Old 18th August 2004, 02:41   #1
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Playing .asx in winamp?

I was wondering how to play .asx files in winamp(ex: http://di.fm/hardcore_low.asx ). They open in Windows Media Player, and i dont like WMP.
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Old 18th August 2004, 02:52   #2
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It helps if you provide a valid link . . . and not a dead one like yours.

The standard procedure for playing Microsoft's proprietry ASX playlist streams is:

Right click the link and select "save target as".
Save the ASX file to a folder on your hard drive.
Open it in Notepad.
Copy & paste the stream url into Winamp's add/open url dialog

If the stream in the asx playlist reads as:

<ref href="mms://site.com:port/"/>

Then the correct format to use in Winamp would be:


(Note, requires Winamp 5.04 Full to work)
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Old 18th August 2004, 02:53   #3
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ASX is a playlist file. Download the playlist file to your hard drive and load it in to a text editor. Among the various information you should see a mms link. Copy the link and add /.wma to the end. Add the link to Winamp's Open URL box (Ctrl+L or Ctrl+'Open/"Eject" button').

[edit]Too slow [/edit]
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