Icelandic Digital Radio Bitrates

This page was last updated on August 1 2021
This is a list of Public Service and commercial radio stations in Iceland, comparing audio bitrates for online streams, DAB+, and satellite.

Please contact the site with any corrections or additions to this list.

EU Digital Bitrates


 

Audio Information

Joint Stereo – Audio mode in which two channels forming a stereo pair (left and right) are encoded within the one-bit stream and for which stereophonic irrelevance or redundancy is exploited for further bit reduction.
Mono LSF (Low Sampling Frequency) – Low bitrate encoding with halved sampling rate.
HE-AAC (High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding) – More efficient high-quality multichannel and stereo audio codec used with DAB+.

Audio codec: MPEG 1 Layer II
Better than FM quality requires 192-256 kbps
Similar to FM quality requires 160-192 kbps
Acceptable, worse than FM 128-160 kbps
(Based on stereo services)

Audio codec: aacPlus v2
Better than FM quality requires 56-96 kbps
Similar to FM quality requires 40-64 kbps
Acceptable, worse than FM 24-48 kbps
(Based on stereo services)


 

Public Service Digital Radio Bitrates

This list of digital radio bitrates is provided in good faith, 100% accuracy can not be guaranteed, as changes periodically occur on the various platforms used by Public Service Radio in .
Below are audio bitrate comparisons for the PSB digital radio station, DAB+, Terrstrial and satellite. 
Please email any corrections or additional information and have them included.

PSB Digital Radio Bitrates
Platform Online DAB+ Satellite 
  Station Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio
RUV
Rás 1 128 kbps/96 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
Rás 2 128 kbps/96 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
RÚV Rondó 256 kbps ADTS Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A

 


 

Commercial Digital Radio Bitrates

This list of digital radio bitrates is provided in good faith, 100% accuracy can not be guaranteed, as changes periodically occur on the various platforms used.
Below are audio bitrate comparisons for commercial digital radio stations, Online streams, DAB+ and satellite.
Please email any corrections or additional information and have them included.

Commercial Digital Radio Bitrates
Platform Online DAB+ Satellite
Station Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio
60’s Flashback 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
70’s Flashback 224 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
80’s Flashback 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
90’s Flashback 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Apparatið 128 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bylgjan 128 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bylgjan 989 128 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ekstra 128 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Flashback 224 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Flashback FM 224 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
FM 100 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
FM 91 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
FM 97 128 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
FM 957 128 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
FMX Klassik 128 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
FM Trölli 256 kbps ADTS Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
FM Xtra 160 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gull Bylgjan 128 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
K 100 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kiss FM (Iceland) 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Létt Bylgjan 96 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Linden FM 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Radio Flash Back FM 224 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Radio Saga 112 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Retro Unknown Unknown N/A N/A N/A N/A
Suðurland FM 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Útvarp Boðun 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Útvarp 101 320 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
X-977 258 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
DAB+
Please note that some stations on DAB+ may not be availanle in all areas. Overspill from neighbouring areas may make reception of some stations available outside of their intended areas of reception.
Stream Formats:
Windows Media requires Windows Media Player
MP3 requires a streaming MP3 player such as Winamp, iTunes, Foobar2000 or VLC Media player
Ogg Vorbis requires an Ogg Vorbis compatible player such as Winamp, Foobar2000 or VLC Media player
aacPlus requires an aacPlus player such as Winamp 5.08+, Foobar2000 or VLC Media player
Software
Foobar2000
iTunes
VLC Player
Winamp
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