Old 30th December 2000, 22:13   #1
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Many have wondered why IE 5.5 always ask if you want to save or open a PLS file on shoutcast. Well I don't know why, but Highway 420 found how to fix it:
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Pain in the ass, isn't it? This is a documented problem with IE 5.5. There is a way around it (at least it worked for me). Try these steps:

1) Open Winamp and go to preferences (CTRL+P). Under "File types" uncheck the box next to "Register types on Winamp start". Then go to "Agent" and uncheck "Enable Winamp Agent" and "Maintain File Associations".

2) Go to "My Computer" on your desktop, then go to View/Folder Options. Scroll down until you find "Winamp Playlist File", then edit that so it becomes audio/mpeg (it's probably set at audio/mpegurl, just delete the url part and save).

That should take care of the problem. Some have had to do this over and over again, and hopefully Microshaft will fix this problem with an update one of these days.
Thanks Highway 420.

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Old 2nd January 2001, 15:25   #2
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My fix...

Many of these posted fixes have not worked for me.... my .pls files kept asking for "open or save".... very annoying.

- I simply opened up MY COMPUTER, clicked on TOOLS > FOLDER OPTIONS and selected the FILE TYPES tab. Scroll down to the .pls extension listing (usually says Winamp Playlist File) and hit "delete".
- Open Winamp to reassociate .pls to Winamp, and try a Shoutcast link (or whatever).

Hope that helps!

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Old 2nd January 2001, 19:34   #3
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No problemo

Glad it worked for you...it's been working great on my machines for the last couple of months.
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Old 4th January 2001, 02:30   #4
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btw: This topic has been dealt with on numerous occasions b4:
From TSGH : "Links to Common Problems -> File Formats & Associations" section:

Other relevant threads:

Make sure you scroll down to the very end of each thread as, in most cases, the actual answer/solution is usually toward the end of the thread.
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