Did I disable live streaming?

May 2, 2020 at 11:57:47
Specs: several
At the top of this web page: https://www.mprnews.org/
is a light blue box. It should have some buttons in it.
I believe they are for live streaming the radio program.
But on my computer, the blue box is empty.

I have disabled something in Windows 10 that is required
to make the live streaming work. I'm able to view and
listen to all sorts of YouTube videos and the like, but
not this. Can you tell me what piece of Windows is needed
for it that is not not needed to make other things work?

Does a particular Internet Settings box need to be checked?
Does a particular port need to be open in Windows Firewall?
Does a particular service need to be running?
Or what?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
May 2, 2020 at 12:08:14
What browser?

I think I've told you, I do not & will not use Edge. When I open that page with Firefox, there's a blue strip that runs across the top of the page. There's a Play button on the left end, next to it says On Air Radiolab with Jad Abumrad. If I open the same page with IE, the blue strip is there but no Play button or text.


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#2
May 2, 2020 at 16:21:23

> If I open the same page with IE, the blue strip is there but no Play button or text.

Well, that's surprising, interesting, and informative!

I wonder what it means...

It didn't occur to me that it might depend on the browser. I've altered so
many other things...

I am using Edge. I don't expect anyone else to use it.

Radiolab is the program that was playing at that moment.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#3
May 2, 2020 at 20:21:19
"I don't expect anyone else to use it"

Sorry, I know from a recent thread that you use Edge & I believe I stated that I don't. I won't touch it, not even to check a website. However, I've been testing the Brave browser which like Edge is based on Chromium. I checked the site with Brave & had no problem playing On Air, which at the time was Hidden Brain with Shankar Vedantam.


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#4
May 2, 2020 at 21:38:40
Thank you.

To be clear, the version of Edge I'm using is the one that came
with Windows 10 in mid-2016, if that makes any difference to
anything. Might be the reason I don't get the buttons...

I forget whether I said this here recently or said it elsewhere, but
one mildly-amusing thing about privacy as I have this computer
set up, Google Maps and other map providers that try to start in
my location seem to have a very hard time figuring out where I am.
Often they do place me somewhere in the Twin Cities, but almost
as often they put me closer to Milwaukee than Minneapolis. I think
it's based just on my ISP.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
May 3, 2020 at 09:56:15
"the version of Edge I'm using is the one that came with Windows 10 in mid-2016"

Why wouldn't you upgrade? From what I've read, the new Edge, nick-named "Edgium", is far superior to the original version. The old version is now called "Edge Legacy".

If I was to use Edge, it would be the new version. The new Edge can also be used on Win7 & Win8 plus other platforms - macOS, Linux, & Android. And it lets you dump Bing. It seems Microsoft wants to grab more of the browser market. The conspiracy theorist in me says they want to expand their ability to track & spy.

https://www.windowscentral.com/old-...
https://www.windowscentral.com/micr...


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#6
May 3, 2020 at 12:22:35
I think I tried to upgrade Edge sometime last year, but it wanted
to upgrade something else first. Which probably meant upgrading
something else before *that*, and something else before *that*...

As I remember it, Netscape Navigator worked just fine...

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#7
May 3, 2020 at 12:41:46
"Netscape Navigator worked just fine..."

In the 90's, you mean, right? lol


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