Quick launch shortcut to WMP station won't work

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by SimonC, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. SimonC

    SimonC Guest

    I have a Quick Launch shortcut to my Windows Media Player

    Recently, I have been clicking on the shortcut, the player
    starts, and I select a station my from the drop-down box.

    One favorite station in particular has the URL:


    To save a few steps, I want to start this station playing
    directly from clicking on the Quick Launch shortcut, by

    "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\mplayer2.exe /play

    as the target if the shortcut.

    But all I get is the error:

    The name 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media
    Player\mplayer2.exe /play
    http://www.energydanceradio.com/euro/media2.asx' in the
    Target box is not valid. Make sure the path and filename
    are correct.

    Any advice on how I can get this working?

    Thanks in advance, Simon.
    SimonC, Oct 6, 2003
    1. Advertisements

  2. SimonC

    zachd [ms] Guest

    The spaces in path should be throwing off the shell. Try putting the
    location of WMP in quotes, which should help the shell parser understand
    things. :)

    zachd [ms], Oct 7, 2003
    1. Advertisements

  3. SimonC

    simonc Guest

    simonc, Oct 7, 2003
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.