Tuesday, August 23, 2016

How to stream online radio via ubuntu terminal

I am a big fans of unix terminal. Today I found something interesting I can do with ubuntu terminal i.e. stream online radio via terminal. Here are the steps needed to stream your chosen radio via terminal

Install mplayer
Update your ubuntu repository to ensure that you use the latest update then install mplayer using apt-get
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install mplayer
Find the IP address of the radio you want to listen. 
You might find it from anywhere, but I prefer to choose from https://www.xatworld.com/radio-search/. In the following screen capture, I show you when I was trying to find IP address for MQ FM (it is a moslem radio in Indonesia). You just need to supply the radio name, press "search", after it is found then you can just press "Find IP" button. Voila! Your radio IP address is there.

 Open your radio using mplayer
Now it's the showtime! You can play your radio now. Type this in your terminal
$ mplayer
Happy streaming! :D