Please help me test the new streaming tool!

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Administrator Since: Apr 03, 2002

OK, I have bailed out, or, am trying to bail out, on the flash mp3 players. Now the streaming tool is just a simple hyperlink.

Please, visit somebody's HRC Pro profile and try to listen to their songs, report back what browser and OS you use and how it worked. Also tell me what application is your default mp3 player. Try both onsite and offsite files.

What should happen is that your default mp3 player (WinAmp, WMP, or whatever) should open and play the song selected. This update, if it works like I plan, will also help me make the next step to my long time dream for HRC Pro members...which has yet to actually be realized...but when it is it will be cool!

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sloppy dice, drinks twice
Member
Since: Aug 05, 2003


Mar 02, 2004 10:46 am

works, for both on- and offsite files. default app is Windows Media Player. OS: Win2000, v5.00.2195, Serv. Pack 4, I use IE 6.0.

So... what's this long-time dream? :)

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Mar 02, 2004 10:47 am

The long term dream is really cool. Thats the most I am saying at this moment. It's my top-secret project :)

Depending how this thread end up coming out, it could be done very quickly too...

Thanks for checkin it out TCB, I appreciate the help...and sorry, I deleted the pro forum post while you were replying I think ;) I decided to move it out here for a bigger audience.

sloppy dice, drinks twice
Member
Since: Aug 05, 2003


Mar 02, 2004 10:51 am

No problem. Fyi, other users - find your OS version title and # by clicking into Start Menu --> Settings --> Control Panel --> System, then read the information from the title page of the dialog box that pops up. Access your browser version (if using Internet Explorer) through IE's help menu, then About IE.

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Mar 02, 2004 10:51 am

...and if you have more than one browser on your PC, try as many as your can. Thanks muchly.

bace135 in the house tonight!
Member
Since: Jan 28, 2003


Mar 02, 2004 11:32 am

db, I listened to some of tincan's songs which are located on HRC and they worked but my connection is 56k dialup so I had lots of rebuffering. I also listened to a couple of his offsite files and the performance was better, but still had occasional rebuffers. This is on a Win98 computer using mozilla firefox v0.8 and winamp is my default player.

I then opened good ol IE v6.0.2008.blahblahblah, went into Electronica catergory and listened to an onsite track by Loki. Tried to open two offsite files (pretty girls by jues and whole lotta love by noize and neither were able to open. It looks like the message is "HTTP/1.1 400 bad request urlhere"

Could it be that the long time dream is a streaming radio broadcast of HRC members' songs?

by the way tincan, I hadn't yet heard your open letter song. Very cool indeed.


Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Mar 02, 2004 11:37 am

Well, the offsite songs could easily be an issue of the servers they are on, if one offsite works, they all should if some don't, it's either the hosting servers fault or a link that ISN'T straight to an mp3, but to a page...I am gonna have to figure out a way around that issue. That possibility crossed my mind a couple hours ago.

Yes, the rebuffering is the nature of the beast for slow connections, it's unfortunate, but it's the way the 'net works.

In regards to the long time dream...weeeelllll, you are sorta on track...kinda...

Thanks for testing, if it works on Windows98/FireFox, I think we are looking good.

bace135 in the house tonight!
Member
Since: Jan 28, 2003


Mar 02, 2004 11:49 am

ok, so I checked IE with an offsite file that I know works (tincans train song) and it worked fine.

And uh, yeah, damn my slow connection.

The fat one always watches us.
Member
Since: Nov 08, 2002


Mar 02, 2004 12:28 pm

win 2k - laptop at office with ie 6. no problems but ive got cable connection at my office. no buffering or anything, played in wmp and real.

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Mar 02, 2004 12:29 pm

Oooo, and the evil "RealPlayer", great, thanks for the info. It appears to be working very well so far...now that's a rare treat!

Member
Since: Jan 18, 2003


Mar 02, 2004 12:44 pm

works mozilla firefox 0.8 win 98 4.10.222

Czar of Midi
Administrator
Since: Apr 04, 2002


Mar 02, 2004 05:21 pm

Win XP Pro v. 2002 SP1

Intel PIII 667MHz 768 MB ram.

IE v. 6.0.2800.xpsp2.030422-1633

Win Media Player v. 9.00.00.3075

On and off site worked just fine, checked several users files including mine and yours and all worked great.

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Mar 02, 2004 05:45 pm

cool, I just checked at home, WinXP with, get this, ATI's Media player and IT worked...looks like we have a winner.

Dudes, the possiblities of this are VERY cool. Noize, I am calling you right now to explain the plan from here...so get off the phone if you're on it :-)

Member
Since: Jul 02, 2003


Mar 02, 2004 05:49 pm

Works great here, XP Home SP1, P4 2.6GHZ IE 6, latest WMP 9 and Real Player 10 beta.

Dan

Contributor
Since: Dec 30, 2002


Mar 02, 2004 09:02 pm

yay, I upgraded today - my specs look even better :D

Platform: Mozilla FireFox .8
System: Intel Pentium 4 2.8Ghz @ 533fsb
Asus PR8000-D motherboard (sis chipset)
1,024Mb Ram (2x 512Mb PC3200-400Mhz CL3 DDR Dual Channel)
Maxtor Diamond-Max9 160Gb (8mb cache) SATA150 HDD
Maxtor Diamond 80Gb ATA133 (8 mb cache) HDD
NEC DVD-RW R+8x R-4x RW4x CD-R/W 32x
M-Audio Delta410 Soundcard
Nvidia Gforce MX440 64mb AGP Graphics Card
Zalman "Flower" CPU Cooler
Papst 120mm silent chasis fan

and. err. yeah - it works just great :D

Much better than the flash one - that never worked in Mozilla! :)

I am not a crook's head
Member
Since: Mar 14, 2003


Mar 02, 2004 09:54 pm

I played Walt's jazz piece again tonight on Win XP home thru IE 6 and it worked like a charm.

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Mar 03, 2004 06:48 am

Nice specs there jues. :-)

Glad it's working for everyone. The dream (a couple actually) is becoming a reality, as I started development last evening...AND it's coming along very well! w00t!

I love it when something works as expected...

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Mar 03, 2004 07:38 am

The first new feature is released in beta, go to HRC Pro to check it out...it's workin for me so far!

bace135 in the house tonight!
Member
Since: Jan 28, 2003


Mar 03, 2004 10:54 am

one more reason to go pro!

Czar of Midi
Administrator
Since: Apr 04, 2002


Mar 03, 2004 11:23 pm

jues just wanted to type in more crap then me. LOL

Seriously though jues, let me know how that Zalman works out. I hesitated getting that one, but after seeing a review on it if it cools like they said, I would opt for that. And I dont want to go with liquid cooling.

Contributor
Since: Dec 30, 2002


Mar 04, 2004 03:39 am

All I can say on the matter is that I used to run my rig at 3.2Ghz and had no overheating issues - I only downclocked it back to 2.8Ghz because I prefered the silence to 400Mhz.

Also, I have my computer mounted in this chasis which helps a lot with the noise reduction too:
www.antec-inc.com/us/pro_...hp?ProdID=93703


jues.

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Mar 04, 2004 04:51 am

I have my PC in a rack mounted case, and it is also very quiet.

Towers are so 90's :-D

Czar of Midi
Administrator
Since: Apr 04, 2002


Mar 04, 2004 10:12 pm

My new case is way quiter then the big one. But then again it wont be running 4 drives at once either. :-)

Czar of Midi
Administrator
Since: Apr 04, 2002


Mar 05, 2004 09:13 pm

Hey, you still have your other PC's in towers. And who knows. I still may end up putting one in a rack case eventually anyway.

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