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

Big Al music at performantsystems.com
Fri Aug 24 13:32:41 PDT 2001



I put together a little tutorial after having the same problem. You
need to enlighten the client browser, here are some clues:

http://www.modernamericanmusic.com/techtips.html

Hunter Hillegas wrote:
> 
> 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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