Old 2nd December 2009, 23:36   #1
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I want to create a .pls file

I was told that anyone using a pc or mac can open pls files. I want to create a listen link on my website for people that's on pc or mac to click on and it opens up the file for them to listen to my station. How do I do this? Is it the same as create a asx file and then saving it with a name.pls and create a link to it in order for people to click and open? If so will this file actually play on pc's and mac's or do they have to have winamp player installed in order to listen? Thanks
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Old 3rd December 2009, 07:17   #2
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.pls is associated to winamp,

to make a pls file open a text file and add

[Playlist]
File1=http://111.222.333.444:8000
Title1=station name
Length1=-1
Numberofentries=1
Version=2

then save as listen.pls
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Old 3rd December 2009, 18:22   #3
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will people using a pc or mac be able to listen in then and do they have to have winamp to listen or will the station open up on their default player for them to listen?
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Old 3rd December 2009, 19:17   #4
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.pls is associated to winamp,

so people need to have the winamp player to open the file.

( qcd player also opens this extension)

for wmp you need the link without the .pls and for the real player the link is http:// ip : port .rm
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Old 3rd December 2009, 19:38   #5
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Well... I'll qualify the answers a bit.

Macs, I think, come with iTunes already installed. If that's the case, iTunes will happily open a PLS file.

PCs by default have Windows Media player installed. The user may, or may not, have Winamp, iTunes, RealPlayer etc.

So if you want to keep it simple for listeners, a "Mac" link that points to a PLS file, and a "Windows" link that points to an ASX file, would probably work for most people.

On my tune-in page, I show player icons (Winamp, iTunes, Windows Media Player and RealPlayer). I ask the listener to click the icon of the player they wish to use.
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Old 4th December 2009, 22:15   #6
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In addition to the Pls file, you can also create a M3U file.

The M3u file is a bit simpler to create and can still be read by all multimedia player software

The only entry required for a M3u file is the
- Address of the stream
- Port number
- Stream name
- Format extension

Example

my_server.com : 8000 / my_stream . mp3

OR

server_IP_address : 8000 / ,my_stream . nsv

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