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

27 Jun 2015   #1
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Make a short to an audio stream and load a playerIn Win XP

In Win XP making a shortcut was different than the tips I've seem for Win 7

I don't see how to use the dialog box to load both the web page for the stream and my player.



What I see in XP is:
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Target Type: Application

Target: "C:\Program Files\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe"http://audio-ogg.ibiblio.org:8000/wcpe.ogg

Start in:

"C:\Program Files\foobar2000"

Shortcut key none

Run in normal Window
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So what has to be done to get that sort of a string in the Win7 shortcut where multiple things have to execute?


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27 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Tried a batch file?
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27 Jun 2015   #3
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

It's a batch file task, yes.

But why could the old shortcut procedure be so different or impossible
to simply state to Win7? Without a 'wizard' the same form should exist someplace.

As to batch files, I vaguely remember how to code such a thing but forgot much of it
from -- when? -- 1985.

If admins can fix my spelling error in the subject that would be helpful. No way for me
to go in and fix it. "Shortcut" instead of 'short'
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27 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You should be able to edit your own post. No Edit button below at 1st post?
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27 Jun 2015   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

You can't edit the title.
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27 Jun 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try this, open Notepad and save the following as "Save as type: all files" and with .bat extension (I guess you are familiar with it)

Code:
@echo off 
cd C:\Program Files\foobar2000
start foobar2000.exe 
start http://audio-ogg.ibiblio.org:8000/wcpe.ogg
exit
See - Batch Files - Start Multiple Programs At Once

Edit: Opening that webpage triggers a download on my PC, is that correct?
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27 Jun 2015   #7
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
You can't edit the title.
I will remember next time Thanks!
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27 Jun 2015   #8
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Try this, open Notepad and save the following as "Save as type: all files" and with .bat extension (I guess you are familiar with it)

Code:
@echo off 
cd C:\Program Files\foobar2000
start foobar2000.exe 
start http://audio-ogg.ibiblio.org:8000/wcpe.ogg
exit
See - Batch Files - Start Multiple Programs At Once

Edit: Opening that webpage triggers a download on my PC, is that correct?
Yes, classical music should play and the player window should be open.

I'll try the batch file. The goal is simply to get a button/shortcut down in the tray to start the
music stream. In that way, web navigation should be possible as it is with a simple
shortcut I moved from my XP machine to Win7. I never remade that .lnk (shortcut extension) file.

For those following this, I guess it's possible to make a .lnk file in XP and simply run
it in Win7. It had not occurred to me to approach it this way. I may try both.

Will report back. That may take a day or so when I sit down to do it.
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27 Jun 2015   #9
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

No progress yet and no possibility of making a screenshot because .lnk is not on your list.
This is real troubling.

If you want to see what I'm talking about, select any shortcut you have and ask for Properties.
That Properties box I have made from scratch and saved. It cannot simply be written over and saved again.

Ok, for that. I also looked in one of my XP manuals and nothing in there on creating the .lnk
from scratch. Last ditch is I found an old mail to the audio engineer at the radio stations
who helped with the original and asked him to explain it again.

I'm pursuing this .lnk method since once the thing is opened you can select an icon as well.
This can be seen in the Properties box-- it's just not editable.
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27 Jun 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have hard time trying to understand what you are talking about

Quote:
no possibility of making a screenshot because .lnk is not on your list.
Which list? You can take a screenshot and attach as jpg if you are trying to say that.

You can save the .bat file to, example, in your documents folder and right click on it and select "Send to-Desktop(create shortcut)". Then on desktop right click and properties. Now, you can change icon to whatever you want.

You can further configure the bat file as a Quick Launch item - Quick Launch - Enable or Disable.
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