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    I've orderer a Silabs USB Radio from USA 3 days ago and picked up yesterday.
    Where did you get it from? Do you have a link? Thanks

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    You can find it on www.mouser.com.

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    ADS Tech USB FM

    I just purchased this from Compusa (Instant FM Music RDX-155-EF) for $39.99. It has RDS/RBDS. Works great on my laptop.

    http://www.adstech.com/products/RDX-...pid=RDX-155-EF


    Purchasing Info: http://ads.links.channelintelligence...SKU=RDX-155-EF

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    yea but does it work with CF??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nadforever View Post
    yea but does it work with CF??

    I did get audio out of CF, but I could not tune or scan to another station. It was stuck on the one station. I tried radiator and could not get anything.

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    well thats no good lol, atleast your getting audio but not able to tune it is a problem, maybe david knows somethign to get aroudn it?

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    I don't support that radio directly, so unless you are using Radiator you just got audio because the radio was on and playing through the wave output most likely...

    there are a few radio plugins I would like written... the RadioShark, Silabs, ADS....

    I have some bugs to fix and to finish the HQCT and then I can work on some new radio modules...

    the API is very simple for adding radios in CF now, I wish some programmers would come aboard and write some radio plugins... It's not very hard, especially if the radio has an SDK... we are talking a few hours if there is an SDK...

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquefact View Post
    Yes it works. I've orderer a Silabs USB Radio from USA 3 days ago and picked up yesterday. Immediately i tried it and the reception and the sound quality are excellent when connected to stock antenna. The connection is done like in this link:

    USB FM RDS Solution with sofware

    that Bj done. The original software works excellent except i couldn't see RDS data on it. When used with the radiator plugin created by a member who posted it on the same thread as far as i remember, radiator works too. This meant CF would run it too. So i opened CF and, yes, it works as expected, but there is a minor issue. You hear two instances of the same sound, one following other after like 2 sec. I couldn't kill one of them, actually the latter as i think it's listened from the virtual sound port created by the silabs while radiator runs it and played back again buffered by CF. So either CF has to directly use Radiator and not buffer it, or buffer it but mute radiator. I'm loudly thinking now as i don't know the exact mechanism between radiator, CF and USB radio devices which don't have real output channels.

    David, would you comment on that? Silabs is really good USB FM card with excellent price/performance ratio. It's sound quality is almost in par with HQCT most of the times. It would be great to use it with CF. It also has source code, so a direct interface of Silabs to CF can be developed without using Radiator.
    i haven't been able to get the silabs tuner to work with radiator? i tried searching for the dll or instructions but i havent been able to find the appropriate thread. could you please direct me?

    i also noticed that my audio is coming in extremely stuttered, making it inaudible basically. i then noticed that if i unplug some of my other usb devices it helps. this is not going through a hub, but rather directly into my 4 port pcmcia card, so i didnt think there would be an issue wiht mixing 1.1 and 2.0. any insight?

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    I finally got my little radio working with radiator and I have the same issue as mentioned above with the audio being duplicated in CF. Is there any way to get a direct port of the sound into CF? If we could get that problem solved this would be a perfect solution.

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    you can disable the audio buffering all together in the upcoming release, so radios that do not have audio outputs will work better...

    you hear duplicate because if you have the sound going in line-in, then I am recording line-in and playing it back... But if you have the line-in unmuted in the playback section of the windows mixer also, or the device has it's own USB audio device that I can't mute, you will hear duplicate audio...

    all you need to do is mute the devices audio playback and only use the line-in recording output...

    If it's a device like the SiLabs then you would disable audio buffering in radio settings in the upcoming release...

    I also plan to get a radio module built for this radio...

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