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I need assistance with live radio streams.

  • I have searched this forum and I did not find the help I need. I am trying to listen to live streaming online radio broadcasts but there is no sound when I click on the play button on these sites. I have disabled my ad blocker and I do not have any browser ad ons that would or could interfere. None that I am aware of anyway. I have no problem listening to any of these live streams using Chrome. I do not have or use IE 11 at all so I cannot try that browser. I do not know what else to try in order to remedy this situation. I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1 with my Opera browser. If you need any further information, I will be glad to tell you anything you need to know in order to get some assistance with this issue. I sincerely hope that I have explained my situation clear enough to be understood. Thank you.

  • Hmm ... my local AM station plays audio, but isn't actually streaming at the moment as they only stream local content - though I can hear the audio telling me this.

    700 WLW out of Cincinnati streams through iheartradio at https://700wlw.iheart.com/ and works. Mind you, at the moment I'm using Opera Developer, I'll need to check it later in Stable to make sure there isn't a bug there.

  • Thank you for your response. I have tried four different local stations both AM and FM stations not that it makes a difference but they all have links to their own separate streaming page which I have made sure that I have the ad blocker turned off when I click on the play button but it just sits there with no sound. I do get an indication that it is streaming as I see a pause button but like I said no sound. When using Chrome, there is no problems at all which tells me that there is no issues with my sound card in my laptop as well. I can watch YouTube and any other video source such as Vimeo or any other such video websites. This has me stumped. I am fairly tech savvy when it comes to my PCs and I am usually good at troubleshooting as well but like I said, this has me stumped. Please let me know what you find out with your stable version. Thanks again.

  • Does the WLW stream work for you? If it does, then I'll need one of your links to investigate.

  • Sorry, but I don't understand what you mean by the WLW stream. Here are the two stations that I am most interested in listening to.

    https://tunein.com/radio/WKSK-580-s30396/
    https://onlineradiobox.com/us/wxrc/

    I hope that helps. Thank you for helping out.

  • Well, no luck here. 😞

  • @sgunhouse

    @sgunhouse said in I need assistance with live radio streams.:

    Well, no luck here. 😞
    I was really hoping that you would have the magic spell. ☺
    So, what did you mean by the "WLW stream" anyway? I'm curious. So, I guess that means that you tried both of the links I sent to you?

  • The link in my earlier post to WLW 700 from Cincinnati. Really doesn't matter as your links didn't work for me. Only thing to try would be a user-agent switcher to convince them you're using Chrome.

  • @sgunhouse said in I need assistance with live radio streams.:

    The link in my earlier post to WLW 700 from Cincinnati. Really doesn't matter as your links didn't work for me. Only thing to try would be a user-agent switcher to convince them you're using Chrome.

    You are not going to believe this but I am listening to WLW 700 right now. This is the first streaming radio station I have listened to with Opera. Why this one works and the others do not is baffling. As far as the stations I want to listen to here, I will just have to use Chrome I guess. I appreciate that you have been so helpful.

  • Well, that was interesting. WXRC, your second link there, actually works in Vivaldi. Not the first one though.

  • Well, you brought my attention to a new browser that I had not heard of. Is Vivaldi a product of Opera as I just read about?

  • Nope, it's not an Opera product. But it's a product from Opera's creator and former CEO

  • I saw that information somewhere last night. I watched a few videos about it and I even installed it but I could not successfully get it to import my bookmarks or speed dials. That plus the fact that it looks so much like Opera, I decided that I was not interested in it so I will stay with Opera. Another mark against it was that you have to add an ad blocker as an extension instead of it being built in. I don't see what all the fuss is about with Vivaldi overall.