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Patrick Delamere
2004-11-28, 17:23
Ok, more progress.



I have also managed to get the Radio Hamburg WMA stream working. This is
what I did.



1. Entered
<http://lsd.newmedia.tiscali-business.com/bb/redirect.lsc?adid=0&stream=radi
ohamburg$livestream.wma&content=live&media=ms>
http://lsd.newmedia.tiscali-business.com/bb/redirect.lsc?adid=0&stream=radio
hamburg$livestream.wma&content=live&media=ms into Internet Explorer's
Address Field and hit enter.

2. Saved the ".IVF" file to my desktop and viewed it using my text
editor (not notepad!).

3. Copied the mms://..... URL within the IVF file and pasted it into
a ".asx" file on my server - in my Alienstream playlists folder.

4. Voila! :-)



You need to do the same thing with Realplayer if you see redirect.lsc.ram in
the stream URL. Here it's a bit simpler though, as Real One automatically
saves the redirect file to your hard disk. I found the mine in



C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Local Settings\Temp\redirect.lsc.ram



In the RealOne case, there were some return characters which didn't show up
using Notepad, so I suggest using an editor like TextPad to view the files.



Regards and enjoy! :-)



Patrick



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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Patrick Delamere
Sent: 28 November 2004 23:29
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
Subject: [slim] AlienBBC and WMA Streaming



Incidentally, I just ran



wget http://love.str3am.com/asx/xpn.asx



in my /var/slimserver/playlists/AlienStream folder and it is streaming
through beautifully. :-)



To get this working properly though, I did have to edit the xpn.asx file to
remove the first wma stream, which kept on looping round.......asking me to
become a member etc.......



However, I only just got it working today.......read on.......



I use SUSE Linux 9.1, Slimserver 5.4 and Alienstream 0.11. I just followed
the instructions on the following website:



http://www.antfarm.co.za/clients/5fm/linux.asp



And I now have an ASX stream broadcasting from my Squeezebox via Mplayer.



Incidentally, I didn't change anything in my config as I already had WMA's
playing through my Squeezebox - however, the above site did provide me with
a bit of a Eureka moment. ;-)



I just tried putting



SWR3 Radio (German)

mms://213.200.75.252/swr3$livestream.wma



in a .pls before and it didn't work.



The solution ended up being simple. The wma URL only works if it is
contained within a ".asx" file.



You MUST ensure that you can play WMA files before you've even got a hope of
playing WMA streams.



See the following site for more details if you don't yet have this working:



http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/tips.html



Follow the instructions in the "WMA and Slim" section. Once you have played
a WMA file successfully, you should also be able to play WMA streams.



If you want to test your WMA streaming, run the following command on your
Linux box.



Mplayer -playlist xpn.asx



I hope the above helps. :-)



The problem I have with most WMA streams though, is that they operate on
some form of redirection, which isn't accessible via Mplayer - but then
that's my guess as I am no expert in how WMA streaming URLs really work. ;-)



For example, see the URL below, which I would dearly like to get working.



Radio Hamburg (Hamburg)

http://lsd.newmedia.tiscali-business.com/bb/redirect.lsc?adid=0
<http://lsd.newmedia.tiscali-business.com/bb/redirect.lsc?adid=0&stream=radi
ohamburg$livestream.wma&content=live&media=ms>
&stream=radiohamburg$livestream.wma&content=live&media=ms



Jules, I meant to give you my streams that I tried to get working last time
for your "Other Streams" section.



WDR 5 (German)

http://www.wdr.de/wdrlive/media/wdr5.smil



WDR2 (German)

http://www.wdr.de/wdrlive/media/wdr2.smil



WDR Eins Live (German)

http://www.wdr.de/wdrlive/media/einslive.smil



Cheers!



Patrick





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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Meshoulam, Arnon

Sent: 28 November 2004 20:30

To: Slim Devices Discussion

Subject: [slim] AlienBBC and WMA Streaming



I am a bit confused here.

I have a list of WMA internet stations that I can't get mplayer to play,

but using wmatool on windows they work fine.

Given this logic, why can't AlienBBC play on Windows using wmatool? ...

And any advice on getting mplayer to play these stations? Using Fedora

Core 2



Arnon



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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Jules Taplin

Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2004 5:46 PM

To: Slim Devices Discussion

Subject: [slim] AlienBBC and WMA Streaming



Hi Michael.



The honest answer is 'maybe'. AlienBBC uses mplayer to transcode for

you... so... if mplayer can play WXPN, then I think AlienBBC will see

you right.



Does that tell you what you need to know, or do you need more

information?





-- Jules