KROQ streams

KROQMy favorite LA radio station, KROQ, has finally joined the 21st century and is streaming their broadcast on the Internet.

Unfortunately, their implementation sucks. The stream is a Windows Media stream, and their web page access to the stream is written in such a way that it only works with IE on Windows! Firefox on Windows doesn’t work, and on the Mac, Safari, Firefox and IE won’t play it either.

All is not lost, however. A look at the source on their web page reveals the URL of the stream: http://bdcast-infinity-kroq-fm.wm.llnwd.net/bdcast_infinity_kroq-fm

Opening that URL in Windows Media Player 9 for Mac OS X plays the stream just fine and dandy.

I’ve spent a little time rewriting the HTML for their web page and was able to get Safari to play the stream, but then I broke something and haven’t been able to get it to do it again. But since I know the Windows Media plugin does work with Safari, I know it should be possible to get it working from a browser. Too bad KROQ doesn’t care.

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KROQ streams