Jerry Pippin Show Media Playback and Media Player Help
If you are having problems playing our Internet Radio On-Demand files or waiting until the files complete downloading before play begins, then click on the icon below for a Windows Media Player upgrade appropriate for your computer and its currently installed Operating System.
Depending on your Windows Operating System level, an appropriately supported
Media Player version will be downloaded and installed on your PC. Users of
Player Version 7 and above will enjoy real-time play during file progressive downloads.
No more waiting for downloads to complete before playing the
You don't have to have a broadband connection.
You will hear the audio seconds after the download starts, even with a
Our site is being gradually updated to use the embedded media player interface for playing audio and video media files. Once this transition has been completed, this potential problem with progressive downloaded file playback in older versions of the Windows Operating System and Internet Explorer will be eliminated. This is an example of our embedded player interface:
The following information applies to those media file play interfaces that have not yet been upgraded to the new embedded media player interface.
There is no guarantee that the progressive download feature of the Windows Media Player will work with browsers other than Internet Explorer, and you may have to wait for a download to complete before listening to the program selected. Therefore, we recommend that you use Internet Explorer Version 5.5 or above.
If you are using any Microsoft Operating System, other than Windows XP Service Pack 2 or above, in order to assure that you will be able to immediately start playing media files after selecting them using the progressive download feature, set your Internet Explorer Media Bar Settings Options to play all media selections in the Media Bar. If you have Windows Media Player installed on your PC, it can run as a standalone program, regardless of what browser you are using, and will start when you click on the link to one of our media files. However, we can not guarantee that a progressive download will occur and that play will start almost immediately. You may have to wait for a download to complete in this case.
If you are using any Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 or above, the media bar has been eliminated from Internet Explorer, and all files will be correctly played in a separate Media Player window in progressive download format.
IMPORTANT MEDIA PLAYER INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
If you are experiencing drop-outs in the audio stream, you may need to change some settings on your Windows Media Player. The default configuration for Windows Media Player is only a 3 second buffer and it can use the UDP network protocol, which is not error-correcting, to send data from our host server to your PC. Here's how to fix this problem:
This will increase the buffer size and will force the player to use an error-checking protocol instead of the non-error-checking protocol.
In addition, if your player does not properly play our content even though
you have the correct Media Player installed on your computer, you may have a
Codec problem. It is recommended that, unless you have just downloaded a Media
Player upgrade, you download and re-install the Codecs for for your Media
If you are running a firewall on your PC, this may prevent Media Player from working properly. Consult your firewall product documentation to learn how to enable it to allow mime-type integrated objects.
Finally, if you have followed all the above instructions, and the player still does not play a file when you click on the play button, then left click or double click on the second red bar that says . This will activate the media player and initiate the download and playing of the WMA file.
It has been reported that MAC users can not use the embedded programming interface (see example following).
This problem appears related to embedded object support provided by Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape browsers, and Windows Media Player versions. It appears that the embedded player object code is not provided for MAC based Microsoft or Netscape software. The player interface in this case is not displayed.
If you have this problem, left click or double click on the second red bar that says . This will activate the media player and initiate the download and playing of the WMA file.
If this solution also fails or does not allow you to listen to the entire program selected, then ctrl-click on the second red bar, and then select the command, Download Link to Disk. You can then download the file to your computer and play it with the Media Player via its File Open command. This file download is allowed, but it is subject to our copyright restriction. The copy of the file can not be distributed to others or posted on other web sites without the express permission of Jerry Pippin Productions.
From Our Friend and very dedicated WebTV Listener, BOBert