Friday, November 25, 2011

Stream

Work round if your inworld stream not working. Works using HTML5 - possibly


Friday, February 25, 2011

Music on your land - links to radio stations

The SL Wiki has a list of some stations http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Music_streams

If you are willing to do a little work then you can use the Shoutcast Web Site to look up a music stream.  See the instructions at this link http://www.squidoo.com/second-life-streaming-radio-stations


Note: One thing that site does not mention is that you can only use streams that are marked a MP3 in the type column.






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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Getting Noticed in SL


You have a great product to sell or a really fun event planned. How do you get people to come to you in SL? Here are some simple ideas.



Add the location to your picks (and get friends to do it too). Make sure you use keywords people might search for in the description. Choosing the right keywords is very important in any thing on a search system. Think what you would type into a search to find your location. You can change the description from what it automatically gets from the location, this is good if you are only renting the land.






If you own the plot make sure the name and land description have good keywords in them.









Make sure the things you sell and/or your vendors are marked as 'Show in Search' – change the item names to include words that people will search for.











As you can see from the example search picture (if you click it it will give a bigger version) it can help people find things on your plot. A hint though - don't set your treasure hunt items to 'Show in Search' - that makes things too easy.





If you don't mind spending some L$ then add your location to Places and/or Classifieds. Again you need to think of the words people will use in search both in the title and the description. Furnishings may not be something people will type into search, so I would add furniture, table, chair, sofa, couch, lamp. light, carpet, rug, low prim and so on - but only use words that really apply. With classifieds the more you pay the higher up the list you will be against people who have the same keywords - but that is something you have to decide based on sales.




Make sure you post your events in SL Events page and other websites such as http://www.sluniverse.com and http://www.secondnights.com I often use slightly different Landmarks for the different websites , it can give you an idea of which sites are being effective.




For Ozland events also ask Sven or Llola to add to the calendar and make group notices.

Use your own groups and friends lists as well to let people know what is happening.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Second Life Quick Guide

Second Life Quickstart Guide Second Life Quickstart Guide Torley If you're new to Second Life or simply want to refresh yourself on the essentials, we've freshly published a Quickstart Guide PDF! Perfect for perusing and printing (to paper), this elegant, stylish doc will prime you on basic Second Life skills while making you smile in 7 pages.

The Quickstart Guide is also linked to from appropriate areas of our website such as "What is Second Life?", making it accessible to new Residents. If you want to help a friend out, be sure to point them to it. The Guide is very visual and we've addressed hot questions like "How do I get voice chat setup?" There's even a lovely list of Keyboard Shortcuts at the end.

I know how long this guide has been wished for, and wishes come true. We plan to update it as changes inevitably happen, and translations into other languages are planned, too. (Hey, that rhymes.) No plans for a "Remind Me" remix yet, but you never know… ;)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

No Music?

Sound volume

Have you made sure your computer is able to play sound?
Are your speakers turned on and sound volume turned up?

Audio & Video preferences

Go to Edit > Preferences - Click the Audio & Video tab - Turn on Play Streaming Music When Available - Click OK



Music controller

Locate the music controller at the bottom of the screen.



If your Audio & Video preferences have been set correctly and the buttons on the music controller are still dark, it means that no music stream is currently available for this parcel of land.

Locate the music controller - Click the Play button - Change the music's volume by clicking the "up" arrow next to the master volume slider to reveal the volume control panel. Change the Music volume slider to change only the volume of streaming audio.




Increase Maximum Bandwidth

Go to Edit menu > Preferences -Click the Network tab - Slide the Maximum Bandwidth slider to the right - Click OK - Click the Play button on the music controller.



Music is still not playing!

Music streams do not pass through Second Life's servers. If a music stream fails to play, there may be a connection problem between your computer and the music stream's server. The format of the music stream, bandwidth constraints and location can also prevent your computer from playing music. Because of this, it is possible that other Residents can hear a music stream while you can't!

Try another music stream

To change the music stream, you need to either own the land or have appropriate group abilities on group-owned land. Stand on the parcel of land Go to World > About Land... Click the Media tab Enter a new Music URL Press Enter

Privacy in OZLAND

As our kingdom grows the question of privacy may be on your mind. Please note that it is impossible to be totally private in SL (unless you buy your own sim and close it to to everybody.. but what fun is that??) ... but there are a few things you can do to maximize your amount of privacy and not intrude on the privacy of others.

I can see a neighbour's skybox

Sims are 256x256m square.. so if you live on one end.. and see someone's build at the other end.. check your draw distance.. we set ours at 100-128ish.. if you have yours set at 512..(or your slider says Ultra) you will see clear into the next sim... :) A high draw distance is also a major cause of lag on your computer. See Sven and Llola's tips in this blog for how to adjust draw distance.

I can hear the neighbours

Voice carries as far as 100m. Normal text chat only goes 20m but if you SHOUT it goes to 100m. If you want to be totally private use IM or Private Voice.

Keeping the above information in mind

When putting up a skybox... set your distance to 200m or so... look around, up and below .. if you can't see anything you are far enough away to avoid overhearing or being overheard. If you do see a neighbor's structure YOU should go up or down until you cannot see them (with new viewer you can place skyboxes anywhere up to 4096m) .

If you are putting up a new skybox or moving an old one it is YOUR responsibility to consider your neighbours privacy.

You can set a security device in your skybox to secure your box.. not the whole sim. We do want to encourage visitors. You can ban someone from your land... If they keep bothering you, please let Sven or Llola know.. and we will ban them from our kingdom (all 5 sims) but there is no guarantee they won't come back as an alt and bug you some more.

In situations of strangers we are CHILLING... being nice is best.. it may be just a mistake that they are there. Specially if they are newbie. Try and be nice.

Lastly.. we TRUST all of our residents in OZLAND.. you are the best of the best in SL... we need to trust each other so we can have a wonderful family and and awesome life in OZLAND...

Hope this helps ... please feel free to distribute this to your friends...
Hugsssssssssssss Queen Llola and King Sven

Friday, October 17, 2008

Setting Draw Distance to Reduce Client Lag

1) Go to Edit > Preferences > Graphics

2) If you only see slider like this then tick custom box


3) Adjust draw distance using slider


4) Make sure you click Apply