[icecast] Ogg streams on MacOSX

Arc arc at indymedia.org
Fri Aug 8 10:17:17 PDT 2003


This comes from the Indymedia global audio list.  How about setting up a
software page on icecast.org with a list of players that work properly?

Many players on vorbis.com will only play files on a hard drive, not
streaming files, such a list would be very helpful towards promoting Ogg
as a useful streaming format.

----- Forwarded message from nathaniel t <vsea75 at hotmail.com> -----

The whole world doesn't use Linux or Windows.  Some tiny fraction of 
computer users use Macs.  I didn't realize until yesterday evening how 
difficult and mysterious it is to try to listen to an icecast ogg vorbis 
stream on a Macintosh running OS X.

So, just in case anybody out there needs to know, here's one way to do it.

LISTENING TO OGG VORBIS STREAMS ON A MACINTOSH RUNNING OS X:

You'd think iTunes and RealPlayer would play ogg vorbis streams, but they 
don't, and a lot of other "solutions" tossed up by Google don't seem to work 
either, at least for mere mortals like me.  The only ogg-stream player that 
installed on a new macintosh this morning and actually got the job done was 
Whamb! 1.2, which you can download from http://www.whamb.com in a pretty 
straightforward, user-friendly manner.

To make Whamb! your default player for web links ending in ".m3u" --

- control-click on, for instance, one of the "56K" links on our home page 
--http://seattle.indymedia.org/ -- and select Download Link to Disk from the 
resulting pop-up menu

- find the downloaded .m3u file, for instance by clicking on the magnifying 
glass next to the new entry in the Downloads box on the screen

- control-click on the .m3u file and select "Get Info" from the pop-up menu

- in the new info box, click on the arrow next to "Open with"

- from the newly exposed menu, select Whamb!

- click on the button immediately below, labeled "Use this application to 
open all documents like this. [Change All ...]"

- From now on, clicking on links ending in ".mp3.m3u" or ".ogg.m3u" should 
open Whamb! and play the streams the links refer to

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