Right-click (CTRL + click on a Mac) and select "Save Target As."
You will then see the 'Save As' window.
Save the file in your desired location.
Once the download is complete, you may listen to the mp3 file on your computer using Windows Media Player, Real Player, QuickTime or iTunes; or, upload the file to your mp3 player.
What is a webcast?
Webcasting allows an Internet user to listen or view an event online. It basically works like this: an event is taped and then fed into a computer that uses software to compress the audio and video into a single digital "video" file. This file is then transmitted via the Internet to a "streaming media" server. When you connect with RealPlayer or Windows Media Player, the streaming server transmits the video file at a rate appropriate to the available network bandwidth.
How to view a webcast?
To view a webcasts, you will need to have a recent version of Windows Media Player (recommended 7.1) installed on your computer. For best results, view with version 3.0 or higher of Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Note: While most computers already have Windows Media Player installed, you may download the most recent version using the following links:
If you experience problems listening to the webcast
Our webcast consist of audio interviews with individuals that have either been pre-recorded or is "broadcasted live".
When you click the webcast link, your Windows operating system should automatically load and start playing the interviews using the Windows Media Player.
If it does not start automatically, you might have to click the Play button - and ensure that your volume is turned on.
A short time will be required before the audio file start playing while connection is made to our network. A message "buffering ..." will display during this time.
If the streaming is slow or broken, the buffering needs to be set. Do it by opening the Windows Media Player and click the Tools menu, then choose Options, Performance and set buffer on 30 seconds.
If you still experience problems, you should check the protocol settings. Do it in the Windows Media Player by clicking the Tools menu, then choose Options, Network. Ensure that the only protocol with a tick mark is http. It might also be necessary that you set the proxy which you do by clicking the Configure button. On the next screen click "Use the following proxy server:" Now enter your proxy address and port number (you should find the details from your system administrator.)
If you still do not manage to hear the audio file, you can copy the link to the interview and in the Windows Media Player, click File, Open URL and paste the link.
If you still experience problems, find out from your system administrator if audio streaming is allowed in your organisation.
This broadcast was compiled by the MRC Production Studio. Visit http://radio.mrc.ac.za to order a documentary.