Radio Stations using iMac???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jerry1, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2007
    I found some info but thought I would see if I could get some feedback from someone who knows what works. I have to believe some people here listen to their local radio stations on their Mac!

    I just bought a 2.8GHz "Extreme" iMac. Not really computer literate in general and BRAND NEW to OSX and everything Apple. I've had my computer for almost 2 days now and the very 1st thing I tried was to listen to a local radio station's stream while I set up my printer, etc...

    Well 2hrs later, I still haven't heard a note. I'm testing Safari vs. Firefox and tried both. I downloaded Quicktime from Apple's site and then tried Flip4Mac since Microsoft stopped supporting their player for Mac in '06. Still nothing and I ran out of time.

    I saw something about opening the streaming link using the "Rosetta" option and will try that but I would think their has to be an answer. After all, I bought a Mac partly because it's supposed to make the fun stuff easy!

    Any help out there? I basically have no idea what I'm doing! :confused:
  2. macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    What radio station? That'll help us diagnose the problem
  3. macrumors regular


    Jul 21, 2007
    the site might just stink. try other stations and see if those work.
  4. macrumors 601


    Nov 16, 2004
    I usually listen to radio streams in iTunes - not in a web browser.

    What radio station is this we're talking about?

    Also, there is no "Extreme" iMac - just fast ones and faster ones.
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2007
    Thanks guys. This starting working after a restart.

    And the iMac is the 2.8GHz model that has the "mobile extreme" chip.... hence the "Extreme". :)
  6. macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2007
    roseville ca
    forgive me for hyjacking this thread!
    but i my problem is close to the topic.
    i have searched but failed.
    i listen to kfog.
    but lately it is not streaming. i get "blocks" which keep replaying.
    still runing tiger, flip 4 mac, quicktime all plug ins on.
    can you help me get it to stream?
    i will let this station "run" for hours
  7. macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2007
    roseville ca
    i wound up reloading flip 4 mac.
    the latest quick time player update was the problem.
    thanks for the help??

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