Contents tagged with radio

  • Pro-Tip: How To Stop/Start Background Streaming Audio In Windows 8

    In my spare time, I've been working on a little online radio streaming app for Windows 8, based on the sample project from Microsoft. What I very quickly discovered was that calling .Stop() and .Pause() on MediaElements that were reading from streams didn't actually do anything. My first cut at a solution was to set the MediaElement's source to null, and then recreate the source in lieu of Stop / … more

  • Pro Tip: WP7 Radio Speaker Mode

    Much to my delight, I recently learnt that you can use any unshielded headphones as the antenna for phone radios. (Up until then, I had always thought you needed to use the provided headphones, believing they were coated in a magical radio fairy dust...) This is great, as it means I can use my favored Sony clip-on headphones, instead of the HTC in-ear ones that came with. It's probably just me … more

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