Radio Stations using iMac???

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

  1. macrumors member

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    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:
     
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    swiftaw

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    What radio station? That'll help us diagnose the problem
     
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    ghking

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    the site might just stink. try other stations and see if those work.
     
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    dpaanlka

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    i wound up reloading flip 4 mac.
    the latest quick time player update was the problem.
    thanks for the help??
     

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