Listen to Bloomberg Radio via Windows Media Player

Jul 03, '08 07:30:01AM

Contributed by: jjo

Here's how I got Bloomberg Radio working on my Mac. First, download and install both Windows Media Player for Mac OSX and Flip4Mac from this page on Microsoft's site. Then create the following file, and name it Bloomberg_Radio.asf:

<ASX VERSION="3">
        <title>Live Bloomberg Radio</title>
        <entry>
                <title>Bloomberg Radio</title>
                <author>Bloomberg.com</author>
                <copyright>2006 Bloomberg L.P.</copyright>
                <moreinfo href="http://www.bloomberg.com"/>
                <ref href="mms://a1531.l2489849876.c24898.n.lm.akamaistream.net/D/1531/24898/v0001/reflector:49876" />
        </entry>
        <entry>
                <title>Bloomberg Radio</title>
                <author>Bloomberg.com</author>
                <copyright>2006 Bloomberg L.P.</copyright>
                <moreinfo href="http://www.bloomberg.com"/>
                <ref href="mms://a1042.l2489851244.c24898.n.lm.akamaistream.net/D/1042/24898/v0001/reflector:51244" />
        </entry>
        <entry>
                <title>Bloomberg Radio</title>
                <author>Bloomberg.com</author>
                <copyright>2006 Bloomberg L.P.</copyright>
                <moreinfo href="http://www.bloomberg.com"/>
                <ref href="mms://media2.bloomberg.com/wbbr_us.asf" />
        </entry>
</ASX>
Save the file, quit the editor, and then double-click the saved file -- you should soon be listening to Bloomberg Radio.

[robg adds: This works as described, though you may have to drag the file onto Windows Media Player to make it open with that application.]

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