Windows Media Player Plug in for iPhone SAFARI in order to access internet radio

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  1. grego501 macrumors newbie

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    Dear everybody,

    does someone know about any possibility to access wmp files over iphones SAFARI with a plug in?
    Does the standard OSX plug in work for the iphone?

    I try to listen to internet radio / and wnmp files that need the windows media player plug in!

    Cheers,

    Grego501
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Best answer?

    No.
     
  3. citrate macrumors 6502

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    WMP Plugin for Safari on the iPhone... You must be kidding! :confused:

    Seriously though Ivan, I can't see it happening my friend.
     
  4. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Why are you aiming it at me as if I'm the one that asked the question? I answered it...
     
  5. grego501 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. citrate macrumors 6502

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    My apologies Ivan, I looked at the wrong name, my comment was obviously aimed towards Grego501.
     
  7. sfh macrumors regular

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    Not gona happen

    why would apple cave to a non standard that could lossen it's grip in the browser market. No flash no wma and I'm fine with that.

    It's not like that is the only format they can use
     
  8. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    I find wma all over the internet, very few support quicktime.
     
  9. bigmouth macrumors 6502

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    Ftuner, a free internet radio tuner app, will play WMA streams. But you have to find out what the address is for the stream and enter it manually. I find that doing a google search for the station I want, plus "streamaudio" and "asx" is a good way to find the actual stream address.
     
  10. CocheseUGA macrumors member

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    Yup. BBC streaming is completely out. A reason I keep my WM device.
     
  11. joekun macrumors regular

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    bigmouth, thanks for the info, I found the program you're referring to, it's called fstream. If this lets me listen to college football on the go I'll be very happy.
     
  12. bigmouth macrumors 6502

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    Whoops! I meant "Fstream" -- sorry for any confusion. That's what I use it for, too, and am glad I could help! On a related note, I think Fstream may be even easier on the battery than Tuner (which doesn't play WMA).
     
  13. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    i have that its very unreliable. Hardly ever works with custom streams.
     
  14. bigmouth macrumors 6502

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    There's a verb missing. To clarify, have you heard this or actually experienced it yourself?

    I've had no trouble adding custom streams -- listened to such a WMA feed for several hours yesterday without interruption. I haven't yet tried custom streams that require a password (e.g., secure MP3) but will let you know when I do.

    The only bug I've noticed is that the program tends to freeze up if it can't connect to the stream. Still, every program has its bugs (see, e.g., Tuner's memory problem) and this one's free.
     
  15. iPhone envy macrumors member

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    Tutorial

    Ok, non-tech savy guy here, can someone post a quick how-to to use the Fstream process to listen to radio streams?

    I really would love to get something that I can use to hear MLB games on the radio via my iPhone.
     
  16. Arran macrumors 68040

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    FYI, there's a huge selection of BBC podcasts at the iphone-friendly URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/ip/#_home

    Admittedly not live, but updated daily.
     
  17. bigmouth macrumors 6502

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    Easiest way is to go to "favorites," then click "preset," which brings up three different directories of web radio stations, including the one from itunes. If you aren't using wifi, make sure the option "don't use cellular network" is turned off.
    Can't be done, at least not reliably. Although you can tune into radio stations (e.g., WFAN) that carry baseball games, they usually turn off the feed because of licensing restrictions. Sometimes you get lucky and someone "forgets" to turn it off, but MLB is the most aggressive (i.e., relative to NFL and NBA) about policing its licenses, so that's rare.

    Gameday audio used to be available for Windows Mobile phones, but I think Sprint now has an exclusive contract for the mobile version of the service.
     
  18. iPhone envy macrumors member

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    Good point, forgot about that fact, BUT I think you can pay for streaming MLB audio by way of payment to MLB or Yahoo sports, or some combo of both. So, if there was a workaround to allowing the iPhone to accept the service, one could pay for the right to get a MLB internet radio stream.

    Also, and more generically, I'd like the same for say the Cal football games - although oddly Cal football stadium is a 100% deadzone. Outside no problem, but inside the roofless stadium I can't get a single bar of edge.
     
  19. bigmouth macrumors 6502

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    The only MLB streams I know of are through Gameday Audio on mlb.com, and they're encrypted. Believe me, I've researched workarounds pretty thoroughly -- I don't think it can be done. That's why I'm keeping my fingers crossed for an official Gameday Audio app like they have for Sprint phones.
    Roll on you Bears! Luckily, KGO 810 is available as one of fstream's preset stations. I believe it's in the itunes directory under the "talk radio" category.
     
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  21. bigmouth macrumors 6502

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    Again, fstream should be able to play any streams your WM device did, though you obviously won't be able to just click on links in your browser -- or cut and paste them into the player.
     
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    BBC and NPR live feeds can be found through flycast (which actually works now!)

    That last link no longer works :(
     
  24. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    If it is terestrial radio that you are trying to listen to (AM or FM), check out WunderRadio.

    It's in the app store, and works like a charm.

    Now all the people bitching and complaining that Apple should have included an FM tuner can **** and find something else to make them irritable. :D

    The best part is that you can listen to stations from all around the world, without having to concern yourself over reception. :D
     
  25. CocheseUGA macrumors member

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    Hmm, may have to try again when they don't have the 'rights restricted' stuff on, as it won't connect at all right now.

    EDIT - Fstream didn't work, but WunderRadio does! I can get rid of my 8525 now!
     

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