Ubuntu - Rythym Box issue

Felipe Figueiredo philsf79 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 19:57:41 UTC 2008

On Tue 04 Mar 2008 15:38:29 Leo Cacciari wrote:
> Il giorno mar, 04/03/2008 alle 12.30 -0600, Default User ha scritto:
> > 
> > FWIW, I also have never been able to get Rhythmbox to play internet
> > radio stations.  So when installing Ubuntu one of the first things I do
> > is uninstall Rhythmbox and install xmms, which plays Internet radio
> > fine, no setup or tinkering needed.  
> > 
> > Perhaps xmms should be the default audio player for Ubuntu, instead of
> > Rhythmbox. 
> I'm listening to streaming radio just now using rythmbox, and I had no
> problem in using it. Sure, you must download a bunch of pluging, which
> aren't all on the free list... But it works like a charm and never had a
> problem, except for streaming using windows right management, of
> course :(

I also just succeeded in playing stream radio in rythmbox. Amarok is my media 
player of choice, but this particular (brazillian) radio it doesn't play:

mms:// - BandNewsFM 
(spaces included).

I can play this stram in mplayer also. I should note that since I don't use 
Rythmbox, I didn't bother to look for plugins. It just worked without any 
tinkering at all.

FWIW, the error amarok returns is the uninformative: 

Error Loading Media
No suitable input plugin. This often means that the url's protocol is not 
supported. Network failures are other possible causes.

mms:// - BandNewsFM


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