from the example/bin directory:

netstream.exe http://wm.smgradio.com/virginradio/vrpreroll_lo.wma

results in:


NetStream Example. Copyright (c) Firelight Technologies 2004-2005.

Press space to pause, Esc to quit

FMOD error! (23) Unsupported file or audio format. [/quote:rksm0713]

any ideas why? this stream plays fine with windows media player

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here is another that doesnt work:


the asx doesnt seem to contain xml tho, just contains another url that has mp3 streamed down

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and one more final one:


its actually from a different url:


i grabbed that url and it gives me:


then i tried to play the first url in netstream, and it gave same response about unsupported format

if i wget the Ref1= url, i get back the exact same contents.. but if i play it in windows media player, it works perfectly. wmp must be sending down something else that its looking for.

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You are aware that WMP doesn’t always use HTTP to stream audio, right? Most windows media streams use MMS, a proprietary microsoft protocol.

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yes, however those streams are usually listed as a mms:// stream — these were confirmed http:// all the way:
[quote:ehkvvmph]GET /Cliqhop?MSWMExt=.asf HTTP/1.1
Accept: /
User-Agent: NSPlayer/
Host: somafm-trans.streamguys.com
X-Accept-Authentication: Negotiate, NTLM, Digest, Basic
Pragma: version11-enabled=1
Pragma: no-cache,rate=1.000,stream-time=0,stream-offset=0:0,packet-num=4294967295,max-duration=0
Pragma: packet-pair-experiment=1
Pragma: pipeline-experiment=1
Supported: com.microsoft.wm.srvppair, com.microsoft.wm.sswitch, com.microsoft.wm.predstrm, com.microsoft.wm.startupprofile
Pragma: xClientGUID={3300AD50-2C39-46c0-AE0A-A21FBEC33FFA}
Accept-Language: en-US, *;q=0.1

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Pragma: packet-pair-experiment=1, no-cache, pipeline-experiment=1, client-id=3714975880, xResetStrm=1, features=”broadcast”, timeout=60000
Content-Type: application/vnd.ms.wms-hdr.asfv1
Server: Cougar/
Content-Length: 7608
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 23:47:33 GMT
Cache-Control: no-cache, x-wms-stream-type=”broadcast”
Last-Modified: Sat, 30 Dec 1899 00:00:00 GMT
Supported: com.microsoft.wm.srvppair, com.microsoft.wm.sswitch, com.microsoft.wm.predstrm, com.microsoft.wm.fastcache, com.microsoft.wm.startupprofile


and then tons of streaming data. i really would like to play the mms:// streams too, but http/asf is good enough for now

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fmod doesnt seem to support asx — ive never gotten one to work using the netstream example or any other code.

as for where i found fmod’s claims:

[quote:h1yjdyav]Internet Streaming Support. With one function call, it is possible to play an mp3 or wma over the internet! (you just pass a URL to FMOD instead of a filename) [/quote:h1yjdyav]

from under the ‘Music Playback’ section.

I am about to buy a license to the fmod engine.. please clear this up for me!

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if that asx points to mms:// or an asf file, will it play?

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