anyone else with this problem

Nigel Henry cave.dnb2m97pp at
Thu Oct 2 21:58:23 UTC 2008

On Thursday 02 October 2008 03:56, David Fox wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 7:29 AM, Paul S <paulatgm at> wrote:
> > Could you point your firefox to and see if you get the
> > error message
> I'm not seeing such an error, but I'm not able to connect to the
> "radio" section. It brings up a popup window, starts to do its
> buffering - it seems that mplayer is going to play the content, as it
> should, and most all other sites work that let me connect via
> mplayerplugin. The "buffering" seems to be going slowly, as I have a
> fast connection. Then it says "connected" although there is no audio
> coming out of the speakers, then it (soon) goes into another buffering
> step, then says "stopped".
> Cutting and pasting the URL that comes up when the listen to radio
> popup comes up is a better way to check to see if mplayer can actually
> play the content, if there's a network connection problem or something
> else that is inhibiting the playback.
> Ultimately, this looks like there is a missing codec. I had to alter
> the url of the referrer and then add -playlist to get something out of
> mplayer: And if you look carefully, you can actually find the correct
> stream URL that it is trying to access, it is quite well hidden. ;(

I see the same as you for streaming radio on the bloomberg site.

I don't think it's a problem with mplayerplug-in, as which 
also streams using the .asx format works fine with Firefox 3.0.3 on Kubuntu 
HH, 8.04, as below.


I'm on dialup, and the site above gives you the dialup users option, but even 
on broadband only sites you get perhaps a couple of seconds of sound, then a 
break, then a bit more sound, but absolutely zilch on the bloomberg site.


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