How to create a playlist pointing to a URL ?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Michael Taylor, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. I've created playlists for music files, but I have a Favorite stored which
    briefly starts a web page that itself starts WMP in which a video stream is
    played (Nasa TV).
    I'd like to save the URL in a playlist in WMP but I haven't been able to do
    it. I've got some playlists in 'Other Playlists' which I didn't create
    myself - is it possible to put one there?

    Thanks for any advice.
    Mike
     
    Michael Taylor, Jul 20, 2005
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  2. Michael Taylor

    zachd [ms] Guest

    No, you can't point an ASX to an HTML file, if that's what you're asking.
    You could create a playlist to the content URL itself, but not to the web
    page...

    -Z
     
    zachd [ms], Jul 21, 2005
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  3. Thanks Zachd. the URL I have ends in .ASX. How do I find out what the
    content URL is? Is that something WMP can tell me once the video is
    streaming?
    Mike
     
    Michael Taylor, Jul 21, 2005
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  4. Michael Taylor

    zachd [ms] Guest

    You can save the URL (ASX) to disk and then add that to your Media Library
    and use it that way...

    --
    (speaking for myself and doing this in my free time)
    See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
     
    zachd [ms], Jul 22, 2005
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  5. Thanks Zachd
    Hmm, I think I'm missing something here. The playlist item is called
    'http://www.nasa.gov/55644main_NASATV_Windows.asx' which as saved as an
    internet shortcut in 'My Favorites' - thats how I use it currently. I can't
    save a file with the same name as that URL to disk because windows won't
    accept the : and / in the file name. If I drag the internet shortcut from my
    favorites to the playlist the mouse cursor doesn't change to indicate I can
    let it go, so the drop is disabled.
    I tried creating a file with .ASX extension and WMP says it can't play it
    (something about Codecs) - I imagine there must be content in the ASX file
    to tell WMP what to do with it?
    This is fun!
    Mike
     
    Michael Taylor, Jul 22, 2005
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  6. Michael Taylor

    zachd [ms] Guest

    If you can right-click on the ASX and within the browser, you can save it to
    disk for later playback. Don't Save As Favorite, just right-click.

    -Z
    --
    (speaking for myself and doing this in my free time)
    See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
     
    zachd [ms], Jul 26, 2005
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