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Old 06-01-2017, 11:13 PM   #1
patrick295767
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Software mostly dedicated to watch CNN and BBC news?


Hello,

Early in the morning I am used to watch CNN or BBC news. When I am travelling, not always possible.

Would you eventually know a dedicated software so that it may allow to watch CNN and BBC news, for instance fetching the stream url and playing with mplayer?

(in UK, Outside Uk...)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/bbcnews

Best regards
 
Old 06-02-2017, 02:46 PM   #2
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Best way is always tricky.

Mplayer is a good choice I suspect but I've never used it.

VLC has just about every type of media covered. Pretty sure I read part of the instructions for using it to read from web sources.
 
Old 06-04-2017, 08:54 AM   #3
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Make your own.

Example:

Code:
#! /usr/bin/env bash

#BBC audio player. Needs one of mplayer, mpv, ffplay etc.

list='
BBC1_Top40 | http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio1_mf_p
BBC1X_RNB | http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio1xtra_mf_p
BBC2_AC | http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio2_mf_p
BBC3_Classical | http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio3_mf_p
BBC4_News| http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio4fm_mf_p
BBC4X_Drama| http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio4extra_mf_p
BBC4LW_News| http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio4lw_mf_p
BBC5_News| http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio5live_mf_p
BBC6_Alt | http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_6music_mf_p
BBC_Asia | http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_asianet_mf_p
BBC_World | http://bbcwssc.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcwssc_mp1_ws-eieuk
'

while :; do
    clear
    echo -e "\nSelect a stream to start, Press Q to stop stream. Ctrl C to exit.\n"
    PS3=$'\nSelect a number: '
    select stream in $(echo "$list" | cut -d "|" -f1); do
        url=$(echo "$list" | grep "$stream" | cut -d "|" -f2)
        mplayer $url &> /dev/null
         #mpv $url &> /dev/null
         #ffplay $url -nodisp &> /dev/null
        break
    done
done
 
Old 06-04-2017, 05:04 PM   #4
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If the streams are available online you can watch them in a browser. But no application can show you what isn't there. I don't know specifically about CNN, but BBC News is not available as a continuous stream online unless you have a special program from your cable provider, and it only runs under Windows.

But you could install virtualbox, install Windows, and run the cable-tv app from the virtual machine. That's what I do when there's no way around Windows.
 
  


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