Old 12th October 2016, 22:12   #1
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Need some help here. I am on my father's machine, Win 7, winamp v5.666 Build 3516.

Although connected to the Internet, Internet radio does not work. Whether I drag a .pls file to milkdrop, or try to play a URL such as https://www.internet-radio.com/serve...ten.pls&t=.pls

- it just does not work. Silence. No message, the playlist editor remains empty. Winamp just seems to ignore it. I can however play local audio files and CD.

EDIT: But, when I click on the link above in this post, it works. !?!?!?
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Old 13th October 2016, 12:11   #2
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Try this ..Run Winamp As Administrator
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Old 15th October 2016, 15:54   #3
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Does not work either. Anyway, I cannot make a playlist neither play an URL but at least play single stations by clicking the .pls link.
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Old 18th October 2016, 10:11   #4
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The link you have does not work in Winamp.
If you click on the link in a browser, it is sent to a second site where the playlist is, and then downloads it, then Winamp opens it.
Use the second part of the link http://46.165.227.92:8000/listen.pls

Don't copy the radio link from the browser on that site, just click on it and then save in Winamp as a Bookmark, or add to a new playlist

Milkdrop is a visualiser, try dropping files (in your PC) on the Winamp playlist.
Do not drag files from a web page to Winamp, drag them from a folder.

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Old 19th October 2016, 17:29   #5
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Thanks for these details. Interestingly, under XP I can simply drag links such as found here http://www.internet-radio.com/stations/electro/ to the playlist, and they will be properly inserted. It's just so convenient I got used to it, and I was surprised it did not work on my father's machine.

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Old 20th October 2016, 05:16   #6
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Dragging and dropping from a web browser works if the browser supports it, not the OS.
I just tried in XP with old Opera 12 and it did not work.
It also depends if the browser tries to link to the remote resource, or the file in your browser cache.

It seems that when you dragged to Winamp before, it was not using the whole URL.

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Old 24th October 2016, 11:59   #7
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Sorry for asking a stupid question here, but why are shoutcast stations not played by winamp per default, where radionomy owns both winamp and shoutcast ?
Do I really need yet another ("DSP") plugin to play shoutcast stations via winamp ?
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Old 24th October 2016, 14:03   #8
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I guess they try to cater for those who have (sadly) become used to playing their media in a browser.

If I click the download button next to the play button on Shoutcast, Winamp is the top option.
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Old 24th October 2016, 16:28   #9
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Oh well, I had not tried this, but it works. Thanks.
Even if some of these links fill up the playlist with 20 identical entries.
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Old 24th October 2016, 21:21   #10
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You are simply making things hard for your self. Of course Winamp supports shoutcast by default, but that site is not a shoutcast site, and it works fine if you use it by clicking on links normally.

DSPs are not for decoding audio formats, they are for Processing a Digital Signal (eg. a graphic equaliser).
Input plugins are used to add more audio decoding formats.
Shoutcast/Icecast streams are just regular mp3 with extra meta data send in parallel, what you are having trouble with is the way you are adding links.
Shoutcast can stream other audio formats. Shoutcast is a server system, not an audio format.

If you look in Winamps own media library, there is a shoutcast directory in the "Online services" section.
Click on a radio station and it will start playing in winamp.

Open a separate browser and browse an alternative radio streams site, and as long as Winamp is still set as the default to play m3u,pls,mp3,aac...etc. all you do is the same. Click, and that is it.
Click on the link, it downloads a playlist file which then opens in your default player, which should start playing the url inside the downloaded playlist file.
Now you save this into bookmarks or your own streams playlist.

If your problem is that doing this wipes the current playlist, go into Winamp Filetypes preferences and change the default behaviour to "Enqueue".

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Thanks for taking that much time. It's just that I never bothered a lot about handling playlists and got confused when clicking the links at shoutcast.com opened the internal player... yes I was stupid not to try the other button.

I know what a DSP is but was irritated when in an attempt to find a way to play the stations via winamp, I came across this text "The DSP is free software which lets you run your SHOUTcast radio station using the Winamp media player...." and misread it. D'oh, it is about running a station, not listening... I was a bit upset already. Sorry. Things are sufficiently clear now.
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Ah yes, I see. Easy confusion as a DSP is used to serve streams.

BTW. You could add the radio streams page as an online service in the media library.
It will not integrate as truly as the existing services, but as long as Winamp is the default handler, the playlist stub will still download to the temp internet folder and then open in Winamp.
The genuine online services can hand the link directly to Winamp without downloading a playlist.

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