You will need to have an Internet connection or online availability to participate fully in all phases of our online courses such as DaBen's Graduate Light Body seminars. You can participate by coming in person to live events, without an Internet connection, however all recordings of the seminar and other DaBen journeys in-between the live events will be available online only, as we are not offering CDs of the live seminars.
We offer two (2) options for listening to your seminar audio files:
1. Streaming Audio Option (This option is not recommended for dial-up modems)
- Click on the blue link "stream" next to the journey or talk title to listen without downloading to your computer, called streaming audio.
- What is a Stream? A stream is a digital media file that is delivered to your computer on a real-time basis from the Internet; therefore, you need an active Internet connection while listening.
- Streaming: If you want to listen to the journeys and talks without downloading them, such as if you are listening on another person's computer, you can use the streaming option. This option works best with a high-speed connection. If you do not have a high-speed connection, this can result in stopping and starting (also known as "buffering"), based on Internet congestion at the time of listening.
- You will need the free Adobe Flash Player to play the seminars talks and journeys using the streaming option. Your browser should tell you if don't have Flash Player and offer you the option to download it for free.
- Sound Quality Problems with the streaming audio? This is most likely due to Internet or local network traffic. If audio sounds too fast, too slow, scratchy, or distorted, you may want to try a different playback method and if that still doesn't solve it, you may want to consider contacting the technical division for support associated with your media player.
- A copy of the streaming file is not saved on your computer's hard drive.
- Make sure your default player or Windows Media player is not set to minimize or be hidden behind another window.
- Note that streaming audio is very low quality compared to the quality of the download option.
Please note: the "streaming" option is available for about 10 weeks after a seminar has been given and the final edited talks and journeys have been posted. After that, only the download option will be available.
2. Download Audio Option
Most of you will use the Download option. This means that you will bring the seminar audio files into your computer, where you can play them directly on your computer through players such as Windows Media. Or, you can burn CDs, or bring your downloaded audio into an MP3 type player. Refer to our General Download Information for more details about downloading.
Dial-up or slower connections: If you have a dial-up connection, you will need to download the audio journeys to be able to listen to them on your own computer after they are downloaded. Use the download button to download the meditation to your computer. When you select this option the audio will be downloaded to your computer where you can listen to the journey.
NOTE about zip files: Zip files are basically "packaged files" and they have to be unzipped before they can be accessed. For zip files, you need to download them to a place on your computer first, then unzip them, then you can listen to them or put them in an audio library like iTunes. If you downloaded the zip file directly to your audio library, like iTunes, it will not open without unzipping the file first. We suggest that unless you are familiar with zip files, that you not select the zip files at this time, but instead download the audio track by track.
Trouble Shooting Guide
Our staff is unable to assist you with technical support or to walk you through the download process. As much as we would like to assist you, we have found that there are too many types of computer systems and browsers, MP3 software and players, as well as the individual settings and ways you have configured your computer to be able to track down what the problem might be or to walk you through the download process, which can be different for every type of browser and computer system. Please consult your computer technician for assistance.
Can't Hear Any Sound
If you don't hear sound when you try to play a clip, first make sure your speakers are plugged in and that the volume is turned up loud enough. You may need to adjust your system's sound configuration or update your sound card drivers.
Music or meditations start and stop
If you are experiencing intermittent interruptions, you may be having difficulty because of Internet congestion and not because of a problem with your media player or your Internet service. Internet congestion is bothersome for all of us. When a lot of people are using the Internet at the same time, it creates the stopping and starting of the audio that you are experiencing, as well as interruption of radio and video clips, regardless of what player is being used.
You may want to try and listen to seminar journeys at less popular times–when the Internet is less congested. OR - download the journeys and listen to them anytime, uninterrupted, using your computer's media player.
If Your Downloaded file is not .mp3 extension; Track(s) did not download completely; Track(s) seem to fade out
You can download any program from LuminEssence again and again. None of our audio files should have a .htm or other extension; all of them come with an .mp3 extension. If this is an issue, we suggest you delete the problem file and download it again. To do this, log in to the Member's Area, go to "My Downloads and Seminars" and download the audio program again. If your tracks seem to cut off or are not complete, it is most likely because there was an internet glitch during the time you were downloading it and not all of the file was downloaded. We suggest you delete the problem file and download it again. If your track(s) seem to fade out, or you can not hear the last words or music, you may also want to check your iTunes or MP3 audio preferences to make sure the cross fade setting is set to zero. To stop this in iTunes go Edit, preferences, audio, then turn the cross-fading down to 0 seconds. You can also refer to our Download FAQ page for troubleshooting page.
We will hold a vision that you are able to enjoy the talks and meditations any time you want with ease. ~ Duane and Sanaya