How come my media player buffers and cuts in & out?
You may need to change the buffer time in your media player. The default is usually
only 3 seconds. You may have to increase the time to 15-30 seconds. Go in to media player set up and change the default time. Make sure you hit the enter key TWICE after you make the changes or hit Ctrl-Enter.
Web congestion is another factor. Heavy internet useage bottles up the "pipeline".
A computer with a slow processor or not
enough RAM can also cause the problem.
Searching the web while listening to the Countrybear will use a lot of RAM. If the
station "buffers" a lot, you may need to add more RAM to your computer.
We had a problem with "skipping" here at the Countrybear that really baffled us. We tried
all of the above solutions but to no avail.
After a lightning hit, we lost a modem, and when the new modem was installed,the skipping stopped! Check your modem---it could be "flaky" and cause the skipping!
There is one other thing you can try:
Click on your Windows Media Player. Click on "File" then "Open". In the box that pops up type: mms://starartist.com/countrybear
This may help your buffering problem.
If it does, you will have to access our stream directly from your Windows Media Player by typing in this file name!
Hope this helps!
Why does Country Bear goes on and off and the songs are interrupted regularly? Do I need to download any software?
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A few possibilites. A slower processor on your computer.
Not enough RAM or a slow connection speed on your modem.
We have computers here that buffer because of any of the three above reasons. With a good 28.8 modem connection,
200 Mhz computer and 64K of RAM it sounds like a home stereo! Don't overlook a defective modem also!
Is there a problem with the Windows Media Player Version 7.0 playing the CountryBear
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There IS a problem with the windows media player Ver. 7.0
The 6.4 version works fine. From your program files directory, go the windows media player folder and look for "Mplayer2.exe"
Drag it out to your desktop. This is the 6.4 Version player embedded within Windows 7. Type in our address: "http://starartist.com/countrybear.asx" just like you would on the Win7 player. Leave this version of the Windows media player on your desktop.
Microsoft has a runtime DLL problem, and the only way to correct it is to re-install windows.
how do i take this off my media player? i didn't want it on and now its here.
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To stop the audio stream, click on the small "x" at the upper right of our countrybear player and it will stop the stream and come off of your screen.
How do I actually start listening to music? Do I have to purchase something first?? Hope not!
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Internet Explorer is the preferred browser.
Make sure your screen resolution is set to 800x600. Click on this link: http://countrybear.com/coollink.htm
A small questionnaire will pop up on the right side of your screen. Fill it out and you will join our audio stream. If you're still having problems e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I download the songs from Countrybear and listen to them when I am offline?
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Because of royalty fees due songwriters, we cannot offer downloads of songs for free.
what is the url of your livestream to in a radio program?
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Url will be given upon request and for what site it will be used on.
When I try to listen to your pop country station it wants to download some abacast stream player. Why won't it just play on my windows media player 9???????
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We use a proprietary play that has windows media 9 embedded in it. You must download the Abacast software to listen to our audio stream.
If I am a subsrciber to Country Bear, am I able to download and transfer to a CD for play?
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Our licenses do not allow for music downloading.
What city & state is Country Bear located in?
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Lake Placid, FL
Why do hear a clicking sound like a camera clicking while listening to your stations?
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Some listeners have been complaining about a "clicking" sound similar a camera clicking while listening to our stations.
You can thank microsoft for that.
Remove the " clicking sound" by doing the following:
Click on start (lower left on your computer) then settings, then control panel. Click on sounds and audio devices. In the top of the sounds and audio devices page click on the box that says "Sounds". Look for "Start navigation".
Remove the sound for " start navigation" by deleting it and selecting "none".
The clicking sound is now removed.
Joining the maillist countrybear is it free to join maillist
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Our mailinglist is free and our list is private.
when will you support iphones?
next year the iphone comes off sales exclusivity with at&t. I would love to listen to you on my iphone
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We do not have an Iphone app at this time. Most of what we do is microsoft based....
HOW CAN I LISTEN TO YOU ON MY CAR RADIO
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Listen to us thru your cell phone. Go to http://countrybear.com/cell.htm for instructions.
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