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snypercore
March 29th, 2009, 12:38 AM
i just reinstalled the new ubuntu beta today after not using ubuntu for a while and my problem is when trying to to view/listen to this internet radio station
http://www.phatbeats.co.uk/drumandbass_studio/
FF says it needs the MMS plugin, i have read many posts on the forums before posting but cant seem to solve it on my own.
so far ive tried to install w32codecs and Mplayer with plugin, not sure if either has been installed correctly as im a beginer at ubnuntu still by the way :)

thanks

PhrankDaChickenGeek
March 29th, 2009, 09:14 PM
If you can get the MMS stream link, you can copy and paste it into VLC media player to stream it.
Install VLC (if you haven't)

sudo apt-get install vlc

Open VLC, and go to "Media -> Open Network..." and paste the URL into the address box, then hit play.

You can try Firefox Extension "mediaplayerconnectivity" to automate this proccess

jo4hnc
March 29th, 2009, 10:18 PM
You might try going to Add/Remove and look for GStreamer plugins for mms wavepack quicktime, etc..

Not sure if will solve the problem but it's worth a try.

snypercore
March 29th, 2009, 11:11 PM
ok thanks for the replys but:

when entering the URL which is http://www.phatbeats.co.uk/drumandbass_studio/ and obviously links you to the page in which the media player is on not the actual URL of the streamed video it doesnt work in VLC n i cant seem to get any other URL for the vid


and when i search GStreamer in add/remove it find nothing and i have selected all available to

jo4hnc
March 29th, 2009, 11:19 PM
ok thanks for the replys but:




and when i search GStreamer in add/remove it find nothing and i have selected all available to

Did you look in Synaptic?

snypercore
March 30th, 2009, 12:44 AM
Did you look in Synaptic?


just did and installed every plugin i could see on the list lol, still nothing :( .

jo4hnc
March 30th, 2009, 12:58 AM
I just tried the site. It didn't work for me either and provided the message, "Could not open the file, you may not have permission to open the file". When the player opens it simply shows a box with a red X. I don't think that the problem is with your computer, I think that it's the website. Garage TV worked just fine. Dance TV worked fine as well.
You may want to check with the web site to see if the problem is actually on their end. Maybe they're not streaming Drum Beats at this time.

snypercore
March 30th, 2009, 01:49 AM
hmm see when i try the other ones (garage/dance) i still get the FF search for MMS plugin prompt and then nothing.

jo4hnc
March 30th, 2009, 02:22 AM
Hmmmmmmm indeed. I've run out of ideas of my own. I did a search of the forum and found this How-to.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683&highlight=streaming+video+problem+firefox

Hope it helps.

John

PhrankDaChickenGeek
March 30th, 2009, 02:36 AM
Install VLC and use this addon:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/446

Set it to use VLC for all players - /usr/bin/X11/vlc

Looks like you might have to be logged in to listen to some content, although the above worked for me

snypercore
March 30th, 2009, 02:44 AM
Install VLC and use this addon:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/446

Set it to use VLC for all players - /usr/bin/X11/vlc

Looks like you might have to be logged in to listen to some content, although the above worked for me

ok that worked for the video i just get no audio but im not sure if thats the website or me, so ill have a look and see if i can solve that and post back but thanks for the help.

trueno
April 6th, 2009, 12:08 PM
This worked for me for all UK radios such as heart and kiss...

I installed the codecs available with this install manager:

Automatix install manager: http://www.getautomatix.com/wiki/index.php?title=Installation

Instructions
------------

1. Add this to synaptics:
deb http://www.getautomatix.com/apt gutsy main
2. Install automatix2
3. After installation you should see a new entry in your menu for automatix2, so start it and install "Ubuntu Restricted Extras and Multimedia Codecs"
4. Last install "W32-DVD Codecs"

Now go to FF and hopefully the internet radio now works.

markbuntu
April 7th, 2009, 09:52 PM
That station works for me with Totem/gstreamer plugins.