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Streaming Help

Having trouble connecting to the Michigan Radio audio stream? Please try the suggestions below.  

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Windows Media Apple/Quicktime Real Media Player

Windows Users

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Michigan Radio offers a Windows Media stream that you can access using the Windows Media Player, built into every version of Windows. Download the most recent version of the Windows Media player.
To connect to the stream, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Windows Media Player.
  2. Click File on the menu at the top. If you do not see File on the top menu, right-click on a blank spot on the top menu bar and select File.
  3. Choose Open URL.
  4. Copy and paste the following link into the Open URL dialog box:

http://ummedia12.miserver.it.umich.edu:8004
Still can’t connect? Contact us at streaming@michiganradio.org

Macintosh Users

Michigan Radio offers an MP3 stream that you can connect to using iTunes. Here’s how to get it working:

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Click File on the top menu bar.
  3. Select Open Stream.
  4. Copy and paste the following link into the Open Stream dialog box:

http://ummedia12.miserver.it.umich.edu:8004
The stream should begin immediately and is automatically saved in your Music library.

Still having trouble connecting to the Michigan Radio audio stream? Contact us at streaming@michiganradio.org.
You may also call Michigan Radio during regular business hours (8am – 5pm) at 734-764-9210 and ask to speak to someone for streaming help.

We will do our best to make sure you can listen online to Michigan Radio!

iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Users

iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch with iOS 2.0 or later users have two options for connecting to the Michigan Radio audio stream:

Download the Free Michigan Radio App From the App Store

The Michigan Radio app was created for the iPhone but it also works on the iPad and with the iPod Touch with iOS 2.0 or later.
The Michigan Radio app for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch is located in the App Store under iPhone Apps; it is not listed under iPad Apps.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/michigan-radio-your-npr-news/id332602247?mt=8
Important Notes:

Android Device Users

Android device users have two options for connecting to the Michigan Radio stream:
Important Note: For best results, connect your Android device to a wireless network before streaming. If you are not connected, you may experience hesitations and drops if your device uses a 3G or 4G cellular signal.

Download the Free Michigan Radio App from Google Play

To use Google Play to download Android apps, you will need to have a Google account with a Google email (either Gmail or a Google-hosted domain) associated with your phone or tablet. Michigan Radio has a free app for your Android device, available through the Google Play Store App.
Note: The Google Play Store App comes pre-installed on supported Android devices running Android OS version 2.2 (Froyo) and above.
Follow these instructions:

  1. Launch the Google Play Store App from your device.
  2. Open Android Apps.
  3. Search for Michigan Radio.
  4. Click Install to install the Michigan Radio App on your device.

Internet Radio Users

Internet radios access a database of MP3 audio streams to broadcast them. Because there are so many types of Internet radios, it is not feasible to cover details for each one here. Below are some tips for updating your connection to connect to Michigan Radio’s MP3 stream:

http://ummedia12.miserver.it.umich.edu:8004

Still can’t connect? Contact us at streaming@michiganradio.org.

 

HTML5 Compliant Web Browsers

Live streaming requires an HTML5 compliant web browser for both Windows and Macintosh, and the latest version of Flash installed for Windows. Some web browsers do not require the Flash Player; others require that you download the Flash Player and install it on your computer. Below is a list of the HTML5 compliant web browsers we support:

Need to install the Flash Player

Need to install the Flash Player

Do not need to install the Flash Player, but make sure it is enabled within Chrome.

If running Safari on Windows, you will need to install the Flash Player

Flash Player

We recommend that Windows users download and install the latest version of Flash.
Flash | Download

Troubleshooting

This section lists solutions for problems you may be having with the Michigan Radio stream. Choose from the items below or browse this section to find the solution to your problem.
Still can’t connect? Email us at streaming@michiganradio.org

iPhone/iPad

Problem: When I click on the Michigan Radio app on my iPhone/iPad, I keep getting the message that says I need to update my application. What do I need to do?
Solution: You will need to install the new Michigan Radio app. First, completely remove your current app on your iPhone/iPad. Connect to the App Store, search for Michigan Radio, and download the Michigan Radio app.

iPod Touch

Problem: I have an iPod Touch, 2nd generation and cannot stream Michigan Radio. Why not?
Solution: The new Michigan Radio app for the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch does not work with the iPod Touch, 2nd generation because this model does not accept the upgraded iOS.

Flash Player

Problem: I have the Flash player installed, but my archived program audio won't play. What's wrong?
Solution: You may need to update your Adobe Flash player to a newer version of Flash. | Download Flash.

Problem: When I browse to the Flash Player page it says that I don't have Flash Player installed on my computer, but I do have it!
Solution: Try to listen to the Michigan Radio stream using a different web browser, such as Firefox or Chrome. If you can hear the stream using a different browser, you may need to update your browser to the latest version and then update or install Flash. See HTML5 compliant Web Browsers to download an up-to-date web browser.
Download Flash.

Problem: When I launch Flash, it says that I need to upgrade my version of Flash Player.
Solution: Update your old version of Flash Player and it will solve your problem. Download Flash.

Stream Won’t Play

Problem: I can't access the stream. All my configurations are up-to-date including my browser and my Flash Player. I can't connect at all.
Solution: Are you listening from home or your office?
From your office? Check with your network administrator. A firewall on the network in your office may be blocking the URL stream.
From home? Are you using any kind of firewall, anti-virus, or parental control software? If yes, try to determine which program might be creating a problem by disabling suspect programs, one at a time. Try to connect after you disable each program. If you find that disabling one or more of the programs allows you to listen to the stream, you will need to change your computer’s settings.

Internet Radio

Problem: I have an Internet radio and am getting the old stream that says the Michigan Radio stream is “no longer available.”
Solution: There are companies, such as Shout Cast and Receiva, which supply thousands of addresses for streams. Sometimes the streams are not up-to-date in the database. Michigan Radio has contacted various companies to have them update their stream for Michigan Radio.

Internet Explorer

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Problem: I am having trouble listening to the Michigan Radio stream using Internet Explorer. Any suggestions?
Solution: First, make sure that you have the latest version of Internet Explorer. Download the latest version of Internet Explorer.
If installing the new web browser does not solve the problem, there may be a problem in how IE is configured. configurations for IE. Try the following steps to see if you can correct the problem.
Important Note: These steps will delete and/or disable all your cookies, temporary files, and add-ons.

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on Tools and select Internet Options in the drop-down menu. A window will open.
  2. Select the Advanced tab. At the bottom, click Reset Internet Explorer Settings.
  3. Close Internet Explorer.
  4. Re-open Internet Explorer. You will see a welcome page. Go to www.michiganradio.org and click on Listen.

Important Note: Do not turn on the automatic Phishing Filter. If on, it will prevent you from being able to stream Michigan Radio.

Shortcuts Not Working

Problem: I have a shortcut for the Michigan Radio stream, but it is not working any more. Why not?
Solution: The shortcut you created is connecting to the old stream. Go to www.michiganradio.org and click Listen Live. Create a new shortcut for this stream.

 

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