Listening to on-line radio in Linux terminal

Linux terminal has numerous abilities with using of different tools and applications. One of them is listening to on-line radio. This task is possible via utilizing either Mpg123 application or Mplayer. The procedure is really simple you just need to find “.pls” file and add the appropriate option to play the file which contains of the URL of the radio station(s). If you want to listen to on-line radio via “.pls” file look at the below examples which have done in Mplayer and Mpg123.

$ mpg123 --list 'SKY FM - New Age.pls'

$ mplayer -playlist 'SKY FM - New Age.pls'

You also can provide the URL of the radio station directly like following,

$ mpg123 http://scfire-ntc-aa01.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1002

$ mplayer http://scfire-ntc-aa01.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1002

Finally following websites contain “.pls” files of many radio stations for your use.

http://www.shoutcast.com/radio/Turkish

http://www.surfmusic.de/country/turkey.html

http://www.radiorow.com/stations/hot_hits.htm

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