None at all, it works OK for me in IE6, Firefox and Netscape and I haven't recently changed anything that is likely to cause this.
If anyone else has this problem, or if yours continues klassical, please let me know, together with details of the operating system and browser used, and what/how many browser windows or tabs were open immediately before clicking on the forum link.
Bookmarking the direct forum link, hwi.proboards.com might be a work around for you klassical.
Thanks, everybody! Unfortunately, I'm still having the problem. The cacophony does stop on its own eventually. By the way, I have a Mac computer (OS 10.4.10) with the Safari version 2.0.4. Since no one else is reporting the problem, one would have to assume that it is unique to my computer. I have made sure that all other windows were closed, but the problem persists. I appreciate your concern, but for now, turning off my sound until silence prevails seems to be the best solution.
Post by stevemacdonald on Jun 25, 2007 15:39:20 GMT
... The cacophony does stop on its own eventually. By the way, I have a Mac computer (OS 10.4.10) with the Safari version 2.0.4. Since no one else is reporting the problem, one would have to assume that it is unique to my computer.
Trust me, klassical, you're not alone. I'm in the same boat with Mac/Safari and I did report this same problem back when Treasures samples were first featured on the HWI site. I've just learned to live with it.
So, you are both saying that it seems to be a problem limited to Mac computers, their operating system or browser? There may in that case be an incompatibility with the Windows Media Player code embedded in the web pages.
However, as such code is obtained from Microsoft and indeed links briefly to the Microsoft website, it's hard to see what I can do about it... though I will check to see if there's a more recent version to iron out this problem.
I cannot check for compatibility with Macs when i do updates as I am firmly locked into Microsoft operating systems, as are most people. I made a conscious and considered decision to avoid Apple and the Mac many years ago (though i am well aware of all the arguments in favour of it by Mac supporters).
The embedded players should be showing a prominent "stop" button (and sometimes the ESC key or any Mac equivalent works too) and I would be interested to know if you can easily stop the music by either of these methods.
Thanks, Dave. (And sorry to hear we share the problem, Steve). It dawned on me earlier today that the problem might be Safari or Mac, and at least I can stop the noises with the stop button. Thanks. I'm happy to report that the official HW website does not present the same problem to me. Also, as I mentioned earlier, it does stop on its own eventually. Now interestingly enough, the problem is only on the HWI home page and forum. I can navigate through radio HWI, the videos, etc. without a hitch. I am going to make an appointment with a Mac "Genius" at a local Apple store and see if he/she has a solution. I greatly appreciate your looking into the matter, though, and will report back should I gain some insight.
...I cannot check for compatibility with Macs when I do updates as I am firmly locked into Microsoft operating systems, as are most people. I made a conscious and considered decision to avoid Apple and the Mac many years ago (though i am well aware of all the arguments in favour of it by Mac supporters)...
Very interesting Dave. I ditto that except that at the moment with the option of Intel chip in some models I had been thinking that the next time I bought a computer I would make it a Mac. That strategy also ties-in with the opinion of at least a couple of friends with similar attitude. However, the decision is not immediate as I recently snapped up on impulse a basic XP-Pro Media box, thus delaying any major re-jig for the moment. Making the change is a major decision since I have always maintained the Apple cannot do anything the PC can't. My reasons and theirs? Progress towards more intensive use of multi-media. Peter S.
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