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Compatible streaming - no more worries!

After a couple of weeks practical experience it looks as if our fears about the browser /operating system compatibility of our Flash streaming solution (Sound Streamer) were groundless - unless you know different.

There has been no significant use on our page offering free upgrade solutions and on some of the more heavily used streams we can already see a specific match between the two halves of the streaming solution i.e. caller and called. The problems which emerged on this PC were indeed a very minor issue and the use of old versions of IE seems to be very much reduced if our visitor's log is anything to go by.

With 20:20 hindsight, despite their cunning design the online testing facilities we used (Browsercam) were both a bit alarmist and not quite as functional as we required - they didn't actually fire up the JavaScript call for the MP3 file and play it, although they did display the player image. To be fair they made no claims in that direction and it was a speculative test on our part. We'll be trusting to local testing on our trusty XP machine with the latest versions of IE 6 and Firefox from now on.

We are off for a long weekend to Cornwall tomorrow so there will be a short Blog break until we return next Wednesday.

In the meantime here is a short LoFi streaming sample from our percussion arrangement of JS Bach's Toccata No 5 - more fun with your ears than you might have expected.

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