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Meshoulam, Arnon
2004-11-10, 14:03
Vidur,

Mplayer is supposed to support mms - AlienBBC utilizises this. I have
had minimal luck to get streams to work on Linux - using Fedora 2
Some samples that have failed for me
mms://stream.msn.co.il/gglz
mms://live.103.fm/103fm-low/
http://192.117.122.35:81/radio


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Subject: [slim] WMA/ASX Streaming on Linux with ffmpeg?


As Bruce reported, the first works, the second fails (because of a
seemingly unresponsive server) on Windows. Unfortunately, Windows Media
mms: protocol support is only enabled on Windows - the wmadec.exe
utility accepts mms: URLs. I don't believe ffmpeg supports the mms:
protocol - for now, WMA streaming via mms: is Windows-only. :-( If
anyone is aware of a cross-platform mms protocol implementation, let me
know.

--Vidur

Bruce Tucker wrote:

> I tried out these two streams, and found that the first one (
> http://publicbroadcast.net/njn/ppr/njn.asx ) worked for me, starting
> up quickly and playing perfectly.
>
> The second one ( http://www.whyy.org/91FM/windowsfmlive.asx ) didn't.

> It would start and the counter would increment, but no sound ever
> started. After a while the counter would reset to 0. Perhaps there is

> something odd about their stream. Their website does say that they are

> working on fixing their MP3 stream, so you may not have too long to
> wait until you can stream it.
>
> Bruce
> Win XP SP2
>
>
>
>

Thomas B. Malsbury
2004-11-10, 15:05
Arnon,

How have you setup you convert.conf to utilize mplayer? I have done a
little more research and found that XMMP
(http://frozenproductions.com/xmmp/features.html) looks promising for
doing direct conversion from windows media streaming format to mp3. I
have just been having a hard time getting it installed on my machine.
Once I get it, I'll see how it handles the streams and if it can be used
in a manner similar to how you used ffmpeg for the local wma's. Let me
know if you have any luck with it.

You mentioned that you had had minimal luck getting streams to play on
linux, have you gotten any to successfully play? If so, how did you
format the playlist? I have used alienstream in the past with limited
success, but eventually I usually end up crashing the Slimserver. I am
looking for a way to let slimserver handle the stream directly.

Tom


Meshoulam, Arnon wrote:

>Vidur,
>
>Mplayer is supposed to support mms - AlienBBC utilizises this. I have
>had minimal luck to get streams to work on Linux - using Fedora 2
>Some samples that have failed for me
>mms://stream.msn.co.il/gglz
>mms://live.103.fm/103fm-low/
>http://192.117.122.35:81/radio
>
>
>