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Old 10-10-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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Unable To Play Internet Radio


I have just installed Slackware 14.0, 32-bit. My desktop environment is KDE.

I have successfully installed Java (JDK 7u7) and Adobe Flash Player plugin 11.2.202.238. I used the scripts provided by SlackBuilds.com.

In theory, when launching Firefox (v. 16.0) and going to www.accuradio.com/, I should be able to play any of the radio channels. In practice, unfortunately, all I can see is the window on the left side that says "Loading...", no matter what radio channel I pick. SeaMonkey and Konqueror also do not work!

My speakers and audio card work just fine. I am able to play music CDs and I can even play Soma FM through the CLI.

Any suggestions about how to solve this problem? (Please refrain from suggesting that I should stay away from sites that use Flash Player etc. etc.!)
 
Old 10-10-2012, 11:27 PM   #2
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chrome has its own built in flash, if you want to try that.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 08:20 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by tb75252 View Post
I have just installed Slackware 14.0, 32-bit. My desktop environment is KDE.

I have successfully installed Java (JDK 7u7) and Adobe Flash Player plugin 11.2.202.238. I used the scripts provided by SlackBuilds.com.

In theory, when launching Firefox (v. 16.0) and going to www.accuradio.com/, I should be able to play any of the radio channels. In practice, unfortunately, all I can see is the window on the left side that says "Loading...", no matter what radio channel I pick. SeaMonkey and Konqueror also do not work!

My speakers and audio card work just fine. I am able to play music CDs and I can even play Soma FM through the CLI.

Any suggestions about how to solve this problem? (Please refrain from suggesting that I should stay away from sites that use Flash Player etc. etc.!)
Do you happen to have the package npapi-vlc installed?
 
Old 10-11-2012, 10:29 AM   #4
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I have Slack 14, 32 bit installed. I installed JKD 7u7 also. I also installed
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File: libvlcplugin.so
I clicked the accuradio, and can play the links. Have a look at what audio plugins you have in Firefox.

aboutlugins in the URL location bar.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 11:21 AM   #5
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The vlc plugin can sometimes cause interference, especially when it's flash video/audio media. It prevents the actual libflash.so from working.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 12:06 PM   #6
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chrome has its own built in flash, if you want to try that.
SlackBuilds.com offers Chromium 21.0.1180.90, but I don't think that Chromium it has Flash Player built-in like Chrome. Am I wrong?
 
Old 10-11-2012, 08:18 PM   #7
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Have you tried the older site?

http://old.accuradio.com/
 
Old 10-11-2012, 10:10 PM   #8
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It works fine here with Firefox and Opera with flashplayer 11 on Slackware 14.0 and on Debian with Opera and Flashplayer 10.

Have you tested with other internet radio sites, such as shoutcast.com?

Last edited by frankbell; 10-11-2012 at 10:12 PM.
 
Old 10-12-2012, 06:25 AM   #9
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for listening radio on net i use the real player program...
 
Old 10-12-2012, 09:01 PM   #10
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Just as an aside:

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for listening radio on net i use the real player program...
RealPlayer has discontinued Linux support, although legacy versions can be found here: https://player.helixcommunity.org/2005/downloads/ I keep a copy for listening to old time radio on this site, which streams *.ram files: http://www.otr.net/

RealPlayer is also for stations streaming in the proprietary real formats. Many stations and most "internet radio" stations stream *.mp3.
 
Old 10-12-2012, 11:53 PM   #11
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Do you happen to have the package npapi-vlc installed?
No, I do not.
 
Old 10-12-2012, 11:56 PM   #12
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Have you tried the older site?

http://old.accuradio.com/
Yes, no luck...
 
Old 10-12-2012, 11:57 PM   #13
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It works fine here with Firefox and Opera with flashplayer 11 on Slackware 14.0 and on Debian with Opera and Flashplayer 10.

Have you tested with other internet radio sites, such as shoutcast.com?
Yes, I tested several Internet radio sites (they all require Flash Player!) with the same results...
 
Old 10-13-2012, 12:08 AM   #14
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Well, I still have not had any luck in fixing this problem...

I first installed flash-player-plugin 11.2.202.238 (from SlackBuilds.com). Then I removed it and installed flash-player-plugin 11.2.202.243 (by Eric "Alien" Hameleers) but still no luck.

I know that my audio card is recognized because I can play music CDs, I can listen to music if I use the CLI and go to Soma FM, and also because I hear the music scale when KDE finishes to load.

I am absolutely sure that I have installed the correct flash-player-plugin! (i.e. 32-bit)

My desktop is quite old (approx. twelve years; it has a Pentium III 1100 MHz; 1.5 GB of RAM) but I think that I meet the minimum system requirements. I also have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed and I do not have any problem in playing Internet radio channels.

I did a full install of Slackware 14.0 without changing anything.

There must be some setting in Slackware that needs to be tweaked... But what??
 
Old 10-13-2012, 01:23 AM   #15
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In theory, when launching Firefox (v. 16.0) and going to www.accuradio.com/, I should be able to play any of the radio channels.
Works OK here. Slackware 14.0 with Firefox 10.0.7 ESR, latest Flash.
 
  


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