maemo.org Bugzilla – Bug 723
Media Player can not access authenticated streams
Last modified: 2010-01-28 23:20:22 UTC
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Audio Player can not access any stream that requires authentication and in
particular, when attempting to access a Slim Server stream. Audio Player
will not pass authentication request, simply responds with "Audio Stream
not found at given address".
Will be handled as a feature request. Thanks for your feedback!
can someone please provide an example URL (and maybe even an example account
From bug 3483:
Placed WAV file at http://andrew.triumf.ca/reqauth/
HTTP "Referer" is also not passed to media player (some sites might
possibly check this to make users navigate via the "official" links)
*** Bug 3483 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
note to myself: blocked by int-86015
Moving to Media Player as this is still valid for 4.1.
In Fremantle is is not possible to play
http://andrew.triumf.ca/reqauth/diodes.wav as a 'radio station'.
There is no error message. After a couple of seconds of "Connecting" the player
shows OO.OO position and dosn't move from there.
The underlying problem remains the same. No authentication is handled yet.
What I wonder is whether this is a bug from the developers perspective, as it
might happen that there is no requirement for this.
(In reply to comment #8)
> What I wonder is whether this is a bug from the developers perspective, as it
> might happen that there is no requirement for this.
Quim, any chances to find out? Can't myself...
Testing with Fremantle w16 an error message appears in the Media Player:
You can try filing a bug in Fremantle. I think that the chances that Media
Player is not required to deal with authenticated streams are high, but who
knows. And it's a way to provide input to the team.
Same in w19, and I don't expect this to be fixed unless they get a bug since
I'm quite sure this is not specified.
Still, I fail myself to see how widespread is this need to have authenticated
Well, it seems this is en enhancement request from a reporter that hasn't
followed the request over the years (I'm not complaining). No votes, no
comments apart from timeless, Andre and me.
Resolving as WONTFIX.
N900 media player also cannot easily access any stream that requires
If I manually edit a playlist, adding http basic access authentication to each
entry, it does work. For example:
Media player does not on its own seem to recognize or have a mechanism for
responding to authentication requests, which would be useful.