Old 29th September 2004, 09:18   #1
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Playing my shoutcast stream in WIndows Media Player

To play my stream in Winamp, I can tell people to put the following in their Winamp Play URL field:

http://mimaradio.serve.mp3.com:8000/listen.pls

Is there an equivalent simple instruction to get my stream playing in Windows Media Player?

I did a search and found something about generating an asx playlist file and uploading it to my server. However, I have no server and am just streaming from my home laptop.

I am very new to all this and some step by step help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 29th September 2004, 09:21   #2
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Remove the "listen.pls" and it will work with Open URL.

You could also still generate the ASX file, email or send it to them over messenger - then when they open it off their local drive, windows media will open and be told to play the stream.
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Old 29th September 2004, 10:12   #3
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Thanks a lot James. Well I managed to create an asx file and attached it to an email. I sent it to someone and it worked! However, some folks have a policy of never opening attachments or mails with attachments so I would love to be able to include the asx file as a direct link in the message body. As I said I am serving this up from my home pc. Is there any way I can do this?

Thanks again
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Old 29th September 2004, 11:07   #4
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Upload the asx file to some free hosting service and put a link to it in the message.

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Old 29th September 2004, 13:27   #5
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Thanks a lot 101. Great idea. As yet I do not have my own web-page but I shall set one up and do as you suggest.

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No need to make a website for that not even a page, just get a free account at Lycos for example, upload the .asx and format a link for you message as http://somehost/file.asx when someone clicks it, the asx will be downloaded and WMP will open. The only prob you could face is asx MIME type improperly configured on that particular host.

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