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

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Wed Mar 28 19:26:21 UTC 2012

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 10:06:30PM +0200, Bas Roufs wrote:
>    Hello Chris and everybody
>    A few things I would like to add.
>      >
>      > A  A  A The BBC provides its live streams as .asx amd .sdp files/URLs,
>      there are
>      > A  A  A alternative sources streaming some of them as .pls streams.
>      >A  One of the hits is [1]http://www.listenlive.eu/uk.html
>    The search string "BCC world news in .pls format"A  also delivered a few
>    useful results, amongst which:
>    [2]http://bbc.in/GW5UvU
>    [3]http://bbc.in/dhFjVR
I don't really wnt the world service, I want all the BBC's national
services (BBC Radi1 1 through to 4 and various others), none of the
above has these.
>    One of the links I found there is the World Service live channel in MP3
>    format:
>    [4]http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/meta/live/mp3/eneuk.pls
>    Right-click at this link, than choose the option "save file as....." You
>    will save a small .pls file of the type "MP3 shoutcast". Copy that file to
>    some place logical for you at your HD/ Home directory. Than, right-click
>    at the file and open it with a media player like Amarok or VLC. Both media
>    players are in the regular repository.
All of this clicking on files is a bit irrelevant on the command line!  :-)

Chris Green

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