1. streaming radio in 9.04 (Stan Hughes)

Brian Norman Wootton Brian.Meg at btinternet.com
Fri Jul 24 20:32:41 UTC 2009

On Friday 24 July 2009 16:55:05 Stan Hughes wrote:

> > I would like to stream my favorite public radio station.  When I go to the
> > web site and click on listen I get the message:
> >
> > Please install the WMV Flip4Mac plugin
> >
> >  This happens in both Konqueror and Firefox.  When I search for that plug
> > in I have not been able to find it.
> >
> >   The question is how can I set up 9.04 to stream radio?   Am I even trying
> > to do it with the right software?
> >
> >   Thanks for any help.
> >
> >             Stan

Use Amarak. On the sites you mention, instead of left clicking on the link, 
right click and choose to copy link location
In Amarok select "My Playlist". 
In the menu, under Playlists, select "Add stream" and paste the link location 
in the dialog box that appears.

This is in Amarok 2.1.1. Don't know about the other versions.

    I only play classical music, so I don't get on with Amarok
I installed MPlayer and the relevant FF plugins and I can now listen
to ClassicFM and other radio stations quite straightforwardly.

  In 9.04 I get a notice that 12 updates are available.  When I click on it 
says "4 security updates; 4 blocked updates".  That doesn't add up to 12.  How 
should I be getting updates?  Why would it tell me about blocked updates and 
why would they be blocked?  Am I going about this completely wrong?

  Thanks for your help.


There are many ways to do this, I use:

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

in a console window, doubtless you will get other solutions.
And more info about the whys and wherefores.

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