If you are like me you appreciate the content of Ancient Faith Radio, but if you are also like me and have a lower end Android phone you can not get the app to run on your phone without crashing. I have found a decent workaround for the issue. To be specific there are actual two different workarounds. The first is a replacement for the two streaming radio stations, music and talk. The other workaround is for streaming or downloading podcasts.
The first workaround for streaming radio is using a music player that suppports network streaming protocals. I have tried two that work very well. The first is VLC for Android and the second is Foobar2000. If you have not used a streaming music player before , I would recommend VLC as it is much easier to setup.
To use VLC after installing the app and opening it you select Stream as your source. You then will be asked for a network address. The url for mMusic on Ancient Faith is http://ancientfaith1.streamguys.com/live and the url for talk is http://ancientfaith2.streamguys.com/live. By entering the appropriate network address the music player will play the live stream.
To download podcasts I found an RSS reader for Android called Read. Read will allow you to follow what ever podcasts you would like to follow. When new episode is available you will be notified. By selecting the new episode you will be given the choice to stream or download the podcast.
The easiest way to select podcasts you would like to follow in Read is to open the OPML file for Ancient Faith in Read under add. You can then select with Ancient Faith Podcasts you would like to follow.
This post is not intended to be a full set of instructions but a suggestion of how to work around the issues with the Ancient Faith App. Please feeel free to contact me if you want me to post a detailed instructions.