Streaming XM radio in Safari flashbacks

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bismarck, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. Bismarck macrumors newbie

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    I set up Flip4Mac to listen to it iin Safari on the Mac and I get the audio. The Safari browser displays a window listing what's currently playing. But repeatedly, partway through a song, it starts playing a song that played a few minutes before. I have to go to Safari and click the channel listing again to go to the current tune.

    I guess something is making it go back to buffered streams, but I can't find any setting to change in Preferences to make it stop that. Has anyone run into this with any streaming audio ? I never had a problem on a PC, so I don't think it is XM's fault.
     
  2. Bismarck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm. May have figured this out by accident. I was minimizing the Safari window after choosing a channel. But having to keep resetting the channel, I wound up leaving the window maximized. Problem has gone away.

    So it makes me wonder what Safari or OS X is doing when Safari is minimized. I suppose it's getting a lower priority, but I don't have anything else running as I'm working on my office laptop. But I guess minimized, Safari stops getting the stream and so replays from the beginning of the buffer.

    I wish I could get it off the desktop, with no hiccups, but if that's the price for good music, it's worth it.
     
  3. Bismarck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It still happens with the Safari window maximized, just infrequently. If anyone has an idea, let me know.

    Is there some way of setting a processing priority or telling OS X to not put it to sleep or something like that ?
     

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