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MusicIndiaOnline on Linux

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I’m on Linux, Ubuntu 6.06 (“Dapper Drake”) to be precise.

If you are having trouble getting Music India Online to work, here are some things you can do:

  • After their Trident music player has launched and complained about “Methods missing” (or loads, but clicking on “Play” doesn’t do anything), right-click in the Player’s frame, This FrameView Frame Source, search for the .smil file (not the blank.smil, the other one). Now you have the URL of the SMIL file, and can open it using, e.g., Real Player’s “Open Location” with that URL. This should always work.
  • The above is painful, and Greasemonkey can automate it. Try this script by Supratim (see comments). I haven’t tried this myself.
  • It’s possible that all you need to do is install a newer version of Real Player. One of the commenter says that it’s a bug in realplayer 10.0.x, and you can install a Realplayer 10.1.x. You can get one from here. (If you can get it through your distro’s package management system, it would be safer and less messier, of course, but..) Friends have told me that doing this is sufficient to get musicindiaonline working.
  • Going further, you can configure Firefox to make it use an external handler (realplayer) for streaming. Set network.protocol-handler.external.rtsp=true and set network.protocol-handler.app.rtsp to your realplayer binary. See the commenter’s page.

For some reason, their “Radio” section (radio.musicindiaonline.com) works perfectly.

Please leave any further suggestions in the comments.

Written by S

Thu, 2006-07-06 at 21:58:00 +05:30

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