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11-26-2008, 04:44 PM #1
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.
11-26-2008, 05:20 PM #2
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.
11-26-2008, 07:38 PM #3
Long as they don't care what I am doing, I don't care what they are doing.
11-26-2008, 08:09 PM #4
Wunderradio has had this feature forever. Check it out.
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11-26-2008, 08:55 PM #6
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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11-26-2008, 11:02 PM #12
^^Yeah good point
11-26-2008, 11:16 PM #13
"I fought the law and the.... law won"
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11-27-2008, 09:06 AM #15
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!
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
11-27-2008, 10:54 AM #16
Wunderradio is pricey but worth it. I use it for internet radio and police scans all the time.