Proxima

I am needing to create a streaming application on Windows Mobile 5.0.

My first tests have been to even see if WMP10 can really do streaming audio. I've tried an ASX, mp3, wmv file all from a remote server, as well as a streaming mp3 feed and get the same dialog saying "Cannot play this file. The file is either corrupted or the player...blah blah blah". So can WMP really do streaming at all

They work fine on the standard WMP on my PC.



Re: Smart Devices General Can WMP 10 on WM 5.0 really do streaming?

AndrewBadera

you want it to consume an audio stream from a server, or you want it to generate an audio stream

WMP10 for WM5.0 should be able to consume the streams you've mentioned. what device are you running on





Re: Smart Devices General Can WMP 10 on WM 5.0 really do streaming?

Proxima

We're using a Treo 700W.



Re: Smart Devices General Can WMP 10 on WM 5.0 really do streaming?

AndrewBadera

You shouldn't have any difficulties, I was able to consume streams with my just-released/early edition 700w in December 2005/January 2006 without any updates.





Re: Smart Devices General Can WMP 10 on WM 5.0 really do streaming?

Proxima

Okay then, what is the URL for one of the streams you are using And I'll see what they're doing right.



Re: Smart Devices General Can WMP 10 on WM 5.0 really do streaming?

AndrewBadera

my Treo currently sits in a box on a shelf at home, as I left that project behind last spring; the project also involved Cingular 2125s and an 8125. I do still use the Cingular-branded HTC devices, as I have Cingular service, but I'm not using the Treo, it's a Verizon non-GSM device and has no service. I have a co-worker using a 700w currently, I'll try to find time to check in with him today and see if he can pull a stream for me.



Re: Smart Devices General Can WMP 10 on WM 5.0 really do streaming?

Proxima

Thank you very much. I appreciate it.

I've done some more snooping around and the error message seems much more of a generic message for most any problem WMP has with pulling in a stream.

I've put up a test .mp3 file, typed in the URL in winamp and WMP on my PC, and it works fine. I type in the identical URL in the Palm and I get the "corrupt file" message. As it ends up though, I can type in virtually any URL and get the same message.

Ie one that is legal :

http://qa01.live365.com/tests/b5.mp3 (works on my PC)

Vs one that is in effect garbage:

http://qa01.live365.com/tests/b5.mp3xxxx

Both give the identical error on the Palm. So it is almost as if WMP just doesn't like the construction of the URL





Re: Smart Devices General Can WMP 10 on WM 5.0 really do streaming?

AndrewBadera

unfortunately I haven't seen much of him today, and he hasn't got back to me. can you consume asx streams



Re: Smart Devices General Can WMP 10 on WM 5.0 really do streaming?

Proxima

we're not concerned about asx streams.

I did discover that WMP on the Treo is issuing a "connection: close" command. Whereas IE and WMP on the PC sets the socket to "keep-alive". And there seems to be no way to get its internal socket, so no way to change that.





Re: Smart Devices General Can WMP 10 on WM 5.0 really do streaming?

AndrewBadera

that's why I'm curious if you can consume asx streams, or if difficulties are limited to mp3.

what version ROM/firmware is on the Treo





Re: Smart Devices General Can WMP 10 on WM 5.0 really do streaming?

Proxima

The phone is using 5.1.1700 (build 14359.0.2.0)



Re: Smart Devices General Can WMP 10 on WM 5.0 really do streaming?

AndrewBadera

try posting here:

http://discussion.treocentral.com/forumdisplay.php f=82

 

or more specifically, here:

http://discussion.treocentral.com/forumdisplay.php f=80

 

my coworker's out, so I don't have one to play with today.