now that last.fm has become unavailable for me (the plague upon them!), what can i listen to?
i have a particular interest in listening apps, so i don't have to use my browser.
scrobbling is a good thing but not a must for me.
i have problems getting libre.fm to work - i can't get any kind of smooth radio mix experience even from within the browser, and there seem to be no working desktop apps.
is libre.fm still an alpha project???
radiotray offers some nice radio stations.
i tried streamtuner2 but it doesn't do anything. does anybody have experience with it? looks ver complex.
or generally just tips for good radio stations. (i like sonic universe, it's one of the radiotray defaults). preferably 100% music, no branding, no ads please.
what other (free) services make use of the scrobbling concept?
of course if someone knows any tips/hacks for last.fm, i'd be delighted to hear ]:D
As far as web based stations to listen through your browser Di.fm and Ah.fm are two of my favorites. Di.fm has numerous stations to choose from, and Ah.fm is all Trance. Then of course you can listen to Shoutcast and Icecast stations through your browser or in audio players like Banshee, Rhythmbox etc. If you have the address to an actual stream you can listen to it in vlc, Audacious, or any other app that plays network streams. Also, most of the desktop audio players have last.fm scrobbling I am pretty sure. Another of my favorite ways of listening to my Pandora stations is through an awesome desktop app called Pithos. There are options
Forgot to mention, you can also add Di.fm and many other stations to Radiotray, just have to find the link to the stream of the particular station you want and add it in Radiotray under "configure radios".
Edit to add a less known option - I was bored one day and went to Pastebin and did some searches for "radiotray" and "shoutcast" and found all kinds of stations other people have pasted there. Pastebin is a cool way to find all kinds of things. Once you find a station or stations you like, add the stream addy to Radiotray.
Last edited by swftech (2012-12-17 16:30:33)
I think he is wanting to hopefully find a desktop app for listening also actual streaming stations instead of just songs like Grooveshark offers. But since you mentioned Grooveshark schwim, I also remembered Nuvola Player which gives the option to listen to your Google Music collection, but can also connect to grooveshark.
Debian instructions for Nuvola here. I use it in sid, so not sure if it will work in stable Debian.
Last edited by swftech (2012-12-17 16:50:32)
i think i'll go with the radio stations for now.
good idea with pastebin. fun to check out other peoples subjective choices.
nuvola is ok, like a specialised web browser, using flash plugins and everything. a bit heavy. but the only thing i got to work is grooveshark, nice feature: adding songs to playlist. but no radio stations?
pandora not available outside of the usa. iheartradio don't work.
but none of those seems to use scrobbling? with that i mean, using my scrobbles to create a unique listening experience.
what about libre.fm?
So you like to listen to Internet Radio, maybe you need to record some of them.
If so you may have a use for a thread i started some time ago: ripping web-radio
The case with Lastfm is sh*t. But LibreFM has no desktop client AFAIK. There is still Spotify, I use it very rarely but it can stream music from a dedicated desktop client.
As for radio stations, I saw you posted on Global Sounds, this one, constant music, no ads, great grooves:
Take the link, put it in Radiotray or whatever player with streaming capabilities and profit!
Please don't forget somafm and athos' awesome playlist...
thanks to all!
i'm lying sick right now so plenty of time to get into this...
lowrider mentioned streamripper, i took a look at his thread. the screenshot suggests that streamripper is able to get artist/title and such from the radio stream.
is it possible to get that info to conky instead? i'm still using radiotray (0.7.3), i like it's minimality but it doesn't offer anything like that...
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Thanks for sharing ohnonot, there's lots of resources in this thread.
Here is my recommendation for people who like diversity:
<bookmark name="wfmu - freeform community radio" url="http://wfmu.org/wfmu.pls" />
slowly, there's more internet radio stations coming in, some of them really off the beaten track, which means "good" in my book.
but how about more stations with music only, no blah whatsoever?
I don't know about radio stations whatsoever, but if you love some really good mixes of christian heavy metal, alternative, pop, rap and stuff, all appropriate music and just awesome. Hit Radiou.com and the shoutcast icon on the right of the page with the thunderbolt will let you download a .pls file which you can run in vlc and stream like a .asx file in windows. They dj's during the day are really cool and legitimitely funny, and the ads aren't prevalent too much and are strictly radiou ads that are like 3 seconds long, and the music is good. They have a facebook community, a twitter community, etc.
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Last edited by ohnonot (2013-01-14 07:04:18)
i recently installed pyradio; it didn't really work but it had a file with radio stations, most of which seem to be totally free of talk, no dj monolgues, no pleas donate, nothing.
the file was in some itunes format, so i had to put some effort to make it moc-usable.
i packed the pack:
check it out!
just came back here to say:
after half a year, i'm always gravitating back to somafm.
The Clementine music player, available in the repos, has some radio stations built in to the player and you can add your own as well.
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It used to be that I could just Google 'internet radio aggregator' and tons of relevant results would pop up. Lately, it seems to me, Google's search results just suck. Now I search for specific genres and that helps some. Shoutcast has always been my go-to (aside from somafm's Groovesalad, that is). My favorite station from them lately has been Fresh Radio, out of France...
tunein.com. I have their free Android app, and I still forgot about them. Oops.
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