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Bug 133116 - merge with Streamtuner
merge with Streamtuner
Product: rhythmbox
Classification: Other
Component: Internet Radio
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
: ---
Assigned To: RhythmBox Maintainers
RhythmBox Maintainers
: 512041 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-02-01 13:42 UTC by Sebastien Bacher
Modified: 2018-05-24 10:30 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Sebastien Bacher 2004-02-01 13:42:26 UTC
This bug was originally reported in the Debian BTS:

"Given how Streamtuner's only purpose is to be a frontend to Shoutcast's
directory, it seems to me that it would be better to just integrate it into
Rhythmbox, by creating a 3rd main category called Shoutcast (in addition to
existing Library and Radio) that would be merged from Streamtuner's "yellow
pages of mp3 streams"."
Comment 1 Jon Bolt 2005-10-27 04:05:28 UTC
I think this would be very cool, its something I brought up on
Trouble is I believe SC breaks some copyright or privacy laws by getting the
list of radios. Maybe if there was a way to subscribe to a radio RSS feed, the
user could select which one etc, Although I know of no services like this.

I thought it would also be cool to have the same interface as the library, where
the user could browser by song and artists, or genre.

Does anyone know where its possible to subscribe to RSS feeds containing radio
Comment 2 James "Doc" Livingston 2005-10-27 04:27:42 UTC
Both and specifically prohibit applications from doing
this in their terms-of-service.

For shoutcast:
"Systematic retrieval of data or other content from the Directory or other use
of such data and other content, directly or indirectly, to create or compile a
collection, database or directory without written permission from Nullsoft is
prohibited." (run by Xiph) has something similar and I doubt they would have a
problem with it - but I'm not aware of any machine-parsable version of their

Bug 142287 mentions, which leta you listen to full albums before
deciding to buy them (similar to the iTunes store).
Comment 3 gbauman 2005-11-02 23:54:58 UTC
Why not create a directory RSS feed on and just add individial
radio stations to it. Allow users to suggest stations from within RB and have
those streams added to the directory behind the scenes. Let the community build
the directory! :D
Comment 4 James "Doc" Livingston 2006-02-23 13:41:40 UTC
Bug 127794 has an initial patch for loading the icecast directory.
Comment 5 William 2006-04-24 18:55:13 UTC
I think this would be very cool. I also think this should be a plugin, and in an Icecast item seperate from the Radio item.
Comment 6 Jonathan Matthew 2008-01-25 13:45:16 UTC
*** Bug 512041 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 melchiaros 2012-12-08 15:48:33 UTC
I think this is still actual for rhythmbox 2.98
Comment 8 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2018-05-24 10:30:16 UTC
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