Old 26th May 2000, 03:35   #1
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I'm having trouble getting Winamp to behave like I'm pretty sure it has behaved before. What I want it to do is when there is a link to an MP3 file in MSIE5 and I click on it, it should start opening Winamp right away and play the file while it's downloading. Right now, I get MSIE's doalog box for opening/saving the file. If I have 'Open from current location' selected, then MSIE will download the file in full and then it'll open it in Winamp. How do I get it to go straight to Winamp? Just like .ra files open RealPlayer almost instantly.

I've tried uninstalling Winamp and making sure the MP3 file type is gone (by using a file type manager), but when I reinstalled it, it went back to the same annoying way of having MSIE ask about opening/saving and then still having MSIE download it entirely before opening Winamp. I can check that box for not asking about the file type and just opening it right away, but it still downloads the file entirely in MSIE instead of opening it right away in Winamp. Any ideas?
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Old 26th May 2000, 09:31   #2
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Internet Explorer dosen't handle MP3 files directly. But it does however, handle M3U files. Thats how shoutcast works, you click on a link to a M3U file, it downloads automatically, loads winamp, winamp opens the M3U file, reads the info and streams the file in the M3U file. Try using an M3U instead of MP3 directly.
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Old 26th May 2000, 17:48   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DeLiRiUmLB:
Internet Explorer dosen't handle MP3 files directly. But it does however, handle M3U files. Thats how shoutcast works, you click on a link to a M3U file, it downloads automatically, loads winamp, winamp opens the M3U file, reads the info and streams the file in the M3U file. Try using an M3U instead of MP3 directly.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Right, but most sites use MP3s, not M3Us. I can't change that. Why can't Winamp set some specific thing in the types section so the MP3s will open instantly? I'm almost 100% sure that MP3s *did* open instantly in Winamp once.

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