How do I fix this @#*%&#*)*@ thing?
So, you are having problem with JOHNfm? Listed below
are frequently asked questions and solutions to common
Sometimes when I'm listening
the live stream cuts in and out and the player starts
rebuffering. What is happening?
a wide variety of reasons why the JOHNfm stream may be down
at any given moment, ranging from temporary loss of
connection between JOHNfm and our streaming server, to our
dogs kicking out the power cord. Ok, that probably
won't ever happen, but occasionally we need to do
maintenance to our network which causes the stream to go
offline. We even loose power or internet connectivity
from time to time!
if there is a chance that problem is with your own computer,
try rebooting your computer and reconnecting to the
internet. Itís amazing how many computer problems can be
fixed with a simple reboot. Also, try upgrading your player
to 'streaming' audio on the internet can be precarious. The
most common problem is playback stalling until more data
Relevant factors include:
viewing other web-pages while listening
network congestion (periods of high demand)
quality / speed of your connection
I can't get your station
to stream... What's wrong?
beauty of an mp3 stream is that it works for all the
major platforms (Mac, Windows, Linux). But to be
able to listen, you need a player. For windows, use Jet
Audio, WinAmp, iTunes or Windows Media Player. For Mac
OSX, use iTunes or Audion. For Linux, try XMMS.
Shoutcast streams over port 80, so firewalls should not
be an issue. Try upgrading your player or downloading
one of the ones we've just mentioned.
I want to download mp3's!
Why aren't they available?
Legally we are not allowed to make available for
download via mp3 ANY broadcast which contains
copyrighted material (e.g. music heard on the station).
We do provide a link to Amazon.com however, where you
can purchase the music you hear on JOHNfm.