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    There are two audio systems that are widely used by classical music stations broadcasting on the Internet.  They are Real Networks' Real Player and Windows Media Player.

    In addition, a more and more stations are adding MP3 and Ogg Vorbis streams. The most commonly and widely used player for these two formats is Winamp version 5.09 (or later). Other stations are using the Quicktime format, and the player most widely used for this format is Apple's Quicktime Player.

    We have received a number of queries from visitors who have had difficulty playing MP3 streams on either Real Player or Windows Media Player. In our experience, MP3 streams WILL NOT play properly (or in some cases at all) with these players. Download and use WINAMP Version 5.09 (or later) to play MP3 streams.

    Real Player has a tendency to "hijack" file associations from other programs. If after downloading WINAMP, an MP3 stream still tries to play in Real Player, simply copy the stream's URL from the error message that Real Player generates, paste it into the "Location" box in WINAMP and click on the "Play" button in WINAMP.

    To download Real Player (we now recommend Version 10) software, go here.  To download Windows Media Player (Version 10) software, go here.  To download Quicktime Player software, go here. And to download Winamp (Version 5.09 or the latest version) software, go here.

    In all four cases, the procedure after the file is downloaded is the same.  Run the downloaded file, follow the onscreen instructions, and the program will install itself.

    Once the program you desire is installed, go to a web site which offers live streaming in your chosen audio software and click on the streaming link. Within one to three minutes, depending on the speed of your internet connection, you should be hearing the audio for the station whose site carries that link.

    For a more detailed discussion of these various audio applications visit our Techies page.

    A note about buying a new computer that will work well with audio streaming. A good rule of thumb is to double the amount of RAM memory that the computer makers are currently advertising. For example, nowadays most middle of the road computers come with 1GB of RAM, so assume that you should upgrade to 2GB of RAM memory. It's one of the least expensive and most effective ways to make your new computer more efficient.

   CNET.com has just published (April, 2008) a handy Guide to Understanding Online Music Stores, where you will find help figuring out where and how to download music for your portable music player.

 Good luck, and enjoy!

  

 
  

 

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