Listen Live with the VPR Audio Player
To listen in iTunes, Windows Media or other streaming MP3 players, use the links below.
To connect directly to the streams (e.g. with certain Apps or Wireless Radios), use the MP3 URLs.
iTunes and Windows Media/PC Playlists
|iTunes (.pls)||Windows Media (.asx)|
|VPR||96k | 64k | 24k||96k | 64k | 24k|
|VPR Classical||128k | 64k | 24k||128k | 64k | 24k|
|VPR Jazz24||64k | 24k||64k | 24k|
|VPR Music My Place||64k | 24k||64k | 24k|
|BBC World Service||24k||24k|
Bandwidth Options - What Does 64k Mean?
VPR offers our live streams in several different bit rates. Generally speaking, streams with higher bit rates produce better sound than streams with lower rates. This bit rate is measured in kilobits per second (kbps), abbreviated to "k." While higher bit rate streams sound better, they also require higher bandwidth internet connections.
Listeners with high-speed internet on a T1 network or cable broadband can usually listen to the higher bit rate streams, such as 64k, 96k and 128k. Listeners on DSL and satellite should start with the 64k stream options. If you have a dial-up connection you may be limited to the 24k streams.
Please note that bandwidth varies for each user and network and can vary depending on time and conditions. Try streams of different bit rates to find the best listening experience for your device and connection. If you experience poor performance with a stream that is usually reliable, try the lower option temporarily. If you have questions, contact us.
What Are MP3, AAC and Flash?
MP3 is the most common encoding for digital audio and is supported across the greatest number of browsers and devices. AAC+ is audio coding that delivers higher quality audio at lower bandwidth. Flash is a common internet software platform that we use to deliver the AAC+ streams on devices that don't natively support that format. AAC currently works in Safari but not other browsers, while Flash plays in most desktop browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) but not all mobile devices. But if you can listen to AAC or Flash - via the VPR Audio Player, your browser, or some other player - you may notice a richer sound at lower bit rates, especially with music.
Live Stream URLs
Use these web addresses to connect to the live streams directly whenever your app or device requires the MP3, e.g. in an Internet Radio or mobile app.
MP3 96k: vpr.streamguys.net/vpr96.mp3
MP3 64k: vpr.streamguys.net/vpr64.mp3
MP3 24k: vpr.streamguys.net/vpr24.mp3
AAC 64k: vpr.streamguys.net/vpr64.aac
MP3 128k: vprclassical.streamguys.net/vprclassical128.mp3
MP3 64k: vprclassical.streamguys.net/vprclassical64.mp3
MP3 24k: vprclassical.streamguys.net/vprclassical24.mp3
AAC 64k: vprclassical.streamguys.net/vprclassical64.aac
MP3 64k: vprjazz.streamguys.net/vprjazz64.mp3
MP3 24k: vprjazz.streamguys.net/vprjazz24.mp3
AAC 64k: vprjazz.streamguys.net/vprjazz64.aac
VPR Music: My Place
MP3 64k: vprmix.streamguys.net/vprmix64.mp3
MP3 24k: vprmix.streamguys.net/vprmix24.mp3
AAC 64k: vprmix.streamguys.net/vprmix64.aac
BBC MP3 24k: vprbbc.streamguys.net/vprbbc24.mp3
Vermont House MP3 24k: vprstate.streamguys.net/vprhouse24.mp3
Vermont Senate MP3 24k: vprstate.streamguys.net/vprsenate24.mp3
*The House and Senate streams from the Vermont Legislature are active only when they are in session and have the chamber microphone turned on. Visit the Vermont Legislature page for more.