Jelli User-Generated Internet Radio Stations

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 7, 2010
Updated • Aug 10, 2016
Music and Video

If you think radio, you either think of the good old fashioned radio or Internet radio, both with little to no interaction and user contribution.

Jelli tries to change that by offering Internet radio stations that are run by its users. It basically works by allowing users to vote for songs with the most voted songs being played on Jelli.

Signup for the service is unfortunately mandatory.

Users can either link their Jelli account to their Facebook account (with no apparent benefit to the registration process) or register without linking to Facebook. Either way, an email address confirmation link has to be clicked on before it is possible to tune in to the radio stations and start voting for music.

Jelli User-Generated Internet Radio Stations

Several radio stations on Jelli have no specific theme which means that the music played can vary highly depending on the users that are tuned in and voting.

Other forms of interaction are provided, including a chat for all users who are tuned in, as well as Facebook and Twitter integration. Jelli users receive a limited amount of rockets and bombs. Rockets can be used to push a song in the positive direction while bombs do the opposite.

The Internet Radio is offered as a m3u file that can be played in most media players. The playback is independent from the website, which means music plays all the time no matter where the user navigates on the website.

Advertisement is played quite frequently which is the only negative aspect of Jelli. Besides that, it offers a unique interesting service that hopefully inspires other services to expand on that. Click here to visit Jelli.

Update: Jelli is no longer available, and the experimental product seems to have been abandoned by its developers. The site the project was hosted on is now an advertising service with no apparent connection to the radio service that was hosted on the domain before.

While I do not know any comparable service that you can try that work in a similar fashion, you may want to head over to Shoutcast instead, a large Internet Radio directory that sorts music by genre and many other ways. You will certainly find music of interest there.

Jelli User-Generated Internet Radio Stations
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Jelli is an experimental Internet Radio service that lets its users vote for the music that is played over the radio.
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  1. Anonymous said on August 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Why not make use of the mplayer.conf?

  2. Mike J said on August 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Huh, I have never even seen this “font cache” pane; videos play at once for me, using VLC & XP SP3.

    1. Martin said on August 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm

      Mike, in theory this should have only been displayed once to you, at the very first video that you played with VLC. The time this window is displayed depends largely on the number of fonts in your font directory.

      1. Mike J said on August 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm

        huh, I lucked out for a change?? Amazing!!
        Apparently VLC keeps this info through version updates, but I didn’t see this message after a fresh OS install about 8 weeks ago, & a new VLC.

  3. myo said on August 1, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    yes, yes, i have the same problem. sometimes, VLC crashes when it is playing .mov file.

  4. Kishore said on August 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Buidling font Cache pop-up


    Open VLC player.

    On Menu Bar:


    (at bottom – left side)
    Show settings — ALL

    Open: Video
    Click: Subtitles/OSD (This is now highlited, not opened)
    Text rendering module – change this to “Dummy font renderer function”


    Re-open – done.
    Progam will no longer look outside self for fonts

    Source –

    1. Martin said on August 13, 2010 at 3:10 pm

      Great tip, thanks a lot Kishore.

  5. javier said on August 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    @Kishore, I’ll try your tips, but does this mean it will no longer show subtitles either?
    I do use subtitles, but the fontcache dialog box pops up (almost) everytime I play a file.

    Could this be related to the fonts I have installed? Or if I add/remove fonts to my system?

    I’ll try to do a fresh install also, if your tips does no work. I’ll post back here later…


  6. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,

  7. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,Dont worry, VLC is currently sorting out this issue and the next version will be out soon.

    No probs @ Martin !! Its my pleasure

  8. Ted said on October 22, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Try running LC with administrator privileges. That seemed to fix it for me

  9. Evan said on December 8, 2013 at 1:48 am

    I am using SMplayer 0.8.6 (64-bit) (Portable Edition) on Windows 7 x64. Even with the -nofontconfig parameter in place SMplayer still scans the fonts. Also, I have enabled normal subtitles and it is still scanning fonts before playing a video. Also, it does this every time the player opens a video after a system restart (only the fist video played).

  10. Mike Williams said on September 6, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    Does that mean that only instrumental versions of songs will be available for non-paying users?

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