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SlimPvC
2005-10-10, 02:08
I understand that it isn't possible to stream asx streams to the Squeezebox yet. Is there any idea of when this may happen?

The reason I ask: Dutch 'Concertzender' has a new 24/7 SURROUND stream accessible via internet on http://www.omroep.nl/live/concertzender-5channel.asx
- which I'd love to be able to stream to my Surround system through the SB2.
Currently this stream only seems to work in Windows Media Player?

Bye
Peter

jonolumb
2005-10-10, 04:37
Hi there- somebody can correct me if I'm wrong but...
ASX is just a playlist file. If you open one in notepad, it just contains some header information and a list of links to (normally) wmv audio streams. So it is not asx that isnt supported but wmv. However, if you download the latest beta, you will find that wmv is supported if you have the slimserver turned on (yes- that does defy the object but at least your computer doesnt have to do on the fly converting). The reason you cannot yet get wmv on squeezenetwork is because the squeezenetwork servers have not yet been updated to support this- I'm sure this is fairly easy but wont be available until an official release comes out -as opposed to the beta's.
Hope this makes sense
Jono

SlimPvC
2005-10-10, 05:07
You're right about ASX being a playlist..However, the file that is loaded when you click on the Surround Link image (SR) on http://www.concertzender.nl/cgi/sr.php is an asx.file that does not contain a link to a wmv file. It opens windows media players that starts the streaming.
I do not know how to make this link available to the squeezebox. Maybe you have any suggestions?

BTW - I don't need to have it available on the squeezenetwork, since my slimserver is on all of the time. I'd like to make a reference to this stream so that I can listen to it, just as other radiostations, like Live365 etc.
Any help will be greatly appreciated, as this is the first SURROUND stream that I have found.

Bye
Peter

gingerneil
2005-10-10, 07:57
had to go round the houses a little, but try putting the following into the slimserver radio tune-in GUI

http://145.58.33.21/concertzende...el?MSWMExt=.asf

or

http://145.58.33.21:80/concertzende...el?MSWMExt=.asf

SlimPvC
2005-10-10, 08:38
I tried this, but I can't get it to work. SB shows the link in the display, but doesn't start playing. Maybe that's because it's SURROUND WMA?

Using Slimserver 6.2b1 - 4551 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252

Thanks for the suggestion, anyway

jonolumb
2005-10-10, 09:11
try http://www.omroep.nl/live/concertzender-5channel.asx
or
http://livemedia2.omroep.nl/concertzender-5channel
or
http://livemedia.omroep.nl/concertzender-5channel

Good Luck
Jono

SlimPvC
2005-10-10, 09:20
Has anyone managed to get these links actually playing? I can enter them at the Tune In (Slimserver)but I get no sound to play...:-(

PAUL WILLIAMSON
2005-10-11, 08:50
>>> SlimPvC.1wp2no (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com 10/10/05 12:20 PM >>>
>
> Has anyone managed to get these links actually playing? I can enter
> them at the Tune In (Slimserver)but I get no sound to play...:-(

Me too. Unfortunately, since Empire sports is no longer around,
I can't watch the Buffalo Sabres any more :-( When I grabbed the
url from nhl.com to listen to the game, it didn't play when entered in

the "Radio tune in" option.

Any ideas? I tried all the links, and none of them worked.

It was most painful to listen to the game via the laptop speaker...

Paul

jonolumb
2005-10-11, 12:54
sorry- those were the multimedia links I have found but I havent tested them.
Jono

bigengineer
2005-11-26, 01:23
I just received my squeezebox3. All works fine except dutch radio. Realaudio stuff works fine with alienbbc. The asx stream, or whatever the format is, doesn't. As far as I found out radio1 for instance is this link:
http://switch.streamgate.nl/cgi-bin/streamswitch?streamid=42&a=.asx

This doesn't work (of course?). Is it supposed to work? I am also interested in the "concertzender". The earlier mentioned links don't work (for me). Is there anyone who has a working radio1-4 or 747am?

Dirk

snarlydwarf
2005-11-26, 01:59
I just received my squeezebox3. All works fine except dutch radio. Realaudio stuff works fine with alienbbc. The asx stream, or whatever the format is, doesn't. As far as I found out radio1 for instance is this link:
http://switch.streamgate.nl/cgi-bin/streamswitch?streamid=42&a=.asx

This doesn't work (of course?). Is it supposed to work? I am also interested in the "concertzender". The earlier mentioned links don't work (for me). Is there anyone who has a working radio1-4 or 747am?

Dirk


If you look at that URL's source, you'll see it basically links to http://www.omroep.nl/live/radio1-breed.asx. I just plugged that into the 'radio tune-in' and it works.

(Though I have no idea what they're saying, but.. I can hear it fine.)

bigengineer
2005-11-26, 02:14
If you look at that URL's source, you'll see it basically links to http://www.omroep.nl/live/radio1-breed.asx. I just plugged that into the 'radio tune-in' and it works.

(Though I have no idea what they're saying, but.. I can hear it fine.)

Wow, I am speechless. I tried so many different links, but not this one. How did you look at URL's source? I tried to download it with wget. But this gives me a different URL. Just curious about this.

Thanks, now the squeezebox can play about anything I want!

Dirk

snarlydwarf
2005-11-26, 02:32
Wow, I am speechless. I tried so many different links, but not this one. How did you look at URL's source? I tried to download it with wget. But this gives me a different URL. Just curious about this.


I used firefox, and it spawned Media Player but left up a blank page. I used viewsource on that page.

Actually, if you look at that URL, you'll see it just points to another... which has the real urls, but it's close enough for slimserver to figure out and follow the trail.

bigengineer
2005-11-26, 02:45
I used firefox, and it spawned Media Player but left up a blank page. I used viewsource on that page.

After some trial & error I can get the right links with wget. I don't know if the guy who started the thread already has his concertzender but this works for me:

http://livemedia.omroep.nl/concertzender-breed
The 5 channel link didn't work for me.

Dirk

Steve Baumgarten
2005-11-26, 13:56
> Wow, I am speechless. I tried so many different links, but not this
> one. How did you look at URL's source? I tried to download it with
> wget. But this gives me a different URL. Just curious about this.

People speak highly of this shareware tool:

http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/urlsnooper/index.html

"Many links to streaming audio and video that you come across on the web
are hidden behind javascript or activex scripts. Because of this, it is
sometimes very difficult to figure out the actual urls that correspond
to the streams being played. URL Snooper provides easy solution to
finding the URLs for all streams by by watching network traffic and
identifying potential urls, especially streaming media urls."

I haven't used it myself yet, but I have it bookmarked for the next time
I need to reverse engineer a hidden streaming media link.

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