How to Tune in to Whisperings Solo Piano Radio...

There are many ways to tune in to Whisperings radio, whether you are listening to the free stream or the subscription stream. If you don't want (or are unable) to use the Flash Player on the home page to listen, you can use the play links below or, if you prefer, open the provided stream URLs in directly in your favorite player. Instructions for doing that are below

The below play links will open in whatever player is set as your browser default for that type of stream. Or, you an open up the provided URLs in your favorite player to start the stream.

The Free Stream -
See What's Playing Now on the FREE stream
Play the MP3 Stream URL: http://pianosolo.streamguys.net/live.m3u
Play the Windows Media Stream URL: http://vistaweb.streamguys.com/pianosolo64k.asx


Whisperings PureStream -
See What's Playing Now on PureStream
Play the 128k MP3 Stream URL: http://onyxweb.streamguys.com/pianosolo.m3u
Play the 128k Windows Media Stream URL: http://onyxweb.streamguys.com/pianosolo.asx


Whisperings PureStream for Slower Connections/Networks  (Commercial Free, Sign Up Here)

Play the 64k MP3 Stream URL: http://onyxweb.streamguys.com/pianosolo64.m3u
Play the 64k Windows Media Stream URL: http://onyxweb.streamguys.com/pianosolo64.asx

The Stream URL's show above will work with most players and devices. However, if you want to tune into Whisperings PureStream with a device like the Roku Soundbridge, Squeezebox, Sonos and so on, you'll need a special customized URL to do that. For details on how to tune in with specific players and/or devices, click the "Other Devices" link below.

Using Your Preferred Media Player...
iTunes

Windows Media Player
WinAmp / RealPlayer
iPhone / iPad
Other Devices



iTunes
These instructions assume you have iTunes version 11 or better. If you don't have a more recent version, you may need to update your iTunes softward to match these instructions.

The Free Stream: To tune into the free stream in iTunes, start up iTunes, select "Music" from the Library drop down list on the left side of the application (just under the File menu). Then click the "Internet" menu that shows up across the top (just under the window that shows the Apple icon. If you don't see Internet, go to Edit/Preferences and select the Internet Radio box). A genre list of music streams will display in the main window. Click the arrow that lists "Classical" stations. Under that alphabetical list you'll find "Whisperings: Solo Piano Radio." Click on that to tune in. See diagram below.

How to access the FREE stream in iTunes...




PureStream:  
Here's how to open PureStream from iTunes:

1) Start up iTunes, go to the File/Open Stream menu. For a keyboard short cut just do COMMAND+U on the Mac or CTRL+U on the PC. That will take you right to the Open Stream prompt in iTunes.
2) When prompted for the stream URL, insert
http://onyxweb.streamguys.com/pianosolo.m3u and click on OK. Make sure you don't have any trailing spaces on that URL link.
3) You should then be prompted for your username and password (
if you've logged in using iTunes before, iTunes may have cached your login and may not even prompt you. This is especially true if you're on a Mac.) If you are prompted, enter your login and you're in.

F
rom that point on, you should see "Whisperings PureStream: Solo Piano Radio" bookmarked as a playlist in your iTunes music library. To see this, select "Music" from the Library drop down list on the left side of the application (just under the File menu). Then click the "Playlists" menu that shows up across the top (just under the window that shows the Apple icon. Then select "Internet Songs" from the list that shows up on the left side of the screen. You should then see "Whisperings PureStream: Solo Piano Radio" listed there in the main iTunes Window. Click on that to start your stream. See the diagram below.

Again, you must FIRST open up the stream using the File/Open Stream process described above. Once you do that, iTunes will add the link to your Internet Songs playlist as diagramed below.  



If you *don't* see a bookmark listed here for Whisperings PureStream: Solo Piano Radio, it may show up as "secure", so try that. If not, you'll need to repeat the steps starting from File/Open Stream above.

If you still have trouble, you can email support@solopianoradio.com




Windows Media Player



If you wish, you can open up the Whisperings streams in Windows Media Player. You won't be able to access all the features our web site player offers, but you can access the music.

The Free Stream:
To listen in Windows Media Player, start up Windows Media Player, then go to the File/Open URL... menu. Insert this URL: http://vistaweb.streamguys.com/pianosolo64k.asx . The stream should start playing. You can save the stream as a playlist if you like, and then the stream will be bookmarked in your Playlist Library. How exactly this is done depends on your version of Windows Media Player, as the process if different in almost every version!

PureStream (Commercial-Free):  Here's how to log in directly from Windows Media Player:

1) Start up Windows Media Player, then to the File/Open URL menu.
2) Insert the following URL:
http://onyxweb.streamguys.com/pianosolo.asx . Make sure you don't have any trailing spaces on that URL link. 
3) Click on OK and you should be prompted for your login information. Enter your PureStream username and password.
4) WMP may also ask you if you want to "display the embedded content." Say yes, as that's the HTML for the playlist so you can see what's playing. Note that, depending on your version of Windows Media Player, you may have to resize the "Now Playing" window or change your "View" to see the playlist.

You can save the stream as a playlist if you like, and then the stream will be bookmarked in your Playlist Library. How exactly this is done depends on your version of Windows Media Player, as the process if different in almost every version!


Important Note: If you don't see the "File" menu option, you probably have your menu system hidden in Windows Media Player. To change this, start up Windows Media Player, then press CTRL+M which should display your menu system along the top of the player. Then you can select the "File" menu. Alternatively, just press CTRL+U to open up the window that prompts you for the stream URL.  You can just insert it there.



Other Players...

For WinAmp, go to the "File/Play URL" menu, insert the following URL:
http://onyxweb.streamguys.com/pianosolo.m3u
You should then be prompted for your login.

For RealPlayer, go to the "File/Open" menu, insert the following URL:

http://onyxweb.streamguys.com/pianosolo.m3u
You should then be prompted for your login.



iPhone / iPad

To listen to Whisperings on the iPhone or iPad, you need a special iPhone app. We recommend this one, as it was designed specifically for our broadcast. It works very well, whether you're tuning into the free stream or our subscription stream, Whisperings PureStream



Other Devices...

You can tune into Whisperings from a host of other devices, including the Roku Soundbridge, Squeezebox or Sonos. For the free stream, just create a custom stream URL and add one of the URLs listed at the top of this page in your device. In most cases and for most devices, you'll want to use the MP3 stream URL. For Whisperings PureStream, you'll need a special URL that has your login information embedded in it. For a list of devices that support Whisperings PureStream, along with instructions, view our device list in our FAQ.


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