On Sunday 21 August 2005 04:46, Barry Koopersmith wrote:
I created a webpage with this line of code:
<a href="Scenic-3songs.m3u">(streaming with WinAmp)</a>
The referenced "Scenic-3songs.m3u" file contains this one line:
Here is the webpage:
When I view the webpage in Mozilla Firefox, Netscape or Opera, when I
click on the link, it pops up the WinAmp mp3 player and it immediately
starts streaming and playing the referenced 11 mb size mp3 file. When I
view and click on the link in Internet Explorer (version 6.0), it pops
up the WinAmp mp3 player but it does not play the mp3 file. When I view
the html file locally on my computer in Internet Explorer and click on
the link, it pops up WinAmp and plays the mp3 immediately.
What code can I use that will stream the mp3 file in Internet Explorer
on the website (as well as the other web browsers)?
Thanks to anyone who can help me out.
I suspect that you need to configure Internet Explorer to pass control to
Winamp differently. It's natural to imagine that winamp.exe is passed
some extra arguments that tell it how to handle the input file (e.g.
enqueue, play). To say it differently, I don't think you should be
dealing with this at source code level unless there is some M$-specific
hack, which would not be valid HTML. This still doesn't explain why you
get a different behaviour when viewing the page locally. Does the MP3
file reside locally as well? I assume not.
Try to change your filetypes in Windows and see if the default
application for opening MP3 files gets assigned different behaviours
depending on where it comes from.
It is also worth mentioning that by embedding the URL's in an
application-specific (Winamp) format, you might peril users who use other
players. XMMS playlists, for example, are constructed differently.