Some solutions to common questions are listed below - it's not
a complete list of all options for all players or Operating
Systems but you may find help. If you
experience other problems or have questions, please
email firstname.lastname@example.org with a
description of the problem and what media player you are
using. We'll try to find a solution. Thanks!
If Winamp is NOT your default player but you wish to
listen via Winamp:
1. Open Winamp
2. Right click near the top of the player
3. Go to Play, then URL and copy and paste this URL http://188.8.131.52:8000/stream.mp3
in the box and click Open
When streaming files from various websites or radio
stations, you may have come across instances where the stream
stops for a few seconds (a buffer underrun). When
this happens, the player must re-buffer, or acquire,
more of the stream from the Internet. While
breaks in Internet access can normally occur, if you notice
underruns happening very often, you can configure a player so
it buffers more of the stream before playback. This may
cause you to wait a few more seconds before the initial
stream begins, but once the music plays, it is less likely to
stop during the broadcast. If you're doing this at
work you may be restricted from being able to make these
changes by your IT department - ask one of the friendly ones
to help you out. Here are instructions for common
players - if you have a different version you may have to look
around but it will similar to these...
If you use iTunes...
1. Open iTunes, choose, "Edit", then
2. Choose the "Advanced" tab
3. About half-way down you will see "Streaming Buffer
Size", open it and choose "Large"
4. Click "OK".
5. Close iTunes and restart it
6. Restart streaming
If you use Windows Media Player
1. Open Windows Media Player
2. Click on "Tools", then "Options"
3. Choose the "Performance" tab
4. If it's set to "Use default buffering" but its
buffering to often, try click the "Buffer" button
and putting in "10" seconds of content.
5. Choose "Apply" and "OK"
6. Close Windows Media Player and restart it.
7. Restart the stream, if it doesn't improve, try increasing
the amount of "content".
If you use Winamp
1. Right-click the Winamp 5 title bar, choosing
"Options" - "Preferences".
2. Click "Input" underneath "Plug-ins".
3. Double-click "Nullsoft MPEG Audio Decoder".
4. When the "MPEG audio decoder settings"
multi-tabbed dialog box appears, click the
5. Move the "Streaming Prebuffer" slider all the way
6. Click "OK" to close the settings dialog box.
7. Click "Close" to close the preferences dialog