How to set-up an icon on your PC to listen to Tsiyon Road Messianic Radio

There are many different methods by which you can listen to Tsiyon Road radio. To name a few you can use TuneIn even on your mobile devices, use yourmuze.fm, shotcast.com, or the player from the Tsiyon website.  After doing this several times, you may wonder how can you set it up to play the radio station at a click of a button. Below a method you can use to set-up your PC to play Tsiyon Road directly from your desk top whenever you desire to listen.

SETUP

1. To start, visit http://www.tsiyon.org

2. Click on any one of the player icons to download the streaming file. The example shown below illustrates clicking on Windows Media Player, but will work similarly for the Quicktime, RealPlayer, Winamp, or if you wish to use a different type of media player you already have installed on your system.click-wmp3. Drag (or save) the downloaded file to your desktop, where you can see it. In the example shown below the desktop is sunset colored and the downloaded file is blue and named “listen.pls” If you clicked on a different player icon in step 2, your file may be a different color and/or have different text, but please follow the same steps using the file you downloaded.

file on desktop4. Locate the file on your desktop and right-click it. From the menu, choose the “Open with” option.

right-click5. The options you have installed on your computer will display.  In this example, a person could listen to the Tsiyon Road either on iTunes, RealPlayer, VLC Media Player, or select “Choose Default Program”.  In this case, we want to select “Choose Default Program.” options or choose default

6. Select the media player you desire to play Tsiyon Road and then be certain the “Always use the selected program to open this kind of file” box is checked before clicking okay. In this example, the Recommended Programs list include “iTunes” “RealPlayer” and “VLC Media Player” and we’ve selected “VLC Media Player” to illustrate using other media players with Tsiyon Road.

default programNow the file you downloaded to your desktop will change to show the icon of program which will open it. In this example, we selected VLC Media Player to open the downloaded file, which previously was blue but now has the VLC “ orange cone” logo, but retains the same file name.

changed icon to VLC media playerCongratulations! You are now done with the set up. You won’t have to do these steps again.

HOW TO LISTEN:

Each time you want to listen to Tsiyon Road radio simply visit your desktop and click on the icon we setup in the above steps.

changed icon to VLC media playerOnce the icon is clicked, it takes a moment for the VLC Media Player program to pop open, find the internet stream, and then we start hearing Tsiyon Road radio.Here is what the radio station stream playback looks like in the VLC player.  The top of the player displays the sound file which is playing.  In this case, it is Eliyahu ben David bet Midrash program #018. The name of the stream is displayed as “Tsiyon Road.” The bottom of the screen displays the length of time you have been listening; in this example below it is 40 seconds.

VCL media opens and begins playing radio stationThe media player contains all of the normal controls. The “Pause” button will work, you can use it to pause the stream playback. The Volume control (green-triangle at the lower right-hand side) can be used to slide up or down the volume. The stop button can be used to stop playback all together until the next time.

Happy Listening!

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