I can't get this working in Windows 7 x64

Nov 22, 2010 at 8:54 PM

The latest review is from a Windows 7 x64 user who said that this is working for him.  I am using Windows x64 as well, but I cannot get .pls files to open in WMP using this.  I am not using the x64 version of WMP, but the default x86 version.

The first time I ran it there was a message about needing to open a certian port in the firewall to allow AAC+ streams or something like that.  I did not make a note of it, so I am not sure what I am supposed to do to get this working.

I turned the Windows software firwall off completely, but it still did not work.  Do I have to forward a port from my router for incoming connections?  Which one?

Dec 29, 2010 at 9:40 PM
Edited Dec 29, 2010 at 9:45 PM

I have exactly the same issue as jason404:   I am using Windows x64 and WMP x86.  On first launch the message jason404 noted popped followed by, and on all subsequent launches:

"Windows Media Player cannot find the file. If you are trying to play, burn, or sync an item that is in your library, the item might point to a file that has been moved, renamed, or deleted."

If I extract the URL from any of the PLS, WMP plays them without issue.

Dec 29, 2010 at 10:37 PM
Edited Dec 29, 2010 at 10:47 PM

I forgot about OpenPlsInWmp2 until I got this reply notification.  I have just tried installing it again, but at the moment I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 x64, with WMP x86.

This time, I got the error again:

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Unable to check the stream for AAC+. Open PLS In WMP is unable to connect to this stream to check for AAC+. If the music still plays, this may mean that your firewall is preventing the program from connecting; please change your firewall settings to allow this program to access the internet if you would like AAC+ support.
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But after that, the .pls file I tested worked fine!  Maybe because I am using a different .pls file which is formatted differently?  Could you link to the one you have had trouble with?

These are the ones I just tested with, which worked:  http://bluemars.org/

If that works for you, but your does not work for me, I guess there is a problem somewhere in your .pls file's formatting.

Dec 29, 2010 at 11:01 PM
Hi Jason,
http://bluemars.org/ opens and plays on my system using OpenPLS!
This is the one that does not: http://provisioning.streamtheworld.com/pls/KDFCFM.pls
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When I compare the two pls files, bluemars is an ip address while kdfcfm is a url, however when I take out one of the urls with notepad for instance: http://4553.live.streamtheworld.com:3690/KDFCFMCMP3 and load it in wmp, it plays.
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This indicates to me that OpenPLS is not parsing this pls correctly for wmp. What do you think?
- - Pat


From: [email removed]
To: [email removed]
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 15:37:47 -0800
Subject: Re: I can't get this working in Windows 7 x64 [openplsinwmp:235645]

From: Jason404
I forgot about OpenPLS until I got this reply notification. I have just tried installing it again, but at the moment I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 x64, with WMP x86.
This time, I got the error again:
---------------------------
Unable to check the stream for AAC+. Open PLS In WMP is unable to connect to this stream to check for AAC+. If the music still plays, this may mean that your firewall is preventing the program from connecting; please change your firewall settings to allow this program to access the internet if you would like AAC+ support.
---------------------------
But after that, the .pls file I tested worked fine! Maybe because I am using a different .pls file which is formatted differently? Could you link to the one you have had trouble with?
These are the ones I just tested with, which worked: http://bluemars.org/
If that works for you, but your does not work for me, I guess there is a problem somewhere in the file.
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Dec 30, 2010 at 1:45 AM

Hi Pat

I don't think it because of URL vs IP address, as I have tried with some .pls files from Shoutcast.com and they play fine with URLs.

eg.

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[playlist]
numberofentries=21
File1=http://scfire-mtc-aa03.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title1=(#1 - 117/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File2=http://scfire-mtc-aa06.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title2=(#2 - 122/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File3=http://scfire-mtc-aa05.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title3=(#3 - 122/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File4=http://scfire-dtc-aa05.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title4=(#4 - 124/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File5=http://scfire-ntc-aa03.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title5=(#5 - 125/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File6=http://scfire-ntc-aa07.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title6=(#6 - 130/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File7=http://scfire-mtc-aa01.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title7=(#7 - 133/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File8=http://scfire-dtc-aa03.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title8=(#8 - 134/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File9=http://scfire-ntc-aa05.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title9=(#9 - 135/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File10=http://scfire-mtc-aa02.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title10=(#10 - 138/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File11=http://scfire-mtc-aa04.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title11=(#11 - 149/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File12=http://scfire-dtc-aa02.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title12=(#12 - 156/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File13=http://scfire-ntc-aa08.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title13=(#13 - 157/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File14=http://scfire-dtc-aa04.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title14=(#14 - 158/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File15=http://scfire-dtc-aa06.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title15=(#15 - 158/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File16=http://scfire-ntc-aa02.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title16=(#16 - 159/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File17=http://scfire-ntc-aa06.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title17=(#17 - 167/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File18=http://scfire-dtc-aa01.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title18=(#18 - 171/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File19=http://scfire-ntc-aa04.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title19=(#19 - 174/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File20=http://74.63.47.82:8032
Title20=(#20 - 32/80) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File21=http://207.200.96.228:8076
Title21=(#21 - 29/30) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
Version=2

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I tried formatting your .pls (which does not work for me either) to have the same layout as the one above:

---------------------------

[playlist]
numberofentries=18
File1=http://4553.live.streamtheworld.com:80/KDFCFMCMP3
Title1=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File2=http://4553.live.streamtheworld.com:3690/KDFCFMCMP3
Title2=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File3=http://4553.live.streamtheworld.com:443/KDFCFMCMP3
Title3=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File4=http://1331.live.streamtheworld.com:80/KDFCFMCMP3
Title4=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File5=http://1331.live.streamtheworld.com:3690/KDFCFMCMP3
Title5=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File6=http://1331.live.streamtheworld.com:443/KDFCFMCMP3
Title6=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File7=http://4723.live.streamtheworld.com:80/KDFCFMCMP3
Title7=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File8=http://4723.live.streamtheworld.com:3690/KDFCFMCMP3
Title8=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File9=http://4723.live.streamtheworld.com:443/KDFCFMCMP3
Title9=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File10=http://4983.live.streamtheworld.com:80/KDFCFMCMP3
Title10=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File11=http://4983.live.streamtheworld.com:3690/KDFCFMCMP3
Title11=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File12=http://4983.live.streamtheworld.com:443/KDFCFMCMP3
Title12=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File13=http://4693.live.streamtheworld.com:80/KDFCFMCMP3
Title13=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File14=http://4693.live.streamtheworld.com:3690/KDFCFMCMP3
Title14=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File15=http://4693.live.streamtheworld.com:443/KDFCFMCMP3
Title15=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File16=http://4583.live.streamtheworld.com:80/KDFCFMCMP3
Title16=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File17=http://4583.live.streamtheworld.com:3690/KDFCFMCMP3
Title17=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File18=http://4583.live.streamtheworld.com:443/KDFCFMCMP3
Title18=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
Version=2
---------------------------

...but it does not work.  I even changed the line ending from Windows (CR+LF) to Unix (LF) as the one that worked had the Unix type, but still no luck.

As the changes I made have not done anything, the answer must lie somewhere else.  WMP still says that the file is not found.

It's a mystery :/

Dec 30, 2010 at 1:49 AM
Hi Jason,
I see what you mean. I'll sleep on it. By the way, I like bluemars.
--Pat


From: [email removed]
To: [email removed]
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 18:45:57 -0800
Subject: Re: I can't get this working in Windows 7 x64 [openplsinwmp:235645]

From: Jason404
Hi Pat
I don't think it because of URL vs IP address, as I have tried with some .pls files from Shoutcast.com and they play fine with URLs.
eg.
---------------------------
[playlist]
numberofentries=21
File1=http://scfire-mtc-aa03.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title1=(#1 - 117/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File2=http://scfire-mtc-aa06.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title2=(#2 - 122/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File3=http://scfire-mtc-aa05.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title3=(#3 - 122/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File4=http://scfire-dtc-aa05.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title4=(#4 - 124/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File5=http://scfire-ntc-aa03.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title5=(#5 - 125/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File6=http://scfire-ntc-aa07.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title6=(#6 - 130/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File7=http://scfire-mtc-aa01.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title7=(#7 - 133/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File8=http://scfire-dtc-aa03.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title8=(#8 - 134/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File9=http://scfire-ntc-aa05.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title9=(#9 - 135/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File10=http://scfire-mtc-aa02.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title10=(#10 - 138/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File11=http://scfire-mtc-aa04.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title11=(#11 - 149/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File12=http://scfire-dtc-aa02.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title12=(#12 - 156/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File13=http://scfire-ntc-aa08.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title13=(#13 - 157/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File14=http://scfire-dtc-aa04.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title14=(#14 - 158/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File15=http://scfire-dtc-aa06.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title15=(#15 - 158/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File16=http://scfire-ntc-aa02.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title16=(#16 - 159/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File17=http://scfire-ntc-aa06.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title17=(#17 - 167/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File18=http://scfire-dtc-aa01.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title18=(#18 - 171/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File19=http://scfire-ntc-aa04.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1018
Title19=(#19 - 174/11500) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File20=http://74.63.47.82:8032
Title20=(#20 - 32/80) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
File21=http://207.200.96.228:8076
Title21=(#21 - 29/30) Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves. [SomaFM]
Length1=-1
Version=2
---------------------------
I tried formatting your .pls (which does not work for me either) to have the same layout as the one above:
---------------------------
[playlist]
numberofentries=18
File1=http://4553.live.streamtheworld.com:80/KDFCFMCMP3
Title1=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File2=http://4553.live.streamtheworld.com:3690/KDFCFMCMP3
Title2=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File3=http://4553.live.streamtheworld.com:443/KDFCFMCMP3
Title3=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File4=http://1331.live.streamtheworld.com:80/KDFCFMCMP3
Title4=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File5=http://1331.live.streamtheworld.com:3690/KDFCFMCMP3
Title5=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File6=http://1331.live.streamtheworld.com:443/KDFCFMCMP3
Title6=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File7=http://4723.live.streamtheworld.com:80/KDFCFMCMP3
Title7=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File8=http://4723.live.streamtheworld.com:3690/KDFCFMCMP3
Title8=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File9=http://4723.live.streamtheworld.com:443/KDFCFMCMP3
Title9=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File10=http://4983.live.streamtheworld.com:80/KDFCFMCMP3
Title10=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File11=http://4983.live.streamtheworld.com:3690/KDFCFMCMP3
Title11=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File12=http://4983.live.streamtheworld.com:443/KDFCFMCMP3
Title12=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File13=http://4693.live.streamtheworld.com:80/KDFCFMCMP3
Title13=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File14=http://4693.live.streamtheworld.com:3690/KDFCFMCMP3
Title14=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File15=http://4693.live.streamtheworld.com:443/KDFCFMCMP3
Title15=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File16=http://4583.live.streamtheworld.com:80/KDFCFMCMP3
Title16=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File17=http://4583.live.streamtheworld.com:3690/KDFCFMCMP3
Title17=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
File18=http://4583.live.streamtheworld.com:443/KDFCFMCMP3
Title18=KDFCFMCMP3
Length1=-1
Version=2
---------------------------
...but it does not work. I even changed the line ending from Windows (CR+LF) to Unix (LF) as the one that worked had the Unix type, but still no luck.
As the changes I made have not done anything, the answer must lie somewhere else. WMP still says that the file is not found.
It's a mystery :/
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