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Listen Live in the Classical WETA Player Window

WETA Player WindowListening to Classical WETA 90.9 FM and VivaLaVoce online has never been easier with our new dedicated player window. No third-party software needed and you can leave it open in the background all day long without disrupting anything else you might be doing.

Start listening in the player window →

 

 

Listen Live in Another Player

If you would prefer to listen to our streams in a different player, that's okay, too. For each of our streams we offer Windows Media format, .mp3 format and a special link for iTunes users. Just click on one of the buttons below to launch your player of choice.

 

 

Bookmark Classical WETA on Your Mobile Device

Looking for an easy way to listen to Classical WETA and VivaLaVoce on-the-go? Follow these instructions to bookmark our audio player on the homescreen of your mobile device.

On iPhone and iPad

  • Open up Safari on your iOS device and type one of the following URLs in the address bar at the top of the screen: http://www.weta.org/listen-live (for Classical WETA 90.9 FM) or http://www.weta.org/listen-live/viva-la-voce (for VivaLaVoce).
  • Tap the Share button on the bottom menu bar. It’s an icon that’s a box with an arrow sticking out from it. If the bottom menu is not visible, just scroll down and it should appear.
  • Tap "Add to Home Screen."
  • On the next page you’ll confirm the web address. Tap "Add" in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • The link is now added to your homescreen. To launch the player just tap on the Classical WETA or VivaLaVoce logo.

On Android Phones and Tablets

  • Open up Chrome on your Android device and type one of the following URLs in the address bar at the top of the screen: http://www.weta.org/listen-live (for Classical WETA 90.9 FM) or http://www.weta.org/listen-live/viva-la-voce (for VivaLaVoce).
  • Tap the settings button (the three vertical dots located at the top right of the screen).
  • Tap "Add to homescreen."
  • A window will pop up to confirm the address. Tap "Add."
  • The link is now added to your homescreen. To launch the player just tap on the Classical WETA or VivaLaVoce logo.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

How do I listen online?

In order to listen to the stream, you will need a computer with an Internet connection, a sound card and headphones or speakers. If you have those, the easiest way to listen is through the player window right here on classicalweta.org. (Just click the link and the player window will launch automatically.) You can then select either the Classical WETA 90.9 FM stream or the VivaLaVoce stream. Once the stream starts you are free to minimize the player window and work on other things. The music will still play as long as you don't completely close the player window.

 

Do I have to use the player window on weta.org to listen to the streams or can I listen in another player?

No, you do not have to use the player window. If you would prefer to listen to our streams in a different player you can paste one of the links listed below into your media player of choice.


CLASSICAL WETA 90.9 FM STREAM LINKS

Windows Media format
Link: http://www.weta.org/playlist/classical.asx
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MP3 format
Link: http://www.weta.org/playlist/classical.m3u
Cut and paste:


iTunes
Link: http://stream.weta.org:8000/listen.pls
Cut and paste:

 

VIVALAVOCE STREAM LINKS

Windows Media format
Link: http://www.weta.org/playlist/vivalavoce.asx
Cut and paste:



MP3 format
Link: http://www.weta.org/playlist/vivalavoce.m3u
Cut and paste:


iTunes
Link: http://stream.weta.org:8006/listen.pls
Cut and paste:

You can also find Classical WETA 90.9 FM and VivaLaVoce on TuneIn radio and in the iTunes Radio directory under "Classical."

 

How do I listen on my mobile device?

The easiest way to listen your mobile device is to save a link to our player window on your homescreen. Check out the instructions above for details.

 

What does “live stream” mean?

The live stream is a continuous "stream" of digital audio that can be accessed over the Internet. For the most part, the live stream is identical to our on-air broadcast, so you will hear the same music and programs online as you do on a normal radio.

 

Can I download the stream and listen to it later?

No. A live stream is not a downloadable file; it is a steady flow of data.

 

I can't hear anything. What should I do?

If you are listening at work, your company may have a firewall enabled to securely protect its internal data. Sometimes your company's proxy settings may be set in such a way that they prevent external streaming sources from occurring. If this is the case, please contact the IT department of your company. It's possible your computer isn't set up properly to handle the file types used by our streams. This can be the case if you have recently installed or upgraded your media players.

Seek professional advice before making any changes to your system. WETA is not responsible for any changes you may decide to make to your computer set-up. These tips are intended as a guide only to help you diagnose problems you may be having.

 

Why does the stream sometimes stop for a while or stutter?

This may be due to Internet congestion, which can be more frequent at certain times of the day. Current streaming technology makes best efforts not to lose this information and holds or "buffers" it until the line is clear to receive further information. This is why there is sometimes a stuttering or delaying effect when receiving a stream.

 

Why does the stream sometimes repeat?

This is a bug in the way the player window operates within some versions of Internet Explorer when the stream is interrupted due to network congestion. We are working to resolve the problem. In the meantime, please consider using another browser to launch the player window or listen via an alternate player with one of the links listed above.

 

How can I contact WETA regarding streaming problems?

The reliability of our streams is extremely important to us. If you notice something awry with our stream, contact us to report a problem listening to Classical WETA online.

Please provide the following information: time the problem occurred, what player you were using to listen to the stream (weta.org player window, Windows Media Player, iTunes, etc.), your computer OS (Windows XP, OSX, etc.), and a detailed description of the problem, including whether you are listening at work or at home and when the problem started or how long it has been occurring.

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