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Internet Radio Streams Via Command Line
# 1. Install mplayer command line (via Brew, Macports, or APT)
# 2. Add the following aliases to ~/.profile
# 3. Type `source ~/.profile`
# 3. Type `news` or `current` to listen in your terminal
alias news="mplayer -playlist http://minnesota.publicradio.org/tools/play/streams/news.pls" # MPR News
alias current="mplayer -playlist http://minnesota.publicradio.org/tools/play/streams/the_current.pls" # The Current
alias classical="mplayer -playlist http://minnesota.publicradio.org/tools/play/streams/classical.pls" # Classical MPR
alias localcurrent="mplayer -playlist http://minnesota.publicradio.org/tools/play/streams/local.pls" # Local Current
alias heartland="mplayer -playlist http://minnesota.publicradio.org/tools/play/streams/radio_heartland.pls" # MPR Radio Heartland
alias wonderground="mplayer http://wondergroundstream2.publicradio.org/wonderground" # MPR Wonderground Windows Media
alias choral="mplayer -playlist http://choralstream1.publicradio.org/choral.m3u" # Clasical MPR Choral
alias wefunk="mplayer -playlist http://www.wefunkradio.com/play/shoutcast.pls" # WEFUNK Radio MP3 64K
alias sleepbot="mplayer -playlist http://sleepbot.com/ambience/cgi/listen.cgi/listen.pls" # Sleepbot Environmental Broadcast 56K MP3
alias groovesalad="mplayer -playlist http://somafm.com/groovesalad130.pls" # Soma FM Groove Salad iTunes AAC 128K
alias dronezone="mplayer -playlist http://somafm.com/dronezone130.pls" # Soma FM Drone Zone iTunes AAC 128K
alias lush="mplayer -playlist http://somafm.com/lush130.pls" # Soma FM Lush iTunes AAC 128K
alias sonicuniverse="mplayer -playlist http://somafm.com/sonicuniverse.pls" # Soma FM Sonic Universe iTunes AAC 128K
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rzbrk commented Nov 24, 2013

Great! Exactly, what I was looking for! Thanks!

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blightwing commented Jul 3, 2014

This is awesome. Also what I was looking for. Now I need to figure out how to send these streams over SSH to the client cpu and I'll be set.

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mcculloh commented Nov 24, 2015

Thanks for compiling these! But it looks at least the current has moved its stream:

$ curl --head http://minnesota.publicradio.org/tools/play/streams/the_current.pls
HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Server: Apache
Location: http://common.publicradio.org/streams/current.mp3.m3u

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ghost commented Jun 9, 2016

M3U version: https://gist.github.com/elFua/b85830b1ce58b75e7b39050b4c5dd4f3
works with VLC or VOX (osx)
should work with any player with M3U support

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noblekoshy commented Sep 1, 2017

thank you! Exactly what I was looking for. Using Potplayer on Windows to listen to these streams

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roszel commented Mar 31, 2018

I got url-s from the HTML source one of this Countries:
http://www.listenlive.eu/

it is easy to plyay all and step with a "Q" forward between the streamed-stations:

for i in $(cat sorucefilewithurls.txt); do mplayer $i; done

After I cleanded all nont neccesary data from the source html-file i found out, that not all of these urls are still active.
They went to 404 Error.
From a reason I changed the end of files with mp3. # it was a better result with omxplayer and mplayer on raspberry pi 3b
Here is a part from the cleaned file
http://www.listenlive.eu/streams/germany/de_wdr3_256.mp3
http://www.listenlive.eu/streams/germany/de_wdr4_128.mp3
http://www.listenlive.eu/streams/germany/de_wdr5_128.mp3
http://www.listenlive.eu/streams/germany/de_wdrevent_128.mp3
http://www.listenlive.eu/streams/germany/de_wdrkiraka_128.mp3
http://www.listenlive.eu/streams/germany/de_wdrcosmo_128.mp3
http://edge.live.mp3.mdn.newmedia.nacamar.net/ps-wellenr/livestream.mp3

# you just run a for loop for each lines in the selected file
# mplayer -nosound will not execute, but gives information, whitch you can redirect in a file filtered with grep
# grep -A1 the row After the "whanted string"
for i in $(cat sorucefilewithurls.txt); do mplayer -nosound $i 2>&1 | grep 404 -A1 | tail -2 >> error404-radios.txt

result:
Server returned 404: Not Found
No stream found to handle url http://www.listenlive.eu/streams/germany/de_wdr3_256.mp3
Server returned 404: Not Found
No stream found to handle url http://www.listenlive.eu/streams/germany/de_wdr4_128.mp3
Server returned 404: Not Found
No stream found to handle url http://www.listenlive.eu/streams/germany/de_wdr5_128.mp3
Server returned 404: Not Found
No stream found to handle url http://www.listenlive.eu/streams/germany/de_wdrevent_128.mp3
Server returned 404: Not Found
No stream found to handle url http://www.listenlive.eu/streams/germany/de_wdrkiraka_128.mp3
Server returned 404: Not Found
No stream found to handle url http://www.listenlive.eu/streams/germany/de_wdrcosmo_128.mp3

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