If your reception seems slow or broken, please set the buffer in Windows Media Player to 30 seconds. This should give you a clearer and uninterrupted connection.
If you are still having trouble, see below.
SO YOU CAN'T HEAR US OVER THE INTERNET
If you are having trouble connecting to our audio stream, please check that you have the correct version of Windows Media Player installed on your system.
(You need version 7 or above of Windows Media Player installed on your computer).
Select the best speed for your connection to the Internet. For example, if you're connecting via a 56Kbps modem, go for the slow connections. If you're listening in through a high speed network (at the office for example) then choose the highest available.
Note: If you choose a speed above your capabilities, you will get broken-up audio and net congestion!
There will be a slight pause while you connect to our server but then you should receive Radiowave loud and clear.
- No connection:
The server may be busy or down. Please try again.
- Sound breaks up:
Congestion on the internet or too high a connection speed has been selected.
Using Windows Media Player with firewalls:
If you have problems receiving Windows Media streams, you may need to open additional ports in your firewall. This tutorial briefly describes how Windows Media interacts with firewalls and offers suggested firewall settings. Click here for the tutorial
iPHONE: We have tested the following applications from Apple's App Store and they work extremely well:
- FStream. Once installed http://126.96.36.199/radiowave
2. OGG stream http://188.8.131.52:9146/radiowave.ogg
3. aacPlus stream http://stream-29.streamsolutions.co.uk:9590/live
4. Radio South Africa: This application has Radiowave 96.7 FM pre-installed...find it in the App store
Blackberry: Please let us know what works for you.
(MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) is a type of technology that allows a music or audio file to be compressed down into a very small amount of space (about one-twelfth the size of that on a traditional audio CD) while preserving the original level of sound quality when it is played. These files can be downloaded from the Internet, or can played by software on your computer. However, even though many MP3 files are offered on CD's, most normal CD players (such as a Diskman or your car stereo's CD-Player) will not currently play MP3 audio files directly. You will need either a special MP3 player, or a software program such as WinAmp or Real Jukebox on your computer in order to actually listen to the files. The technology exist that will play both regular audio and MP3 Cd's, but these players are still very expensive.
A new development in audio streaming, aacPlus is an Internet audio format that provides near CD-quality using very little bandwidth. aacPlus is the combination of MPEG AAC and Coding Technologies' SBR (Spectral Band Replication) technology. This combination increases the efficiency of MPEG AAC resulting in superior fidelity over MP3, Windows Media, and Real Audio at equivalent low bitrates.