How to Listen to our Streaming Audio Feeds
Most streaming audio links on Krishna.com use the ".m3u" or ".pls" file extension. This is a playlist file format and contains an embedded link to one or more mp3 audio files.
Older versions of Windows Media Player 7 through 10 on the PC, as well as Winamp, iTunes and VLC on either PC or Mac, play ".m3u" or ".pls" files. When you click on on the "listen" link, you may get a download prompt asking you what you want to do with that file, open or save it? In that case, select "Open with..." and choose your music player software.
Newer versions of Windows Media Player 11, 12 and up no longer support .pls or .m3u playlist files. While we continue to search for a workaround for this issue, please use one of the supported streaming audio player softwares such as Winamp, iTunes or VLC.
When Things Don't Work
If you've tried all of the above, and nothing seems to work, try this:
1) Right-click on the live stream link and download it to your desktop.
2) Open the file with notepad or a simple text editor to see the live audio stream URL.
The URL may look similar to this example:
3) Copy the URL and paste it into your audio player's equivalent of "Open URL" menu item, where you can listen to a live Internet audio stream. Sometimes it will say "Stream URL" in the menu choices.
For example, in older versions of Windows Media Player (versions 7 through 10), right-click on the little triangle next to "Now Playing" and then click on "File / Open URL..."
In iTunes, go to "Advanced / Open Stream..."
Still can't get it to work?
Consider installing Winamp, which was made for live audio streaming, or an audio player called VLC. Both work on all platforms including PC, Mac, Linux.
Certain iTunes on Mac release versions don't automatically open ".m3u" files as of this writing. Drag and drop the ".m3u" file icon from your desktop to the iTunes playlist window. Once it's in your playlist, double click the stream the next time you open iTunes and it will start playing the live stream.