Plays Music from SomaFM

read -p "Which station? "; mplayer --reallyquiet -vo none -ao sdl${REPLY}.pls
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

What Others Think

didn't understood the alias part. You say put the whole command as an alias in the .bashrc?
gadget00 · 627 weeks 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.
denzuko · 627 weeks 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${station}.pls;}
eightmillion · 601 weeks and 4 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?
denzuko · 598 weeks ago
neither of thes are working for me.
stealyourwife · 589 weeks and 6 days ago
Ok, i figured it out.. the --reallyquiet flag is the problem. i guess it helps to read error messages
stealyourwife · 589 weeks and 6 days ago
function version isn't working though...i saved in in a file and chmod +x somafm just goes back to a prompt when i try to run it
stealyourwife · 589 weeks and 6 days 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: somafm
j0rg3 · 421 weeks and 5 days ago

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