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THE AUDIO FEATURES of our website require that you have an audio player installed on your computer. An audio player is a piece of software that allows you to listen to music over the Internet. In addition to the audio player itself you will, of course, require a computer that has a sound card and speakers (this is standard equipment on modern computers).

What sort of audio player do I need?


We have two sorts of audio available on our website: the Legislative Assembly proceedings use RealAudio while our Island Music Radio uses streaming MP3 files.

Windows

If you have a Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000 or XP-based computer, you can use the free RealAudio player, version 8 or later, to listen to both RealAudio and MP3 files. You can download the RealPlayer software for free from RealNetworks.
If you want to listen to Island Music Radio, we recommend the free Windows Media Player program.

Macintosh

If you have a Mac OS version 8, 9 or X-based computer, you can use the free RealAudio player, version 8 or later, to listen to both RealAudio and MP3 files. You can download the RealPlayer software for free from RealNetworks. Note that there is no native version of the RealPlayer for Mac OS X, but you can use the Mac OS 9 version under classic mode.
If you just want to listen to Island Music Radio, a better choice might be the free iTunes program, which is built in to Mac OS 9 and OS X.

UNIX

If you have a UNIX-based computer, you can use the free RealAudio player, version 8 or later, to listen to both RealAudio and MP3 files. You can download the RealPlayer software for free from RealNetworks. Versions of RealPlayer are available for Linux, Irix, AIX, Solaris, hp-ux and Unixware.
If you just want to listen to Island Music Radio, and you're running Linux, a better choice might be the free FreeAmp program. The free XMMS player is also available for Linux and Solaris.
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