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.pls stream files not registered with media player

asked 2014-02-15 15:50:16 +0200

2Ti gravatar image

updated 2014-02-16 21:28:01 +0200

I quite often listen to online radio streams and noticed that the native media player already supports .pls stream files. The only problem is that the media player has not been registered to handle .pls files so after downloading a file the OS will give an error saying that the .pls can not be opened. Opening the media player though the file shows up and plays correctly.

Just to clarify, the tracker finds the .pls files and the media player plays them just fine. The problem is that the OS does not know the media player can handle the .pls files and thus shows an error when you try to open the .pls file from the events view.

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Yes, this process should be automatic, so that .pls files can open media player as a default setting. Voted up!! Regards,

Edz ( 2014-02-16 18:51:37 +0200 )edit

try to rename the file extension to m3u as temporary fix. I have a streaming station that streams in m3u playlist and I can play it from media player ( 2014-02-17 15:27:48 +0200 )edit

This behavior isn't even stable for the same os version and same software. I was able to play my pls file a few days ago through the file manager. Now I can't and I am forced to use the wmp version of the same steam , but only from media player. Something's quite not right

sweetsuicide ( 2015-02-02 10:14:09 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-02-16 12:24:11 +0200

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updated 2014-02-17 13:04:10 +0200

Removed as there is nothing useful in what i said, as reported below.

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@mitrigol - Your answer is really a comment and your comment is almost a repeat of what the poster has already told us. The point being, the phone is NOT set by default to automatically associate/open '.pls' files. Try voting up the authors comments/question if you think the suggestion is valid - which I believe it is. You are correct in what you are saying about moving the files to the music/playlists folder, but this process should definitely be automatic. Regards,

Edz ( 2014-02-16 18:49:41 +0200 )edit

@mitrigol please see my clarification to the question, the problem is not with the tracker not finding the .pls files or the media player not playing them, the problem is with the OS not knowing that the media player can handle .pls files.

2Ti ( 2014-02-16 21:29:07 +0200 )edit
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