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anybody know how to open the link

by jonah jones / November 23, 2006 6:59 PM PST
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Maybe try later. Works for me
by Steven Haninger / November 23, 2006 7:16 PM PST

Cat Stevens on top. I thought he wasn't allowed to record any more. Must be a loophole somewhere.

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no luck...
by jonah jones / November 23, 2006 8:01 PM PST

at a guess, do you have Real Player installed?

according to the "search the net for a program" box, that's what i need....



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Correct ...
by Bill Osler / November 23, 2006 8:23 PM PST
In reply to: no luck...

It's a Real Player audio link. Without Real Player or something else that can accept those links you won't be able to listen to it.

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I tried ie6 and ff2
by WOODS-HICK / November 23, 2006 10:49 PM PST

no luck. I get 'page not found'. if I click on the audio icon and download the file, it is npr3145.smil from www.npr.org. windows says can't open.

maybe there is info at the cd website:


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(NT) no real player on my pc
by WOODS-HICK / November 23, 2006 10:51 PM PST
In reply to: I tried ie6 and ff2
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(NT) No problem IE6 or Firrefox
by Mac McMullen / November 23, 2006 11:10 PM PST
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Try looking around here Jonah...
by Rolway / November 23, 2006 11:28 PM PST

I'm on dial-up and do not have the patience to wait for all the loads. It sometimes comes up page time out...Try Again. Keep hitting try again, it will load. The Videos are below the Coffee Cup.



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give that man a ceegar!
by jonah jones / November 24, 2006 3:27 AM PST

thanks George... just what i wanted, BTW, i find that youtube is like going to a dictionary for a specific word and you find yourself checking something else at the same time...

what a pleasure seeing kevin spacey as bobby darin...

thanks again

jonah "somewhere, over the sea" jones


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This may help explain the file
by grin_n_bare / November 23, 2006 11:58 PM PST
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Jonah ... try this ...
by Bill Osler / November 24, 2006 12:14 AM PST

NPR does allow you to specify audio preferences. I'd forgotten that somewhere along the line.

Although many of NPR audio clips are available in both RealMedia and Windows Media Player format IIRC some are only available in RealMedia. It sounds like you have RealMedia set as your 'preference' (it may be the default - I don't remember) but you apparently don't have RealPlayer on your PC.

Anyway, if you have Windows Media Player on your PC, try going to the NPR help center at:
That page should include an entry labeled 'Streaming Audio Guide' that will let you choose which audio player you want to use and provide other information.

If you are running Linux you will have to decide whether to get RealPlayer (or maybe another program that emulates it) since it is the only option for Linux users at NPR.

Bill Osler

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thanks Bill, it helped
by jonah jones / November 24, 2006 3:43 AM PST
In reply to: Jonah ... try this ...

at least it 'associated' media player with the file, but when i clicked the link, i got "sorry buddy, the file you want has been moved or is unavailable"

but as i posted to George, youtube had the songs...



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using apple safari...
by grimgraphix / November 24, 2006 3:20 AM PST

the link downloads a small .smil file that quicktime refuses to play. I have real player installed on my mac but it does not open up automatically with this link (as other Real Player links cause it to do).

My xp box using explorer 7 causes the link to jump over to a real player registration pop up window... after refusing all the BS settings that would drop tonnes of cookies & spyware options onto my pc... I finally got a real player window that loaded and played the song.

Firefox v2 popped up a window identifying the file to be downloaded as a smil document... when I told it to accept the file... RealPlayer needed to update itself with 10.5 Harmony Technology files (whatever they may be) and required the previous version of RealPlayer to be removed before the new one could be installed... after being forced to register with intrusive personal information and turn down many offers, configure my norton firewall, configure the additional Weather Channel option the new RealPlayer gives you, get a drink, make a turkey burrito, let the dog out, scratch, stretch, and burp... I finally got a real player interface that is as large as a web browser and still no song Sad I close out all the windows and click again on the link from NPR and get a minimized control bar and get to hear the song again.

It's an OK song... :|... don't know that it was worth all the extra work

I don't know why it wouldn't play on my mac considering I do have real player loaded on it... I will have to check for updates.


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hi grim, try the link in Bills post
by jonah jones / November 24, 2006 3:46 AM PST
In reply to: using apple safari...

sounds as if you have the same 'problem' that i had....



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Open the link
by taboma / November 24, 2006 2:47 PM PST
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