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Authored by: SOX on Jan 26, '06 09:18:59AM

You can play mms directly in itunes. just click
Advanced> open stream
enter the mms url
voila it plays.

What is driving me nuts is I can't figure out how to tell the OS to open mms: in itunes. it always defaults to Windows Media player.

A partticular mms url which has a streaming mp3 is giving me fits. VLC won play it, WM wont play it. quick time wont play it. But itunes will. If only I could get it to open in itunes from a link in safari.

instead safari deffaults to Windows Media playayer. when I remove windows media player from my disk, it defaults to flip4mac's WMV player which tries to to open it in Quicktime and also fails.

How do I set the default opener?

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Authored by: pfonke on Jan 26, '06 11:48:13AM

Are you saying that iTunes will play any and all Windows Media streams this way? I tried my local NPR station ( mms:// ) as well as the stream mentioned in the hint, and while both appeared in iTunes, neither would play.

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Authored by: SOX on Jan 26, '06 07:09:16PM

I suspect that mms: streams are different and need different apps to play them. You hint was more about how to decode a particular format thant how to open an mms: in itunes. itunes can open any stream. it just cant play all of them.

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here is command to do it for you
Authored by: mzs on Jan 26, '06 11:54:35AM
Do this from the terminal:
osascript -e 'tell application "" to open location ""'
Replace the url with whatever you want.

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