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Offline Phillip Dampier

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Radio Two Begins Test Transmissions
« on: June 25, 2007, 02:45:10 am »
Radio Two began test transmissions at 2:30am ET this morning and will continue testing over the coming week.

Our first test broadcast is: Brokeback Mountain Campfire Soundscape, an ambient presentation lasting just over 37 minutes.  A Soundscape is designed to be sort of an audio wallpaper - it's for background listening and designed for contemplation and relaxation.  This first soundscape lets you sit by an evening campfire during the early summer up on Brokeback.  Enjoy the crackle of the fire, the sounds of coyotes in the distance, and a chorus of crickets.

Just click on the Radio 2 logo off to your right.  ---->

Let us know what you think!



As this is a test broadcast, problems may arise.  Please feel free to file trouble reports by replying to this message.  Some common problems:

1) No player appears - This usually means you do not have a current version of Macromedia Flash installed.  Please visit: http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/about/ and make sure you have installed at least version 9 of Flash.  It's a free and quick download.

2) The playback stutters - This typically occurs if you are on a dialup connection.  Radio 2 was designed primarily for broadband users, but dial-up listeners can still listen, although it might be necessary to start the player, then hit the pause button, and allow the content to be pre-sent/buffered before you begin to listen.  You should be a pulsating wavy bar on the player slowly crawl to the right.  The closer to the right it gets, the more content has been buffered.  Radio 2 is designed to send programming to your browser's cache, so programming doesn't have to be resent until new material is broadcast.

3) The player keeps asking me to click it to "activate it."  This is a security measure typically seen on Internet Explorer.  The first time you click the player, it alerts the browser you trust it.  Then you can use the player controls to adjust volume, playback, etc.  Note unlike Radio 1, Radio 2 will let you move around within the content, and launch regular programming on-demand (special live events will not work this way of course).


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Offline Phillip Dampier

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Re: Radio Two Begins Test Transmissions
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2007, 10:26:33 pm »
Tonight we have added some short speech oriented programming - news, weather, etc.  It's to help test how well the player is able to transition between items, and cope with varying bitrates of the audio.

If anyone is having problems with the player, please let me know.
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