- Listen to Jon Lewis on
the Radio at 6PR 882 AM Perth Western Australia on
line through your computer (Webcast).
is so easy, all you have to do is...
- The stream at 6PR uses windows media
player. Some radio stations use different programs for
listening. Windows media player comes standard with
all windows versions, and is on all computers with
windows loaded. If for some reason you haven't got the
player on your computer, it can be downloaded free at
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia. It has
a self installer.
- As long as you have this on your computer,
it will start automatically when the listen live link
from 6PR is clicked.
HERE to listen live to 6PR]
- From now on I will refer to the program as
- Now, WMP is usually rather graphic
intensive. For better streaming, it's a good idea to
turn off the motion display that animates while the
stream is coming through. You can turn this off by
right clicking on the black area in the program, and
selecting "album art"
- As the stream uses incoming download, it's
a good idea to use as little as possible to do with
the internet while the stream is running. Problems
that can happen are breakup, buffer stalling, and
cache problems. If the stream is breaking up or keeps
going off, shut down WMP for a few minutes, and
restart. This usually clears the cache, and stops any
previous data replaying. If this doesn't fix the
problem, restart your computer and try again. If you
receive no streaming at all, and WMP gives an error
saying the location is not correct, then the server
will be down. Try later on, but usually it's the next
- The stream uses very little bandwidth, so
you can listen for quite a long time without too much
download being used.
- Depending on your RAM (random access
memory), having several programs open at the same time
while listening can also cause the stream to stop,
break or stall. Shut down some of the programs, and
restart WMP, and try again.
- Dave Brown