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Music Stream module and Firefox
« on: February 17, 2009, 12:24:18 PM »
I have Firefox 3.0 for WinXP.  My PC has WMP, Realplayer, Quicktime and iTunes.The music stream module says "click here to download plugin" but when I click, Firefox says "no suitable plugins were found". Any ideas?
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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009, 02:25:58 PM »
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<embed src="', $stream_url, '" autostart="true" width="225" height="40" type="application/x-mplayer2">That's the code for the player if it helps.  You should just need a Windows Media Player plug in of some kind for Firefox.  When I get a chance I'll poke at Firefox as I don't have it installed on this PC or if someone has a better thought on how to embed the player please let me know.
              

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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 03:00:49 PM »
I did find a WMP plugin for Firefox.
http://port25.technet.com/archive/2007/04/16/windows-media-player-plug-in-for-firefox.aspx
Installed, restarted Firefox.

Now the "missing plugin" message is gone but I don't see a "player", just a gray box that says "no stream".  Is that what I am supposed to see?
« Last Edit: February 17, 2009, 03:23:35 PM by Malia »
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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 03:19:29 PM »
I set it to Sim Kast Radio temporarily.  Is it working for you?
              

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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2009, 03:24:41 PM »
Now that you have a stream up, I get music playing automatically when opening the site.  Unfortunately, I don't see any way to CONTROL it, it is now a gray box with the text Sim Kast Radio 3.0 in it.  The music restarts when I refresh the page or move around the site and there is no on/off interface. I am guessing that there is supposed to be some kind of interface that I'm not seeing.
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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2009, 03:29:15 PM »
Now that you have a stream up, I get music playing automatically when opening the site.  Unfortunately, I don't see any way to CONTROL it, it is now a gray box with the text Sim Kast Radio 3.0 in it.  The music restarts when I refresh the page or move around the site and there is no on/off interface. I am guessing that there is supposed to be some kind of interface that I'm not seeing.

Yes there is hmmm.  I attached an image of what I see.  Let me try something.  I'll update this post when its changed.

Edit: I've changed it slightly.  If you still don't see anything it could be the plug in you are using.

Edit: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Windows_Media_Player#Player_does_not_appear_but_audio_sometimes_still_plays
« Last Edit: February 17, 2009, 03:41:42 PM by Sean Riedel »
              

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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2009, 04:17:49 PM »
That is what I installed... I can now hear the stream, but the player interface isn't there. 

I just tested in Internet Explorer and it works, but I almost never use IE (and don't want to).  Will keep trying...
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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2009, 04:23:34 PM »
That is what I installed... I can now hear the stream, but the player interface isn't there. 

I just tested in Internet Explorer and it works, but I almost never use IE (and don't want to).  Will keep trying...


That second link was to a couple possible ways to get it to show up.  If it just took you to the top of the page the info was closer to the bottom.  Here is another option.  http://blog.ryaneby.com/archives/firefox-cant-play-applicationx-mplayer2-embeds/
              

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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2009, 04:39:15 PM »
OK... it turns out I needed to disable the Shockwave Flash plugin for Firefox... geez, who would think of that???

EDIT: update, it only works some of the time... keeps breaking when I leave the page, then I have to toggle the Shockwave flash on and off until it works again... so it must be something to do with Flash, maybe I'll get it sorted eventually.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2009, 04:55:03 PM by Malia »
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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2009, 01:16:18 PM »
Is there a place to turn it off? I pause it, then change pages and it's back. I mute it, then change pages and it's unmuted. I turn the volume all the way down, well you know.

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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2009, 05:09:15 PM »
Is there a place to turn it off? I pause it, then change pages and it's back. I mute it, then change pages and it's unmuted. I turn the volume all the way down, well you know.
As of right now I can only turn it on and off for everyone.  I will look into a way to change that.  Is it auto-playing for you?  I have it currently set not to and it doesn't for me.  As for setting like volume and muting - I don't think those are settings that save.
              

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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2009, 05:26:52 PM »
It is autoplaying for me in Firefox 3. I had not noticed it before last night. I was having trouble with my Shoutcast server and had my headphones on when I came here to find a way to get in touch with you. Don't turn it off for everyone, that defeats the purpose of having it here. I'll just remove my headphones.

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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2009, 08:00:19 PM »
It might be a setting in your plugin though I am guessing.
              

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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2009, 10:24:20 PM »
I can't find any way to edit the plugin, just had to disable it.  :-\

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Embedded player
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2009, 05:28:59 AM »
Is there any way to turn off the player at the top right hand corner of every forum page? I turn if off when it starts and then the darn thing starts up again when you change to another page. I like music but this is most annoying. If I want to listen I will but I don't care for music to be "on " permanently especially when I'm trying to concentrate on posting.  :(

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Re: Embedded player
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2009, 11:06:18 AM »
It's been discussed here too: http://urukaraoke.borg1985.com/index.php?topic=44.msg568#new Borg thinks it's a problem with the plugin, but I just had to disable it in Firefox and didn't install it in IE. I can't find a way to change the way the plugin functions in FF.

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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2009, 12:24:56 PM »
I can't find any way to edit the plugin, just had to disable it.  :-\
That's wierd.  I just double checked and I specifically have autoplay set to false.
              

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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2009, 12:31:22 PM »
Here is the code i use for the player.  If anyone has a suggestion or idea why its still autoplaying please let me know.  I'll also be looking into it.

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<embed src="http://64.62.252.134:8860/" autostart="false" height="36" width="285" type="application/x-mplayer2">
              

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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2009, 01:37:21 PM »
Here is the code i use for the player.  If anyone has a suggestion or idea why its still autoplaying please let me know.  I'll also be looking into it.

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<embed src="http://64.62.252.134:8860/" autostart="false" height="36" width="285" type="application/x-mplayer2">


If you look carefully there is a space between ( " ) and ( a )  in ..../"autostart="false"....Could this be the fault?    ???

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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2009, 01:49:45 PM »
Um, I have just noticed a "minus" sign above the player box and next to the date in the top right hand corner of the page. Click this and the sign changes to a "plus" and the player stops and the box minimises. Sorry I didn't notice it before folks.  :-[  This seems to be the solution to the constantly playing glitch.  ;D
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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2009, 02:49:52 PM »
Here is the code i use for the player.  If anyone has a suggestion or idea why its still autoplaying please let me know.  I'll also be looking into it.

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<embed src="http://64.62.252.134:8860/" autostart="false" height="36" width="285" type="application/x-mplayer2">


If you look carefully there is a space between ( " ) and ( a )  in ..../"autostart="false"....Could this be the fault?    ???

No. That " is the close quotes of the source link. 
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src="http://64.62.252.134:8860/" autostart...You did however give me a thought on something.  Not sure the quotes are needed around false or not.  Testing time.

EDIT: I changed it, but don't know if it'll fix anything or not.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2009, 02:59:16 PM by Sean Riedel »
              

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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2009, 05:13:04 PM »
Sorry for not merging the topics when I posted my reply. I think I forgot that I can do that here. This is such a well behaved crowd, and I'm constantly deleting spammers on my other forums.  ::)

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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2009, 01:04:56 AM »
Um, I have just noticed a "minus" sign above the player box and next to the date in the top right hand corner of the page. Click this and the sign changes to a "plus" and the player stops and the box minimises. Sorry I didn't notice it before folks.  :-[  This seems to be the solution to the constantly playing glitch.  ;D
ZOMG!!! I clicked on that to minimize it and maximize it again, and for the first time I can actually SEE a player... thanks!
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Re: Music Stream module and Firefox
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2009, 11:05:27 PM »

Thanks, Dich.  I was searching the forums for a way to stop it autoplaying also.  It does it to me everytime without fail.  Thanks to you mentioning the minus (-), it looks like i have finally disabled it. :-)