[Rhythmbox-devel] [PATCH] Re: Radio

(Re-added rhythmbox-devel CC, it seemed to have disappeared somewhere)

On Mon, 2010-12-13 at 19:31 +0200, Antanas wrote:
> On 2010.12.13 17:34, Calvin Walton wrote:
> > On Sun, 2010-12-12 at 17:08 +0200, Antanas wrote:
> >> On 2010.12.12 17:04, Antanas wrote:
> >>> Hello,
> >>>
> >>> I don't know how you select which radio stations to add to rhythmbox
> >>> by default, but i found one very good lithuanian non-commercial radio
> >>> station called Start FM. They also use open source software for
> >>> broadcasting and stuff. I think that's cool. Here's more information
> >>> about this station at their website http://www.startfm.lt/?page_id=273
> >>>
> >> and by the way here is the link for listening over the internet:
> >> http://www.startfm.lt/startfm.m3u
> > Unfortunately, it looks like that stream is in AAC format audio. The
> > Rhythmbox developers haven't been adding radio stations to the default
> > list unless they're in a free format that would be playable on all
> > systems; Ogg Vorbis being the most common (only?) one.
> >
> > If they're broadcasting a stream in an alternate format, that would be
> > great. I took a quick look around and couldn't find one, though.
> >
> Well, when i open this file http://www.startfm.lt/startfm.m3u in Totem 
> or VLC i see 3 streams. It shows:
> aac++ 64kbps
> ogg 160kbps
> mp3 192kbps
> I can choose ogg and it plays just fine. But I don't know how to choose 
> it in Rhythmbox :(

Ah, I see. The direct URL for the ogg stream is
at least when I fetched it. If this URL is reasonably stable, I don't
think there would be a problem adding it directly like that. I've
written up a patch to add it, and I've created a Bugzilla entry:


As the Rhythmbox developers have previously indicated that they prefer
bug reports in Bugzilla to help track this sort of thing :)

Calvin Walton <calvin walton gmail com>

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