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radio streaming

Post by siawacsh » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:53 am

Hello, can anyone recommend a good radio streaming software. I have already tried radio tray and mplayer. I add the url of the specific show but get nothing. Radio tray gives a specific error as shown in the attached screenshot. mplayer does not give any errors at all. By all means if anyone can recommend a better package let me know.

I am using Mint 17.2.

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Re: radio streaming

Post by MintBean » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:56 am

I use Clementine and it seems to work fine.

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Re: radio streaming

Post by richyrich » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:18 pm

In radiotray, your url needs to be a playlist url (.pls or .m3u) :)

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Re: radio streaming

Post by phd21 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:26 pm

Hi "siawacsh",

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

My favourite radio streaming applications are "Amarok" and "StreamTuner2". With "StreamTuner2" you can download and install the ".deb" file using the link below. "StreamTuner2" will give you access to hundreds, if not thousands of, streaming stations world-wide, and you can choose which music or media player application to play them in (the defaults work well). You can go into setup preferences to choose many good options. You can also add your own working streaming radio station URL's to these applications.

Most of the good music player applications like the superb "Amarok" and "Audacious3" also have excellent radio and music streaming ability as well. There is a new one called "Gradio", but I have not yet tested it. In KDE there is also "Kradio4".

StreamTuner2
https://sourceforge.net/projects/streamtuner2/

Gradio
https://mintguide.org/audio/641-gradio- ... tions.html

Hope this helps ...
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Re: radio streaming

Post by siawacsh » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:22 pm

Hello Phil, here is the results of inxi command

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inxi-Fxzd
inxi-Fxzd: command not found
siawacsh@siawacsh-sager ~ $ inxi -Fxzd
System:    Host: siawacsh-sager Kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) 
           Desktop: Cinnamon 2.6.13  Distro: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela
Machine:   System: CLEVO product: D900F version: A0
           Mobo: CLEVO model: D900F version: 1.0 Bios: Phoenix version: 6.00 date: 05/20/2010
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7 CPU 920 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 21334.1 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1596.00 MHz 2: 2661.00 MHz 3: 1596.00 MHz 4: 1596.00 MHz 5: 1596.00 MHz 6: 1596.00 MHz 7: 1596.00 MHz 8: 1596.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G92M [GeForce GTX 280M] bus-ID: 03:00.0 
           X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau) Resolution: 1920x1200@61.7hz 
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 280M/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 304.131 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1: Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 
           Card-2: C-Media Audio Adapter (Planet UP-100 Genius G-Talk) driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 002-007 
           Card-3: Logitech Headset H340 driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 002-005 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.16.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300 driver: iwlwifi ver: in-tree: bus-ID: 07:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller 
           driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 4000 bus-ID: 06:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 490.1GB (36.8% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD2500BEVT size: 250.1GB 
           2: id: /dev/sdb model: KINGSTON_SHSS37A size: 240.1GB 
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: N/A rev: N/A dev-links: cdrom
           Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: N/A
Partition: ID: / size: 198G used: 99G (53%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 6.43GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 52.8C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:64C 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 235 Uptime: 2:41 Memory: 2176.7/5960.1MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.11) inxi: 1.9.17 
siawacsh@siawacsh-sager ~ $ 


BTW, I presume in order to add my favorite radio station using most apps is to go to file>> add location >> paste the url...???

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Re: radio streaming

Post by phd21 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:51 pm

Hi "siawacsh",

You presume correctly for the most part, that with most music and streaming applications, you can click "File", "Add Location" or "Add URL", or something like that. Below are some screen shots of various music applications. It is easy to add your own streaming station URL's to most music applications which of course usually shows up in the playlist and you can then save the "playlist" including the streaming URL's you have added. There are many excellent Linux (& cross platform) music applications, like my favourite "Amarok", "Audacious 3" (has 3 different interfaces QT, GTK, and a WinAMP clone), YaRock, Tomahawk (music with friend sharing stuff), & "Qmmp" another WinAmp clone. It is perfectly alright to have more than one music application installed (I have all of these installed). For Streaming only type applications, my favourites are: "StreamTuner2" & "Kradio4".

21 Best Music Players That Are Worth Trying On Linux
http://www.tecmint.com/best-linux-audio-music-players/

FYI: With "StreamTuner2" (ST2) streaming application, adding your own URL requires bookmarking an existing URL, then right clicking and selecting "copy/new", then editing that. But, ST2 has so many streaming stations already, that the one you want is probably already in it, if you search for it, then I recommend bookmarking it. Also, I have found with ST2, that after installing it, you might want to bring it up, go into "Edit", then "Properties" to setup and configure various options, then you must restart it. In fact, it may restart on its own a couple times, then it will be stable. If you change anything in the its options, then click to another field or place before saving. I usually change the settings, like that shown below because I like using "Amarok" for my music application and for video playback I like using "SMplayer". I also add more channels, and I think the "live365" channel is not-active anymore.

"StreamTuner2" (ST2) options
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"Amarok" Music Application - click "Playlist" in toolbar", then "Add Stream", and paste or type in the URL and it will add it in your currently active playing "Playlist" on the right side. You can easily save the playlist using options on the bottom. I created a Streaming playlist for all my streaming stations that I like.

Tip: Amarok also has numerous add-ons and "scripts" that are easy to add through the "Settings" in the toolbar, then "Configure Amarok". Under the "Scripts" are many streaming radio options from countries all over the world, shoutcast (radionomy), and music genres, and other interesting stuff, like record streams, etc... They show up after restarting Amarok under the Internet option. Keep in mind, that most functions of Amarok are easily accessed by clicking the Home (Media Sources Button) in the upper left, then double clicking a category, and using various right click options.

Amarok - screenshot1
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Amarok - screenshot2
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Audacious 3 (best installed using PPA method for Linux Mint 17.x or less, but is in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM))
Audacious 3.7 Released, Available In PPA
http://www.webupd8.org/2015/11/audaciou ... n-ppa.html
To install this using the PPA method, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install audacious

Audacious QT interface - Add Stream 1
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Audacious QT interface - Add Stream 2
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Audacious GTK interface
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Audacious WinAmp interface (You can use various WinAmp skins)
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"Qmmp" very nice simple to use WinAmp clone in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)
(You can use various WinAmp skins, two different WinAmp skins shown below)

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Note: "Audacious'" WinAmp versus "Qmmp" Winamp. The cover art and lyrics automatically update with Audacious when song tracks change, they do not with "Qmmp" (at least not on my system).

YaRock is a very cool music application
http://www.webupd8.org/2015/08/qt-music ... eased.html
Install Yarock in Ubuntu or Linux Mint via PPA, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install yarock


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Tomahawk - another very nice music application with many streaming station options, including current what's hot stuff, etc... Waiting on an answer to see if you can add your own streaming stations.
To install this using the PPA method, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tomahawk/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tomahawk


Hope this helps ...
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Re: radio streaming

Post by Fred Barclay » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:56 pm

I've also used Rhythmbox for streaming radio...
works pretty well, for the most part.
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Re: radio streaming

Post by gasinclair » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:09 am

i had hoped to get GRadio installed on my acer aspire one (kav10) 2gb ram running LM17.3 "Rosa" xfce (32bit) using these terminal commands ...
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:haecker-felix/gradio-daily
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install gradio
unfortunately, the initial ppa line is returning an error that the ppa doesn't support trusty.

is there any way past this? i'm using a pretty much fresh install and am an LM noob from the windows world so have no idea what trusty is - or if it's a big deal. i've tried a search and found nothing i could understand.

i'm simply looking for commands.

thanks in anticipation.

link - http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/12/grad ... s-features
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Re: radio streaming

Post by phd21 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:01 pm

Hi "gasinclair",

Gradio is for Linux Mint 18 or higher 18.1 using Ubuntu 16.04. I do not think you can install on Linux Mint 17.x using Ubuntu 14.04. But as have been shown here, there are many other radio options you can use in Linux Mint 17.x as well.

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Re: radio streaming

Post by ajgreeny » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:07 pm

I use radiotray in Xubuntu 16.04 without a problem and I think it is a great low-resource application for streaming radio stations.
It needs the Indicator Plugin applet in the xfce4-panel; does your Mint 17.2 version have an equivalent of that applet?
Do you have all the necessary codecs installed to play restricted format music streams?

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Re: radio streaming

Post by gasinclair » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:24 pm

thanks for the replies. i hadn't realised gradio was 18.1 only. i've been fiddling with the different flavours of mint and have all but settled on xfce 17.3 rosa & indeed radio tray is a fine little app. does just the job. i'll just hang on and see if gradio works whenever the os updates.
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Re: radio streaming

Post by phd21 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:41 pm

Hi "gasinclair", "siawacsh", and Anyone Else Interested in this,

Here is a new article:

5 Cool Internet Radio Players For Linux, February 01, 2017
http://www.webupd8.org/2017/02/5-cool-i ... linux.html

From the link above, check out "Radio Tray Lite", a newer maintained version of Radio Tray, for Linux Mint 17.x or earlier versions.
https://github.com/thekvs/radiotray-lite/

You can create your own "xml" list (bookmarks of streaming radio stations and copy that into the "Radio Tray Lite folder
Copy your existing bookmarks.xml from Radio Tray (which is usually located at $HOME/.local/share/radiotray/bookmarks.xml) into $HOME/.config/radiotray-lite/ directory.
Hope this helps ...
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Re: radio streaming

Post by phd21 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:49 pm

Hi "gasinclair", "siawacsh", and Anyone Else Interested in this,

"Gradio"

Although my favorite streaming radio applications are still "StreamTuner2", "Amarok", "StreamRipStar", I have had a chance to install and try the new "Gradio". It is pretty great as well. I can now add "Gradio" to my list of favorite streaming radio applications. It is simple to install and use in Linux Mint 18.x (Ubuntu 16.04), and is super easy to use, & has a lot of streaming radio stations of all types (music genres: music, news, local talk, comedy, etc...) from all over the world, just click "Discover" at the top, right click any station to add to your favorites (bookmark them), or click to play, click Options of the left like Countries, Languages, States, click "View More" at the top, or "more" at the bottom to see if more stations are available. Click "Library" to view your favorite streaming stations (bookmarks) that you saved. It also seems to be able to overcome some "Geo-Blocking" restrictions that prevent listeners in one country from listening to some streaming radio stations in other countries.

Overall "Gradio" is an A+ radio streaming application worthy of anyone who loves music, or wants to explore and learn about music, news, etc... from other countries.

Hope this helps ...
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Re: radio streaming

Post by MintyO » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:53 pm

I was reading about the subject out of curiosity the other day and what I got was: streaming radio in linux from terminal or from GUI, you have lots of interesting options like you see from this thread. ... I just keep using VLC on everything :wink:
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Re: radio streaming

Post by phd21 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:51 pm

Hi "MintyO",

Most of the really great multi-media players like "VLC", "SMplayer", etc... can also easily play streaming Internet radio stations, but these other streaming Internet radio applications discussed in this post give anyone easy access to locate and play hundreds (or thousands) of streaming radios stations from all over the world, and to save the ones you have found and enjoy and want to listen to again.

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