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Old 12-05-2003, 06:16 PM   #1
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how does a brower get URL address info when the website is hiding it?

hi guys, just wondering how does those M$ IE brower get the URL address if the website is hiding it?

like those radio station website. you won't know the exact URL until you actually click at it, and have media player / real player shows the address.

i'm trying to get that figure out, so maybe i can modify a plugin for mplayer to listen radio on the web

thank you
Old 12-05-2003, 06:47 PM   #2
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what do u mean by hiding? if you mean change the status bar text, i don't see the problem, right click on it and choose properties (in mozilla).
If you mean redirecting, there's no way but querying the uri you have for a new one. Look for "amateur radio howto"
However, most streams work seamlessly with mplayer, xine and even xmms.
The problem is sometimes remote scripts: they search for mz mplayer, real stuff, quicktime, and not finding them they say "you don't have proper plugin" without even trying to start the stream. In this case, mail the site administrator. Once a day
Old 12-05-2003, 08:20 PM   #3
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it's placed in the link source?
Old 12-05-2003, 09:33 PM   #4
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thanks for useful info reply ac1980,

the reason i start asking "redirecting URL" is because i found that its not mplayer problem, mplayer itself is perfectly fine. (i used my friend's M$ machine, click that radio station live, and found the URL, copy to mplayer, and mplayer runs perfectly fine)

it just when i click "live" on that radio station w/ linux, a new window open, and say:
plugin: mplayer

few sec later:
playing XX.XX % (XX.XX) cache, XX.xx cache XXXX cache..

that's it. nothing plays at all. i can sit there for hrs, and nothing plays. that i discover its the plugin problem. so i was hoping to understand how those IE brower works when it comes to re-directing URL, maybe i can modify my plugin source and get it work just like IE brower / win media player.

your useful reply will get me closer to the solution, thanks you


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