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Frequently Asked Questions

What are mp3 files?
How can I listen to an address?
Which programme do I need to play mp3 files?
Why is the quality so bad?
Why are the recordings mono and not stereo?
How long does a download take?
Are these files protected by copyrights?
My download has been interrupted / aborted several times. What should I do?
How do I burn lectures onto a CD?
The internet page is incomplete or not displayed properly - what should I do?
The 'play' - button does not work. What do I need to do?
Instead of downloading the file, the computer plays it when I click on .
How can I download all lectures / addresses without having to click on each individual one?



What are mp3 file? top.
The mp3 format is currently the most wide-spread standard for music files. Thanks to special technologies the (original) files are compressed in order to reduce the file size considerably. Files with the extension m3u are so-called stream-files. You can listen directly (on-line) to these files without having to download them first. You can find detailed information on mp3 files and on various audio file formats on www.mpex.net


How can I listen to the ministries? top.
Click on the symbol play.gif to listen to an address (on-line). A small window opens and after a few seconds (puffering) the address starts automatically. Use the buttons to stop, start forward and rewind.
You can also download download the address and listen to it offline with the use of a mp3-software. Click on the symbol save.gif and save the address.


Which programs do I need to play mp3 files? top.
You can listen to the address online without an additional software. To listen offline you need a programme to play mp3 files. In case you do not have a player installed, we recommend Winamp or Musicmatch. You can find both programs using Google search.


Why is the quality so bad? top.
All addresses offered here have been compressed significantly as internet bandwidths are low. Unfortunately, some loss of quality is therefore unavoidable. Hymns sung at the beginning and the end often can hardly be understood, but the main reason for this is the recording (generally with a single (mono) microphone in the Hall).


Why are the recordings mono and not stereo? top.
It is correct that mp3 files for stereo recordings do not require more space (larger files). However, due to file compression you would get a strong echo effect in the stereo or joint stereo mode. Therefore, we decided to record all addresses as mono. One should also bear in mind that many recordings were made with the help of a mono microphone.


How long does a download take? top.
The required time depends on your modem, the time of day and the internet connection. As a general rule, download times will be as follows:

Connection: 28,8er 56er (V.90) ISDN (64kbit) 128kbit DSL (768kbit)
Required time: 4.51min 2.30min 2.11min 1.08min 11sec


Are these files protected by copyrights? top.
Yes. All lectures published on this site are subject to copyright. They can be downloaded and copied for personal use. Any commerce in relation to these files is forbidden.


My download has been interrupted / aborted several times. What should I do? top.
If the downloading process has been interrupted several times we would recommend to install a download manager. This programme completes interrupted downloads without downloading the whole file again.


How do I burn lectures onto a CD? top.
Generally, there are two possibilities to burn MP3 files onto CD. Firstly, you can produce an audio CD which would contain one lecture of up to 74 (80) minutes. This CD could be played in any CD player. The second option is to save several lectures as mp3 files onto one CD. The disadvantage is that such a CD can only be played by a PC or by special MP3 CD players.
For both options you will need a CD burner and software (in case of option 1 with mp3 support).


The internet page is incomplete or not displayed properly - what should I do? top.
Unfortunately, there are so many html browsers today that we cannot test the suitability of this page for all browsers. In case you notice a mistake, please send us a mail from the feedback section.


The 'play' - button does not work. What do I need to do? top.
Please check if your browser supports javascripts and if a audio-plug-in is installed. Current browsers comes with the plug-in. Unfortenately Microsoft Media Plug-In interferes with Unix-Servers. If the plug-in does not work (Error: 9879874), please left-click on the save.gif icon to play a ministry.


Instead of downloading the file, the computer plays it when I click on 'download'. top.
If the computer always starts playing the file immediately, right-click on the symbol save.gif. Then choose 'save target as' [in internet explorer] or the equivalent command in other browsers.

How can I download all lectures / addresses without having to click on each individual one? top.
With the help of an additional programme the complete home page can be downloaded. We recommend the programme httrack (http://www.httrack.com). The disk space required for this (on your hard disk) amounts to about 14 GB at the moment.

 
     
 
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