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David Brian
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      05-25-2006
I listen to a radio station in Hannover Germany www.ffn.de. When you stream
their audio it is via a media player like real audio or winamp. You click the
link and it opens up Winamp, say, and then the stream begins. This seems to
be by .m3u playlist file. Windows Media Player 11 has the capacity to default
for m3u files, but it won't play this one. An error pops up which says WMP
does not recognize this file or format, etc. I have to continue using Winamp
and sampling their goods. What is the problem? Please try the station and try
the stream before posting. Thanks.

DB
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Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media]
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      05-25-2006
On Thu, 25 May 2006 07:21:02 -0700, David Brian
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>I listen to a radio station in Hannover Germany www.ffn.de. When you stream
>their audio it is via a media player like real audio or winamp. You click the


The link I checked was on a page labelled "webradio" at the top ?
The link called "HIER geht's zum Webradio" you mean ?

It is an m3u playlist link to http://212.58.34.245:8000/radio_ffn.mp3


>link and it opens up Winamp, say, and then the stream begins. This seems to
>be by .m3u playlist file. Windows Media Player 11 has the capacity to default
>for m3u files, but it won't play this one. An error pops up which says WMP
>does not recognize this file or format, etc. I have to continue using Winamp


I saw that a couple of times in WMP11, yes.

However I left it a short while and clicked play a couple more times
and it played OK then. It also seemed to open OK from the File -> Open
URL once it had played before - but again I had to manually click the
Play button rather than it starting automatically.

When starting the previously closed player from the link in firefox, I
could always replicate the error, but waiting a few seconds then
clicking play manually seemed to work.

I think (or it looks like) there needs to be a certain amount of the
content loaded before it can be played, or you see the C00D1199 error
code.

I'm not too sure if it's because of the confusing trailing '.mp3' on
that URL, which in theory isn't needed if it's a stream rather than a
static file.


>and sampling their goods. What is the problem? Please try the station and try
>the stream before posting. Thanks.


It *can* be played, be persistent.
Definitely an odd one though !

Cheers - Neil
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David Brian
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      05-26-2006
Thanks Neil. I'll keep at it.

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"Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media]" wrote:

> On Thu, 25 May 2006 07:21:02 -0700, David Brian
> <> wrote:
>
> >I listen to a radio station in Hannover Germany www.ffn.de. When you stream
> >their audio it is via a media player like real audio or winamp. You click the

>
> The link I checked was on a page labelled "webradio" at the top ?
> The link called "HIER geht's zum Webradio" you mean ?
>
> It is an m3u playlist link to http://212.58.34.245:8000/radio_ffn.mp3
>
>
> >link and it opens up Winamp, say, and then the stream begins. This seems to
> >be by .m3u playlist file. Windows Media Player 11 has the capacity to default
> >for m3u files, but it won't play this one. An error pops up which says WMP
> >does not recognize this file or format, etc. I have to continue using Winamp

>
> I saw that a couple of times in WMP11, yes.
>
> However I left it a short while and clicked play a couple more times
> and it played OK then. It also seemed to open OK from the File -> Open
> URL once it had played before - but again I had to manually click the
> Play button rather than it starting automatically.
>
> When starting the previously closed player from the link in firefox, I
> could always replicate the error, but waiting a few seconds then
> clicking play manually seemed to work.
>
> I think (or it looks like) there needs to be a certain amount of the
> content loaded before it can be played, or you see the C00D1199 error
> code.
>
> I'm not too sure if it's because of the confusing trailing '.mp3' on
> that URL, which in theory isn't needed if it's a stream rather than a
> static file.
>
>
> >and sampling their goods. What is the problem? Please try the station and try
> >the stream before posting. Thanks.

>
> It *can* be played, be persistent.
> Definitely an odd one though !
>
> Cheers - Neil
> ------------------------------------------------
> Digital Media MVP : 2004-2006
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/mvpfaqs
>

 
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