Old 28th March 2002, 19:25   #1
crymsonsunset
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 3
MPEG Links Clicked From IE Don't Open

I'm not sure if this is a WinAMP problem or not, but it could be a problem with agent.

Anyway, here's what's happening.

If I go to a page that has MPEG Audio (.MP2) files for download, they open in RealPlayer, even though I have gone into RP and unchecked *all* MPEG types. In WinAMP, I've gone in and made sure that it is set as the default player for MPEG audio.

Here's a page with some MPEG files on it:
http://www.cdnow.com/cgi-bin/mserver.../itemid=359691

When I click on any MPEG link, they open in the RealOne player. When I uninstall RP, IE jumps to a blank page that shows the icon you'd see for an IE file in Windows Explorer in the upper left hand corner of the page and nothing else.

Going to the above page and clicking the MPEG link in Netscape seems to work, however. Netscape downloads the file, and then it plays in WA.

This is driving me crazy. If you could help out or even point me in a direction where I can find the answer, it would be greatly appreciated.

Btw, I'm using IE6 and Win2K SP2.

Thanks!
crymsonsunset is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2002, 05:00   #2
DJ Egg
Techorator
Winamp & SHOUTcast Team
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 35,821
So what you're saying is that the files open & stream
in an embedded RealPlayer plugin in the IE browser?
If so, you're going to have to edit the Windows Registry to fix it.
That's all we need, a huge bug in the Real Uninstaller . . .
as if their player isn't full of bugs & enough crap already....

Usually, it's QuickTime5 which causes this problem.
Read all about it here:

QT5 Related:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=53443
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=51164
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=32795
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=50857

M$ Support Fix article:
http://support.microsoft.com/support.../Q180/5/53.ASP

Basically, remove all subkeys/references to MP3, MP2, MP1, MPEG, etc. in:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Plugins\Extension

And remove all subkeys/references to MIME types:
audio/mpeg | video/mpeg | audio/x-mpeg | audio/mp3 | audio/m3u | etc. in:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Plugins\MIME


Further tips/help:

RE: Real Player related problems
How to Unassociate RP8 from Streaming Playlists & Make Winamp the Default Instead

mp3.com fix : http://help.mp3.com/help/installer/MP3Fix.exe
Further help : http://help.mp3.com/help/article/con...e_windows.html

(Above links taken from: TSGH -> Useful Links)


btw, you can copy & paste the stream url into Winamp's
open/add location box instead if you want (as a workaround).

Rt click url -> copy shortcut
In Winamp, Open url = Ctrl+L
Add url to end of current playlist = Add button -> url
Ctrl+V = paste

Or just drag+drop the url straight into the Winamp playlist.


Hope this helps...
Good luck!
DJ Egg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2002, 13:49   #3
crymsonsunset
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 3
Thanks for the informative reply.

Just to clarify: RP takes over the MPEG files (on CDNOW they have the extension .MP2) even when it is not associated with them. Interestingly, when viewing the formats in the preferences dialog, RP does show that WinAMP is the player for MPEG/MP2 files.

As I said before, when I uninstall RP, IE jumps to a blank page with a placeholder icon.

I'm going to go through all that info now and I'll post back and let you know what (if anything) fixes the problem.

Thanks again!

c|s
crymsonsunset is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2002, 14:31   #4
Clockverk
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 5
go into your folder options in windows explorer and change the association of .mpga files (Mpeg Audio) that's the culprit.
Clockverk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2002, 14:47   #5
crymsonsunset
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally posted by Clockverk
go into your folder options in windows explorer and change the association of .mpga files (Mpeg Audio) that's the culprit.
Afraid not. To be fair, I did try it though. Files still open in RealOne Player.

Again, the MPEG audio samples on CDNOW (the site I used for example purposes) have the extension .mp2, not .mpga.

I also noticed that their mime type is unusual, it's 'audio/mpeg-elementary'. That's one I hadn't seen before.

I tried the registry fixes that DJEgg posted, but they haven't resolved the problem.

When I went into the registry, there were hardly any file types under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Plugins\Extension and hardly any mime types under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Plugins\MIME to remove.

The mp2 files are still opening in RealPlayer. *arrrrrgghhhhh*

I know that I can do the drag/drop thing - but I'm anal and I like things to work the way they're supposed to.
crymsonsunset is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2002, 15:48   #6
Clockverk
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally posted by crymsonsunset


Again, the MPEG audio samples on CDNOW (the site I used for example purposes) have the extension .mp2, not .mpga.

See, now that's your problem ... they are actually both. They are hosted as one file type and your computer is recognizing them as another. So it doesn't matter what your computer is saving them as (.mp2) because on the server they are referenced as .mpga and thats what assosciation will be followed when you click on the link.




I'm surprised switching the mpga didn't fix your problem, tho ... that's exactly how I fixed mine after reading your original post and realizing I had the same problem.
Clockverk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2002, 23:03   #7
DJ Egg
Techorator
Winamp & SHOUTcast Team
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 35,821
Yes, RealPlayer8 & RealOne are totally evil!
RP modifies the registry and changes MPEG Audio association
(.MP3, .MP2, .MP1) to be associated with its own evil .MPGA extension.

You can make Winamp the default player for .MPGA
by following the simple instructions in this recent thread:

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=82826

Also referenced in more detail in these slightly older threads:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=79088
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=71468

Down with RealPlayer!
DJ Egg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Winamp & Shoutcast Forums > Winamp > Winamp Technical Support

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump