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Mr54mk 12-13-2003 07:29 PM

Streaming internet Radio
Hello world!
I'm new to Linux. I've been running windows for quite some time and recently decided to take the plunge with the penguin running SuSe 8.0(is there a better distribution?). I have a question that may sound silly but then again that's why I'm in the newbie forum. I'm trying to run my streaming internet radio. When I go to Shoutcast and click on the link in gives me this...
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Can someone please tell me what this means and what I need to do with it. What is the best all around media utility for Linux? Will XMMS work for internet radio? I need my internet radio. Please help.

Thanks in Advance!

joef 12-13-2003 08:26 PM

Streaming radio
What exactly gives you the output you posted? Does that show up in your browser? Are those the properties of the file in your file manager? Normally, when you hit the link in Mozilla it asks you what you want to do with the file. A dialog box appears and you can choose to save it or open it. If you choose to open it Mozilla gives you another dialog box asking you to locate the program you want to use to (in this case) play the file. I'm running Slackware, so I go to /usr/bin and click on XMMS. Then you hit OK a couple of times (one for each dialog box), and it should download and start playing. If you click the box that says something like "always do this with this kind of file" you won't have to worry about it again. Then again, if you aren't sure which program you want to use, you probably don't want to set that preference until you've made up your mind.

I personally use XMMS, though Totem is good if you're using Gnome. I'm not familiar with any of the others, though Totem is apparently just another way to get at the Xine MP3 software, so I guess that would be another option.

Hope that helps,

joe f.

Bolivar 12-13-2003 08:45 PM

when you click 'tune in' it will proli ask you to save a pls file. save that file and open it with a playlist. i do that with mplayer and it streams fine. i usually rename the pls when i save it to the name of the station

joef thats what the contents of the pls file resembles

GAWd 12-13-2003 08:45 PM

I read somewhere that MusicMatch Jukebox was available for Linux but I can't find where to download it. In my opinon its the best music player out there.

Mr54mk 12-13-2003 09:09 PM


Thanks guys! I'm jammin my jamz once again. Thanks for the help! I really appreciate it. Ya gotta love the open source community.


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