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Old 07-16-2002, 04:14 PM   #1
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Question Internet Radio Tuner Software...???


One of my favorite online junkie-thing to do is to listen to streaming music. On my windows machine I use the Ol' M$ Media Player and on my Mac I use iTunes. Both have their pros and cons, but I'm not posting about that. What I need are suggestions to a linux prog that would substitue Media Player and iTunes. I'm using KDE and WindowMaker if that helps any; though I doubt there would be any problems trying to get the prog to work in either WM. Thx for checking this post out.
 
Old 07-18-2002, 10:49 AM   #2
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I guess no one listens to streamed music???
 
Old 07-18-2002, 10:47 PM   #3
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Hi there!
Well, what I do is head over to shoutcast.com, and pick a stream that I want to listen to. Then it asks me to save a .pls file, and I save it somewhere. Just fire up XMMS, and open the .pls file. Works like a charm

I also use realplayer 8 (?), and I can watch streaming video, and listen to streaming radio with it. Works great too.

Have Fun!!
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Old 07-19-2002, 03:34 AM   #4
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Um, I believe icecast streams, and it's something like www.icecast.org

And, what to use, well I also believe that at icecast.org it will have a d/l section, if not xmms I believe has the ability to let you plug in an address.

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Old 07-19-2002, 10:48 AM   #5
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You guys ROCK! Thanks for the responses. I'll check the options first chance I get.
 
Old 07-19-2002, 05:35 PM   #6
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If you don't mind a very large download, it streaming radio is integrated in to the toolbar of the Netscape preview release 7.01
 
Old 07-19-2002, 08:23 PM   #7
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The only problem with that is I don't really want to have to open or minimize netscape just for streaming music. It's a nice idea for having the streaming session intergrated with a web browser though.

Fortunately I don't mind big downloads, actually I strive for them b/c of my cable connection at home!!

Ok, now for some updated news.

1) I think xmms will work just fine if I could figure out the correct URL to enter. Should I be entering the www.wolffm.com or should I get the IP address???

2) I can't seem to use xmms for cd play back. I could use other progs like "k cd player" and any of the other kde players, but not xmms. Out of all the players that have been installed with the SuSE 8.0 installation I like the xmms look. Reminds me of winamp or macamp, hey is this really a linamp???

I've tried to add files and directorys from the /cdrom and or the /dvd folder, but there aren't any files in there to add. The kde players auto detect the sources when I put a music cd in! Does xmms have this feature anywhere to be enabled? I can't seem to find it; but then again, I'm a !

3) I haven't tried RealPlayer yet. I'm trying to get myself to do so, you see I have RealPlayer phobia!! Didn't seem to like it for either windows or mac. Very cautious I must be. The darkside cloudy it is!
 
Old 07-20-2002, 01:35 AM   #8
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Originally posted by macdudelx
The only problem with that is I don't really want to have to open or minimize netscape just for streaming music. It's a nice idea for having the streaming session intergrated with a web browser though.

Fortunately I don't mind big downloads, actually I strive for them b/c of my cable connection at home!!

Ok, now for some updated news.

1) I think xmms will work just fine if I could figure out the correct URL to enter. Should I be entering the www.wolffm.com or should I get the IP address???

2) I can't seem to use xmms for cd play back. I could use other progs like "k cd player" and any of the other kde players, but not xmms. Out of all the players that have been installed with the SuSE 8.0 installation I like the xmms look. Reminds me of winamp or macamp, hey is this really a linamp???

3) I haven't tried RealPlayer yet. I'm trying to get myself to do so, you see I have RealPlayer phobia!! Didn't seem to like it for either windows or mac. Very cautious I must be. The darkside cloudy it is!
1. No, you don't type the actual URL in anywhere.
When you click on the link at http://wolffm.com to stream for example 56k stereo mp3, it will ask you to save a file named something like shoutcast-playlist.pls.

Just save that file in your home directory or somewhere.

This .pls file is a list of URLs that xmms can read.

Now just open XMMS, and click on the button to add a file, just like you'd do to add a mp3 to yout playlist, and select the shoutcast-playlist.pls file.

Now in your playlist there will be 5 or 6 'songs' (each one is a different server),

just select one, and click on the play button.

It will start buffering, and then play.

You can do this with ANY station at http://shoutcast.com. Just click on the 'Tune In' button, save the file, and open it in XMMS.

2. I don't know how to play a CD in xmms. I don't own any music CD's.

3. Yea, realplayer is nice, although it does have some limitations with video streaming, for example it can't go full screen. You can also install it as a 'plugin' for your browser(s). Just copy the file called rpnp.so from the realplayer directory to the ./plugins directory of your browser. Works quite nice, and http://www.gamespot.com/live works PERFECTLY.

Have Fun!
RefriedBean

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