radio stations

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Jul 16 00:16:31 UTC 2010

On 07/15/2010 12:31 AM, Robert Holtzman wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:52:03PM +0200, Frank wrote:
>> What about VLC Media Player ?
>> VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and
>> framework, that plays most multimedias files as well as DVD, Audio CD,
>> VCD, and various streaming protocols.
>> It is simple to use, yet very powerful and extendable.
>> - Simple, Powerful and Fast
>> - Plays everything, Files, Discs and Streams
>> - Completely Free
> Worked great in 8.04 but it's a POS for me in 10.04. Rhythymbox is the
> only thing that works. Streaming fm is the only thing I use it for.

Works w/o issues here (10.04).

For streaming radio try:
streamtuner (uses audacious by can be modified)
$ apt-cache policy streamtuner
  Installed: 0.99.99-15ubuntu2
  Candidate: 0.99.99-15ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 0.99.99-15ubuntu2 0
        500 lucid/universe Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
Best part is that is ability to browse
which pretty much rocks IMO.

You can also add xiph & icecast in Rhythmbox via 'rhythmbox-rado-browser'.

$ sudo apt-get install rhythmbox-radio-browser

Then open rhythmbox & Edit|Plugins|Internet radio station browser
That will connect to xiph/icecast/shoutcast.

That said, if I put a stream link in VLC, for example:
VLC plays it just fine (including equalizer et al).

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