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ABOUT DOWNLOADING AND STREAMING

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ABOUT DOWNLOADING AND STREAMING

When visitors to this Audio Library simply click or tap on a link to a recorded talk, the file will be "streamed" to their computer or mobile device, and will play in real time. This requires an internet connection, either through Wi-Fi or through a mobile data plan.

To "download" a talk for playing at a later time, when Wi-Fi may not be available or when mobile data rates would be prohibitive, requires a little more effort, but can be readily done.

With most computers, whether Mac or PC, it's just a matter of using an additional key, such as "control" or right clicking, to choose to "save" the file that would otherwise be streamed.

On mobile phones and tablets, it makes a difference whether it is an Apple iOS device such as iPhone or iPad, or is another brand which uses the Android operating system.

Apple requires that users get an "app" from the iTunes App Store to enable them to save a file for later use. One useful and free iPhone/iPad iOS downloader from the App Store is iSaveit, which has a fairly clear way of saving files when you open the Audio Library in its dedicated browser. MyMedia and Downloader are similar, but both have ads and a somewhat less intuitive interface. A step-by-step tutorial for using iSaveIt specifically with our Audio Library has been created and is available for our use.

Android users have it easier. Most phones/pads which use the Android operating system (e.g., Samsung, Motorola, LG, Huawei, etc.) allow users to save ("download") a file for later use by a simple combination of taps and menu choices - often a "click and hold" which brings up a menu of choices. Pick "Save" or its equivalent. Then find where on your device the file was saved. We have included a step-by-step Android tutorial created specifically for our Audio Library using a fairly typical phone. There are also apps from Google Play designed just for downloading.

On any device, Wi-Fi will likely be the most quick, efficient, and economical method for either downloading or streaming.

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