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Scot - SJIRadio
25th March 2003, 00:39
I know there is alot posted about working with windows media player, and I have read the FAQ's about using an old ASX file format, but I still have not sucessfully managed to get a browser embedded windows media player to play from my shout cast stream. I have managed to get real player to work, but I wanted to see if anyone had got this to work.
On a rare occasion I can get the ASX file to work on a standalone player, but only on a few systems.
Also, how much is the softare to broadcast in that format?
25th March 2003, 04:08
Windows Media Server is free, you just need NT (i.e win2k or winXP or Win NT) to run it.
25th March 2003, 04:13
Plus Windows Media seems to be of better quality than shoutcast. which I would suggest to anyone if they dont mind MS. only problem is servers are hard to find for the simple fact that you must have win2k or an NT variant.
25th March 2003, 04:32
server's aren't hard to find, they just cost more. The downside to using the format is you shutout people using *nix from listening to your stream.
Scot - SJIRadio
25th March 2003, 14:54
I would not be making a exlusive change over. There isn't by chance a plugin that would encode the WMP stream is there?
25th March 2003, 15:06
Check out the SpacialAudio (http://www.spacialaudio.com/products/winamp/index.html) DSP.
25th March 2003, 17:53
what do you mean? like encode your own wma files to the shoutcast stream? or encode any file to a WMP stream? cuz if it is the first one, you can do that already with the old WMA decoder. man, about 98% of all my files are WMA and I can broadcast them fine.
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