't go under we should be all good.

    BTW: does anyone other than me think this is a bit of posturing by internet radio providers? I mean it's totally not fair they are treated differently than satellite and cable radio, but do you think internet radio's threats of shut downs is only a bargaining ploy with SoundExchange?

    I believe that if it indeed is just a "tactic" that it will not work. This is a spin off of the RIAA were talking about here. They would be happy to cut of their head to spite their face.
     
  5. mrilyam macrumors newbie

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    well www.di.fm was suppose to be shutdown like a year ago and that never happend so.....

    if anything I think most internet radio, if pushed to the wall, will simply add some comercials between songs or some sort of premium service option to cover the cost where maybe if you sign up for premium you get super high quality streams, more options, etc.
     
  6. pooryou macrumors 65816

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    Pirate radio FTW!
     
  7. saminsocks macrumors regular

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    I wasn't even able to get Pandora to play before this update, so I'm happy with it! I haven't listened enough to know if there are any problems, though, but I mostly only listen to this or Last.fm when I get tired of the songs I have in iTunes.
     
  8. cualexander macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone else notice the ads started today? They are unobtrusive and you can close it out if you want, it just pops up again on the next song though.

    I think its fair. Especially now its higher quality. Its definitely sweet.
     
  9. acribb macrumors regular

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    Higher quality? Well, over 3G, the sound is highly compressed even with the 'high quality' button turned on. The high frequencies sound like you are listening through a tin can. Over 3G, with 'high quality' on, the bitrate is not even FM quality. Quite disappointing, being that Last FM and even some radio stations on FlyCast have a much higher bitrate and better sound. Pandora is the most usable app, but has the lowest sound quality than both LastFM and FlyCast(on the high bitrate stations).

    I'm sure over wi-fi Pandora, 1.2, sounds fine, but I haven't tested it yet.

    Pandora, please give us the option to stream REAL high quality, not compressed faux high quality!!!!
     
  10. adamrc macrumors newbie

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    I agree with you acribb...The quality over 3G even with the 'high quality' setting turned out sounds highly compressed and I can't even listen to it because it sounds so bad. Wi-Fi sounds great but on 3G or Edge, the sound quality is very degraded. I think the quality over 3G was better before the 1.2 update even if it was in mono.
     
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  12. lom8104 macrumors regular

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    It seems that there are ads now with 1.2. Is it worth upgrading?
     
  13. cenetti macrumors 6502

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    minimum 128K, anything less than that is not worth listening as it hurts my ears.....

    That's why I LOVE last.fm....
     

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