Is internet radio supposed to work?

On 2013-01-29 17:26, ionmich wrote:
>
> robin_listas;2522860 Wrote:
>> Dumb question, yes.
>>
>> My audio is set up correctly. I can listen to mp3 stored in my system,
>> watch movies, see youtube… but I can not listen to internet radio
>
> I had the same problem. Many stations insist on having you use their
> Windoze based players.

But it is not that this time.

Both amarok and banshee contain a list of stations in 12.1, and none
work in those two programs. However, those same stations work if I
manually copy them over to audacious or type them on mplayer.

And I tried that working station in banshee of version 11.4 and it also
works.

Thus it is something that is broken on those two programs, or broken on
my system. However, I have followed the multimedia guide here to no avail.

There is an interesting upgrade to amarok in packman that I want to try,
but which I can not install because packman requires libavutil.so.52,
and the latest one available is version 50 :frowning:


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)

I stopped using the radio station presets in Amarok because I always found them soooo far out of date.
e.g. They listed Virgin Radio UK (with a broken link) right up until recently but this station has not existed for probably five or six years.

I usually find the station I want to listen to via a web browser then copy the url into Amarok (or smplayer) and save it for future listening.

actually . . . I just had a quick look at Amarok and it seems they have done a bit of work on updating the stream list since my last look.

Every station in the *Cool Streams *list played for me and of the four or five different streams from Jamendo I tried they all worked.

I’m running Amarok 2.6.0 on KDE 4.9.5, openSUSE 12.2 64.

On 2013-01-30 15:16, farcusnz wrote:
>
> actually . . . I just had a quick look at Amarok and it seems they have
> done a bit of work on updating the stream list since my last look.
>
> Every station in the -Cool Streams -list played for me and of the four
> or five different streams from Jamendo I tried they all worked.
>
> I’m running Amarok 2.6.0 on KDE 4.9.5, openSUSE 12.2 64.

Well, they don’t work here. Why? That’s what I’m asking.

I have stations that work in audacity or mplayer, but do not work in
banshee or amarok. Same exact link.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)

On 2013-01-29 01:33, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> My audio is set up correctly. I can listen to mp3 stored in my system,
> watch movies, see youtube… but I can not listen to internet radio.

I have found a method that works.

I run “streamtuner2”. This thing pulls list of stations from servers in
Internet, so they are mostly updated. When you click on a station it
starts audacious, amarok, vlc… whatever is appropriate for the stream
type. Or it can start a recorder, which runs “streamripper” inside a
terminal. This CLI program seems capable of downloading and saving the
stream into a file in the local directory, one file per track. The snag
is that you download one stream for recording and another for listening,
because they are different programs.

streamtuner2 is configurable as to what programs it calls and the
options it uses. For example, by default it calls “x-terminal-emulator
-e streamripper %srv”, but as I don’t have x-terminal installed I
replaced this with


xterm -e streamripper %srv -D "%S/%q -- %A - %T"

which stores streams into a directory with the station name, and a file
per song (numbered) - including the commercials, which seems fair to me.
I can leave it ripping for hours and then listen to them with any
program I choose, or in the car.

It is not the solution I wanted, but it works.

There are several tabs for selecting stations, some do not work. For
example, there is one labeled “xiph.org”, and most of the classification
is wrong. For example, I choose one labeled “barcelona”, expecting it to
be a Spanish station. Not so, it is .cz. Another one is labeled
“Beethoven”, but it is arabic music. In fact, if I save the station
data it goes into “afghanradiostation.m3u”

Then there is a shoutcast classification, these mostly work and seem
correct (except when it calls amarok to to the playing).


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)

On 2013-01-31 03:08, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> The snag
> is that you download one stream for recording and another for listening,
> because they are different programs.

I found that you can run streamtuner2 on a terminal with the “-r”
command option, and then direct audacious to open the “localhost:8000”
url, and thus download only one stream.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)