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Choose from a nice graphical menu which DI.FM radio station to play

Terminal - Choose from a nice graphical menu which DI.FM radio station to play
zenity --list --width 500 --height 500 --column 'radio' --column 'url' --print-column 2 $(curl -s http://www.di.fm/ | awk -F '"' '/href="http:.*\.pls.*96k/ {print $2}' | sort | awk -F '/|\.' '{print $(NF-1) " " $0}') | xargs mplayer
2010-04-28 23:45:35
User: polaco
Functions: awk sort xargs
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Choose from a nice graphical menu which DI.FM radio station to play

This is a very simple and lightweight way to play DI.FM stations

For a more complete version of the command with proper strings in the menu, try: (couldnt fit in the command field above)

zenity --list --width 500 --height 500 --title 'DI.FM' --text 'Pick a Radio' --column 'radio' --column 'url' --print-column 2 $(curl -s http://www.di.fm/ | awk -F '"' '/href="http:.*\.pls.*96k/ {print $2}' | sort | awk -F '/|\.' '{print $(NF-1) " " $0}') | xargs mplayer

This command line parses the html returned from http://di.fm and display all radio stations in a nice graphical menu. After the radio is chosen, the url is passed to mplayer so the music can start

dependencies:

- x11 with gtk environment

- zenity: simple app for displaying gtk menus (sudo apt-get install zenity on ubuntu)

- mplayer: simple audio player (sudo apt-get install mplayer on ubuntu)

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Thanks for the great script, polaco! It didn't work as it should though (the -F '/|\.' part, didn't work properly on my Ubuntu 10.04), so I made work, and tuned some of the text to my own preferences.

zenity --list --title="Digitally Imported" --text "Please choose a genre:" --width 500 --height 500 --column 'Channel' --column 'URL' $(curl -s http://www.di.fm/ | awk -F '"' '/href="http:.*\.pls.*96k/ {print $2}' | sort | awk -F '/|\\.' '{print $(NF-1) " " $0 }') --print-column 2 | xargs mplayer
Comment by elsdyr 260 weeks and 3 days ago

This is awesome!

Comment by TheShadowFog 190 weeks and 6 days ago

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