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Using Chrome, I can play a show from the beginning, but if I try to seek forward and play from a different time, it won't play.
Using firefox I can play from the beginning and seek, so I'll just use firefox for now.
Also, I LOVE the new progress bar. Whoever's idea that was is a genius. Most websites only change things when they do a huge overhaul and change everything, but this site works fine just the way it is. Improving that one thing without changing everything else is awesome.
I find the behavior on the Mac to be exactly the opposite of what you describe. In any case, the difference is due to how the player interacts with media files in different browsers.
In both cases, the entire file must download to the point in the track you are seeking to before it starts to play. To begin playing in the middle of tracks (like YouTube and some other media sites) requires a streaming server, something that can get expensive and is not something I want to pay for out of my own pocket.
That's weird. It's just it use to work in Chrome for me, so I'm not sure why it wouldn't work anymore. Maybe I need to install something?
And I mean the blue progress bar that shows where in the show you are. It's much longer now so it's easier to skip to the exact minute/second where you want to be (and I often have to stop mid show and come back to it later) so it's incredibly helpful.
Post by Colin on 8/12/2013 at 12:35pm EDT:
In the interest of helping to troubleshoot the problem rather than bitching and whining about it not working and demanding it be fixed, here are some details that may help with the broken 60 sec countdown timer, including one situation where it DOES work: First, the symptom is that the timer displays and begins counting down the moment you hit the play button. Then when the timer expires, you hit the play button and it immediately starts the countdown again. Unfortunately it seems to happen with every show, and so nothing is playable. This happens with consistent frequency on: iPhone5 with Safari. iPhone5 with Chrome. Samsung GS3 with built-in browser and Chrome. Windows7 with Chrome is also impacted. The one situation I've encountered where it DOES work as intended is Windows7 with IE 8. With this combo, I can play a show and not see the countdown timer. Then when I click to the next show without finishing the first and click play, I see the timer as expected. I wait for the timer to expire and it lets me play the show. So Win7 with IE8 is the only winner at this point. Someone should try a Mac and/or Firefox to further narrow down the problem.
It does not matter which internet connection you use, or whether or not you are coming from the same IP. I've tried it at work, at home, and on 3G/4G. These results are consistent. If there's anything else we can do to help troubleshoot, please advise so that we may alleviate our withdrawal. Get it on bitches.
Glad the shows are up and running again. For some reason it won't let me comment though. If I can't comment on Loveline episodes from over a decade ago, I'm gonna have to start doing actual work at work. And I HATE doing actual work at work. Please help me be less productive. Wait, hold on. *my boss just walked by and saw me typing away diligently and gave me a thumbs up. Year 2 and he still doesn't know I don't do shit here*
Also having trouble streaming. The counter warning shows up immediately and when it get's to zero it disappears and that pops up again. Running Chrome Version 28.0.1500.95 on OSX. No errors in the console.
unfortunately i dont think they are able to accept donations of anykind because of issues with WW1 and LL and legal mumbo jumbo like that. As much as everyone would like to, i dont think its "legal". Maybe things have changed?
First, traffic was becoming unacceptably high for my hosting provider.
2000 shows x 100 MB per show x 7000 registered users x who knows how many unregistered users = a LOT of traffic
Much of this traffic, unfortunately, came from users who were listening to just a few seconds of a show before jumping to the next one. Unfortunately, the server's not so smart about this. Once you start playing a show, the entire show is pulled from the server. Also, there were a few ass-clowns who were bulk-downloading shows. All of this caused my hosting provider to suspend my account until I got it fixed.
As a result, you'll see that when you play or download shows on the site, there is a warning if you try to do too much too quickly. For now, you now cannot play or download more than one show per minute. I think this is a reasonable time period, and if you are using the site like a normal person, it shouldn't impact your enjoyment at all.
Realize that these measures was necessary to continue to offer you all this great content for free. :)
Second, with this new preventative measure in place, I got rid of captcha for download. Gonna see how that goes. Do I hear cheering?
Third, I'm putting together a new, much more robust message board for the site that will allow us to conversate a lot more intelligently. This hack job that I put together is a pain-in-the-ass for everyone.
And fourth, we're coming up with a new look and feel for the site. After dealing with a bunch of flakes, I finally got a dedicated, quality designer on board to help with this. Things are gonna look pretty slick when we're all done with it. Stay tuned.
Please enjoy! I gave up a better part of my weekend to get all this done. :)
I'm using an iPhone 5 up to date software.
I hop on the website using Safari, I pick an episode, and the countdown begins right when the page loads. When the countdown ends, I press play and the countdown just starts again rinse/repeat.
I picked the #1 rated episode (Patton Oswall etc.), although this works with other episodes.
Never had this issue before. I've tried it today on 3G, LTE and Wifi and got the same results.
THANK YOU for all your hard work on this site. Being able to listen to old Loveline episodes and hear Carolla in his prime is a lifesaver in my daily commute. Unfortunately I have been unable to download any files for the past day or two. I am prompted to enter the security code, I enter it successfully, and then I have about 2 minutes of loading before the file download "completes." However, it only downloads 4KB and so the file is unplayable. I've tried this with several different episodes and I'm having the same result each time. Any ideas?