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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/ mms://

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://' 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:// via the GUI, it plays it without any problems.

I also tried the following commands:

open -a "VLC" mms://<br>
Applications/ --open  mms://<br>
Applications/ --play-and-stop  mms://

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;?1392189709172.mp3 – Alex Cohn Feb 16 '14 at 8:35
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Try the following, the -I rc is what tells it to run without a GUI:

/Applications/ -I rc mms://
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