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fiercefulfired...
2-27-2010 (11:33 pm)
The flash player seems to slow down my computer a lot, so I tried switching over to the Windows Media Player.  I got points just fine using the flash player, but I do not get any with the Windows Media Player.  I have Windows XP, Firefox, and Windows Media Player 11 Version 11.0.5721.5268.  There is nothing utterly disastrous about quality or sound; it is just that no points are coming in.

I have also already done this, even though I already saw the artist, title, and lyrics:
"To earn points, you have to be able to see the artist and title and lyrics, etc in the player window.
If you don't see that, you need to enable external content within your player.
Go to -->Tools --> Options --> Privacy and make sure the Display media Information From the Internet is checked."

Please give me any suggestions; thanks!  :D

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Jeff
2-28-2010 (4:48 pm)
Firefox has nothing to do with the windows media player.  If you can't see the artist and title and lyrics information within the player itself, you won't earn points. 

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fiercefulfired...
2-28-2010 (8:27 pm)
Firefox has nothing to do with the windows media player.  If you can't see the artist and title and lyrics information within the player itself, you won't earn points. 

Thanks for the reply, Jeff!  :D

The thing is... I DO see the artist and title using Firefox.

Like... the WMP pops up, and everything plays as usual.  I just do not receive points.

However, I do receive points if I use IE.

Is there a way to get points on Firefox though?  Browsing on IE is quite slow for me, but keeping two browsers open make my computer freeze often.



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DaiTenchi
2-28-2010 (8:40 pm)

Thanks for the reply, Jeff!  :D

The thing is... I DO see the artist and title using Firefox.

Like... the WMP pops up, and everything plays as usual.  I just do not receive points.

However, I do receive points if I use IE.

Is there a way to get points on Firefox though?  Browsing on IE is quite slow for me, but keeping two browsers open make my computer freeze often.

Dont Use Windows Media Player.. use the flash player.. it works wonders and just have to mini it when not using it.. and it doesnt have a large foot print memory wise and you can use IE or Firefox.. its what i use...

!~ Dai



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fiercefulfired...
2-28-2010 (8:58 pm)

Thanks for the reply, Jeff!  :D

The thing is... I DO see the artist and title using Firefox.

Like... the WMP pops up, and everything plays as usual.  I just do not receive points.

However, I do receive points if I use IE.

Is there a way to get points on Firefox though?  Browsing on IE is quite slow for me, but keeping two browsers open make my computer freeze often.

Scratch that...  >.<

I thought I got points for WMP after opening it, but it was just points from posting a reply.  x.x

Silly meee.  Apparently, it is just the WMP.



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fiercefulfired...
2-28-2010 (9:03 pm)

Dont Use Windows Media Player.. use the flash player.. it works wonders and just have to mini it when not using it.. and it doesnt have a large foot print memory wise and you can use IE or Firefox.. its what i use...

!~ Dai

At first, I was using the flash player (mostly minimized).  After a while, my computer would just regularly act a lot slower, and Firefox would take up a lot more memory than usual.  I tried clearing out my computer by doing disk cleanups, scanning it for viruses and malware, clearing up caches and cookies, etc. multiple times, but not much change.  It just works slower with the flash player; I have less problems with the WMP.

It seems I have problems on with both, ha.  :P



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Jeff
3-01-2010 (12:19 am)

At first, I was using the flash player (mostly minimized).  After a while, my computer would just regularly act a lot slower, and Firefox would take up a lot more memory than usual.  I tried clearing out my computer by doing disk cleanups, scanning it for viruses and malware, clearing up caches and cookies, etc. multiple times, but not much change.  It just works slower with the flash player; I have less problems with the WMP.

It seems I have problems on with both, ha.  :P

 I've said a million times on these boards, each and everyone's computer has a different configuration and it's almost impossible to try and fix every little problem someone has.   Someone is always going to have a problem.  Could be their virus scanner, could be another problem they installed in the past, etc.  We do our best to try and diagnose all problems but some problems just won't be fixed.  I'd be willing to bet that if you erased your hard drive and installed a fresh copy of windows and the first thing you did after that was tune it, it would work fine.  There's just so many factors at work here.  If you are using IE and it slows your computer down, it sure sounds like you got something else going on here. 

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pixelgeek
3-01-2010 (7:59 am)
 I've said a million times on these boards, each and everyone's computer has a different configuration and it's almost impossible to try and fix every little problem someone has.   Someone is always going to have a problem.  Could be their virus scanner, could be another problem they installed in the past, etc.  We do our best to try and diagnose all problems but some problems just won't be fixed.  I'd be willing to bet that if you erased your hard drive and installed a fresh copy of windows and the first thing you did after that was tune it, it would work fine.  There's just so many factors at work here.  If you are using IE and it slows your computer down, it sure sounds like you got something else going on here. 
A typical response reformat your hard drive and just run our software and everything should be fine. If that's the case you now own one very expensive radio and paying a pretty hefty internet cost to listen to it.

to be honest they do not want you using WMP it defeats their purpose no ads are displayed on WMP. But usually issues such as this the real problem lies in serving multiple ads and the data being pulled from various ad servers

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Jeff
3-01-2010 (10:01 am)
A typical response reformat your hard drive and just run our software and everything should be fine. If that's the case you now own one very expensive radio and paying a pretty hefty internet cost to listen to it.

to be honest they do not want you using WMP it defeats their purpose no ads are displayed on WMP. But usually issues such as this the real problem lies in serving multiple ads and the data being pulled from various ad servers
You are wrong...WMP does show the artist and title information and ads and if you want to earn points through WMP, you have to be able to view the html inside the player.  Simple as that.  As far as ads, please feel free to write us a $50,000 check each month and we'll remove all ads from the site and the audio ads (I'lll give you the address if you need it).  That's right it costs money to run a network of 11 radio stations.  Last I checked, my money tree out back stopped making 20 dollar bills.

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pixelgeek
3-01-2010 (6:17 pm)
You are wrong...WMP does show the artist and title information and ads and if you want to earn points through WMP, you have to be able to view the html inside the player.  Simple as that.  As far as ads, please feel free to write us a $50,000 check each month and we'll remove all ads from the site and the audio ads (I'lll give you the address if you need it).  That's right it costs money to run a network of 11 radio stations.  Last I checked, my money tree out back stopped making 20 dollar bills.
wow what a great response I neither disaprove nor endorsed your ads, and trust me no one cares how many radio stations you run. What your users do expect is some common courtesy they also expect that they can post on a forum without being flamed by an owner or employee by the company in question.

Maybe if you alienate or piss off enough of your users you will save some money when they go to another internet radio station. I mean running a shoutcast server to stream internet radio is not that difficult that's why there is so many internet radio stations to choose from.

Don't get me wrong we enjoy your radio station or would not be listening to it. But maybe if you would tone down your sarcasm and rude responses people would enjoy it a little more.


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OhHiItsMe
3-02-2010 (10:42 am)

At first, I was using the flash player (mostly minimized).  After a while, my computer would just regularly act a lot slower, and Firefox would take up a lot more memory than usual.  I tried clearing out my computer by doing disk cleanups, scanning it for viruses and malware, clearing up caches and cookies, etc. multiple times, but not much change.  It just works slower with the flash player; I have less problems with the WMP.

It seems I have problems on with both, ha.  :P

Fierce -

There are many possibilities explaining your issues with the flash player. Since like Jeff said every system is different there are no hard and fast solutions. But here is my best shot:

Older versions of firefox are known to have a slow memory leak (it's one of the documented bugs). The problem was "fixed" a few revs ago. The problem is particularly pronounced with flash applications basically it will continue to suck up free memory until the system slows to a crawl.

A couple things to make sure you get the best experience would be to make sure you are using the most recent version of your browser (I think firefox is in 3.6 for windows). Also make sure that you have the most recent version of flash installed. And clear out your cache and temporary files.

As a temporary work around, you can close out firefox and restart whenever you start to notice the lag.

If you can duplicate the problem with other sites using a flash media player (for any content even a game). Then you can post a bug report (you can google how to if you need) just remember to make sure that it is reproducible and submit lots of documentation.

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fiercefulfired...
3-02-2010 (3:41 pm)

At first, I was using the flash player (mostly minimized).  After a while, my computer would just regularly act a lot slower, and Firefox would take up a lot more memory than usual.  I tried clearing out my computer by doing disk cleanups, scanning it for viruses and malware, clearing up caches and cookies, etc. multiple times, but not much change.  It just works slower with the flash player; I have less problems with the WMP.

It seems I have problems on with both, ha.  :P

Ah, something went wrong with my IE just now.  Retyping this..

Thanks for replying, everyone!  :D

@ Jeff:  I understand that each computer is different, and not all problems are resolvable.  The only problem I wanted fixed was the lack of points while enjoying my music on WMP.  It probably has to do with the ads then, since I can still see each artist and song title as it alternates.

@ Jeff & pixelgeek:  Sorry guys, I did not mean for this forum topic to turn out tense and sarcastic in any way.

@ OhHiltsMe:  I see; I have had the latest version of Firefox (3.6) and Adobe Flash Player (10.0), but the excessive memory usage also occurs when playing flash games elsewhere.  I guess I will just switch back to IE for now.

Thanks for everyone's help and support.  I found out that I can use IE, get points on Adobe Flash Player, and browse at a fair speed.  I will just live with this for now.  :)



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Mr Magoo
3-03-2010 (5:47 pm)
wow what a great response I neither disaprove nor endorsed your ads, and trust me no one cares how many radio stations you run. What your users do expect is some common courtesy they also expect that they can post on a forum without being flamed by an owner or employee by the company in question.

Maybe if you alienate or piss off enough of your users you will save some money when they go to another internet radio station. I mean running a shoutcast server to stream internet radio is not that difficult that's why there is so many internet radio stations to choose from.

Don't get me wrong we enjoy your radio station or would not be listening to it. But maybe if you would tone down your sarcasm and rude responses people would enjoy it a little more.
You really need to chill out man, or woman, or geek, whatever you are. Jeff wasn't saying that he didn't care about the problem that fierce was experiencing. He just said that there are too many factors at play and his radio station is likely not the culprit. He cannot be blamed for slow processors or pathetically low ram or viruses.  If running an internet radio site is so easy go make your own and stop whining about the service here. At least Jeff is trying to resolve all issues people have with their computers.

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Dudiee
3-03-2010 (11:48 pm)

Ah, something went wrong with my IE just now.  Retyping this..

Thanks for replying, everyone!  :D

@ Jeff:  I understand that each computer is different, and not all problems are resolvable.  The only problem I wanted fixed was the lack of points while enjoying my music on WMP.  It probably has to do with the ads then, since I can still see each artist and song title as it alternates.

@ Jeff & pixelgeek:  Sorry guys, I did not mean for this forum topic to turn out tense and sarcastic in any way.

@ OhHiltsMe:  I see; I have had the latest version of Firefox (3.6) and Adobe Flash Player (10.0), but the excessive memory usage also occurs when playing flash games elsewhere.  I guess I will just switch back to IE for now.

Thanks for everyone's help and support.  I found out that I can use IE, get points on Adobe Flash Player, and browse at a fair speed.  I will just live with this for now.  :)

why dont u try to open up the pc... theres a fan attached to motherboard, on a big hunk of metal... take that off and clean the dust whit a vacume. it helped my now pc works great, after all the trouble i went trough just had to clean it from dust. and jeff keep up the good work stacions great, i just ignore the adds :)

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Freddixx
3-04-2010 (4:45 pm)
why dont u try to open up the pc... theres a fan attached to motherboard, on a big hunk of metal... take that off and clean the dust whit a vacume. it helped my now pc works great, after all the trouble i went trough just had to clean it from dust. and jeff keep up the good work stacions great, i just ignore the adds :)
I don't think this is the best way to speed up your system. There are a lot of easier ways.

@fiercefulfiredragon

Try updating the WMP plugin for firefox. http://port25.technet.com/pages/windows-media-player-firefox-plugin-download.aspx

Tell me if it works ;)

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fiercefulfired...
3-04-2010 (5:50 pm)
why dont u try to open up the pc... theres a fan attached to motherboard, on a big hunk of metal... take that off and clean the dust whit a vacume. it helped my now pc works great, after all the trouble i went trough just had to clean it from dust. and jeff keep up the good work stacions great, i just ignore the adds :)

@ Dudiee:  I am using a laptop; should I still open up the computer to dust it?  >.>;

@ Freddixx:  That site is headed "Download the Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin."  Jeff said that WMP is incompatible with Firefox though.  :/

Thanks for the helpful attempts!~  :D



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Freddixx
3-04-2010 (6:01 pm)

@ Dudiee:  I am using a laptop; should I still open up the computer to dust it?  >.>;

@ Freddixx:  That site is headed "Download the Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin."  Jeff said that WMP is incompatible with Firefox though.  :/

Thanks for the helpful attempts!~  :D

Incompatible? And how comes that I can use the plugin with firefox? =D

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Freddixx
3-04-2010 (6:06 pm)

@ Dudiee:  I am using a laptop; should I still open up the computer to dust it?  >.>;

@ Freddixx:  That site is headed "Download the Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin."  Jeff said that WMP is incompatible with Firefox though.  :/

Thanks for the helpful attempts!~  :D

Or do you mean 'incompatible' in a way that you can't earn points with it?

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Jeff
3-04-2010 (11:20 pm)
Or do you mean 'incompatible' in a way that you can't earn points with it?
Actually I can't tell you if that plugin is 100% compatible as I've had a few e-mails from users that said it doesn't work.

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Freddixx
3-05-2010 (7:22 am)
Actually I can't tell you if that plugin is 100% compatible as I've had a few e-mails from users that said it doesn't work.
I think I've found a workaround.

I used the WMP plugin for a while. When I updated the page I didn't receive any points. Then I started the flash player, refreshed the page and got all points in one rush (with all I mean even those from the WMP session).

Maybe you can test that.. I'd really like to know if you're getting identical results.

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