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Windows 7: Make a short to an audio stream and load a playerIn Win XP

28 Jun 2015   #11
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The attachment shows what I want.

It is not what opens when one goes start > new > shortcut.

The image shows what opens when Properties are selected from the shortcut (in this case Nero.)

But this is not a 'blank." It is not editable for the fact that the 'apply button' is greyed out.
That apply button means that somewhere, somehow this shortcut editor can be used by
the user.

This is the thing I seek.

That is as clear as I can make it.

For reference, the batch file given did not work in the expected manner.




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28 Jun 2015   #12
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Apply button is greyed out because you haven't made any changes yet. It will be clickable as soon as you change a value.

If you can keep the example same it will be better. As I understand it, your previous example (foobar and webpage) is supposed to:
1- Run: foobar2000.exe
2- Open http://audio-ogg.ibiblio.org:8000/wcpe.ogg in default web browser

Is this true?

What is not working with it? Maybe you need to change directory of foobar2000 to "Program Files (x86)" instead of Program Files, you have to check which folder it is in, I simply used the one which you provided. Is this the case?

Like this:
Code:
@echo off 
cd C:\Program Files (x86)\foobar2000
start foobar2000.exe 
start http://audio-ogg.ibiblio.org:8000/wcpe.ogg
exit
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29 Jun 2015   #13
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Progress.

You were right that a re-edit will open up the 'apply' button. I thought I tried that but....

All I needed to do was know how to phrase the question. Still some way to go for making the
shortcut behave correctly.

Working with a newer audio stream called ancientfm I'll now want to complete the shortcut
for permanent installation at the task bar.

The player now loads and tries to get to the audio stream but fails with an unknown file type error.
This is not in the sphere of Sevenforums but when contructing the path to the desired stream
I see a path at the bottom of screen-- quite long. Should that be the destination?


In this example I have the target as:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe" Ancient FM radio stream - Listen online for free | radio.net

and the Start program as Foobar2000

This loads Fb2k but gives an 'unrecognized file type' error.

What flashes at bottom of screen (like all those google info traps) I'll have to copy out as best I can.
That part of the path seems to contain a playlist file type called .pls

What results should look something like the WCPE example we started with.

When I get that I'll post it.
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29 Jun 2015   #14
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
....your previous example (foobar and webpage) is supposed to:
1- Run: foobar2000.exe
2- Open http://audio-ogg.ibiblio.org:8000/wcpe.ogg in default web browser

Is this true?
False.

The ogg file is a parameter of the foobar2000 player.

The process for doing this is the same for XP and W7. It should be done in a shortcut (.LNK) file.

For me, this shortcut Target works:
Code:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\K-Lite Codec Pack\MPC-HC64\mpc-hc64.exe" http://audio-ogg.ibiblio.org:8000/wcpe.ogg
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29 Jun 2015   #15
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok, thanks for the clarification UsernameIssues. I was trying to understand that as I don't use foobar.

Then OP doesn't even need a batch file?

Code:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe" http://audio-ogg.ibiblio.org:8000/wcpe.ogg
Should do it. In fact I installed it on a VM and tried.
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29 Jun 2015   #16
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

OP here,

I see the path you constructed and the whole routine for that I've had in use for a long time.

But in trying to set up a new one (messing with playlists and other things I never use for music play)
I'm getting file format not found error with this site:

Ancient FM radio stream - Listen online for free | radio.net

...where radio.net is the host of the Medieval music stream ancientfm. Asking for it in the browser works fine.

Can someone make a workable test for this and I'll use it as a template for others. The goal is to put a shortcut in the tray rather than opening Foobar each time.
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29 Jun 2015   #17
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Once you got the shortcut right, it is as easy as right clicking it and selecting "Pin to taskbar".

That radio.net seems to run from it's own app? Do you have any other sites that you know works?

Hmm, you say it works in browser...
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29 Jun 2015   #18
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loninappleton View Post
OP here,

I see the path you constructed and the whole routine for that I've had in use for a long time.

But in trying to set up a new one ......
Looking at the source code for that website, I don't see a URL that can be used directly from there.

If you visit the station's website (http://www.ancientfm.com/) they offer a playlist file (playlist.pls). If you have the .PLS file extension associated with the app of interest, you can save the PLS file to your desktop and double click on it from there.

Or, you can open the PLS file in a text editor and copy out the URL to create a shortcut like:

Code:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe" http://5.152.208.98:8058/
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29 Jun 2015   #19
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Crimeny,

This is all new for me who has never used audio players for lists of tunes, pls files etc.

The path you have made for the URL I will try, though you'd have to give the steps on opening the
.pls etc.

I did try the Winamp link and Winamp can be used for these streams made as a playlist. A friend of mine
started me down that road but I'd prefer having a couple buttons on the task bar.

Once this is going, there's another one called SomaFM. Not to belabor things but on that one
they have a channel called Drone Zone which you have to navigate to. I tried copying out the various urls but did not get the syntax right for multiple web pages.

I'll report back on ancientfm. May have additional questions on your posts as well.

I appreciate the time taken with this after a rocky start. Maybe it will benefit others.
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29 Jun 2015   #20
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Just because the website named the link WinAmp does not mean that WinAmp must be used to play the PLS file. Lots of other players handle PLS files.

I'm not in a place where I can test -
- but you might be able to...
...download the PLS file to a local folder
...create a shortcut to that PLS file using the format mentioned above.
(e.g. path to player app <space> path to PLS file)

That way, as the PLS files change, you can just download a new one from the website of interest.

As far as opening a PLS file in a text editor, the simplest way is to open Notepad and then drag/drop the PLS file from Windows (file) Explorer into Notepad. I do this so often, that I added Notepad and some other editors to my Send to context menu.
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