Too Much Trivia in the Pants

Experimenting with WLFM Feeds

§ Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 10:24 PM

Hey, y’all!

Trivia is still a couple nights away, but I’m experimenting with WLFM feeds to see if there is a difference in lag time. It would seem that their preferred method for teams to listen to the contest this year is via the Flash-powered feed on the new WLFM site. I’m not gonna lie: I have pretty mixed feelings about listening to the contest this way, because all it takes is one person accidentally closing a window to lose your feed, but I guess that’s the world we live in now that WLFM is no longer a real radio station. At any rate, I’m no technical expert (and I’m sure there’s a perfectly good technical explanation which one of you could give me), but I note that the lag time listening this way is significantly reduced compared to listening via an outside application like iTunes or Windows Media Player. Anyone else experiencing this as well? Listen to the external feed here, compare it to the listening directly on the WLFM site linked above, and let me know what you think.


P.S. Yes, I know comments are not working yet. I will try to rectify the situation before this weekend, but I make no guarantees.

Update: Sometimes the comments work and sometimes they don’t. I don’t get it, but I’m fed up with dealing with it at this point. I think they *do* work so long as you click “Preview” first and THEN “Post”. I probably messed up one minor thing in the coding that is messing it all up, but, well, deal with it.

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