I can no longer hear Radio On Demand on the BBC site, although up to a couple of weeks ago it worked fine. When I invoke the Radio Player it says it's running, but there is no modem activity and, of course, no sound. Live Radio only works if I click the "Having Problems" link in the Radio Player box, which forces RealOne Player to start and then live radio streams OK. It feels like the Radio Player is not invoking RealOne for some reason that I dont understand. I've uninstalled and re-installed RealOne. I'm on XP Home and Broadband. Anyone got any clue as to what might have gone wrong? Things are desperate 'cos I can no longer catch up on missed Archers episodes!
Hmmm don't know where you are Chas but I get BBC streams on broadband both on Real and BBC player no problem, some times I switch from one to the other depending which one is better, I reach bbc payer from the bbc web site. I'm in Austria.
I've cleared out and reinstalled Real Player twice now. I've followed all the good advice above - thanks - but still no luck. RealPlayer works fine as a stand alone programme. If I'm right, I believe the BBC player utilizes Real Player to stream. If anyone knows differently please advise. Truth is I don't know precisely how the Radio On Demand stuff works on the BBC site - and they appear to be to busy to help! If someone could fill me in I might stand a better chance of isolating the problem. Now getting serious withdrawal symptoms from The Archers :-((
Well, sort of. RealOne comes with it's own web browser. Accessing the BBC website via this browser and then invoking the BBC Player works fine. So when I need to I use the Real browser. Still don't understand why it doesnt work with IE6 any more - and it's a nuisance, but the workaround achieves the objective - no more missed Archers!