[Icecast] win media player prob

Leo Currie leo.currie at strath.ac.uk
Mon May 9 07:09:55 PDT 2005

un at dom.de wrote:
> what woukd be "the right" link on a website, so that ist works with 
> most players? or is that question naiv? ...

I guess "the right" link is the one generated by Icecast, i.e.


This of course relys on your listeners' browser having a registered 
handler for "audio/x-mpegurl" content, which is not always the case.

A pragmatic approach is to create playlist files for the all the popular 
players, and let users choose, e.g. -


- All three reference the same stream, but have slightly different 
syntax, and different MIME types. Unfortunately, you can't tell what the 
browser is going to do with them (Realplayer might want to handle 

This link might be useful:

It would be interesting to know what everyone else is doing.


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