Wanted - lightweight program to play internet radio audio streams - especially BBC

Jared Norris jrnorris at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 10:20:56 UTC 2012

On 27 March 2012 18:50, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> I'm having very little luck in finding a reasonably lightweight program
> to listen to live radio streams, in particular the ones from the BBC.
> I don't want/need any form of playlist, GUI, etc. I just want to be able
> to feed an audio stream URL into the program and get to listen to the
> live broadcast.
> I don't want to have to run a browser to drive it either, ideally I want
> a command line (i.e. no GUI, no need for X) program but maybe that's
> being a bit too hopeful.
> The BBC provides its live streams as .asx amd .sdp files/URLs, there are
> alternative sources streaming some of them as .pls streams.
> I have tried 321mpg - fails completely, 123mpg sort of works but not
> very well, mplayer is far too heavyweight and vlc doesn't seem to
> support any of the BBC streaming formats.
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When I started looking around I found the website tunein.com to be the
best at what I needed. Not sure if it's what you're looking for but
all it does everything I need (including being available on my android


Jared Norris JP(Qual) BBehSc(Psych)

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