Help with using our site
While we’ve tried to make our site accessible to the widest possible audience, some content on our site can be accessed more conveniently using the following free software/plug-ins:
Problems with audio
If you have a broadband connection to the internet (cable/dsl), we suggest you take advantage of our Flash-based Music Player (you may have to install or update the Macromedia Flash plug-in), which will give you access to all the high-bitrate music samples we have to offer. Our music player will allow you to easily pause and skip tracks and change playlists, and you can keep the player window open and our music playing while you’re browsing the site.
For people who are averse to anything Flash (as some are) or are connecting using a dial-up modem, we also make our sound samples available for streaming and downloading as plain old MP3 audio files. To play these samples, you will need to have a program installed on your computer that knows how to play MP3 files. The Windows Media Player application that comes with most Windows installations should be able to play MP3 files. Similarly, Mac users can expect the Quicktime plug-in that comes standard with most Mac systems to play MP3 files. Alternatively, you can download any number of free MP3 players, such as the extremely useful and user-friendly Winamp media player. Depending on how you system is configured, the samples might play in a pop-up window or in your standalone music player.
To play our samples, click on the appropriate text links: Low-Bitrate (dial-up) if you are connected to the internet using a dial-up phone modem or Hi-Bitrate (cable/dsl) if you have a fast connection, like cable or DSL. If you'd like to save our samples to your computer, right click on the appropriate links and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As."
Problems viewing the site
While our site has been designed to work and look as intended on a variety of web browsers currently in use, it looks and works best on a modern, standards-compliant browser. If you are using an older browser or one with limited support for web standards, we encourage you to download and install a standards-compliant browser, such as Firefox, which is a cinch to install and a pleasure to use.
If you have any further questions about browser support or have comments or feedback of a technical nature, please contact the Webmaster.