guru-fix01.htm is a file of tips that might help.
with your proceedure spelled out so we can spread your magic to the others, too.
If you're on AOL, try saving the file on your computer as an mp3.
The AOL media player might think the .m3u file isn't valid.
AOL 6.0 includes the AOL Media Player, a subset of the functionality of WinAmp, that is, well, broken.
The AOL Media Player doesn't understand links to MP3s. You have two choices.
1. Click on the "Download the MP3 file" link instead.
AOL Media Player will stream the file for you like the other link should.
You'll have to right-click this link and choose "Save Target as..." to actually save the file.
2. Disable AOL Media Player and use another Media
To disable AOL Media Player, do the following:
Click on "Settings" in the AOL Toolbar.
Choose "Preferences" from the menu.
Click on the "Multimedia" link.
Uncheck "Use AOL Media Player
for supported file types," then Click "Save"
If you already have another Media Player (WinAmp, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, etc.) installed,
it should now work normally. If not you can install one now, or update an older version.
Possible fixes for those not getting BartCop Radio
Just my $0.02 worth, but the buffering problem
some people are seeing
could very well be network and/or connectivity related. More info would
be useful, though...how are the people that are experiencing problems connecting?
Are they using dial-up, DSL, Cable, etc?
Are they having the same problem with other sites? Etc....
First of all, connectivity:
If they are using dial-up, the connection may be slow, or the line may
be noisy. This would be the fault of the phone co. that owns the lines,
& is usually not a problem with the computer or the ISP.
People using DSL or Cable shouldn't have any problems in this regard.
Now for network issues:
Not much you can do about this, either. Some ISPs are infamous for
over-selling their markets, not providing adequate equipment, etc., and
slowdowns can occur anywhere along the line.
Remember a few years ago when John Glenn
was sent on the Shuttle?
I tried to watch the launch on the CNN website. At the time, I was
working for an ISP, (yeah, I used to do tech support) & we had a *very*
fast connection. Lotsa bandwidth.
No could do...I tuned in about 1/2 hour
before the launch, & the
connection got slower & slower, & finally timed out. Got audio, but no
moving video. Tried other sites, but they were *all* getting pounded.
Anyway, a couple of diagnotic tools to try.
On a Pee Cee, go to a DOS screen, and type:
then hit enter. This will show any slowdowns
from point A (you) to point B (yahoo),
as well as the number of hops involved. Another tool is this: in the DOS screen, type:
then hit enter. This gives an idea of the
relative speed & quality of the connection.
Smaller numbers are better. Timeouts are not good.
On a Mac, you will need a telnet program
if you are using any OS before OS X;
a dedicated telnet program is preferred on a Pee Cee, as well, since the ping
command under DOS only does 3 pings. Under OS X, there is a network utility
built in that does traceroutes, pings & more.
Hope this helps.