I used to tune in using the direct URL page, but those links stopped working with Winamp a few months ago (at least on my machines). The direct URL page (when it was working) was an alternative to the main listening page. I always thought it should be the other way around.
I’ve emailed the CBC about this. They haven’t responded.
I also want to listen to the CBC through my wireless system again — which I can’t do through the main listening page.
I’m not a huge fan of Winamp, but I have it configured just the way I like it, and it took a long time to get it the way it is, so switching to another media player is not an option.
If anyone can find a solution to this problem, I’ll send you a copy of my next CD, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at The Time – Vol. 2, provided CDs aren’t obsolete by the time I’m finished recording it. Thanks.
UPDATE: I followed the instructions left in the comments (thanks, Mr. Walkenbach) and it works — on Jody’s Winamp at his house, but not mine. I’ve updated Winamp and I still can’t connect. I keep getting an “error syncing to stream” message. So there must be a plug-in that’s messing things up. Now it’s a matter of uninstalling my plug-ins one at a time until it connects — which is probably won’t. (Deep sigh.) This isn’t the first time Winamp has done something like this. There must be something about my system it doesn’t like.
UPDATE #2: Does the direct URL page work for anyone? Does Winamp pick up the stream when you click one of the links? (Which is what it always used to do for me.) I have a plugin-free version of Winamp installed and it still won’t work for me. If I copy-and-paste one of the links into the play-URL option in Winamp, the stream eventually kicks in. But that’s not convenient. I click
the Whole Wheat Radio link and it works. And as far as I know, it works with just about any media player. Simple. Why can’t the CBC do the same? The problem may be on my end, but I can’t figure it out. So I’ve decided to use Windows Media Player (not embedded) when listening to the CBC. I copied the links to the broadcasts I want to hear (the Newfoundland and Nova Scotia broadcasts) and pasted them to my desktop. I click their icons, associate them to WMP and the streams open in WMP by default now. Not great, but better than nothing. Thanks for your help, though.