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using Quicktime to stream live internet content?

275 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 22, 2005 7:08 AM by sillydog701 RSS
S. Jones Calculating status...
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Sep 22, 2005 7:08 AM
I've read the tutorial for both Quicktime 6 and 7 here, and anything else I could find about this, so please forgive me if this is a silly, or redundant question.

I've been trying to use Quicktime to embed a shoutcast stream for listeners who don't have access to, or aren't technically savy enough to open iTunes and type in a URL (there are a surprising number of these people.)

After reading several tutoirals, it seemed like the process would be quite simple. Open a new Quicktime player, connect to the playlist, save, and then link to or embed the file into an html document.

Another method was to embed the stream's IP itself using the same technique, only specify that the plugin is Quicktime.

These work. However, they don't work very well.

The stream is fine. Listening within Quicktime itself is fine. Listening with iTunes is fine. However, when listening through a browser the audio is jittery, and seems to skip quite a bit.

Here's my code:

[object CLASSID="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B" CODEBASE="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab" width="300" height="25" VIEWASTEXT]
[param name="src" value="http://69.93.28.61:8025/listen.pls"]
[param name="controller" value="true"]
[param name="autostart" value="false"]
[param name="qtsrcchokespeed" value="33600"]
[/object]

Has anyone gotten this to work smoothly?
Would you be willing to share how you did it?
  • Yvon Couture Calculating status...
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    Sep 18, 2005 9:48 PM (in response to S. Jones)
    You may want to give people a little time to read and respond.

    As for myself, well, I am willing to talk about it, but you are a few steps ahead of me. So what I could say wouldn't be of much help, but here it is:

    I just did a first broadcast on my local network. A "manual unicast", and it seems fine. My next step is to try it on the Internet. If and when I succeed, I'll let you know.

    Yvon
  • sillydog701 Level 5 Level 5 (4,120 points)
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    Sep 20, 2005 6:33 PM (in response to S. Jones)
    I am late to this thread, but from your original post, I was about to say that... try adding <EMBED ... > tag.
  • sillydog701 Level 5 Level 5 (4,120 points)
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    Sep 22, 2005 7:08 AM (in response to S. Jones)
    It works for Mozilla, but not for Firefox?

    Do you have correct QuickTime plugin installed for Firefox?

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