The little things make the biggest difference.
jnimmo: I was just about to post something asking the same question - have a new Sonos system and would love a higher quality stream. I've also found on the 64k stream to get a little bit of jitter which seems unusual (don't have that problem on other streams I've tried even international ones)
jnimmo: I remember reading a great blog post a few years ago about the tech infrastructure behind RNZ's (then) new website & it talked about streaming too. Can't find it now though. I'll email them a suggestion
I think there was another series earlier on too. Author looks to be a Geekzone user so he might spot this suggestion anyway
richardlh: Hi Jeremy,
Our live streams are restricted to 64k as this figure is used in our streaming agreement with the music industry.
I do have on my list to replace the current Windows Media streams with MP3 and AAC streams, but that has been delayed while we make changes to our hosting infrastructure.
Webmaster/Radio New Zealand
jnimmo: They could always just offer a higher quality stream over APE/WIX surely if bandwidth became an issue, but I'm no expert :)
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Our live streams are restricted to 64k as this figure is used in our streaming agreement with the music industry. . .