View Full Version : Help: .pls URLs?
4th July 2002, 22:14
any url that is .pls that i click on wont ever open... it used to and then i screwed around with some file associations :/ Normal .pls files on my pc work perfectly fine, but .pls URLs wont :( Listening to shoutcasts and gaming is all i do everyday, but i have to manually put the URLs in Winamp, and thats annoying. Can you help?
4th July 2002, 22:50
Can you elaborate a bit more on "I screwed around with some file associations"?
Anyway, it sounds like the old "corrupt internet cache" issue.
Try emptying the cache.
(Instructions somewhere in this (http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=71293) thread)
If the problem persists,
include details of Windows OS and browser/version in your reply.
4th July 2002, 22:53
im on Win 98 SE, on DSL- 1472/256, and i use IE 6.0. i think its my file associations cause i was screwing with the ones that said URL:for soem unknown reason :/
4th July 2002, 23:18
Did you try emptying the internet cache?
IE Options -> General tab -> Temporary Internet Files -> Delete
If the problem persists, try the "Repair IE" option in:
Add/Remove Programs Control Panel -> Microsoft Internet Explorer -> Add/Remove
Otherwise, reinstall IE6
btw, which of the url entries did you edit . . . and what/why?
Also, goto: Folder Options -> File Types
Tell me what the Content Type (MIME) setting is for:
Winamp Playlist File (PLS M3U) (hi-lite it & click Edit)
Assuming Winamp is set as the default PLS & M3U Playlist player in Winamp Prefs -> Filetypes, it should be one of:
4th July 2002, 23:33
audio/mpegurl i deleted my cache and tried to repair IE but it said "cannot repair. try reinstalling". how can i reinstall it? and will i lose settings if so?
4th July 2002, 23:42
oh and i have no idea what file associations i was messing with... maybe there's a URL:PLS or something :/
5th July 2002, 00:32
No, you won't lose any settings if you reinstall IE.
They should be exactly as they were.
What settings exactly are you referring to anyway?
No, there's no url:pls filetype
Try changing MIME for Winamp Playlist File to
This should be available c/o drop down menu, otherwise type it in manually.
Default extension should then automatically show up as .PLS
5th July 2002, 00:41
well that didnt work. how do you reinstall IE?
13th September 2002, 01:21
bumpz0r. still not working :/
13th September 2002, 01:25
its Shoutcasts, and any PLS url i click on just simply won't load, i get this screen:
13th September 2002, 02:34
Looks like a QuickTime 5+ related issue:
If you know anything about Registry Editor (regedit), look for and delete anything relating to pls, m3u, audio/mpegurl, audio/scpls under these keys:
13th September 2002, 21:20
i know its something i did, cause i removed something along the lines of URL:PLS in the filetypes menu, just look under URL in your filetypes thing, please, and try and find something winamp opens :/ i'm desperate :/
14th September 2002, 12:03
Nar, there is no URL:PLS Protocol
Here's a list of all URL Protocols:
URL:File Transfer Protocol
URL:Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
URL:Hyper Text Transfer with privacy Protocol
Winamp doesn't open any URL's (not unless you open them via the Winamp gui, eg. Open Location Box).
URL's in the browser are handled by Internet Explorer.
IE/Windows then passes the extension (in this case = .pls) to the associated program, depending on MIME Type configuration (in this case it should be Winamp, but you've got one or all of: audio/scpls | audio/x-scpls | audio/m3u | audio/mpegurl | audio/x-mpegurl associated with some borked IE plugin).
Did you look at those links from my previous post?
I'm almost certain this problem is caused by a borked InternetExplorer plugin association (probably QuickTime or RealPlayer related), and the only way you're gonna fix it is via editing the registry (see previous post).
Apart from all that, have you tried reinstalling IE6 yet?
You must've installed it at some point, because it certainly doesn't come with Win98SE . . .
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