VLC & Windows Media Player

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jswalberg
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VLC & Windows Media Player

Postby jswalberg » Sat May 09, 2015 7:57 am

I'm using the Meetinghouse Webcast Communicator to webcast. I can receive the webcast with no issues in Windows Media Player on my laptop and in VLC on my smartphone.

I want to receive it in VLC on my laptop, but I just keep getting this error message: "VLC is unable to open the MRL 'http://stream.lds.org/XXXXXX-XXXXXX'. Check the log for details." (those X's are to hide the actual link)

The link is correct. Any ideas why it won't place in VLC on my laptop?

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Re: VLC & Windows Media Player

Postby lajackson » Sat May 09, 2015 8:34 am

Sometimes changing "http" to "mms" in the URL link will solve the problem, but I have not found this to be reliable enough to try at an actual broadcast. There is so much arguing on my laptop between WMP and VLC that I have not been able to sort through it successfully. What works one time does not work the same way the next time, at least for me.

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Re: VLC & Windows Media Player

Postby jswalberg » Sat May 09, 2015 9:13 am

I hear you. I used VLC on a different computer (a clerk's computer) and it works just fine. What an annoying problem.


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