Old 16th June 2010, 20:05   #1
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Help for Mac listeners

I run a stream that I take up and down for sports broadcast, it works great for people who are running windows. But I have people on Mac's who cannot hear my stream? Do I need to do something different in my output broadcast for both to acquire? or how can I help these listeners?

Thanks for any help...

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Old 16th June 2010, 22:11   #2
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A flash player

A simple search of these forums will yield more than enough discussion on the subject.
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Old 17th June 2010, 01:29   #3
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I personally would like to know what is so different about your stream that mac users are unable to tune in, unless you broadcast in aac+ ... not may mac players support that.

If you want to avoid the flash player, send me a link to your stream; I've got a mac and will gladly check it out for you.
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Old 21st June 2010, 17:34   #4
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When you click my link is will ask you to open a WMP3b.asx, maybe I need to make a simple change of some sort. We take this link up and down. Most of the time it is not on.

http://www.cappsbroadcastgroup.com/media/wmp3b.asx

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Old 22nd June 2010, 00:14   #5
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A mac is not going to deal with an asx file well as that is made more for wmp.

About the only program that comes to mind that has a shot at reading an asx file would be videolan (I believe it's got limited asx support). Aside from that, there is parallels or vmware fusion.

However, I believe the best way to crack this nut would be for you to use a .pls formatted link secifically for mac people. Itunes will open a .pls file without a hitch. You would host this pls file in the same manner in which you are currently hosing your asx file.
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Old 23rd June 2010, 07:08   #6
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Ok, do I need to have to separate streams open or is their a setting to dispatch in both formats? .asx and .pls
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Old 23rd June 2010, 07:15   #7
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If the stream is mp3 then one stream will suffice for asx and pls.
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Old 24th June 2010, 03:06   #8
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the pls link is also really easy, you don't even need to host a file actually.

http://IP_ADDRESS:PORT/listen.pls is all you need. Itunes will gobble that up be default on just about any mac.
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Old 30th June 2010, 21:18   #9
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So did that and I downloaded Itunes to test it, and I keep getting time out message. The stream is functioning on the asx/windows media format? Did write a file like was described in the FAQ, and that didn't work either. hmmmm

http://64.185.100.85:8000/listen.pls
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Old 1st July 2010, 02:01   #10
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The format of the link should have nothing to do with server functionality. The fact that you say this is working for the asx file, and not the pls link makes me think that either the IP address or port is incorrect ...
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Old 1st July 2010, 21:42   #11
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Well here is a copy of my asx file, see what I might be missing please....

<asx version="3.0">
<title>TITLE</title>
<entry>
<title>TITLE</title>
<author>AUTHOR</author>
<ref href="http://64.185.100.85:8000"/>
</entry>
</asx>
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Old 12th July 2010, 17:54   #12
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ok, so if I go to itunes and type in the URL with my info, and leave the listen.pls off I connect but have no sound. If I put the listen.pls on it doesn't work at all....what am I missing. Thank you for all the help you have been providing.
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Old 12th July 2010, 19:24   #13
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PLS File Contents:

[playlist]
NumberOfEntries=1
File1=http://home.cappsbroadcastgroup.com:8005/


1) Copy/Paste into Notepad, save as whatever.pls and upload to your website.
2) Link to it from your web page
3) Test

More info: http://forum.loudcity.net/viewtopic.php?id=1785
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*on a mac substitute notepad with TextEdit*

if you have not already figured that out
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