Many Classical Artists Worldwide pages contain sound in order to give the user the fullest possible experience of what's on offer. We use two types of sound file: RealAudio and MP3.
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Downloading the RealAudio Player
In order to hear our RealAudio encoded sound you will need (obviously!) a sound-card on your computer attached to a pair of speakers or headphones. You will also need the latest RealAudio software (which may already have been provided by your Internet Service Provider). If you have an earlier version of RealAudio Player you will need to download the most recent version as there is no backward compatibility. You can download this FREE OF CHARGE from the RealAudio site by clicking here. Look for the link for RealPlayer Basic - it can often be hidden near the bottom of the page. You will see many links to other flavours of RealPlayer, but the free one is RealPlayer Basic.
When you've downloaded and installed the software, simply click on the speaker icon or other links that appears in our pages. The RealAudio sound file will be downloaded and the RealAudio player is then launched automatically.
While the file is downloading you can carry on looking at the web pages - the downloading operation is carried out in the background on most systems.
Unlike RealAudio, there are many pieces of software available which allow you to play MP3 files. In fact, most PC systems will already have one installed: Windows Media Player. The later versions of this sofware will play MP3s very well. This software, or an upgrade to the latest version (recommended) is available from the Microsoft website. Alternatively there are other players around such as the excellent Winamp.