LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-19-2004, 12:03 PM   #1
potus98
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
How to listen to streaming Internet audio?


Fresh installation of RedHat Fedora Core 3 with latest (I think) updates.
Test guitar chords and CDs work fine.

In XP, I would browse with Mozilla to shoutcast.com, click a station, Winamp launched and my speakers started making pretty sounds.

On RHFC3, I browse with Mozilla to same sites, click link, prompted to launch "Music Player (default)", Rhythmbox 0.8.8 launches, seems to find the station (it displays which song is playing) and then seems to hang. My speakers make NO pretty sounds and I have to force quit rhythmbox.

What's the easiest way to access free streaming audio stations?
Is rhythmbox broken?
Are simple alternatives available that don't send me through 2 hours of dependency hell?
Although I like Shoutcast's selection, I'm happy to try other stuff.

TIA for any tips!!!
-potus
 
Old 11-19-2004, 12:14 PM   #2
darkleaf
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: the Netherlands
Distribution: debian SID
Posts: 2,170

Rep: Reputation: 45
I'm using xmms to stream audio.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 12:18 PM   #3
halo14
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Surprise, AZ
Distribution: Debian | CentOS | Arch
Posts: 1,103

Rep: Reputation: 45
I play all my shoutcast stations with XMMS... and I'm running OpenBSD.. so i have an older release of XMMS... when you click on a shoutcast playlist.. you should get the "save to disk" and "open with" box... if not... than instead of clicking... right-click and save target as.. which should be a .pls file..

Then open XMMS, and select play file.. then click the .pls file you saved... that way... you always have that station right there on the computer...

If, for some reason.. it doesn't open the playlist file.. open up the .pls file with any text editor.. and there is an address in there... like http://214.54.232.34:8000 or something... copy that and go to XMMS.. select "Play location" and then paste that address in there...

It's sort of a pain.. and i think there's a plugin for XMMS to make to work better...but I'm conent... because I only play 2 stations... and i have both playlist files in my home directory... so i can easily switch between the two...

I hate rythmbox... and you should be able to change what program defaults to .pls files...
 
Old 11-19-2004, 02:35 PM   #4
potus98
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thumbs up

Thanks for the tips! For other noobs out there, here are the detailed steps I used on RedHat Fedora Core 3: From command prompt:

apt-get update
apt-cache search xmms
apt-cache show xmms
apt-cache show xmms-mp3
apt-get install xmms
apt-get install xmms-mp3


Browse to http://www.shoutcast.com/ and click on a station...
When prompted select Open with Other, browse to /usr/bin and select xmms.
xmms should launch and play the channel as expected.

As you probably noticed in the apt-cache search xmms results, there are many xmms-related components. I/you may need to go back and get additional components to support other options.

Additional helpful links:
http://www.xmms.org
http://freespace.virgin.net/kevin.pe...edora/002.html
http://freespace.virgin.net/kevin.pe...edora/003.html
 
Old 11-19-2004, 02:43 PM   #5
doublejoon
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: King George, VA
Distribution: RHEL/CentOS/Scientific/Fedora, LinuxMint
Posts: 366

Rep: Reputation: 44
add this to your apt repository
#newrpms.sunsite.dk
rpm http://newrpms.sunsite.dk/apt/ redhat/en/i386/fc3 newrpms
rpm-src http://newrpms.sunsite.dk/apt/ redhat/en/i386/fc3 newrpms


or this to your YUM
[newrpms.sunsite.dk]
name=Fedora Core 3 NewRPMS.sunsite.dk
baseurl=http://newrpms.sunsite.dk/apt/redhat/en/i386/fc3


apt-get install streamtuner
or
yum install streamtuner

type "streamtuner" and enjoy the sounds

streamtuner has tons of shoutcast and other stations in its list......by default it calls up xmms as the default player
 
Old 11-19-2004, 02:44 PM   #6
jev-bird
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: USofA
Distribution: Whatever runs accordingly.
Posts: 200

Rep: Reputation: 30
A good application for that is streamtuner. It's stream directory browser and you can add other plugins so you have shoutcast, Live365, google stations and lots more. And if you have streamripper you can record the stations at will.

http://www.nongnu*org/streamtuner/







*oops!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slow internet connection, bad audio streaming atr14 Linux - Networking 6 12-01-2005 04:57 PM
Cannot listen to audio in slackware..Help!!! lenson Linux - Newbie 9 08-21-2005 03:00 AM
Can't listen to Audio CD's bearwood Fedora 6 01-15-2005 08:04 PM
How to listen to streaming audio in KDE? jmirles Libranet 2 12-26-2003 12:46 PM
Can you listen to streaming audio with Linux? Lee Oswald Linux - General 3 12-15-2003 07:06 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration