Old 13th August 2016, 23:48   #1
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Shoutcast links to Winamp player issue

Hi all.
I'm having issues getting Shoutcast/search result links to play in Winamp.
Win7, FF 42, winamp5.666.
Associations for pls, m3u, etc are to Winamp.

When I hit the links from the shoutcast/search results,

---In the winamp mp3 case, it pulls up a new tab on FF, loads it with VLC, and plays it there.
If I take the URL from that tab,

http://yp.shoutcast.com/sbin/tunein-....pls?id=265205 (psychedelik.com ambient)

and go to winamp and use Play URL, it will not play it.

---If I try the m3u option, it goes to Winamp, opens the media library, then times out.

However, this m3u link from Soma plays fine as a bookmark entry.


Same problematic results going to the AAC alternative. VLC opens in FF instead.


Is there a way to get to direct stream URLs? In general I seem to have problems with .pls files. The pls file association is correct, but I've had issues before with those not being accepted in Winamp. Anything I need to check in Winamp prefs?
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Old 14th August 2016, 01:13   #2
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re PLS

I also just check Prefs, General, File Types, and Associated File Types had PLS on the list, and in highlighted blue along with many others.
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Old 15th August 2016, 17:09   #3
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Not sure why it wont work for you. When I click on the Psychedelik link in your post (I didn't go to the site) it opened the stream fine in Winamp. This was in Cyberfox (a 64 bit version of Firefox) running on Windows 10 with Winamp 5.666.

As a matter of interest that url resolved to
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Old 15th August 2016, 17:34   #4
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Go to Firefox > Options > Applications
Make sure all things like M3U File, audio/x-scpls, audio/x-mpegurl, audio/m3u, etc are set to Winamp instead of VLC.
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Old 15th August 2016, 18:33   #5
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Thanks, Dr Egg

That would appear to be the solution. Found it on my own a few minutes ago. "Everything" audio was somehow set to VLC Web Plugin. Have no idea how that came to be, as I've never been on this settings page before.

But found it after seeing CJ's response and searching about for FF related clues. Your note to me hadn't gotten to me yet via email alert. But found that page and all the settings were consistent with the behavior I reported.

Appreciate the help, as always. PS - the lag times from posting to appearance on the forum, and delays in email alerts is new to me (relative to a year ago) and doesn't seem ideal.

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