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    A radio show I listen to has interviews available in MP3 downloads. If I enter the link directly into pTunes it streams fine but if I click on it from Blazer directly it says it can't save files over 2 MB. Can Blazer start pTunes in this situation or does another browser need to be used to accomplish this?
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    After clicking on a streaming link, are you not presented with a choice to save to EITHER pTunes or the Card? If so, choose pTunes; if not...what's the url for the page in question?
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    It's not a .pls link, it's an actual MP3 file ending in .mp3. If I enter the url into pTunes it will stream but clicking on the link gives me the 2 mb size limit error.
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    I guess that means he's not given a choice, which seems suspect.
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    Here's the link:

    http://www.prestonandsteve.com/audio/202.mp3

    When I click on that from Blazer it tires to download the MPS but it's over 2 MB and I get an error. When I enter that into pTunes manually it will stream.

    What I would like to know is if any other player will start playing the mp3 link and not try to doanload it. And it's just for mp3, .pls links work just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadams
    Here's the link:

    http://www.prestonandsteve.com/audio/202.mp3

    When I click on that from Blazer it tires to download the MPS but it's over 2 MB and I get an error. When I enter that into pTunes manually it will stream.

    What I would like to know is if any other player will start playing the mp3 link and not try to doanload it. And it's just for mp3, .pls links work just fine.
    It's not a 'player' issue, but a 'server' issue. If you want to hear this particular file, you'll need to download it to your pc and move it to your device via hotsync (faster to move it to sd card via card reader).
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    mmplayer will stream that mp3 file.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samjankis
    mmplayer will stream that mp3 file.
    Ummm.... so you tried it and it played it without downloading it first? Say the word and I'll download mmplayer and switch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micael
    It's not a 'player' issue, but a 'server' issue. If you want to hear this particular file, you'll need to download it to your pc and move it to your device via hotsync (faster to move it to sd card via card reader).
    I might have the same problem Micael. See list of mp3 links at http://tinyurl.com/kbop2

    So say I will be discussing this issue with the web admin who is looking for a solution that allows Treo/mobile listening. What would you suggest I tell him with respect to his 'server side' issue?
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    My bad. I'll do my best to explain it as I understand it.

    By 'server' issue, I meant that it was something that is addressed at the server, not that there was a problem with a server. In order to stream, the server has to run a 'service' that handles streaming, e.g., a 'shoutcast server' is a service that knows how to feed you a stream.

    This particular web admin opted to simply provide a URL to the stored mp3 file, allowing you to download the file via direct standard IP copy vice passing the file first through a streaming service like a shoutcast server.

    At least, thats my understanding of the distinctions here. I hope I didn't mangle reality too badly.
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    It's a static MP3. It does not need a shoutcast server, because it's likely not a live type broadcast. The server does not need to accomodate for this any further than posting the MP3. Client-side software should/will do the rest.

    As mentioned, if you type it into pocket tunes, it plays via streaming http. What you need is a way to send the URL directly into Pocket Tunes. Blazer is inconsiderate and does not let you customize things like these, so if it sees an MP3, it will treat it like any binary data and will want to download it. Under Windows (and Win Mobile & many more), you get the prompt to save or open it immediately at which point WMplayer or whatever will stream it.

    If you are in touch with the webmaster and they're willing to help, I would ask them to simply create next to the MP3 file on the page, to post a .pls file with the following syntax within it:

    Code:
    [playlist]
    NumberOfEntries=1
    File1=http://www.prestonandsteve.com/audio/202.mp3
    length=-1
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    Quote Originally Posted by g-funkster
    It's a static MP3. It does not need a shoutcast server, because it's likely not a live type broadcast. The server does not need to accomodate for this any further than posting the MP3. Client-side software should/will do the rest.

    As mentioned, if you type it into pocket tunes, it plays via streaming http. What you need is a way to send the URL directly into Pocket Tunes. Blazer is inconsiderate and does not let you customize things like these, so if it sees an MP3, it will treat it like any binary data and will want to download it. Under Windows (and Win Mobile & many more), you get the prompt to save or open it immediately at which point WMplayer or whatever will stream it.

    If you are in touch with the webmaster and they're willing to help, I would ask them to simply create next to the MP3 file on the page, to post a .pls file with the following syntax within it:

    Code:
    [playlist]
    NumberOfEntries=1
    File1=http://www.prestonandsteve.com/audio/202.mp3
    length=-1
    Thanks. I could try emailing the webmaster but I have a feeling this will go over their head. I ended up making the pls files myself and hosting them on my own web page in they work fine that way.
    Last edited by cadams; 04/28/2006 at 10:55 AM.
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    Is this not a download limitation of Blazer? It is neither the server nor ptunes. But hopefully the webmaster will accommodate..
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    Quote Originally Posted by g-funkster
    As mentioned, if you type it into pocket tunes, it plays via streaming http.
    Did you actually try this? It did not work for me.

    *edit. Scratch that. I just tried it again, and it works now. It failed earlier.

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