[dapper] rhythmbox and www.di.fm

Darryl Clarke smartssa at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 18:20:20 UTC 2006

On 28/01/06, Michael Bienia <michael at vorlon.ping.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've used rhythmbox to listen to some streams from di.fm.
> But after the change from gstreamer 0.8 to gstreamer 0.10 I can't listen
> to them anymore. When I press play rhythmbox returns nearly immediately
> (without an error message). I've also tried to readd the streams but
> with no other result.
> Playing an mp3 file from the library works so I assume I've the
> necessary gstreamer-plugins.
> Playing the streams with beep-media-player also works.
> Can someone listen to the streams from di.fm with rhythmbox?

According to the little red 'error' icon that shows up when I try to
play it it says:

"Cannot open source for reading"

When I look at the .pls file and attempt to go to one of their feeds ( ) directly, it gives me a 404.

That error leads me to believe they are blocking streaming from
unknown user agents (such as firefox, because streaming within it
would be.. useless?)

My guess is they're not allowing streaming to the gstreamer user
agent, which is "gnome-vfs/2.12.1 neon/0.24.7" for gstreamer0.8
(breezy) and "gnome-vfs/2.13.4 neon/0.25.4" for gstreamer 0.10

So, I don't think it's rhythmbox directly.  It also doesn't work on my
breezy box using totem/rhythmbox (gstreamer 0.8).

~ Darryl  ~ smartssa at gmail.com
http://smartssa.com / http://darrylclarke.com

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