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Title: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on March 30, 2009, 07:18:58 PM
First, you must be a subscriber. If you're not, go to the front page and subscribe!

After subscribing, you will be able to connect to the 192Kbps server. Use the links on the front page to select a player. You should be automatically connected to the 192k stream without needing to enter a username and password.

When you click one of these links, it generates a temporary (8 hour) session key that allows you to connect from a single location to the server. If you wish to connect from a second location, you will need to disconnect your existing session.

If you try to connect manually or after your key has expired, you will be prompted for your username and password, if your player supports authentication. If this happens, you may enter your username and password to listen (be warned that it is sent unencrypted) or you may return to the site and click the listen link to generate a new session key.

If you have any problems, please post here with your operating system and player.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: koggen on March 31, 2009, 07:56:55 AM
Nice, works fine! However, I'm a little conscious about a password that's the same as for the forum since it seems to be posted using plain HTTP (i.e. no encryption). Now, of course, I use a low level security password (i.e. from my point of view) for sites like this, but I still think it's a little bad to use passwords without encryption. Would it be possible to set a special password for the stream only?
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on March 31, 2009, 08:27:27 AM
Yeah, I did think about that. The downside of a separate password is management, of course.

I will look into setting the authenticator up with an SSL certificate, not sure if it will work or not but I'll dig around.

Of course, you are also authenticating with plain HTTP when logging into the site/forum... :)
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: koggen on March 31, 2009, 08:34:22 AM
Yep, that's also true. Wouldn't hurt with a SSL certificate here too. You can actually find quite cheap certs that work in most browsers :)
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on March 31, 2009, 08:36:01 AM
True 'nuff, I will look into it
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Jib on March 31, 2009, 08:36:32 AM
Well rats.  I only get the Port 80 Stream at work.  oh well.  I have no problems with the 128 stream.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on March 31, 2009, 08:55:53 AM
Sorry :(

You may notice the 192kbps stream stopping/restarting a few times today, I am working on fixing the sync issue.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on March 31, 2009, 09:23:20 AM
OK. It should be synced to within about 5 minutes now. Let me know if you notice any problems.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: koggen on March 31, 2009, 09:30:52 AM
Great! I'll soon be home and can hear if there's any difference. Builtin computer speakers at work isn't exactly high-end sound ... ;)
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on March 31, 2009, 09:35:11 AM
It's still pretty beta, so let me know if you notice any weirdness. I'm watching it but I can't connect to 10000 at work either, so can't really monitor it ;)
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on March 31, 2009, 09:55:16 AM
BTW, this really is a sort of 'hacked together over a couple of nights' implementation. My plan for version 1.0 is to have listen links on the front page that will automatically generate a session key so you won't even have to input your username/password. You will just click a link and it will let you connect without any input on your part.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: koggen on March 31, 2009, 12:14:04 PM
That sounds like a good and easy way!
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on March 31, 2009, 12:20:24 PM
Yeah, I think I will get the SSL cert too and leave the username/pass option for people who don't want to come to the site every time.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on March 31, 2009, 01:15:44 PM
BTW, requests should be working on the 192k stream now. Please let me know if you notice any issues with requests.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on March 31, 2009, 09:32:05 PM
That sounds like a good and easy way!

Yeah, it's coming along pretty well, just have a few bugs to work out.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Draconicfire on April 01, 2009, 12:17:29 AM
The Winamp link is giving me a txt file.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on April 01, 2009, 06:31:29 AM
I assume you're talking about the 128k stream. If it downloads as a text file, it means your file associations are wrong. The quickfix is just to open the file with winamp, it should connect and begin streaming. Alternatively, you can try the web based player.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on April 01, 2009, 07:15:01 PM
Session key method is implemented, clicking the listen links should auto-connect you with no request for authentication.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: koggen on April 02, 2009, 01:02:31 AM
Sweet! Works nice!
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on April 02, 2009, 01:04:41 AM
You can still auth by username/pass if you want to for some reason. The session expires after 8 hours so you'll have to regenerate a key then if you want to reconnect.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: rikur on April 02, 2009, 07:04:12 AM
I just subscribed, but I can't access the 192kbps stream.

There are no links to it in home page after logging in. I copy pasted the URI from another browser, but still says I'm not a subscriber.

I've also re-logged in once.

Is there a delay for the subscribtion to activate?
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on April 02, 2009, 07:24:08 AM
Yes, I have to manually do it right now :) I'll give you access right away. I plan to automate the activation soon but I don't have that quite finished yet.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Drewthetexan on May 01, 2009, 03:43:22 PM
So, I've never really bothered to try the 192Kbps stream at work because my earbuds are crap, and now that I've tried, I get the following error message from Windows Media Player:  Windows Media Player cannot find the file. If you are trying to play, burn, or sync an item that is in your library, the item might point to a file that has been moved, renamed, or deleted.

This seems to be a pretty generic message [surprise!].  It seems that connecting is no different than to the regular stream other than logging in, so what could be my problem?  The machines here are pretty well buttoned down so I'm guessing that is probably it, but could there be another issue? Case of PEBCAK?  I'm not particularly savvy with IT anything.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on May 01, 2009, 03:46:20 PM
Have you tried it with a different player? The message is pretty lame.. I will dig around and see if I can figure out what it means though.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Drewthetexan on May 01, 2009, 03:52:04 PM
I tried downloading winamp, but had an issue with the installation.  I haven't had much time to monkey with it though, so I'll probably try again monday morning.

EDIT: By the way, thanks!  :)
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Jib on May 01, 2009, 03:54:05 PM
My error  "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. If the file is on another computer, verify that you are connected to the network. If you typed a path, verify that it is correct. If the problem persists, the server might not be available."

So seems like a proxy problem.  I haven't had any luck getting winamp to connect through the proxy, something about ISA server requires authorization (this is with the port 80 stream).

Windows Media Player connects to the port 80 server.  I have the proxy setup to use the same proxy for all protocols.  but no luck with the port 8080 stream.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on May 01, 2009, 04:00:00 PM
Hum, I'm actually seeing issues with it too on the version of WMP at work. I think it worked OK at home. Looks like it doesn't like the session key in the URL perhaps. Try a different player, I think the issue is WMP, not accessing the server.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: creepster on May 02, 2009, 06:55:15 AM
i usually have no problems connecting to the 192k subscriber stream with itunes (it pretty much does everything by itself)
but recently - i think with yesterday - it doesnt start any stream, the description i get in the itunes window is completely different as well (not something like "private subscriber stream" but "digitalgunfire.com:10000/subscriber"
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on May 02, 2009, 07:43:07 AM
I changed the URL, you need to click the link on the site again.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: creepster on May 03, 2009, 06:46:24 AM
I changed the URL, you need to click the link on the site again.
sun may 3rd, 8:40 am EST
still doesnt work, get the same view in itunes
digitalgunfire.com:10000/subscriber (Continuous)
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on May 03, 2009, 07:21:21 AM
You must be grabbing a cached file, it has changed to sub.digitalgunfire.com:8080/subscriber

You can manually enter that or try clearing your cache and clicking the listen link again. Delete the existing iTunes entry also, not sure if it keeps it when you open a new file.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Jib on May 04, 2009, 09:22:49 AM
windows media player is working for me now, thanks. 
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on May 04, 2009, 09:24:39 AM
Great, glad to hear it - did it just prompt you for authentication?
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Jib on May 04, 2009, 11:06:20 AM
yep.  that was the first time it asked.

I'm surprised how much better the 192 stream sounds over the 128, wasn't expecting such a noticeable difference.  sounds much fuller.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: SunShine_K on June 22, 2009, 09:04:53 AM
I've even got the 192 stream playing in a Vista gadget on the desktop!!
WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

And the stream is just yummy.

Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on June 22, 2009, 09:24:58 AM
Cool, it's been filling up, I'm happy people are noticing the difference.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: k0ntaKt on June 22, 2009, 10:51:51 AM
yep.  that was the first time it asked.

I'm surprised how much better the 192 stream sounds over the 128, wasn't expecting such a noticeable difference.  sounds much fuller.

I'm running a bunch of SRS Labs tools, so the difference is a bit less noticeable. The sound does carry a bit further, and the low-end is a bit wider though.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Zombosis on May 09, 2010, 11:18:33 AM
So, every time I try to use the WMP 192kbps stream, I get a 'subscriber.download' file that loads to my desktop, and won't open in WMP. I don't (and will not) use WinAmp or iTunes. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on May 09, 2010, 12:34:12 PM
Which version of WMP is it?

You can try doing 'Open Location' or 'Open URL' in WMP and entering http://sub.digitalgunfire.com:8080 as the URL - that should let you manually connect.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Zombosis on May 10, 2010, 11:27:30 AM
Tried that, now it tells me I don't have the correct codec. Using wmp10, although an attempt at installing 11 failed as it seems to think 10 is more advanced.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on May 10, 2010, 12:10:33 PM
Tried that, now it tells me I don't have the correct codec. Using wmp10, although an attempt at installing 11 failed as it seems to think 10 is more advanced.

That's very strange, as it is just streaming MP3, exactly the same as the regular stream. Can you listen to the 128k stream through your installation of WMP?

You can try going to http://sub.digitalgunfire.com:8080/auth.xsl and authenticating there, I'm not sure if it will work or not but it's worth a shot. If it still doesn't work, let me know.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: faelaenx on May 14, 2010, 01:17:52 PM
Anything going on with the subscriber stream? i had it on this morning whilst at work and then it jsut cut out and i haven't been able to connect to it since. i can, however, connect to the regular stream.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on May 14, 2010, 03:12:19 PM
I am sitting in a bar right now.. I'll look at it ASAP though!
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: creepster on May 14, 2010, 03:23:17 PM
I am sitting in a bar right now.. I'll look at it ASAP though!

lucky you
)=<


*stuck at work*

but yeah, cannot connect to the subscriber stream either
however it does seem to go through songs though because artists change over time (for me started with front 242 - 7rain, then some electro synthetic rebellion and seize)
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on May 14, 2010, 05:54:40 PM
Should be fixed now, not sure what was wrong with it but I restarted it and it seems OK now.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: faelaenx on May 14, 2010, 08:10:22 PM
Works fine now at home +)
Tho i don't know why i bother with it at work, it's tower speakers after all....sigh
But i s'pose it's the principle and all that.
Thanks for taking away from bar time Shirow, though you should never, ever have to do that!
If it's any consolation all the office personnel that come over to me receiving desk tend to ask me what i am playing. Well half anyway... the rest scurry or scamper away looking sidelong at me, lol.

Whilst i am converting this warehouse over i intend to hook up a few respectable speakers to the system so i can hear DG properly. At the very least for background support in the language of music. So i'm hoping the better sound will ring true, however i have no illusions that such a wide open space will ultimately dilute the sonic experience. To lapse into blue collar.., i bust my fuckin ass, physically and mentally (especially dealing with temps) everyday, yet i kinda love it, because i thrive in this element and shine. Meh, i know it's probably not much in the eyes of others, but once again, am i not bothered. Not really. Especially when the office personnel i deal with everyday make me wonder how they ever made it through college, much less a few decades of life. Sigh, oh well. Not everyone is as such. But it remains that i get to stream DG all day at work at me PC and none can touch. They are forced to hear the sonic melodies (though i keep it low-tuned, background even, respectful, when others - especially potential clients - are around).

Surely i am blessed in a sad pathetic, blue-collar, forced-to-live-in-a-trailer, some-day-find-a-way-out-but-not-really, sort of way.
How's that for sarcasm, smarminess, and satire?

Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on May 14, 2010, 08:12:21 PM
Well.. I'm glad you like DG! :)
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Zombosis on May 17, 2010, 11:02:10 AM
Never did get WMP to open the stream. I went and tracked down an old DL of WinAmp 2.95, that's working smoothly enough so far.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on May 17, 2010, 11:26:44 AM
Does WMP work for you on the 128k stream? Curious to know where the issue lies.. nobody has complained before but it is perfectly possible nobody else uses WMP. It worked when I tested it a long time ago.. I'll have to find a machine with WMP on and try it again :)

Edit: Just tried it in WMP9 on my work PC (don't know why I didn't think of that before..) and it worked OK - prompted me for my username/pass and then connected.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: aphxero on February 27, 2011, 03:16:53 AM
Had a few issues with the 192 stream on windows media player link. It asks for my login so I give it and nothing.

Itunes link works fine opened in the same windows media player. I'm using win7 btw. Wierd but not an issue. Just saying.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on February 28, 2011, 06:44:47 AM
Bleh, WMP and the auth system has always been a bit of a pain.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: ImperatorFeles on June 23, 2011, 10:50:34 PM
Hey, I've been having trouble connecting to the subscriber stream through iTunes recently. Whenever I try to play the stream, it comes up with the authentication window, and I enter my username and password. After hitting ok though, 2 seconds later the same window will pop up asking for my username and password again. It used to work fine too, and it suddenly started doing this.

I also tried playing the stream on Windows Media Player, but that tells me that it can't play the file. Specifically the message is "Window Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use, you might now have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy settings might not be correct."

I'm using Windows 7 if that's any use at all as well. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Drewthetexan on June 23, 2011, 11:31:59 PM
I've found that I can get the itunes stream to play through the media player with windows 7, but not the windows media player stream. You might try that.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: ImperatorFeles on June 24, 2011, 12:46:26 AM
I gave that a shot, it asked for my username and password twice before it came up with the same error I got before.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: hellraizr on June 24, 2011, 06:56:28 AM
Don´t know if it is going to be of any help but as far as i have ever come across such problems CC Cleaner was a great help (at least sometimes) - i am running a pretty low system at home so it´s always a good idea to keep the system running smoothly.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: ImperatorFeles on June 25, 2011, 12:25:40 PM
Well I gave running CCeaner a shot anyway, but it didn't help with the problem.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Jib on June 27, 2011, 08:57:50 AM
When it starts asking me my name\password I found the best thing to do is come back to this site and make sure I am logged in then download another link from the main page.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on June 27, 2011, 05:47:35 PM
Yep, you should not be prompted if you use the links on the front page. Is that how you are trying to connect?
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: ImperatorFeles on June 27, 2011, 11:28:13 PM
Well I'm connecting by downloading the file linked on the front page and opening them with iTunes or WMP depending on which file I downloaded.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on June 28, 2011, 05:16:17 AM
Well I'm connecting by downloading the file linked on the front page and opening them with iTunes or WMP depending on which file I downloaded.

OK. So you download the file and it prompts you for your username/password anyway. Then, if you enter your username/pass, it rejects it and asks again?

Do you have any weird characters in your password like %?
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: ImperatorFeles on June 28, 2011, 10:57:35 AM
Yes it prompts for username and password repeatedly.

I have only letters and numbers in my password.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on June 28, 2011, 11:24:08 AM
I'm not sure if iTunes will open a .pls file but try opening the WinAMP link and let me know if that works.

I'll look into this shortly and see if I can figure out what's going on.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: markdud on June 28, 2011, 06:33:38 PM
I am getting a "file not found" error in winamp.

MD
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on June 29, 2011, 05:33:20 AM
OK, give it a shot now guys, pretty sure I have it all fixed up.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: markdud on June 29, 2011, 06:37:50 AM
Works for me. Thank you.

MD
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: ImperatorFeles on June 29, 2011, 01:26:27 PM
Seems to work fine, thanks!
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Carl242 on August 23, 2011, 12:31:51 PM
Still not working for me. No matter the format I choose, after 8 hours it will ask for my password and never accept it.  I'm using the same user/pw I use to get on the forum. Is that correct? I'd really like to be able to save this in the playlist of my itunes but at the mo it is not possible.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Jib on August 25, 2011, 10:53:11 AM
Seems like it only takes 4 hrs for me but it might be when I turn it off for lunch.  When I get back and try to restart it will ask me for my password which doesn't seem to work.  I figure it has something to do with my companies firewall.  Then I will go back the the home page and click the link again to get it to connect again.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on August 28, 2011, 03:12:35 PM
I'm looking into it, for now, just use the link on the homepage to regenerate a new playlist, this will fix it. I will get it fixed shortly.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on September 04, 2011, 06:39:39 PM
OK, I think I have this fixed.. just tested it with my login and it worked. Let me know if it works for you guys.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: ImperatorFeles on November 23, 2011, 06:16:19 PM
I'm having trouble logging in again. Opening the subscriber stream in WMP prompts me for my name and password, and when I enter it, it prompts me again and it never accepts it. It was working on I believe Monday as far as I remember.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on November 27, 2011, 10:49:51 AM
Should be fixed
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: ImperatorFeles on November 27, 2011, 09:53:56 PM
Works now, thanks!
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on December 06, 2011, 10:39:46 AM
Started it up again.. I'm having a couple of issues with the current server I'm working on, sorry for the interruptions.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: ImperatorFeles on March 04, 2012, 09:54:40 PM
I'm once again having trouble logging in. It seemed to happen after the site went down for a while also.

Is there possibly something I'm doing that's causing this problem, since I'm the only one that seems to be getting it?
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: SunShine_K on March 05, 2012, 10:11:03 AM
Seems to be dead for me too.....:(( Nothing on the 192 stream.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: SunShine_K on March 05, 2012, 10:11:57 AM
Youre not the only one. Dead for me too.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Shirow on March 05, 2012, 07:25:59 PM
Fixed, thanks. I am still working on an eventual server move to fix this.
Title: Re: How to connect to the 192Kbps stream
Post by: Jmz on September 29, 2013, 06:39:26 AM
Hi,

I'm having trouble connecting to the 192kbps streams. I used to be able to open the stream from the website with no issues, the link worked for 8 hours before I needed to reopen it for the new key - all fine. I now get the following error from foobar2000 when I try to open any of the streams:
Code: [Select]
Unable to open item for playback (Authentication Required (401)):
"http://sub.digitalgunfire.com:8080/subscriber?sessionKey=Bvm2xk8z3kpmur5"

I have tried using every windows compatible media player listed on the website, and only Windows Media Player worked, even then it asked for my username and password twice. Other media players would ask for my username and password repeatedly. My username and password have no weird characters, but do have upper and lower cases.

It may be that some of my network settings are wrong, but I don't think I have changed anything since it stopped working. All of the 128kbps streams work fine, so I assume it is a problem with my authentication settings somewhere, any suggestions?

Thanks for your time,
J

EDIT:

All working now, no idea what was wrong, but all 192kbps streams are working from the link, no repeated login requests. Yay! :)