audio streaming

By t8011656
Aug 12, 2003
  1. please help!!!!! ive posted this message on similar boards but have had no luck in solving this problem. basically, ive been trying to stream audio from various web sites ( and xessentertainment) using realone player. when i click on the link the audio will play for about 15seconds until a message appears which reads communicating 10%, 40% 70% etc. during this 'communicating' period the audio doesnt play and will only resume play after 100%communicating. the audio may then only play for a further 20seconds until the above happens again. obviously i would love to listen to this audio as one continuous stream. are there any settings that i can actually alter in realone players preferences ie in playback settings. i would really appreciate any help with this problem, thanks in advance.
  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    It sounds like it has to continuiously buffer. Streaming media has to do that alot, depending on your connection.

    To stop it from buffering the song(s) so much, you'll need a faster connection. What kind of connection are you on now? Because thats about the only way to stop the problem, if thats what your computer is doing anyways....(buffering the media)
  3. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    What connection speed are you on?
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Yes --aggasi--, I think that is the problem. It is constantly trying to keep ahead of the music, but can't. This is a common problem on dialup or slow dsl/cable.
  5. t8011656

    t8011656 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    thanks for the sound advice (excuse the pun). the modem im running on is only a 56k dial up modem! would you suggest that i purchase a faster dial up modem or switch to broadband connection for the purpose of streaming audio?
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

  7. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    Broadband would be your best solution for "fixing" that, though you could also try changing the buffer size if Realplayer One allows that (Haven't got it myself)
  8. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Or you could search for a 56k streaming line. They make it so it sounds good on a slower line. But the only problem is that your favorite stream might not be available in something like that.
  9. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    Just get broadband...once you've had'll never go back to dial-up......:grinthumb ...Everything streams so nicely...:D
  10. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I will have to agree, but if it isn't available, or is out of their price range their might be a better solution.
  11. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    A faster modem wont fix your problem at all... it'll have to be DSL :cool:
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