Streaming to Winamp
Since the Audio Receiver Manager (the server) uses HTTP to stream the MP3 data to the Rio Receiver, it’s possible (with some work) to stream directly to Winamp. Here’s how.
For a simple example, we’ll play a playlist.
http://hostname:12078/content/100?_extended=1 into your browser, remembering to replace
hostname with the name of the machine running the server. Note, however, that
localhost won’t work.
You’ll get something like this:
Each line reads as
fid=PTitle. The fid is the internal ID of the item in question. The “P” denotes that this is a playlist, and the title is obvious. We’ll pick one of these playlists, e.g. “Cafe def Mar Vol 1”
Enter the same query as above, but replacing the “100” with one of the fids in the list. In our example, that will be
This results in the following:
These are all tunes (denoted by the “T”). Let’s say that we want to listen to “Crazy Ivan”. To do this, we simply point Winamp (using the Open URL feature) at
And that’s it. In next week’s instalment: How to use your browser to run queries against the Audio Receiver Manager database.