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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by rana317, Jan 24, 2006.

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  1. rana317

    rana317 Thread Starter

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    Is there a way to locate/identify the URL for the streaming audio portion of a web-site.

    The streaming is either embedded in a frame via JavaScript on the site's web page, or opens another window via JavaScript (and without an address bar). Since it's JavaScript, right-clicking on the "listen now" links and going to "properties" doesn't accomplish anything.

    TIA!
     
  2. BillC

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    Can you post the URL of the site in question?
     
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    Very often this information is buried in the datastream. This is particularly true if the site uses active-X, or java or javascript to open the stream. The only way to find the url in this case is to use a packet sniffer, capture the incoming data stream, and root through it.

    I am a linux user and much of the streaming stuff is intended to be Windows-only. I can almost always read/display the datastream if I can find it, but I can't (and won't) run the active-X controls. So I have gotten good with using ethereal www.ethereal.com to sort through the data stream to find the URL and protocol.

    Ethereal runs on windows too.
     
  5. BillC

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    I agree with Jim about the IP being buried and hard to find. A packet sniffer might work. Another thing I would try is a port monitor that will show the ports in use and IP to which they are connected. I use Current Ports that does exactly that and it is reeware. When you install it, go to a site, connect to the streaming audio, then close all other browsers except the streaming audio and by process of elimination you should be able to identify the IP.

    I did it last night with a local radio station here in Atlanta, identified the IP, but when I accessed it there was no mechanism that permitted me to listen. My point is that once you know the IP, I'm not sure how useful that will be.
     
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