Use the VLC MediaPlayer with MUSIC2BIZ
Link to VLC Player
Install the player in the manner intended for your operating system.
After successful installation of the VLC player you will find a link to the VLC program on your desktop. You may have to create the shortcut manually.
On the MUSIC2BIZ homepage click on “Customer Account” in the upper navigation. A submenu will open.
Click on “Customer Login”. The login page will open.
enter customer credentials
Enter your customer access data in the form fields.
Click on “Login”.
Select music program
Click on a program button of your choice.
The player page for the music program opens.
Copy Stream URL
Below the online music player you will find the stream URL.
Select the URL with a double-click.
Select the URL
Copy the marked URL with Ctrl+C to the clipboard.
Save the stream URLs of the selection
Open a text file and copy all stream URLs of the music programs you want to play in the VLC player into this text file.
Save the file to your desktop for later.
Start the VLC-Player
Start the VLC-Player by double-clicking on the link on your desktop.
You can minimize the VLC window, because we do not need the video area.
Just move the VLC window from the bottom of the window to the top with the mouse.
Open your text file
Open your text file and copy the stream URL of your choice to the cache…
Insert network stream via URL
Click on “Media” in the VLC menu. A submenu opens. Click here on “Open Network Stream”. An input field will appear…
Call stream URL and play music
Paste the stream URL from the cache into the input field with Ctrl+V.
Click Play in the bottom right corner of the input window.
After clicking on "Play" the player starts the stream
If loudspeakers are connected, you will hear the music program after clicking on “Play”.
Show the MUSIC2BIZ music programs in the playlist window
Click on “View” in the VLC menu.
A submenu will appear. Click here on Playlist. A second window opens.
Only the current playlists are displayed in the Playlists window.
The displayed playlists are only shown for the current VLC player session.
Closing the player will delete the playlists (stream URLs) from this view.
Therefore, save your playlists (stream URLs) permanently before closing the player…
Your playlists are saved permanently when you copy them to the Media Library
To save your playlists permanently in the VLC player, you need to copy them to the Media Library.
To do this, drag the playlist in the playlist window to the left to the menu item “Media Library” while holding down the left mouse button.
Then click on the menu item “Media Library”.
Your MUSIC2BIZ music programs are available in the Media Library
After you have copied the playlist to the Media Library, you can play it again from here at any time with the VLC player.
Repeat the copy process for all playlists in your selection
You only need to perform the copy operation once for all the playlists in your selection.
The VLC Player permanently saves your playlists in the Media Library.
The player starts with an empty playlist window
Your MUSIC2BIZ music programs stored in the Media Library are displayed after clicking on “Media Library” in the left menu…
If you did everything right...
Create a shortcut in the Autostart folder.
1. Press the Windows key + R key combination and enter “shell:startup” in the “Open” line.
2. A Windows Explorer window will open with the “Startup” folder of the currently logged on user.
Copy the VLC shortcut to the Autostart folder
Keep the left mouse button pressed and drag the desktop shortcut of the VLC Player into the Autostart folder.
From now on the VLC-Player starts automatically with the start of the PC.
Done! that’s it, from now on you can play the MUSIC2BIZ programs of your choice directly with the VLC-Player by clicking on the respective program name in the Media Library.