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Listen to Bloomberg Radio via Windows Media Player
Authored by: Craigriver on Jul 03, '08 06:03:27PM

Forgive me for my lack of understanding. Create the file with which application?



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Listen to Bloomberg Radio via Windows Media Player
Authored by: pragmat on Jul 03, '08 11:23:58PM

First
Open TextEdit making sure that it's set to Plain Text mode.

Select and copy above text block to a new TextEdit plain text document.

Save as instructed.

Extra credit:
In Get Info; set Open With… to your WMP.

Close info panel.

Double click and up it should come straight-up..



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Listen to Bloomberg Radio via Windows Media Player
Authored by: marksch on Jul 04, '08 12:16:05AM

Just copy the text into TextEdit and save.

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Listen to Bloomberg Radio via Windows Media Player
Authored by: mandehu on Jul 07, '08 02:30:48AM

Thanks for the hint. Does this work for *any* radio that has a Web site? If so what and how do I modify your program? I guess it's the akamaistream part, but I know nothing about it, so you'll need to hold me by the hand ;-)



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Listen to Bloomberg Radio in ... VLC instead !
Authored by: shdw on Jul 07, '08 12:29:57PM

Bloomberg's link works right away in VLC

Just add the link mms://media2.bloomberg.com/wbbr_us.asf

and you could save the Playlist for later use or include the link in an already existing playlist.

Personally I don't see any advantage of playing any radio station in Windows Media Player as it's quite unstable and won't always play consistently. I'd recommend comparing with VLC, which is still being developed and open source, compared to WMP which is really old, not open source, not that much user-friendly, ugly and unlikely to be further developed by MS.

- shdw -



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Listen to Bloomberg Radio in ... VLC instead !
Authored by: foolio on Jul 09, '08 07:52:22AM

I agree with using VLC instead... however when I try it doesn't work.

I'm trying to open the URL in your comment-
mms://media2.bloomberg.com/wbbr_us.asf

But I get this error-

main: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `wmas'.
VLC probably does not support this sound or video format.

Any suggestions on how to get it to work? Thanks!



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Listen to Bloomberg Radio via Windows Media Player
Authored by: Antoniola on Jul 10, '08 07:46:05AM

WMP has long since been abandoned by MS, and I don't like the idea of installing it on my Mac. If Flip4Mac doesn't just play the content right away, then it must be something I don't need to hear. Yikes! exactly....with a picture of Ann Coulter on the home page of Bloomberg, I have further reason to pass this one by.



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If VLC, then how? PLUS: Batteries Included
Authored by: pragmat on Jul 12, '08 12:42:02AM
The trick is not to use the original installer. All you need is the Windows Media Player.app, you very much want to avoid the old components as they'll likely mean no end of trouble. Once you've acquired the stand-alone player, it will use Flip4Mac to translate the data stream.

To make the task of getting just the player without the installer a tad simpler.
I've uploaded it so that you can download it using this short address:
http://snipr.com/2x50r-fmueb8 This topic's .asf is also included in the folder.
Please get it now as I don't know how long I'll have it here to offer.

As for using VLC; That was my first thought coming upon and reading this hint, and, as we have Flip4Mac, why not Quicktime, or even iTunes? Yet and since, I'm left to wonder if this has been done successfully on anyones OS X? I've tried it on two older G3s and a G4 MMD FW800 all three running Tiger, as well as a MacBook Pro w/Leopard, in all cases with the latest VLC, and none of them will do it. I sometimes think I've every QT component in the known Mac universe, so unless that's the problem, it would seem I'd be well covered to succeed in those attempts. No, not here. I'd love to know how you got VLC to work. In the meantime; WMP, thanks to Rossetta on the Intel, works fine on all of them, and its mini player window mode, for all its retro charm, is ideal for this sort if thing. And as for paranoias, there's not much havoc it can raise without the parts you will no longer need to install.

Enjoy

P.S. There's lots of World news there too, and from a wide range of POVs. Blessedly for me I've yet to hear Ann Coulter, though now that you mention it…, that default mini player skin looks remarkably similar to some 1940's made-in-Berlin tabletop bakelite radios I've seen…

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Listen to Bloomberg Radio via Windows Media Player
Authored by: maple325 on Sep 19, '09 10:38:46AM

Radio station WBBR in New York airs the same audio stream as the Bloomberg website, except that it is so frequently interrupted with commercials that it is not much fun. WBBR can be accessed by a Mac using the Reciva radio website. I have Flip4Mac installed; I don't know if that is a necessary condition for it to work.



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