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

bobesch

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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...?
 

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.
 

eyoungren

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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.
 

bobesch

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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.
Yeah, I forgot to mention the recording-option. That's great too!
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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.
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!
 

tevion5

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

ltpitt

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Hi all!

I am very interested in this topic, I have installed audion and iTunes on both 9 and 10.4.
Where do you get your radio station links and how do you import them?
Just drag'n'drop?
 

eyoungren

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Hi all!

I am very interested in this topic, I have installed audion and iTunes on both 9 and 10.4.
Where do you get your radio station links and how do you import them?
Just drag'n'drop?
A lot of internet radio stations will provide either links or PLS files. In the case of a link, open iTunes and then go to File>Open Stream and paste the link.

If you're using a PLS file, simply double click on it (assuming iTunes as the default app) or just drag and drop it to add it.

Can't speak to Audion.
 

ltpitt

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Thanks for your help!

I opened:

And downloaded a 4k pls file.
It has the iTunes icon...
I double click on it but nothing happens.

I have iTunes 8.2.1 on mac os 10.4.11.

Am I doing something wrong?
 

ltpitt

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You are 100x100 right, it was just a broken file.

I am now using FStream like suggested here and it works like a beauty with other pls files (also quite kind on CPU / ram).
I suggest https://www.internet-radio.com to find streams, also easy to navigate from an ancient g3 :)
 
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