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the xmms worked for me when i downloaded the 132kb .pls file,then start xmms and open the playlist-loadlist the .pls file and #3 on the list is what looks like an ip address-play that and it's happening-i'm on mozilla now, i'll see what my browser situation has to be later,i've got to crash-gonna turn this down a bit and let it do its thing-i like opera too, but the banners are a drag and i haven't freed up enough cash to do the adfree version-virgin's not bashful about ads either,but for now the british accent and perspective is easier to take than the screaming meemies we have here-good luck
Glad you like the virgin radio man. It's kickin' eh!
I have got well into the no rap, no crap, no processed pop bit. Virgin means that I can avoid that kind of shit completely. Cool eh!
I have found the menudrake thing but I'm not really sure how it works or what goes in the various boxes i.e. not sure whether I want to add an entry or add a directory. And I'll have to "find file" to get the icon for opera. The banner in opera doesn't really bother me, I suppose I will eventually get round to ordering the paid for version.
Because I haven' relly got the real player sussed out properly, I have to open it in mozilla with the virgin link, get it playing then close mozilla and open opera. A bit of a nuisance but I'll get there.
And I'm gonna have to check out my mouse settings cos if I've got a menu up, and I right click, it seems to do the same thing as if I was left clicking.
let me know of any ideas you might get about these please
i think both realplayer and xmms will run without a browser, they do on mine-but first i must say i could be total bs because i'm coming from another distro and i haven't used mandrake in awhile(by the way, you sound like the kind of guy who would like slack-you really can get what you want, not just what you need-but that's another story-i think mandrake is good, but to offer the install and configiure options they do, they must set things up the mandrake way, and for you, like me, setup someone else's way is usually a pain if not a disaster)-my RealPlayer8 is installed in /usr/local/RealPlayer(i think that's the default). in that last directory, RealPlayer/, is a file, realplay, which is the executable for initiating the program(when you put the cursor on it in your file browser[Konqueror,most likely], it will be identified as executable along with its size at the bottom of the browser window-this is the file to point to when you fill in the blanks on a menu configuration app. now, for me, in kde, i can put the cursor on empty space on the panel(another button seems to work,just don't left-click) and right-click and up comes a small menu at the top of which is a selection called add, this expands to a menu which has a selection legacy application which when chosen opens a dialogue box where you type the path to your realplayer executable, in my case /usr/loca/RealPlayer8/realplay, do ok on that and ignore the optional command thing that pops up and you should have a new button on the panel for realplayer. you can do the same for opera and xmms-just locate the executable and give the path to it. you can add anything already on your main menu by going to button on that little menu off the panel and clicking on the thing you want in the main menu which appears off the button selection. try the xmms thing with virgin, i could'nt believe it worked so easy-download the .pls file off the virgin listen now page under the 132kb link-then open xmms(no browser needed) open xmms menu(upper left corner on the black skin) then play file(choose the .pls you downloaded) and then i believe playlist will open and you should see an ip address(on mine 188.8.131.52:8006)highlight that and play or just doubleclick it- well listen, man, i've got to get back to painting the bathroom, or is it the loo, so i'll check it out later. take this all with a grain of salt as i have already found out how hard it is to advise from afar, especially if one is somewhat in the dark oneself-good luck.
I installed the latest opera just to see what's up, here's the skinny:
Go to preferences under the file menu.
Click on filetypes
Locate the entry for audio/x-mpegurl
Click "open with other application"
Type in xmms (no need for full path)
And check the button that says "pass web address directly to application"
This of course assumes it's a .m3u stream. I will go give it a try and report back if this works on your link above.
Anyway, I figured an even easier way. Click on the link, click advanced, then do the tips above. You can either enter realplay (assuming it's in your PATH, if it's not, supply the full path name; mine is /usr/local/RealPlayer8/realplay) or xmms, as they both work. Click the button to send the full url to the app, then click ok. It appears to not work. No worries. Press the stop button, and then click the link again, and viola, application association.