Radio Screenlet
Conky
Score 77%
Description:

A screenlet that plays online radios

by Helder Fraga aka Whise

Instalation
Put it in your /usr/local/share/screenlets and run it from there + you need Mplayer and codecs installed

It already comes with about 20 radios predefined you can add more radios editing the menu.xml read the file on how

New version uses mplayer instead of gstreamer (plays more stream formats), you need mplayer and codecs installed

order version 0.1
(older version uses mplayer here - http://www.mediafire.com/?7mmtxmqznxj)

(older version uses gstreamer here - http://www.mediafire.com/?0jcq3fdbs21)
Last changelog:

9 years ago

new skins , new radios...


new version , new gui with play stop buttons , now it plays ram files (finally bbc radio and ministy of sound)
and fixed a bug where it hang when internet connection failled

aphex999

8 years ago

Hello there,

I can confim, that it doesnt plays most of radios in the built in list while puts the cpu to 100 on Debian Lenny (Python 2.5.2), and also on Squeeze (Python 2.5.4).

Today I tryed to add the URL of .m3u/.pls files to the custom list, and it works now well!

Many thanks to the author for this great screenlet!

Bye

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taril

9 years ago

I ask the author to modify radioscreenlets.py to the following:

self.mplayer.play(" -ao alsa "+ta)

Dont let the Radioscreenlet rules our audio hardware!

Thanks!

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ironbone

9 years ago

Hi. I really like this screenlet but I Have some problem with it.

1. When I try to play an radio station and there if a problem with connecting it I see the python process kills my processor (takes almost 100%). It stops first when I click the stop button. When I do nothing it stops never.

2. I can not play stations with .ogg streaming. For example i can not play http://stream.radiobaobab.pl:8000/radiobaobab.ogg

I use the news openSuse 11.0

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ironbone

9 years ago

Hi. I really like this screenlet but I Have some problem with it.

1. When I try to play an radio station and there if a problem with connecting it I see the python process kills my processor (takes almost 100%). It stops first when I click the stop button. When I do nothing it stops never.

2. I can not play stations with .ogg streaming. For example i can not play http://stream.radiobaobab.pl:8000/radiobaobab.ogg

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Spacebaboon

9 years ago

The BBC Radio 5 football commentaries aren't available using this URL, due to 'contractual obligations', it's for UK users only.

If this is you, just change the URL in the menu.xml config file to
http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/live/live.asx

and it'll work. I don't if this works for non-UK IPs.

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dubux

9 years ago

I love this screenlet and have been using it a lot. Only prob for me is when I switch stations it crashes my network connection. Could be the screenlet itself, could be mplayer.

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TuxPWNZ

9 years ago

First, I do have Mplayer, but still 99% of the stations either don't work from the start, or used to work but now they no longer work. What the hell is wrong???

Second, where and how do I get new streams to add them to the menu.xml???

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MWilliams66

9 years ago

Nice screenlet, but is there any chance of an add stations option in the next build?

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Whise

9 years ago

you can add stations your self by editing the menu.xml

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boyohazard

9 years ago

Silly question; where can I find menu.xml to edit it?

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ghettosamson

9 years ago

I cannot get this screenlet to play any radio station. I am running gutsy 64 bit. Can anyone help? Or can anyone point me in the right direction. Much appreciated. Cheers.

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Whise

9 years ago

do you have mplayer

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jose158

9 years ago

I'm a Mint user and I don't think I have the usr/share/screenlets . Do I create one?

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jose158

9 years ago

Sorry, meant usr/local/share/screenlets

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naiani

9 years ago

Hi there!
I've been trying to make some radios play here. When I try to load them (some of the default stations and one that I added myself), they won't start. So I tried to load them through command line, and I saw that mplayer complains about avisynth.dll. Googled the error and found out that if I download the playlist file, mplayer plays it, but won't play it online. Has anyone been through this? How to solve it?

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brainkillah

9 years ago

Great screenlet, however I would like to suggest adding a record button - it would be great to record some of that great BBC radio programme and I believe the requested feature is trivial to implement with mplayer (mplayer -dumpstream "<url>" -dumpfile <file>)... Thanx for making this ;)

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jovenzuelo

9 years ago

Good good good work!

Is possible a screenlet for "smoothjazz.com" radio that shows what it is sounding and the image that puts in the own page?

This radio sounds constantly in my life.

Sorry for my english. :)

Greetings

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shailesh

9 years ago

i have mplayer and screenlets 0.10 on gutsy...
it loads ok, but does not play anything...
two things:
1. i'm accessing the net through a proxy, could that be it?
2. what codecs do i need?
thanks..

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vanzelvoulis

10 years ago

What about a version for screenlets 0.1!!
That one does not work for 0.10!!!
The start stop buttons were a very good idea!!! Please i need a version for 0.10 because it is realy usefull!!!!
Thanks for your work!

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Whise

10 years ago

hum , i have 0.10 installed , it works ,0.9 is the same as 0.10 all screenlets that work on 0. should work on 0.10

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9 years ago

new skins , new radios...


new version , new gui with play stop buttons , now it plays ram files (finally bbc radio and ministy of sound)
and fixed a bug where it hang when internet connection failled

product-maker djune Oct 14 2010

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