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godders48 11-22-2003 11:28 AM

radio on the net
can anybody tell me how to get radio stations on the net using linux

fancypiper 11-22-2003 11:32 AM

I use xmms for mp3/ogg vorbis streams and realplayer for real audio streams., myself.

godders48 11-22-2003 01:48 PM

I just installed realplayer but when I go to a radio station realplayer does not start and no sound

carlywarly 11-22-2003 02:50 PM

At this very moment I'm listening to with xmms. Just plays straight off.

fancypiper 11-22-2003 04:24 PM

Try using these settings for your helper apps in your browser:

MIME Type                Helper
audio/m3u                xmms
audio/x-scpls                xmms
video/x-ms-asf                xmms
audio/rm                realplay
audio/x-pn-realaudio        realplay
audio/x-realaudio        realplay

godders48 11-22-2003 06:08 PM

not sure what you mean there fancypiper? can you tell me in steps

fancypiper 11-22-2003 06:24 PM

Set the preferences/options in your browser. I can't tell you the steps without knowing your browser.

chup 11-22-2003 07:14 PM

btw, a good program to find radio streams: "streamtuner"
i think it rocks :)

godders48 11-23-2003 04:25 AM

hi fancypiper
my browser is konqueror 3.1.4 (using kde 3.1.3)

fancypiper 11-23-2003 04:43 AM

Sorry, I have never used konqueror, so you are on your own or you will have to wait until someone that uses it and has configured the mime types correctly.

Doesn't kde automatically include the real audio plugin for that? I thought I had read that somewhere.

Explore all if konqueror's menus to see if you can find a section for changing helpers or mime type.

carlywarly 11-23-2003 05:53 AM

I use Konqueror. I just go through the dialogue -" Do you want to save *.pls or open..." - I choose Open, then choose XMMS - nice and easy.

godders48 11-23-2003 06:48 AM

hi carlywarly
bet the sun is not shineing in southport today

found XMMS on instal disc seems to work ok, but i dont follow your instructions for linking to konqueror, very


carlywarly 11-23-2003 12:33 PM

Hey, actually it was sunny, at times...
XMMS - I listen to so, go to their site, look down the right hand side, about 1/2 way down, there is a list - Windows Media 48k etc... I choose 128k Mp3 and click on it. I then get a dialogue window - "Open ''?" so I choose Open, and then type in XMMS in the next Dialogue box. It then plays in XMMS.

homey 11-23-2003 01:40 PM

Maybe this will help some too.....

I used synaptic to check if the needed packages where installed as follows.
In the box labeled Find Package, enter xmms and then select Applications/Multimedia . The file of interest is called xmms-mp3-1.2.7-21.pfr1 so you want to go ahead and install it.
You could also use other means of getting the file like .
Check to see where the file is located with the command: whereis xmms . In my case the first entry is what we want, /usr/bin/xmms .

Now if you go to a web site like the one mentioned or even better... then select mp3.

If a dialog box comes up asking what program to open it with, then you browse to the location /usr/bin/xmms

Then sit back and enjoy internet radio. :)

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