Friday, November 28, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

Those of you planning to listen to Klassikaraadio need to know that one parameter on your Real Player needs to be configured in a certain way. You need to go into your Real Player menus and make sure that only the HTTP protocol is checked. If you are uncertain how to make that adjustment please go to our home page and pull up our Internet Radio For Techies page.

Happy listening,

Charles

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, the WHRO audio stream is properly balanced again between the left and right channels. Enjoy.

Happy listening,

Charles

Thursday, November 27, 2003

Dear opera lovers,

WMUK's audio stream is working again, thanks to the speedy response of OperaCast's good friend there. Enjoy.

Happy listening,

Charles
http://OperaCast.com

Saturday, November 22, 2003

Friday, November 21, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, WUFT's audio stream is intermittently suffering from noticeable distortion during audio peaks, particularly in the right channel. We have notified the station. The last time we checked the stream we did not hear the problem, but it comes and goes, and we have yet to receive any information from the station which would lead us to conclude the problem has been solved and corrected. Exercise caution.

Happy listening,

Charles
http://OperaCast.com

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

WPLN's primary Real Player stream is currently suffering from occasional skipping. If you start to experience this problem we recommend you switch to their 20k Windows Media Player stream. We have notified the station of the problem.

Happy listening,

Charles
http://OperaCast.com

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, KCSC's online audio stream is back in service, thanks to the speedy response of the KCSC support folks. Enjoy.

Happy listening,

Charles
http://OperaCast.com

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, all of Deutschlandfunk's audio streams are back to normal. Enjoy.

Happy listening,

Charles
http://OperaCast.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, we are happy to inform you that WFCR's audio stream is working again. Enjoy.

Happy listening,

Charles
http://OperaCast.com

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time Radio Österreich International's Real Player audio stream is working normally again. Enjoy.

Happy listening,

Charles
http://OperaCast.com

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, France Musiques' Ogg Vorbis audio stream is back in service again. However we now recommend that you use their Windows Media Player audio stream instead.

Happy listening,

Charles
http://OperaCast.com

Thursday, November 06, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, there appears to be a serious problem with Radio Classique's Real Player audio stream. It will only play for a minute or two before coming to a complete stop. The only way to start it again is to hit stop and play again. We have written to their technical folks and hope the problem will be corrected shortly.

Happy listening,

Charles
http://OperaCast.com

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time it appears that the connectivity problem with WICR's audio stream has been corrected. Enjoy.

Happy listening,

Charles
http://Operacast.com

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

We are happy to inform you that Bartok Radio's audio stream is working again. It appears possible that the problem was due to a problem with my provider and not with the stream. Enjoy.

Happy listening,

Charles
http://OperaCast.com

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, both of NRK Alltid Klassisk's MP3 streams are back in working order. However, to be honest, NRK has just implemented a new pair of Windows Media Player streams for NRK Alltid Klassisk and NRK P2. They run at 160k and are slightly superior to the MP3 streams. Therefore, if your connection is 256k or higher, we recommend you use these new 160k Windows Media Player streams. Enjoy.

Happy listening,

Charles
http://OperaCast.com

Monday, November 03, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, we are happy to report that Radio Oesterreich's audio stream is once again working properly. Enjoy.

Happy listening,

Charles
http://OperaCast.com

Sunday, November 02, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

We have received a report from one listener that BBC Radio 3's audio stream is suffering from gurgling in the audio. This is a possible return of a problem which plagued the stream for much of 2002 and the early part of 2003. On the other hand, two one-hour listening sessions on the part of yours truly has not yielded any confirmation so far of the return of the problem. We would appreciate it if those who might have the time would listen to BBC's Radio 3 stream for a minimum of an hour at some point over the next week and get back to us with the results. Remember that whether or not you hear any anomalies your report is equally useful, so please feel free to report to us no matter what results you get.

Thank you again for your help to OperaCast. I can honestly say that without your vigilance, on both scheduled programs and audio quality, our site would not be one half as good as we are proud to say it is. We are very grateful for your generosity of help and of time.

Happy listening,

Charles
http://OperaCast.com