Itunes will not open internet radio stream

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mrfatboy, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Mrfatboy macrumors 6502

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  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    My advice:

    If you want to listen to that station
    and
    If iTunes won't open it
    and
    If something else can open it (I just right clicked on it, chose "open in new window", and it opened and played)
    then
    ...Use WHAT WORKS, and don't worry about iTunes.
     
  3. Mrfatboy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I need to use iTunes because I'm streaming to airport expresses around the house and using the remote app on the iPhone to control it.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Some streaming formats aren’t iTunes friendly. Some internet stream hosts output multiple formats. Have you checked to see if there are alternate links?
     
  5. Mrfatboy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Only link available. The radio station removed itself from normal internet radio station lists. It has a new dedicated app now.

    The only reason I found the URL was that iOS 11 displays it in the music controls while using the app.

    The app does not have a direct airplay button so older iOS device can't airplay (old iOS 6 iPod touch).

    I'm just surprised VLC can handle it but itunes can't and wondered if somebody had a fix.
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    The URL plays in iOS Safari. Can you Airplay it from that?
     
  7. Mrfatboy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I could using the Airwave app but that is defeating the purpose of using Apple's remote app. It would just be an ugly hack.
     

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