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matt2kjones
26th April 2003, 14:26
Hey, is it possible to broadcast to winamp media player

i can get it to broadcast to winamp, and realone, but not windows media

please dont shout at me if this has been discussed before, because i did do a forum search but found noting :(

what should the playlist file for the windows media player look like, and what should the extension be?

Thanx allot

Matt

rtp3
26th April 2003, 14:30
I'm currently testing that...ha...it all depends if windows media player can play *.m3u playlists...I know it cant play *.pls...
also, a program that theoretically works with shoutcast should be sonique (sonique uses *.pls for playlists)

DJHotIce
26th April 2003, 14:30
yah me 2 hehe; we go way back to real player hehe. Also try Madz Radio's Forum's at http://forums.talksoftnetwork.com

DJHotIce
26th April 2003, 14:41
rtp3 plz keep on testing it! This is a major deal for our station, not to mention a large way to get listners

matt2kjones
26th April 2003, 14:46
guys i have done it

my playlist files looks like this:

<ASX version="3.0">
<Entry>
<ref HREF="mms://thedigitaldream.co.uk:8000"/>
</Entry>
</ASX>

name ur playlist file as .asx

it then plays in windows media :)

and to prove it works:

http://www.thedigitaldream.co.uk/radio/windows_media_play.asx

DJHotIce
26th April 2003, 14:50
thx much

matt2kjones
26th April 2003, 14:56
no problem :)

glad it works, it makes the shoutcast server very good software, because if it can stream to winamp, xmms(linux substite for winamp), real player, and windows media player, then that counts everyone nearly

because all windows platforms now come with windows media player
most linux distros come with xmms, and real player can be instaled

winamp is available for mac isn't it, and so is real player i think

this is great!

rtp3
26th April 2003, 15:19
i knew it had something to do with *.as* playlists...just couldn't rember exactly what it was...now if only I knew how to stream wma...

matt2kjones
26th April 2003, 15:31
ok this has some flaws

it doesn't seem to work on any windows media version below 9

global_groove6
26th April 2003, 15:41
i found the same problem, it wouldnt work below wma 9. I applied for windows listing and never got accepted. I think they require that u stream windows media servers.

matt2kjones
26th April 2003, 15:46
yea, they must have only put shoutcast support in version 9+

which means its not gunna be until version 9 is old that they start accepting shoutcast servers

DJHotIce
26th April 2003, 15:46
how much does there servers cost :(

DJHotIce
26th April 2003, 15:47
Discussion continued at...
http://forums.talksoftnetwork.com

matt2kjones
26th April 2003, 16:14
their server costs allot

plus i wanna be able to use just one server, which will stream to winamp, real networks, and windows media. not two servers to achieve this.

well if version 9 supports it, then so will version 10, and 11, etc.

at least they now support shoutcast servers.

just means that most people at the moment cant listen via windows media player because most have version 7 or 8.

although some versions of 8 do stream it

MStar
26th April 2003, 17:39
I Have WMP 8.0 And It Works Fine!

DJHotIce
30th May 2003, 20:30
just want to bump this :up:

KiXs
31st May 2003, 09:11
Ok... call me dumb but I can't seem to get this working... I try to host and it's not working.. do I need to create a file called "listen.pls" on the Shoutcast server folder? I don't have listen.pls file but the documentation says that to host my stream, I have to use this format http://ip:port/listen.pls but it still did not work... anyone have any idea? What did I do wrong?

lamancha
31st May 2003, 20:44
can someone give me a step-by-step procedure to do this. i am very slow and I'm confused easily.. plz anyone, list what u did u get it to work on wmp!

MStar
31st May 2003, 22:54
Go Into Notepad.
Enter This Text
---------------
<ASX version="3.0">
<Entry>
<ref HREF="mms://yourip:yourport"/>
</Entry>
</ASX>
---------------
Save It As Listen.txt
In Windows Explorer, Rename It To Listen.asx
Open In Windows Media Player! Version 8 And Up.

lamancha
31st May 2003, 23:49
now what exactly will this do?

lamancha
31st May 2003, 23:51
it won't load it in my WMP v.9

lamancha
31st May 2003, 23:52
it gives me an error

FesterHead
1st June 2003, 00:13
To listen via WMP 7.1+, use http://ip:port/

matt2kjones
1st June 2003, 17:55
the link above was from months ago

its a dead link now so it wont work for anyone

DJHotIce
1st June 2003, 18:30
If your talking about the submitting link. It still exists.. Let me re copy it.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/content_provider/broadcast/radio/submitting.aspx

matt2kjones
2nd June 2003, 09:13
no im talking about the link i made, that plays the stream in windows media player. Its a dead link now cos it was only there as an example. i know longer bother streaming to windows media because 90% of people cant tune in

once the next version of windows comes out, then i will stat using it because more and more people will have the latest windows media player, but until then there is no point

submissions wont be accepted because ur stream isn't backwards compatable. real what it says on the site, they only accept windows media servers.

oh well

DJHotIce
2nd June 2003, 16:32
i'm gonna take my chances hehe. I hadn't submitted yet so here I go

sonic_1977
3rd June 2003, 23:14
Just so there's no confusion after this thread, Windows Media encoder is free. You can look into it here. (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/9series/encoder/default.aspx) I've run it under 2000 Pro with good results, but I certainly prefer Shoutcast for audio.

DJHotIce
4th June 2003, 03:46
oh. I didn't know it was free. Wonder if it works with sam?

matt2kjones
5th June 2003, 08:29
think you have to use their software to broadcast it

let me know if you can get it to work tho

Troy_Spiral
1st July 2003, 03:21
QUOTE:

Go Into Notepad.
Enter This Text
---------------
<ASX version="3.0">
<Entry>
<ref HREF="mms://yourip:yourport"/>
</Entry>
</ASX>
---------------
Save It As Listen.txt
In Windows Explorer, Rename It To Listen.asx
Open In Windows Media Player! Version 8 And Up.

END QUOTE



Were do you save that file at?

FesterHead
1st July 2003, 06:23
Save it on a webserver.

Hunkee
19th October 2003, 23:48
My Stream works perfect in Windows Media Player..

All i do is miss off the /listen.pls so it's something like this - http://213.230.205.11:8100

Click File/Open URL, paste the link into there and click OK..

It Tunes you into my station and runs perfect..

hope this helps..Works on Media Player 7 Upwards i think, i have 9 myself..

Hunkee..