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Old 10. Feb 2010, 12:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Auto start windows media player - with url

Howdy folks

I want to have my xp computer wake me up, with my favorite internet radio station.
The wake me up, got that figured.
The auto start windows media player, via scheduler, done.

Getting the url to play thats the stumbling block.
cant hear a thing.
I can manualy click on the url and its works fine

Any tips and tricks i wouls love to hear about.
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Old 15. Feb 2010, 08:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you're probably not passing the command parameter correctly to wmp or the path specified to wmp is incorrect..normally:
@ProgramfilesDir & "\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe"

"c:\program files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe"

the double quotes is important in paths where folder names include space or use dos short 8.3 path

the final string in the shortcut should be like that:
"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" radiochannellink

"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe"

there should be a space between the wmp path string and the url parameter
the URL parameter is not a local path and should not be contained in double quotes.
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