Radio Stare

by John Neilson

Radio Stare depended on the user's machine being able to receive and play a MIDI file and a Realaudio stream at the same time, along with the Flash animation. When the piece was created this was possible. New generations of the various media players will only handle the one media type they are intended to play and ignore others. The main culprit here is RealPlayer which grabs the computers' audio card to play its stream, and locks out other players from playing MIDI. Without all three streams/loops running Radio Stare is not the piece the artist intended.
 
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