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    Post iPhone becomes Police Scanner... Sweet.
    I'll save you from the gory details of how I came up with this genius-ness but suffice it say it occurred to me that I can listen to police/fire/EMS radio broadcasts streaming on my computer. You can see where I'm going here... I download "StreamItAll" ($.99) on the app store (might be able to find other programs possibly free ones but I was excited enough that $1 was an acceptable cost. Plug in the URL from one of the scanamerica.us streams and BAM I have police radio on my iPhone. I compare it to a scanner I have and there is a 1-5 second delay (or echo when I was listening to both simultaneously.

    Freaking awesome. Another reason to rock the iPhone.

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    mine just keeps saying buffering, it wont connect. tried 2 counties so far

    edit: i tried several times on wifi and 3G, could not get it to work, just gets stuck buffering.
    Last edited by JackSchitt; 11-26-2008 at 06:05 PM.

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    Wunderradio has had this feature forever. Check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AttackMonkey View Post
    I'll save you from the gory details of how I came up with this genius-ness but suffice it say it occurred to me that I can listen to police/fire/EMS radio broadcasts streaming on my computer. You can see where I'm going here... I download "StreamItAll" ($.99) on the app store (might be able to find other programs possibly free ones but I was excited enough that $1 was an acceptable cost. Plug in the URL from one of the scanamerica.us streams and BAM I have police radio on my iPhone. I compare it to a scanner I have and there is a 1-5 second delay (or echo when I was listening to both simultaneously.

    Freaking awesome. Another reason to rock the iPhone.
    Nice idea to include some police trafic in there

    do you have some links in m3u format?

    TIA

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    Thanks Stealth, i will try and check that app out once i finally get to purchase it via appstore. I get a popup saying itunes cannot process gift cards at this time. I guess i still have a balance leftover from my last giftcard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
    Long as they don't care what I am doing, I don't care what they are doing.
    Maybe its just good to know they dont care what your doing

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    Maybe its just good to know they dont care what your doing
    You'll know when they care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
    Wunderradio has had this feature forever. Check it out.
    i install this app and is wunderfull
    thanks for the advice, it's a little more expensive but worth every penny
    the only problem is a battery issue , maybe suck the juice in a few hours, even with the screen off

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    Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
    You'll know when they care.
    Maybe I wanna know before they tell me

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    Maybe I wanna know before they tell me
    ^^^You will know when they kick the door down.....

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    ^^Yeah good point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwayne View Post
    ^^^You will know when they kick the door down.....
    definitively

    cover ops is for us
    no radio traffic via unencrypted freq

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    Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
    "I fought the law and the.... law won"
    You should read more Sun Tzu then.

    Thanks for the tip on WunderRadio, I checked it out - I don't think that it's worth $6 for a slight ease of use particularly since I have a program that took 2min to program and was only a dollar but it's certainly good to know about. Great topic if I do say so myself!

    Quote Originally Posted by icepick4u View Post
    Nice idea to include some police trafic in there

    do you have some links in m3u format?

    TIA
    You can get any m3u links you want from scanamerica.us:

    1. Go to scanamerica.us
    2. Click on the state your interested in (Say California)
    3. Find and click on a dark blue county (one that has scanner broadcasts) (Say San Diego)
    4. Right click on the link (In this case "North San Diego County Sheriff and Escondido Police") and copy link location
    5. Paste it in your Browser URL bar and you have an m3u link. (For example: http://sandiego.ca.scanamerica.us/pl...1227801787.m3u )

    Is that what you meant?
    Last edited by AttackMonkey; 11-27-2008 at 09:06 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Wunderradio is pricey but worth it. I use it for internet radio and police scans all the time.

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