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Can't stream live news

By learninmypc
Jul 20, 2011
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  1. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 896   +39

    The host file is in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
    File name is hosts, no extension. It's just a text file.

    Here are the first couple lines in mine:

    # Start of entries inserted by Spybot - Search & Destroy
    127.0.0.1 www.007guard.com
    127.0.0.1 007guard.com
    127.0.0.1 008i.com


    The sites following 127.0.0.1 will be blocked.

    You can use notepad to open the file.
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,222   +231

    Ok,I found it. How do I use notepad to open it?

    Its getting late here so I'll continue in the morning,thank you
  3. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 896   +39

    I usually just right click on the file, then click on Open With, then pick Notepad from the list.
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,222   +231

    Right click on the etc file or ?? I'm either too tired or confused or maybe both.
    I think I will wait till morning to continue. I don't want to mess anything up.
  5. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 896   +39

    Right click on "hosts"
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,222   +231

    Ok, this is what I get when I right click on the Hosts file. I'm guessing I did something incorrect.
    [​IMG]
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,222   +231

    I did try IE this morning & nothing.
  8. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 896   +39

    You almost had it. If you click Open, a window should pop-up and you should be able to select Notepad from there.
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,222   +231

    Ok, did that & got it. Do you want ALL of it pasted in a reply?
  10. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 896   +39

    No, that's ok. Just do a word search for "akamai" and see if anything w/ that is listed. If so, delete those entries and save the file. If Notepad won't save over the existing file, than save it as something else. Delete or rename the original. Then rename the new file to hosts w/o extension.

    Have you tried connecting to the streaming site w/ a different computer from your location? Or use your computer to connect from a different location. If your PC works from a different location then the problem lies elsewhere.
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,222   +231

    When you say do a word search,I'm assuming you mean go to Start>search & type in "akamai" (w/o the quotes) ?I'm doing that now. I'll have a friend in the building check his pc this evening if he can,otherwise,it may be noon tomorrow for a chance. BTW, thanks for your help thus far.
     
  12. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 896   +39

    I mean from within Notepad. Once you have hosts opened in Notepad, use the search function (ctrl-f) to see whether the word "akamai" (you're right, w/o quotes) is there.

    Yep, not a problem. I know how frustrating it is when computer or tech related matter doesn't work the way it should.
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,222   +231

    I did such & it said NOT found. Hmmm
  14. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 896   +39

    Hmmm...indeed. I don't know. I'm out of ideas now.
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,222   +231

    Well, hopefully within 28 hours give or take, I'll find out more. Thanks & take care.
  16. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,222   +231

  17. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 896   +39

    Haven't tried it but looks fairly useful.

    Just out of curiosity, if you ping mfile.akamai.com, what do you get? I get between 0 - 25% packet loss. I get "connecting to media..." message now, but I figure that's because the live stream isn't up (22:25 EDT). Sorry, still no idea/suggestions yet.
  18. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,222   +231

    I'll need instructions on how to ping it.
    For unknown reasons,they didn't stream the broadcast from 5 to 6:30 pm this evening. I won't be awake for their 11pm broadcast.
  19. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 896   +39

    Click Start, then Run. Type cmd in the box. And you'll get the command prompt. Then type ping mfile.akamai.com

    You should something similar to the attached file. I basically just want to see whether you'll get an IP address for that servier during this process.

    Attached Files:

  20. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,222   +231

    This is what I got.

    [​IMG]


    Off to bed now,thanks.
  21. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 896   +39

    :confused: I just don't know.

    Have you changed the security settings in Internet Properties? You're using FF, but I think Windows Media Player checks the settings in Internet Properties.
  22. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,222   +231

    Kindly tell me how to check such & I will check them out.
  23. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 896   +39

    I have WMP 11, but it shouldn't be that much different for other version. Alt-T for Tools, then Options. Then click on Security tab, then Zone Settings. I left mine at Medium-High for Internet, which is the default.
  24. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,222   +231

    Mine are exactly the same. This is puzzling . Thanks. I have WMP 11, also.
  25. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 896   +39



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