Streaming internet-radio on PPC (os9/OS X)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bobesch, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. bobesch macrumors 65816

    bobesch

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    #1
    Last night I discovered, that all my internet-radio streaming links were broken and didn't work with iTunes 10 on my 12" PowerBook anymore.
    Searching for another web-radio streaming app I was lucky to find "FStream".
    You will find the latest version to work with PPC/Leopard&Tiger via Wayback Machine. Reading the History there's obviously a version for os9 but I didn't dig any deeper yet, though I'm looking forward to stream radio on my "new" 1st gen. Bondi-iMac.
    Here's the link for Leopard/Tiger:
    https://web.archive.org/web/20100304143123/https://www.sourcemac.com/?page=fstream

    Finally I was able to update the radio-links for iTunes too, which is way more smarter since I can choose any of our AirportExpress&attached speakers to stream sound-out via AirTunes.
    How about your ways to use PPC as a music-streaming/radio-streaming device...?
     
  2. Dronecatcher macrumors 68030

    Dronecatcher

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    I've been using FStream for a while - it's great for recording shows while you're busy doing something else too.
    Mplayer can be used for streaming too - make a bunch of scripts for each station, put in a folder and link to the dock for instant access.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    A couple of years ago iTunes broke for internet stations. The solution at the time was simply to load the streaming URL. Once you put that in, iTunes created a bookmark and there were no more issues.

    But if you already have URLs then that's wierd. I haven't had any issues on iTunes 4.0 with my Quad.
     
  4. bobesch thread starter macrumors 65816

    bobesch

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    Yeah, I forgot to mention the recording-option. That's great too!
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    Ah, there must have been something wrong with my URL links - the Radio-section within iTunes always worked but my collection of links to Streaming-Radio-stations simply didn't work anymore. After I collected all the links from the respective stations everything is fine aganin with both iTunes and FStream.
    It's nice having found another gem!
     
  5. tevion5 macrumors 68000

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    This still works on Mac OS 9 in iTunes last I checked. Simply paste the station URL in and create a bookmark.
     
  6. Dronecatcher macrumors 68030

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    Yep, works for me!
     

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