Streaming *.asx on amaroK

Asked by Straumoy on 2007-03-24

I'd like to know if it's possible to set amaroK to stream *.asx files from the net.

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2007-04-07
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2007-06-01

This is a known issue with Amarok:-

http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=132223

I just followed one of the suggestions as a workaround:-

Find the .asx URL and download the .asx file to your local machine. I used wget for this in the terminal:-

wget http://www.dr.dk/netradio/Metafiler/asx/dr_boogie_128.asx

Next open up the asx file in your text editor (I used gedit in gnome but I believe kwrite or kate under KDE will work fine also):-

gedit dr_boogie_128.asx

Now look through the file for http:// urls and replace http:// with mms:// so in my example I change:-

http://wmscr1.dr.dk/e02ch07m?wmcontentbitrate=300000
to
mms://wmscr1.dr.dk/e02ch07m?wmcontentbitrate=300000

In amarok I go to Playlist --> Add stream and paste in that mms:// url..

It worked for me.

Straumoy (ostraumo) said : #2

Followed your instructions to the best of my ability, but I still can' play the one I want. I've put in what my *.asx file contains after edit, so perhaps someone can make sense of what I'm doing wrong.

<ASX VERSION="3.0">

<MOREINFO HREF="mms://planethitsradio.com" />

<ENTRY>

<REF HREF="mms://64.72.118.47:3550"/>

<REF HREF="mms://70.85.197.66:3550"/>

<REF HREF="mms://66.98.236.30:3500"/>

<REF HREF="mms://66.98.236.74:3500"/>

<REF HREF="mms://66.98.236.26:3500"/>

<REF HREF="mms://66.98.236.78:3500"/>

<REF HREF="mms://70.85.115.106/phrhitslow"/>

<REF HREF="mms://70.85.114.250/phrhitslow"/>

<REF HREF="mms://70.84.11.154/phrhitslow"/>

<PARAM NAME = "HTMLView" VALUE = "mms://planethitsradio.com/hitsplaying.html" />

</ENTRY>

</ASX>

Hi,

probably you don't have the Windows Media codecs installed, please head over to http://medibuntu.sos-sts.com/repository.php and follow to their steps to add the Medibuntu repository.

Next run:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install w32codecs

When you are finishid you are able to open a mms:// url in amarok

Ivanoz (ivan-guag) said : #4

well, after installing the w32codecs, you don't need to change the http:// for mms:// since (in my case) amarok did it automatically, so try first installing the codecs and then give the url to amarok.

cheers

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