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The WoodSongs' tech crew is here to help!
Archive Tips (this is not for the podcast....
podcast info here)
Having trouble with the WoodSongs Archives? Our cyber-Lord
JEROME GALLT checks the files almost everyday. Very often, the
problem is not on our server but the kind of software you might
Here are some tips from Jerome:
1. Are you using reasonably current versions of Internet
Explorer and Windows Media Player? The WMP version is
particularly important because we encode the audio and video
shows with Windows Media 8 codecs. If your player doesn't
support these codecs (only older versions wouldn't), you get
errors that don't always tell you much about the problem.
2. Are you able to watch any other streaming media files from
other sites on the internet? I suspect that your web
administrator may have recently disabled streaming media on your
network. Tech geeks (I include myself in this broad category)
tend to get bent out of shape about using up valuable"bandwidth"
on the network for things like Woodsongs. You might want to send
him/her an e-mail saying that there are important "business"
videos you need to access for "professional development"
purposes that you currently cannot access. This is called lying
for a good cause:) You might get a response about why/if
streaming media has been disabled.
3. Try opening up Windows Media Player independently from
Go to File --> Open URL --> type in
http://www.msc.uky.edu/woodsongs-audio/256hi.wma and see if the
show plays. If it does, then the problem is with Internet
Explorer and possibly a proxy server being used for internet
access at your work place.
4. If all else fails, put on a big shoe and kick the cr*p out of
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