Audio work around for windows vista with WMP
If you are having trouble tuning in with Windows Vista and WMP - a workaround is to use Firefox instead. It seems to be an Internet Explorer problem .
12StepRadio has a new
audio player. To get the full
experience, you should enable "enhanced content" if Windows
Media Player asks.
Simply click the box next to Always show
enhanced Web Content. and then click YES.
This will allow you to see information about the current song playing,
including a link to the artist's website.
Occasionally the information displayed is a bit out of sync with the
music. This is normal for Internet broadcasting.
If, after clicking on the listen
Media Player does not open but either another player
opens or no player opens you may have to set the
File Types in Windows Media Player to recognize
the stream. To check the file types, open Windows
Media Player and select Tools --> and then Options.
Then click on File Types and check all of the
check boxes. You can leave CD unchecked if you
Click on OK and then close Windows
Media Player. You may have to restart your computer
too. Click on the Listen
link again and Windows
Media Player should open correctly this time.
Some listeners might experience problems listening
to 12StepRadio from
work. The reason is because many companies block
the common ports that are
online radio stations as this does use up bandwidth.
If 100 employees are listening to Internet radio
at the same time it doesn't leave much room for
the business to operate on the Internet. So, check
with your system administrator if you can't connect
from work to see if the ports are blocked.
Also, people using personal firewalling software
(Norton, ZoneAlarm, Kerio, Prevyx, AVG, etc...)
should "allow" streaming media content as well
as links from http://www.12stepradio.com
Common Media Player Errors
Occasionally you might encounter an error while
trying to connect to 12StepRadio with Windows
Media Player. A complete list of the most common
are listed here.
A few of the error codes that you might encounter
while trying to connect to 12StepRadio are listed
PLEASE NOTE: If you receive the
following error when trying to play our streams:
"0xC00D10B3: Windows Media Player
cannot play this file..."
Here] to visit the Microsoft Website for a
C00D1197: Cannot play the file
Your computer is not connected to the local area
network (LAN) or to the Internet. Connect to the
network or Internet, and then try again. This error
can also occur if you are running personal Firewall-ing
software on your PC. Try allowing links from "http://www.12stepradio.com" and
then re-Try by clicking on our Listen
C00D11B3: Encountered a network problem
Windows Media Player encountered a network problem.
You might encounter this error message for one
of the following reasons:
1) The server is not online or is busy. Try again
later. (very rare)
2) You are not properly connected to the local
area network (LAN) or to the Internet. Connect
or Internet, and then try again.
3) The proxy server settings for the Player are
not configured properly. Verify that your proxy
are correct, and then try again.
- To verify your
proxy server settings, Open Windows Media Player
and go to the Tools menu, click
tab, and then verify your settings in the Streaming
proxy settings area.
- If you do not know what your proxy server settings
should be, on the Network tab, select a protocol,
click Configure, and then select:
"Do Not Use A
Proxy Server" (recommended) or
proxy settings of the Web
(available for HTTP protocol only).
If you are
connected to the Internet through a dial-up
connection, you might not be able to choose the
For more information, consult your Internet
service provider or network administrator.
Complete Windows Media Player documentation is
you are having any difficulties tuning in please
contact us through
Internet radio is a wonderful experience. It
is the coming wave of how music and video will be
delivered. It works as well as any other kind
of radio and you can listen while you are surfing,
doing email, and just about anything else that
you do on a computer.
All you need receive and hear 12StepRadio.com is
a PC with a sound card and speakers, running Windows 98, 2000,
or XP. Just click on the Click Here To Tune In to Our Broadcast link
at the top of ANY page of 12StepRadio.com.
Your computer will launch Windows Media Player and 12StepRadio should
come on within seconds.
If you don't have Windows Media Player 9 Series you can download
it for free by clicking on the Icon below.
Internet radio works best if you have a broadband connection
(cable or DSL). It will work, however, with dial-up. It seems
like some ISPs (like Earthlink or Verizon) work better
If It Doesn't Work:
First of all, we are sorry. You are missing some awesome recovery
oriented rock and country rock music. Let's see if we can help
- Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
- If you come up with a Windows Media Player error, the most common solution is to download WindowsMedia Player 9 Series and re-install it. Use this link http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/ or click on the icon in the lower left of this page. Be aware, if you have a slow Internet connection, it can take 45 min to 65 min at 28.8 Kbps. It's really a simple process and you can use your computer for something else if you want while it's downloading. This solves the problem 90% of the time.
- If you have everything you need and still can't get it to work, please report it by clicking here.
While we aren't set up to provide tech support, we will research common problems that may arise and post solutions.
How To Improve Your Experience
You will not believe what an improvement, and what high quality
you can get from 12StepRadio.com just
by adding low cost, external speakers to your computer. My personal
favorites are the 3 piece sets with a subwoofer and two small
desktop speakers that are made for computers. You can get them
from your local electronics store or Amazon or eBay, for around
$100.00. The 2 speaker sets sound great too, but don't have that
do. A pair of speakers as cheap as $25-$40 will make you wonder
why you hadn't done it before. (sound familiar?) Let us know
how you like listening to 12StepRadio.com on
your new speakers.