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I try to wake up in the morning with VLC and Cron (Mac OS X).

the command Cron should run is :

/Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC mms://213.8.138.13/glz-stream

but VLC gives me the following output:

[0x100202b88] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
[0x114740818] access_mms access error: error while asking for file -1
[0x114740818] access_mms access error: error while asking for file -1
[0x114740818] access_mms access error: cannot connect to server
[0x114740818] access_mms access error: error: HTTP/1.0 503 Service Unavailable
[0x101e681a8] main input error: open of `mms://213.8.138.13/glz-stream' failed: (null)`

All it does is to add the stream to the playlist – I want to play it immediately (because i wanna get up...)

If i'm trying to play the mms://213.8.138.13/glz-stream via the GUI, it plays it without any problems.

I also tried the following commands:

open -a "VLC" mms://213.8.138.13/glz-stream<br>
Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC --open  mms://213.8.138.13/glz-stream<br>
Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC --play-and-stop  mms://213.8.138.13/glz-stream

None of them work, they just add the stream to the playlist.

So how do I play a MMS stream via Mac OS terminal in VLC?

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Not as an answer to the VLC question, but to help people who look for an up-to-date live stream info for גלי צהל: as of Feb. 2014, the link is 50.22.219.97:14959/;?1392189709172.mp3 –  Alex Cohn Feb 16 at 8:35

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Try the following, the -I rc is what tells it to run without a GUI:

/Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC -I rc mms://wm-live.world.mii-streaming.net/live/klove/high_01
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