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Listen To and Record Internet Music Radio Stations April 5, 2006

Posted by Carthik in applications, ubuntu.

I feel like a kid in a candy shop. I installed streamtuner today. Streamtuner makes thousands (no exaggeration) of internet music stations available to you. This includes all shoutcast and live365 stations. You also need to have xmms or beep-media-player or somesuch player that can play playlists.

$sudo apt-get install streamtuner xmms

and you are set!

Now you can search or browse through the thousands of streams and pick the one you want to hear.


1. micha - April 5, 2006

what about VLC and the shoutcast option ? As i’m concern, i’m french and we have tv station from internet thanks to VLC and FAI named free … so that i’m using VLC, i use it for shoutcast too.

2. Nano - April 5, 2006

I posted a detailed HOWTO to do that:


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4. arsgeek - April 5, 2006

This is a great tool. Just got it today and already I’ve bookmarked several interesting broadcasts.



5. manuel - April 6, 2006

yep, very nice tool – recommended for music fans.

6. tabrez - April 6, 2006

streamtuner was the only reason why i had tried the ubuntu/debian operating system some 8 months ago. i couldn’t resist the tempatation to give it a go when i read such rather simple procedure to install and start using, what looked like to me at that time, a dream application.


7. Limulus - April 7, 2006

Speaking of recording media, here’s a spiffy tip: There’s a package (in universe) called “mimms” that’s used from the command line: type “mimms mms://streaming_video_url_here” and it will save a wmv to your home directory! 🙂 I just tested it on cnn.com and it works great: the files are saves as wmv, but Breezy doesn’t like that, so just rename them to asf. Mplayer (with w32codecs from PLF) plays them back without a hitch.

8. Limulus - April 7, 2006

edit: it will save the file in the working directory (which happens to be home with I open a Terminal window 😉

9. dtamas - April 7, 2006

It is beneficial to apt-get install streamripper as well…

10. VZLNO - April 8, 2006

Thanks for the tip with streamtuner. I am connecting wirelessly and I can listen to music while I work at home from anywhere in the world. I understand why you felt like a kid in a candy store!!

Also, keep up the great work that you are doing on this blog, I check it out often to see what new tips I can use. I fell in love with Ubuntu last year and now I am using it at home as much as I can and I love this distro.

BTW, I have some tips for Kubuntu as far as installs and set ups too, feel free to visit my BLOG: http://www.vzlnosblog.com and check under Ubuntu category (I write about absolutely anything, it is not dedicated to one subject only).

Take care

11. Hudney - April 11, 2006

I never new about xmms now that I do man its the best thing ever, Linux is going to take over somehow someway

12. James - April 12, 2006

you should check out my radio station hosted with Ubuntu…
you should be able to find it on streamtuner by searching for “wavy radio” or you can just check out it website here… http://jimmyjazz.homeip.net:808/listenwavy/

13. Abhishek Tripathi - June 15, 2006

I better suggest running Streamtuner with amarok. The sound quality is simply superb. Thanks for this post buddy. 🙂

14. C-M - July 14, 2006

using mimms with CTSV to record the world lacrosse championships. awesome.

15. dusty golden - November 2, 2006

i m new to the ubuntu thing so far i love it its so cool to be able to get things done without having to buy a whole bunch of crap that doesnt work half the time anyway i just down loaded the streamtuner and i gotta tell ya i cant seem to find a favorite station i think i like em all i love ubuntu cant wait for the next up grade hurry i think i m gonna flip if it dont get here soon
dusty dawg43

16. Jon - May 9, 2007

I personally like streamripper (http://streamripper.sourceforge.net/) and StationRipper (http://www.stationripper.com/) on the (rare) times I’m on windows.

17. Steve-O - April 20, 2008

Well, this is awesome! I am somewhat of a newbie to Linux and i want to get more involved in understanding hw to download programs like this one. Thanks!

18. Maunykah Arcelin - May 1, 2008

Hello everyone! Can anyone tell me if this still applies with Kubuntu KDE4? I’m currently using Kubuntu 8.04 but I’m looking to try out KDE4 in the near future. It would really really help out

19. The Bishop - June 21, 2008

For those times when I boot my laptop into XP Pro, I use Nexus radio. Totally free, with a pantload of incredible features. Can work like a Tivo and record any station for any length of time, and tags and exports the files automatically. Has an equalizer function, and the media player plays any files on your computer, too. And you can’t beat the price!

20. Waldir Leôncio - January 13, 2009

Any chance streamtuner works with Rhythmbox?

21. vikrant - July 15, 2009

How can i play Streamtuner streams with Rhythmbox?

22. stefan - January 21, 2010

Here is a great plugin for rhythmbox to record radio stations


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