Old 27th May 2003, 11:45   #1
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asx plugin

Hi, anyone know if there's a plugin or any way to listen to .asx streams from 'net radio? The actual stream is Mixmeister Radio from Mixmeister.com. Using Winamp 2.91
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Old 27th May 2003, 14:20   #2
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Hi

This a long time issue.
We've been campaigning for native ASX Playlist support for quite some time.
ASX is a proprietry Microsoft format, and I don't know of any other players except for WMP which support it.

There was a fairly simple workaround for Winamp, in v2.81 and earlier:

From: TSGH -> Useful Links

Re: How to play Windows Media streams (ASF/ASX) with Winamp
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=39392
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=31912

All this involved was to right-click the asx stream url,
select "save target as",
save the asx file to the hard drive then open it in Notepad.
You then see that the ASX is just a small text-equivalent playlist file, and the actual url is listed as eg.
mms://site.com/stream

To get Winamp to play this, all you needed to do was copy this url,
and paste it into Winamp's Open Location box (Playlist -> Add -> url).
You then needed to add "/.wma" to the end of the url, so Winamp knew to use the WMA Input plugin to decode the stream (otherwise, streams which don't specify a filename/extension in the url are handled by in_mp3.dll, thus resulting in the infamous "error syncing to mpeg" error).

mms://site.com/stream/.wma

Naturally, the Full version of Winamp needs to be installed, with WMA support.

[Edit]

The issue outlined below no longer applies as from Winamp 5.04+

[/Edit]


Now, here's where it gets a bit tricky...
Ever since v2.90, with the introduction of video support,
Winamp is now hard-coded so that the video plugin (in_dshow.dll) handles all mms:// streams. Now, this would be ok, if only there wasn't a currently known bug where in_dshow.dll cannot interpret extensionless streams (ie. "mms://site.com/stream" doesn't specify a file name and extension).

The workaround now is to see if the stream supports standard http:// protocol
(as opposed to mms:// tcp protocol)

You'll be glad to know that your particular stream is supported.

The hi-fi streaming playlist url:
http://www.mixmeister.com/mmradiohifi.asx (rt click -> save target as)

This reveals the actual stream url to be:
mms://dl3.mixmeister.com/MixMeisterRadioHiFi

Therefore, paste the following into Winamp
http://dl3.mixmeister.com/MixMeisterRadioHiFi/.wma

The lo-fi stream equivalents are:
http://www.mixmeister.com/mmradiolofi.asx (rt click -> save target as)
mms://dl3.mixmeister.com/MixMeisterRadioLoFi
http://dl3.mixmeister.com/MixMeisterRadioLoFi/.wma

Those two (bolded) url's work perfectly ok in Winamp 2.91

Note: We also recommend that you replace the current WMA input plugin (in_wm.dll) with this older "undoctored by Microsoft" version from Winamp 2.5.
The older version supports alternative Output Plugins (eg. DirectSound Output), dsp plugins, and the EQ . . . whereas the newer version is hard-coded to use an internal WaveOut, and by-passes Winamp's Output System.
(Unzip to the Winamp\Plugins folder, thus overwriting the current file).



[Edit --> Update Sep 2004]

This is no longer an issue as from Winamp 5.04
in_wm.dll now properly handles mms:// streams again by adding /.wma to the end of the url, ie. the same as it was in 2.x
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Old 28th May 2003, 09:54   #3
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Many, many thanks, will give it a go, thank you
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Old 5th August 2003, 16:15   #4
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Ehm, tried both options... nonw of them worked.. no matter what version of winamp i tried with....

Heres what heppens.
When i insert the url via. add url in playlist.. and i put the /.wma addition on the url..
But, nothing happens when i press play... winamp just freezes in a cpl of seconds.. and nothing else.. :/ help plz.. i need high kvality, low bitrate that downloads with constant stream, and not like WMP that only downloads each 4th second... but then download full speed...
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Old 5th August 2003, 16:36   #5
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what url?

Which version of Winamp are you currently using?
Is the WMA Input plugin installed? (Winamp\Plugins\in_wm.dll)
Does Winamp play WMA files off your hard drive?
What's your Windows OS?
What version of Windows Media Player is installed?
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Old 5th August 2003, 18:45   #6
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Make sure you have not included any spaces on the end of the url.

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Old 6th August 2003, 14:57   #7
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URL :

mms://213.35.101.20/hardcore

mms://213.35.101.20/hardcore/.wma

its the www.di.fm hardcore channel...

winamp 2.78
and 2.80 and 2.91

tried all...

atm its winamp 2.78

I DO have the plugin, but... I cant play .wma files in winamp, here the problem is ?

Have windows XP Pro SP1 with all the latest updates (except updates of media player)

Have version: 8.00.00.4487 of media player

Maybe its a problem with playing .wma files in general ?
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Old 6th August 2003, 15:29   #8
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Yeah, you probably need to (re)install WMA v7 / v8 codecs.

I can't get that url to play in Winamp 2.9x,
using either of mms://.... or http://..../.wma methods.
Looks like they're intended for WMP only
Which is why Digitally Imported also offer mp3/pls streams.
Choose MP3 Stream for Winamp.
(di homepage -> Listen Now -> Hardcore -> mp3 streams)

In Winamp 2.9x, the Digitally Imported mp3 (shoutcast) streams are listed in:
Media Library -> Internet Radio.
Change "Genre" to hardcore, and there you go . . . (both 128 and 56k streams are instantly available).

http://205.188.234.161:8030 (128k)

Why choose crappy WMA streams, if you have the option of choosing slightly less crappy mp3 streams?
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Old 8th August 2003, 15:27   #9
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Hmm.. better get used to the fact that my internet is 50% used when hearing radio then :/
The weird thing is, that on di.fm's forum i made a tread alike this one, and i got almost the same answer and some of the other ppl, got it to work... but what the fu**.. Ill just beg my dad for some money for a bigger connection then
EDIT -
The reason why i choosed WMA stream in the first place, is that the mp3 stream is lagging atm, during resource-problems at the serverside..

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Old 8th August 2003, 16:46   #10
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If you really need WMA then try 'Media Player Classic', this has support for the mms:// protocol.

Winamp amd MPC are the only media players installed on my system now, and between them handle every audio and video file in common use.
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Old 25th May 2004, 10:15   #11
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Neat little fix (discovered during a "winamp asx" google), still works on v5.03

Nice to be able to listen to ClassicFM (UK Classical radio station) without their irritating WMP window (complete with History Channel ads)...

Original: mms://audio2.musicradio.com/classicfm
Winamp: http://audio2.musicradio.com/classicfm/.wma
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Old 25th May 2004, 14:13   #12
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Yes, this old issue is now fixed with Winamp 5.03
If you install the (pre 5.04) update patch, you'll find that this now works as well:

mms://audio2.musicradio.com/classicfm/.wma

well.. it would under normal circumstances,
but it seems that the server is currently busy
(can't get it to play in either Winamp or WMP at the moment).

[edit]
ah, 2 hours later, and now the stream is working
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Old 6th June 2004, 12:32   #13
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Sorry it doesn't work on my winamp could you try it? Russian nashe radio. Text inside asxlink: http://www.rbcmp3.com/asx/radioru48.asx)"

<Ref href = "MMS://wm3.rbcmp3.com/nashe3" />
<Ref href = "HTTP://wm3.rbcmp3.com/nashe3" />"

By opening mms://wm3.rbcmp3.com/nashe3/.wma or http://wm3.rbcmp3.com/nashe3/.wma I'm getting the message:"Opening failed". (and there are no spaces at the end of the URL) Opening with windows media player works but i hope it is possible to open it with winamp
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Old 6th June 2004, 15:33   #14
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Both streams working fine here.

Try clearing your temporary internet cache.

Try drag and drop to Winamp's main window.

http://wm3.rbcmp3.com/nashe3/.wma

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Old 6th June 2004, 18:14   #15
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mms://wm3.rbcmp3.com/nashe3/.wma
works perfectly ok here as well.

Do Shoutcast streams play ok in Winamp?
ie. the mp3 streams listed in Media Library > Internet Radio

Make sure the correct connection type is selected in:
Winamp > Prefs (Ctrl+P) > General Preferences
and if you're behind a firewall, make sure it is configured to allow internet access for Winamp.exe

Naturally, you also need to have Winamp 5.03 installed
and then install the update patch afterwards.
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Old 7th June 2004, 18:00   #16
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big thx, it was the firewall config
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Old 22nd November 2005, 04:47   #17
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asx file problem

Hi:

I'm using WinAmp v5.112 and I cannot play music from the following link. Shoutcast works fine. I can listen to all the AOL radio stream. But this particular link gives me the "Error Syncing to mpeg" message. I can listen to it using Windows Media though. Could someone please help me resolve this issue? Thanks!

http://www.rthk.org.hk/classicschann...ldsong4_01.asx
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Old 22nd November 2005, 05:03   #18
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We've come a long way since this thread was first started 30 months ago.

You need to install the Playlist Loader plugin for .asx playlist support.


The only way to get that .asx playlist to stream in Winamp without the Playlist Loader plugin is to right click the link and select 'Save Target/Link As', save the .asx playlist to your hard drive, then open it in Notepad to find the actual stream url, which in the case of your link is:
mms://202.177.192.111/rthk/classicschannel/audio/goldsong4_01.wma
and then copy+paste said url into Winamp's Open URL box.
However, Playlist Loader just automates that process for you.

Note that with or without Playlist Loader plugin, you still need the Full version of Winamp for WMA Support (ie. not the Lite version of Winamp, which doesn't support WMA, regardless of what it might say on the download page).
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Thanks, DJ. That worked!
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