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ScannerCast - unable to listen continuously?

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eorange

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I feel like a total noob here, but here goes.

I have 2 machines behind my firewall. Machine #1 (XP Pro) in the basement is running ScannerCast, the BC780's audio is connected, no problem.

So I go upstairs to Machine #2 (Windows 7) and open Chrome (or IE, doesn't matter). I open the following URL:

http : //machine1:5700 (I added spaces to prevent this from becoming a link)

...and Windows Media Player opens in the browser, and starts playing audio from the scanner. UNTIL the "seek" slider reaches the right side. Then it stops - done. If I hit play, it rewinds and plays the exact same audio again.

It's almost like I just downloaded a small .mp3, which it plays over and over. It's definitely not streaming!

I have a feeling this isn't a ScannerCast problem. What the heck is wrong on my client (listening) side?
 

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On our feeds this is a common problem with the web player and usually corrects itself after a refresh. Usually works ok with an alternate player(Ex:Itunes, Winamp..etc). I Dont believe it is Scannercast issue.
 
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eorange

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Winamp did the trick.

Refreshing (F5) did not fix the WMP in browser problem.

In fact, the regular WMP client (9.0 on XP and 12.0 on Windows 7) was behaving the same (bad) way.

Thanks for the tip! Winamp it is.
 
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