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Listen to streaming Windows Media sources in iTunes Apps
First of all, install Flip4Mac instead of the old Windows Media Player. Open the Flip4mac WMV System Preferences pane, select the Movie tab, and make sure that "Create streaming movies" box is checked. Then open your favorite web player and go to the radio site you're interested in capturing.

Play the radio station in the browser with the Flip4mac WMV Web plug-in (this should happen automatically when you click the station's link in the browser). Now click on the small triangle at the right-hand end of the controller bar below the movie and select Save as QuickTime Movie... from the pop-up menu. Finally, drag the saved QuickTime file from your Desktop to iTunes, and that's it. Now you can listen your radio right in iTunes.

[robg adds: I tested this, and it works, though it took me a few tries to find a streaming Windows station that would play in Safari. Most either crashed the browser, or Flip4Mac told me that it couldn't handle that type of stream.]
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Listen to streaming Windows Media sources in iTunes
Authored by: eagle on Oct 05, '06 10:48:11AM
Unfortunately this doesn't help me play the stream from WMAL.

http://www.wmal.com/listenlive.asp

If anyone figures out how to play WMAL's stream, please let me know. I used to be able to play their MP3 stream with VLC, but they recently did away with the MP3 stream and only offer a Windows Media stream.

I've tried everything I can think of, including this, and nothing allows me to stream WMAL with Flip4Mac. :(

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Listen to streaming Windows Media sources in iTunes
Authored by: Andrew Fletcher on Oct 05, '06 12:18:48PM

Unfortunately if you tick the "streaming movies" option then unstreamed WMV movies don't work with new QT versions. See hint "Fix a Quicktime -2004 error with Flip4Mac" posted recently. I guess you need to set the option to what you use most and toggle it.



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Listen to streaming Windows Media sources in iTunes
Authored by: Foozle on Oct 06, '06 08:29:34PM

Unfortunately while you can now play the streams with iTunes the sound can not be sent to an Airport Express for playing.

Also you can upgrade to Quicktime Pro and save the streams from there (if you prefer Flip4Mac to open QUicktime as the player and not use the web browser).



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Listen to streaming Windows Media sources in iTunes
Authored by: scooteristi on Oct 07, '06 01:20:30PM

Eagle, my holy grail is to be able to listen to WMAL, WJFK, and Sirius all from within iTunes. I have believe those *censored*nuts at WMAL killed the MP3 stream, I hate having to listen to my static-filled AM receiver when the stream was as clear as a sunny day.

As with all things Windows Media it is the corporate choice and not the user's choice (See: why Zune will fail).

If Apple wanted to make me really happy as a consumer they'd work to make iTunes a compatible with the Sirius and XM streams.



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Listen to streaming Windows Media sources in iTunes
Authored by: Antoniola on Oct 09, '06 09:30:56AM

I think it would require Sirius to enable an iTunes compatible format for it to play there. It's not an Apple thing...they have to provide the content in MP3/iTunes format.
Other than that, Flip4Mac works it OK.



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