Live Broadcasts from WA TAB and Sport 927
- The first step is to download and install Media Player, it is free, from the following site :-
Windows Media Download
- Once you are receiving the broadcast you can move around to other sites and the broadcast will
continue until you disconnect from the net.
RADIO OVER THE NET IS NOT PERFECT!
That statement needs to be made up-front as in some cases there
is little that can be done to get a perfect broadcast. Broadcasting
Audio over the internet is still a relatively new technology and can
cause some people problems. Nearly all problems are caused at the
users end or with Internet bottleneck delays in the route the signal
takes. If the latter is the problem, there
isn't much you can do, it's just the general slowness of the Internet,
this is obviously more
likely the further away from the source you are. Broadcasts can also suffer
from popularity, thousands try and listen in which can mean more
congestion problems. However some problems are solvable, so if you
are having difficulty then try the following common solutions :
- When I click on the link I get a message saying something like
'This is not a Real Audio document'
- Download the latest version of the RealPlayer,
your current version may be out of date.
- When I am listening to the broadcast, it keeps cutting out.
- The most common complaint. The odd cut out would be normal,
Real Audio stretches the capabilities of the Internet, but it
should be very infrequent. If there are constant cut-outs, then
the link between you and the source is slow. You should have at least
a 28.8bps modem and should try closing down ALL other internet programs, browsers, webcams etc
and ONLY run Real Player. Also you could try rebooting your machine first.
If it is the general Internet link that is slow, then there isn't too much
that can be done. You just need to hope things improve
with the speed of the connection.