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Plays Music from SomaFM

Terminal - Plays Music from SomaFM
read -p "Which station? "; mplayer --reallyquiet -vo none -ao sdl http://somafm.com/startstream=${REPLY}.pls
2009-05-04 00:26:19
User: denzuko
Functions: read
Plays Music from SomaFM

This command asks for the station name and then connects to somafm, Great for those who have linux home entertainment boxes and ssh enabled on them, just for the CLI fiends out there ( I know I'm one of them ;)

Also, don't forget to add this as alias(ie alias somafm="read -p 'Which Station? "; mplayer --reallyquite -vo none -ao sdl


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didn't understood the alias part. You say put the whole command as an alias in the .bashrc?

Comment by gadget00 308 weeks and 2 days ago

@gadget00 your correct, it saves from having it lost in your home directory as some random script file. Which can be a quite handy trick for these simple one liners.

Comment by denzuko 308 weeks and 1 day ago

I added a little bit to this and turned it into a function. It provides a list of stations to listen to instead of just asking.

somafm() { local station;echo "Select a station to listen to:";select station in "Doomed" "Groove Salad" "Lush" "Suburbs of Goa" "Secret Agent" "Drone Zone" "Space Station" "cliqhop idm" "Digitalis" "Sonic Universe" "Boot Liquor" "Covers" "Illinois Street Lounge" "indie pop rocks" "PopTron" "Tags Trip" "Beat Bender" "Mission Control";do station=$(echo -n "$station"|tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]'|sed 's/ //g');break;done;mplayer -vo none -ao sdl http://somafm.com/startstream=${station}.pls;}
Comment by eightmillion 282 weeks and 6 days ago

@eightmillion Thanks, that helps a lot. Do you mind if I publish your version(credit and linkbacks to you included) on my blogs?

Comment by denzuko 279 weeks and 1 day ago

neither of thes are working for me.

Comment by stealyourwife 271 weeks and 1 day ago

Ok, i figured it out.. the --reallyquiet flag is the problem.

i guess it helps to read error messages

Comment by stealyourwife 271 weeks and 1 day ago

function version isn't working though...i saved in in a file and chmod +x somafm ...it just goes back to a prompt when i try to run it

Comment by stealyourwife 271 weeks and 1 day ago

Function works brilliantly for me! Executing this at CLI (or in a file) simply creates the 'somafm' function.

You then need to execute it:

Comment by j0rg3 102 weeks and 6 days ago

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