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Honva
2008-11-17, 21:35
I am having problem playing this radio stream on SB3 with SC on Linux.

http://www.fairchildradio.com/Archive/am1430.asx

This stream won't play if I select "native" transcoding in SC. It will only play if I choose wma to wav transcoding through the Alien BBC plugin. i.e. "mplayer.sh" doing the transcode.

What is so special about this stream? Any way to play it without transcoding?

Thanks.

funkstar
2008-11-18, 02:54
What is so special about this stream? Any way to play it without transcoding?
That URL is just a playlist, the actual stream is mms://216.18.70.242/AM1430

I don't know the ins and outs, but it's the mms:// part that is causing the problems. hardware players only handle streams on http:// connections.

Honva
2008-11-18, 05:18
That URL is just a playlist, the actual stream is mms://216.18.70.242/AM1430

I don't know the ins and outs, but it's the mms:// part that is causing the problems. hardware players only handle streams on http:// connections.

I know it is the mms stream. The player could play all other mms streams natively. Just not this one. For example, the following stream plays "natively" without any problem.
http://www.rthk.org.hk/live2.asx

bpa
2008-11-18, 05:43
mms is the transport protocol and alternative to the http protocol. SB support http transport only.

Many mms stations also support http (only requires a checkbox on the server) so SC will try to play mms station first by swapping http for mms. So in many cases the mms URL will seem to work whereas it is likely that SC is playing the http URL for the station.