Roxbury Community College
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MP3 Stream Help
MP3 streams can be played using ITunes, QuickTime™, RealAudio™, Windows Media™ Player, Winamp and other media players. Our MP3 streams are available in two different link styles -- .pls and .m3u - to accommodate the different player preferences.
ITunes (Mac OS)
QuickTime (Windows or Mac OS)
Real Player Basic/RealOne (Windows or Mac OS)
Windows Media Player (WMP) version 7 and higher (Windows OS)
Windows Media Player all versions (Mac OS)
Winamp (Windows OS, *NIX)
Additional MP3 Player Options
Many additional MP3 players exist, including:
This list is not complete. Many players exist, so you have the option to use any player you prefer; however, because there are so many options, we are not able to test them all. If your preferred player doesn't work, we suggest you do a Google search or install a different player.
Launching the Stream in a Different Media Player
When you install a media player, you will often see pop-up windows asking you to make this player your "default player" (which simply means the player "claims" certain media types and will automatically launch in the future when music or videos of those types are played).
Typically, the most recently installed media player will be the default player on your computer for most media types unless you set it up NOT to be. You can reset these preferences in the following places:
Firewalls and MP3 Streams
Strict firewalls may block access to an MP3 stream. Some firewalls are configured to deny any inbound traffic not sent on port 80 (the port used by most web traffic). Our MP3 streams are sent out on varying ports. If a firewall denies inbound traffic from ports other than 80, contact the network administrator and find out if there is a workaround.
Windows Media Player Help
Many types of interruptions between your computer, your player, your computer's OS, your local network, your ISP and the Public Interactive streaming server can exist and cause trouble. Often the interruption is temporary. Please try to connect a few times at different times of the day, if possible.
Still Can't Connect
If you continue to have trouble listening to the stream, consider reinstalling or upgrading your Windows Media Player.
Are there Windows Media Player choices for Linux?
You can use MPlayer, which is free, or The CrossOver Plugin from CodeWeavers for $25.
Saving Programs and Saving/Bookmarking the Stream
This is a live web stream, so you cannot save specific songs or programs (which is also illegal), but you can bookmark the stream in your player. To add the stream to your list of favorites, go to File -> Add To Media Library.
Windows Media Error Codes
The Microsoft Windows Media Support site lists error codes, what they mean and what to do when they occur.
Windows Media Support Site
For additional assistance, please visit the Microsoft Windows Media Support Site or choose the help menu in your Windows Media player.
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