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What happened with iHeart radio? (vanity)
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Posted on 05/21/2012 6:13:22 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network

Anyone else listen to iHeart radio?

Selected my station this morning, and it's telling me I'm not on a compatible browser.

I am.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: radio
Good grief.
1 posted on 05/21/2012 6:13:31 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

IHeart sux the big one.

Ditch it and get some streaming app from programmers who have a clue.


2 posted on 05/21/2012 6:15:31 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Works for me..using Firefox.


3 posted on 05/21/2012 6:15:48 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

FReepers are intelligent but not clairvoyant. Which browser are you referring to?

Keep in mind that plug-ins/add-ons/extensions are considered part of the browser by web sites & developers but from a user perspective these third-party items must also be kept up to date. Flash and Java are notorious for frequent - but often necessary - updates for compatibility, security, etc.

Ninite.com is an excellent one-stop shop to automatically download/install these free apps and add-ons without having to wade through the installation process (i.e. no toolbar pitches, no clicking next, etc.).


4 posted on 05/21/2012 6:19:01 AM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: Bigh4u2

I think iHeart might have become iHate Linux.


5 posted on 05/21/2012 6:26:48 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I can only get Rush on my IPAD through iheart, unless I want to pay for it every month. iheart is working fine for me.


6 posted on 05/21/2012 6:32:16 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Da Coyote

Which ones do you like? I’m always looking for new suggestions. :)


7 posted on 05/21/2012 6:35:18 AM PDT by Cailleach
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To: relictele

I think it’s an OS issue, just tried it directly from a live Ubuntu 10.10 CD on the Firefox browser that’s included and it still doesn’t work.

Oh well. Guess they don’t iHeart listeners.


8 posted on 05/21/2012 6:42:22 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I avoid iHeart whenever I want to listen to a station over the internet. The most annoying part is that if the stream is momentarily interrupted, the programmers didn’t have enough sense to restart automatically when it is resumed. You have to ask for it again on your computer.


9 posted on 05/21/2012 6:43:24 AM PDT by Oldhunk
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The streams almost certainly use caching/buffering to ensure an uninterrupted broadcast and/or to combat interruptions in net traffic.

If you’re running a strict read-only OS i.e. there is no disk folder to write to for buffering purposes perhaps that is where the incompatibility lies.


10 posted on 05/21/2012 6:53:28 AM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Edit: you used the live CD only for testing/comparison purposes.

Unfortunately the Windows/Mac market share determines the focus of the streaming site’s programmers. As before they rely on third-party platforms such as Flash and Java so those have to be up to date as well.


11 posted on 05/21/2012 6:58:09 AM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: relictele

I think it’s just about Linux.

I’m guessing there’s enough overlap between the Linux user base, and iHeart listeners, they’re going to find themselves overloaded with feedback, and I’m hoping they’ll do something to rectify the issue within 48 hours or so.

Hope so.


12 posted on 05/21/2012 7:03:01 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Radiosure is a standalone program that accesses many ‘real’ radio stations. http://www.radiosure.com

Screamer Radio is another standalone program that accesses many ‘Internet’ radio stations. http://www.screamer-radio.com/features/

Both also allow recording of radio streams and both have freeware editions.


13 posted on 05/21/2012 7:20:14 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

It may be a lot of work for little payoff but what about a Windows emulator for Linux in which you could run IE?


14 posted on 05/21/2012 7:20:34 AM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: relictele

Not a bad idea thanks.

Think I’ll try that, if they haven’t adjusted iHeart within a few days.


15 posted on 05/21/2012 7:23:43 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: TomGuy

Thanks, will check those out.


16 posted on 05/21/2012 7:27:11 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Mine is working.


17 posted on 05/21/2012 7:32:28 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: relictele

They have had it for many years it is called “Wine” it only has one program in it to start notepad you have to install any others you want.


18 posted on 05/21/2012 7:42:39 AM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I’m running Linux Mint 9.


19 posted on 05/21/2012 7:43:39 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Bigh4u2

Have you tried iHeart today?

Is it working on Mint/Firefox?


20 posted on 05/21/2012 7:45:24 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Yes.. It’s running fine.

I have Firefox 12.


21 posted on 05/21/2012 11:44:07 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Bigh4u2

Thanks for the feedback.

Currently FReeping on a Mint “live CD” checking it out.


22 posted on 05/22/2012 7:59:11 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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