The following is information on how you
can listen to TotalRock Radio on various platforms. If you have any questions
or suggestions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please choose one of the following topics:
The TotalRock Radio player carries our MP3 stream
with the Webcams, Now/Next and Song Playing info embedded
into it. You will need Windows Media Player to be installed on
your computer. It is launched by clicking on the Red triangle
play-button beneath "Listen to me" near the
top of the site. If you don't have Windows Media Player on
your computer, you can download the latest version from Microsoft
for FREE by clicking
Windows Media Player is available for the following Operating
All Windows versions
and Mac versions later than Mac OS 8.1
Popup TotalRock Player
Some browsers disallow popups by default, and you should see a warning similar to this:
All you need to do is allow the popup by clicking the icon in the top right of your address bar:
And this should now allow you to click the Listen Now link and the popup player should now open!
Your normal mp3 Player
This link is found under the "Radio & TV"
opton on the menu-bar and will allow you to listen through your
default mp3 player. If it doesn't work you may not have a music
player installed or streaming might be blocked by your network
If you have a problem with the custom player, we advise using
our mp3 stream. When you click on the "Default Player"
link you will normally get an m3u file downloaded onto your
desktop. If you click on this your default mp3 player will open
and play the stream.
Mac users can get the latest Windows Media Player
We advise using our mp3 stream. It can be launched by clicking on
the 'mp3' button in the Listen section near the top of the site. Linux users can use Xine
or any of its derivatives, also with Firefox.
Icecast mp3 stream http://www.totalrock.com/live.m3u
Do you get a clicking sound everytime the webcam picture refreshes?
To fix this follow the instructions below:
* Go to Start Menu/Settings/Control Panel
* Choose Sounds and Audio Devices and select the Sounds tab
* Under program events go to Windows Explorer/Start Navigation and
choose 'none' from the Sounds drop down menu .
Is your Stream dropping off a lot?
Launch Windows Media Player.
For version 6.4 Click "view" from the menu then "options", select
"Advanced" tab then select "streaming media"( double click), and
there should be a buffer section, change this to 30 seconds and
For all later versions: Click "Tools" from the menu then "options",
Select "Performance" tab then there should be a Buffer section,
change this to 30 seconds and click [apply].
Always try to keep the buffer value as low as possible consistent
with a continuous stream.
News RSS and Podcasts
What is RSS?
'Really Simple Syndication' allows you to identify the content you
like and have it delivered directly to you. It makes staying up
to date very easy by showing you the latest content you are interested
How do I use it?
The content is accessed by using a "news reader", which
is an application collects the News/updates you tell it to. The
latest versions of all the common browsers act as RSS clients now.
Once you have found a news reader you like, all you have to do is
click on the RSS button of a website or drag the URL of the feed
into your news reader.
Some browsers like Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically pick up RSS feeds for you. For more details on these, please check their websites.
Using the TotalRock Radio News RSS feed on your website
We activley encourage the use of TotalRock Radio news as a part of any website.
However, we do require that proper attribution and a link to
totalrock.com is used where TotalRock Radio News content
appears. The attribution text should read "TotalRock Radio
News" and should link back to http://totalrock.com.
P lease display a TotalRock Radio Logo with our news which
you can download from http://totalrock.com/logos
If you do use our news please let us know by emailing email@example.com
We reserve the right to prevent the distribution of TotalRock Radio News content.