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Long Playing Times Without Need To Return To Click Play Again - great for listening while working!

Different start points on each program volume allow you to come back and hear the rest of a volume without repeating prior segments.

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Player window displays artist, song title and album names along with links to our artist pages or Amazon for purchase (using Real Audio player).

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Large Playlists, No-repeat of songs for many days, or even over a week on some Coolstreams.

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Members FAQ 1 - Notes about using Member's Streams

Topics on this page below:
  1. How do I Get My Login/Password >>>
  2. How Do I Login? I Don't See A Login Box on the Web Pages >>>
  3. Note About the Real One Player >>>
  4. Notes about the MP3 Programs On Demand Options vs. Real Audio >>>

Q: How do I Get My Login/Password?

Please be patient, our system is not automated.  A real person (usually Scott) will complete your Membership and send your login and password.  Our response time is usually 1-3 hours Mon-Fri during business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST), and 3-5 hours weekends and evenings.  Memberships entered after 10:00 p.m. US EST will be sent after about 8:00 a.m. EST the following morning (10:00 a.m. on weekends).

While this may not be as fast as an automated system, you will receive more personalized service as well as answers to any questions that you have and the ability to contact a real person for help or changes.

If you have a Membership Question not answered here, send us an email from this link.   Terms and conditions of use of the Member Streams is posted on this page.

Q: How Do I Login? I Don't See A Login Box on the Web Pages?

You will be prompted for your login & password when you click on a Members Play or Listen button.  On most systems, you should only have to enter your login once per session (or until you close the CoolStreams player window/Real Player or restart your PC).


Note about the Real One player:  

For more info about Real Player issues and problems, click here.

Notes about the MP3 Programs On Demand Options vs. Real Audio:

Most of our Programs On Demand series (excluding a few series without Member's Options) now have MP3 listening options.  We still use Real Audio for the Modem Speed (LO) listening option because Real Audio 21 kbps still offers better quality at that lower rate.  Our HI and CD quality options are now MP3 56 and 128 kbps.

At the 56 & 128 streaming rates, we give you the option of launching the programs with either Real Player, where we can supply you with display information about the program in the player window, or your default MP3 player (Winamp is recommended by us, or iTunes, Windows Media Player, others).  Just to be clear, the 56 & 128 streams are MP3 audio, even if launched with our Real Player buttons.  The special buttons for Real Audio are for the purpose of launching the title and display info along with the MP3 audio.

There are far more files associated with the Real Audio play button options (in order to provide the display of titles and information), so if you experience problems using these options, please try the MP3 player button options.


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General Information about Coolstreams:
Without Membership support, Coolstreams will cease to exist, because Membership Support is our primary means of support!  We do NOT currently receive any kind of funding from Grants or Foundations, however, Coolstreams is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization (see more details here >>>).  We do not earn enough revenue from ads on the site over an entire year to cover the costs of the streaming and other operating costs for one month!  We keep a small number of NON-INTRUSIVE banner ads (meaning no obnoxious pop-up ads), plus affiliate links on the site to help with the costs offering our Free Use listening options.

Everyone who supports us at any level or by any method really wins because it keeps our programming available without commercial influence. We also know some folks can afford to support us more than others, so we have developed extra services and premiums to encourage your generosity!

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