If you are reading this, then you already know about the staggering amount of information you can access via a browser and the Internet. However, there are entire worlds of information available via audio and video technologies that you may not be aware of. If only someone would come along and compile all of these sources into a handy program...
The creators of MacTuner have accomplished this formidable task. This program contains a database of audio, video and web resources for numerous categories of information. To access audio and video content, you'll need to obtain the Real Player.
MacTuner offers a number of ways you can locate this information. The first is the Map Browser, used to identify the area in which you want to search for resources. Click on the state, province or territory in the selected region, and you'll be presented with a list of broadcasts and information for that area. Observers outside of the US will be happy to know that there are maps for nearly all parts of the world.
If you happen to live in a tiny area on the map (such as my home state of Connecticut) then you may want to try the Search Engine instead of the Map Browser. You can select filters for the location, category of media, and media type, as well as the name of the station. A Favorites section allows you to select and edit stations that you listen to on a regular basis.
Go beyond the text and graphics of your browser, and explore the world of audio and video content with MacTuner.
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