[icecast] Getting the Stream to "Just Start Playing" on the client

Hunter Hillegas lists at lastonepicked.com
Fri Aug 24 08:08:27 PDT 2001



Hmmm... Maybe I wasn't clear.

This is a public Web site. Some people are using Netscape, most using IE...
All different kinds of media players, mostly WinAmp, Real, WMP, and iTunes.

What I'm looking for is a way for the media player to be launched
automatically.

If I choose "Open from this location" from the link, WinAmp DOES open. .pls
files *are* mapped to WinAmp, I'd just like to be able to skip this step if
I can. Or make it easier in some way.

What I don't really want is people saving the link to the stream on their
desktop and never coming back to the Web site. I'd like them to have a
reason to come back and visit the site.

Does that make sense?

Hunter

> From: tim <tim at nvhs.nl>
> Reply-To: icecast at xiph.org
> Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 16:59:11 +0200
> To: icecast at xiph.org
> Subject: Re: [icecast] Getting the Stream to "Just Start Playing" on the
> client
> 
> 
> you need to set netscape for that. your netscape is not yet set
> to send .pls/m3u files to your mp3 player.
> 
> t.
> 
> * Hunter Hillegas <lists at lastonepicked.com> [010824 16:53]:
>> I'm curious what method y'all are using for getting your streams going on
>> the client.
>> 
>> We've been using a hyperlink to the stream like this:
>> http://www.fatfreeradio.net:8000/playlist.pls?mount=/hifi&file=dummy.pls
>> 
>> It works okay but people get prompted to save or open the file. It would be
>> better if it just opened their streaming player each time, without the
>> dialog.
>> 
>> Anyone know any way to do that?
>> 
>> Hunter
>> 
>> 
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