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

AV3 arvimide at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 28 21:40:40 UTC 2012

On Mar/28/2012 3:2621 PM, Chris Green wrote:
> 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!  :-)

FStream for Mac provides exactly what you want. It is a C++ application 
for iPad, among others, and you might find a forum where you could 
discuss adapting it in the DaniWeb IT Discussion Community at daniweb.com

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