DIY : How to Listen
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using the Live365 Widget via our website now!
We feel this is the best way to listen, even over the live365
Fewer dropouts, skipping due to bandwidth etc. )
- What is the Live365
is The Best Way! To
listen to our station
create a widget for your favorite
you can create one that lists
all your favorite stations in your
presets list! It's easy to use and you
can simply place it on your
blog or Facebook page. ( You can put on
pages also but it won't play for some
silly reason... )
- Can I access my VIP
account on the widget?
Yes! Once you create a widget and you
try and tune into your
you can log into your VIP account at the
of the widget. This will allow
your favorite station to play
from the widget without launching any
- Can I use the widget,
even if I don't have a VIP
Yes you can. However, this does differ a
bit from the VIP
experience. If you're
tuning into a non-PRO station, a
Player Window will pop up. You will need
to log into
your Live365 account in
order to access it. If you don't have a
Live365 username, you can set this up
To listen to a Live365 broadcast, you must have an
audio player installed. This can be done in two simple
First, check to make sure your PC meets the minimum
- Windows 9X, NT, ME, 2000, XP or higher
- 300mhz or better processor
- Microsoft IE 5 and higher (Other browsers may
work but are not supported.)
STEP 1: Choosing Your Player
You can listen to Live365.com using players such as
Player365, RealPlayer, Winamp, Sonique, MusicMatch, or
Windows Media Player.
- Player365: Our recommended
player. Go to the
Listen Settings and select Player365.
- RealPlayer 8 (or higher): Once
it is installed, you are done! If you have an older
download this newest version. (Please note that
Real Player will appear to be wrapped in a Live365
"skin" when you launch Live365 stations.)
- Windows Media Player: If you
use Windows Media Player, you may experience severe
buffering delays. To use this player,
choose it as your default player. (Please note
that Windows Media Player will appear to be wrapped
in a Live365 "skin" when you launch Live365
- Winamp, Sonique, or another MP3 player:
If you prefer to use one of these players, please
choose it as your default player.
- If you don't have a player ... download and
- Player365: Our recommended player. Go to
Listen Settings and select Player365. The
next time you open the player window you will be
walked through a short installation process.
- RealPlayer: (download)
- J. River Media Jukebox: (download)
- Winamp: (download)
- Windows Media Player (may experience long
buffering delays): (download)
- Once you select a player, follow
the directions specific to your player. You may
need to restart your computer, so bookmark this
- If you selected Winamp or another MP3 player, go
to step 2. If you are using
Player365, Windows Media Player or RealPlayer,
SKIP step 2 and
STEP 2: Configuring Internet Explorer
If you use Internet Explorer as your browser, you can
configure your player to launch automatically every time
you listen to a Live365 broadcast.
NOTE: If you are using Player365, Windows Media
Player or RealPlayer, please skip this step.
* Click here to configure Internet Explorer.
If you are using a Macintosh computer to listen to
Live365, you have several player options.
For OS X listeners, we highly recommend using our
Radio365 application. This stand-alone application
allows you to access Live365 stations quickly and easily
with its user-friendly interface.
If you are using an earlier version of the Mac
Operating System, or if you prefer a different player,
you can use a third-party player like iTunes or any
other streaming mp3 player. Set iTunes as your default
audio player for Internet music playback in the iTunes
Preferences and then set your Live365
Listening Settings to mp3 player.
It should be possible to listen to Live365 on most
When you try to launch a Live365 station, the web
browser will attempt to download or open a .pls file.
You should instruct whatever browser you are using (Konqueror,
Galeon, Mozilla, etc) to open the .pls with XMMS (or
whatever MP3 player you have installed on your
The steps you should take to enable Live365 on your
- Point your Web Browser to
- Login using your username or password
- Find a station you want to listen to (by either
searching or browsing the Live365 directory or your
- Click on the yellow speaker "Play" icon. Doing
this should open a Player365 window (check your
pop-up blocker if a window does not open).
- Once the window has opened, you will be prompted
to Save or Open a .pls file. Select open, and
specify the MP3 playback application that you want
to use (XMMS, Kaboodle, or whatever MP3
streaming-capable player you have).
- The application should buffer for a few seconds,
then start playing the stream.
a PC or
a Mac to
Connecting your PC or Mac to your stereo is easy.
A typical PC sound card
Or Notebook /
Laptop Audio ( headphones ) Out
audio output on your PC or Mac.
On most desktop computers, you
will have the option of either
using a small mini-plug output
on the front of the computer or
a mini-plug and/or RCA output on
the sound card in the back. The
mini-plug is the same port you
use to plug in your headphones.
Laptops only have mini-plug
audio output connections.
A mini-plug connector
the type of audio cable you will
be using, plug the cable end
into the output of your PC or
Mac's sound out port. If you are
using the headphone port, you
will need a cable with a (male)
mini-plug on one end and two
(male) RCA connectors on the
other end. If you're using the
sound output ports from your
desktop computer’s sound card,
you will most likely need to
have a cable with 2 (male) RCA
connectors on each end, although
some sound cards only have
mini-plug audio connections.
It’s best to take a good look at
the inputs and outputs on your
PC/Mac and stereo to make sure
you’ve got the proper cabling.
Know exactly what you’ll need
before you go looking for a
RCA audio connectors
input ports for the audio on
your stereo. The standard input
for almost all unbalanced
consumer stereo/tuners is the
(female) RCA audio port. Your
stereo will very likely have
more than one input for
connecting extra audio sources.
Often, a stereo will have an
“Aux” or “Auxiliary” input for
connecting audio input sources.
If that’s being used by another
device, you can use any other
input that’s free, such as
“Turntable” or “Tape In.” Simply
plug the (male) RCA output
cables into the (female) RCA
inputs on your stereo. Double
check to make sure they are the
input jacks, as the input and
output jacks on all
stereo/tuners look very similar.
It should say “in” or “input”
next to the port.
you're all connected. Now just
double-check on your computer
that your sound card is properly
set up to feed audio from the
output jacks on the sound card
or headphone port. Simply find
the corresponding option on your
stereo controls to select the
input source and select them.
For example: If you used "Aux"
as the input source on your
stereo, select "Aux" on your
found with Best Audio Output!