Windows 7 - adding streaming radio station to media player

Asked By twoduk on 26-Aug-08 10:58 PM
i want to add a radio station that streams its broadcast to the Internet so I
can play it on Media Center. In reading, I understand that I need to add it
to a playlist in Media Player so it will be visible to Media Center. I cannot
find a way to add a URL to Media Player 11. I have gone to the Radio tab, but
only find existing canned Internet stations. The other path I have found is
through an FM tuner, but I do not see the need for this if the station is
available over the Internet. I would greatly appreciate any help in adding a
URL for a streaming station to Media Player so I can bring it up on Media
Center. Thanks in advance.




Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media] replied on 30-Aug-08 06:12 PM
On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 19:58:01 -0700, twoduks



Without dissecting the web page : You can install roku radio snooper
http://www.roku.com/support_sb_dwnld_radiosnoop.php

Play the station once in media player with the snooper running, and
it'll show you all the streaming media URLs used for the station.

Just grab and punch it into WMC, or File -> Open URL directly in pedia
player (press CTRL + U keys to show the open URL box directly)

Once it's playing, you can add Now Playing to the library and I guess
from there to WMC

HTH
Cheers - Neil
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twoduk replied on 01-Sep-08 06:25 PM
Neil,

Thanks for a great idea. Unfortunately, I'm running Vista 64-bit Home
Premium and Roku says the radiosnoop won't run on 64-bit yet. Thanks again,
though. for a quick response, and otherwise great idea.

Ken
Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media] replied on 02-Sep-08 09:59 AM
On Mon, 1 Sep 2008 15:25:02 -0700, twoduks



It should - 64 bit CPUs normally support 32 bit applications in some
form of backward compatbility mode (did you try ?) - the main problems
with 64 bit are normally to do with hardware driver software.

If you tried installing it in x86 Program Files directory, those
should be exclusively 32 bit applications (e.g. you'll find a 32 bit
version of WMP there)

Regardless - what's the web page hosting the playback stream, I'll
pull it apart and get the URL out of it.

HTH
Cheers - Neil
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http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/mvpfaqs