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Radio Player Recommendations [SOLVED]
« on: February 10, 2018, 11:48:52 pm »
Been thinking about installing a simple radio player and wanted recommendations.  Is “Radio Tray” a good one to use or is there a better or more current one out there?  I don’t want a big program that eats up lots of resources...just something simple to provide a bit of music while I work on other things.

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« Last Edit: February 16, 2018, 01:02:20 am by AndyInMokum, Reason: Marking subject as [SOLVED]. »

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Re: Radio Player Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 01:07:51 pm »
Thanks PCNetSpec, I'll look into your recommendation. 
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Re: Radio Player Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 01:24:53 pm »
Been thinking about installing a simple radio player and wanted recommendations [...] I don’t want a big program that eats up lots of resources...just something simple to provide a bit of music while I work on other things.

If you have a Pandora account (free or paid), you can't beat 'Pithos'.

It's stupid simple to setup, low on resources, and provides more music than one can listen to in a lifetime  8)

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pithos/ppa

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sudo apt-get update

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sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pithos


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Re: Radio Player Recommendations
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 01:30:34 pm »
Thanks VinDSL...
Appreciate your recommendation!
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Re: Radio Player Recommendations
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 10:09:27 pm »
Got GRadio installed and its working beautifully...
Thanks!
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Re: Radio Player Recommendations
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 11:29:34 pm »
I tried to follow in these footsteps with less success.  While the 5.01 version installed without complications, many of my attempts to select a radio source produce the following dialog box message:

Automatic codec installation isn't supported by your distribution.  Please install MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3) decoder manually.

I'm running PP8 on a 32 bit Intel iMac, in case that matters, and I followed forum post on how to update to the 8 Respin a month or more ago.  When I installed PP8 I believe I opted for the "install all those evil unfree features" option, which I would have figured covered stuff like MP3 decoding.

What am I missing?

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Re: Radio Player Recommendations
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 02:00:28 am »
Hi kimtoufectis, how's it going  ;)?  No, using a Mac shouldn't make any difference,  It's using an Intel processor.  Let try doing the following.  Open a terminal window with the following keystrokes:

Ctrl+Alt+t

Enter the following command, (Copy and paste) into the terminal window:
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sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade && sudo apt dist-upgrade
Enter your user password when asked .

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Continue by entering the following command, (Copy and paste) into a terminal window:
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sudo apt install lubuntu-restricted-extras
Enter your user password if asked.  You may be presented with a EULA, (End User License Agreement).  You'll need to accept the terms contain within the EULA .  To do this, use your tab key to highlight the options.  Use either the Space Bar, or the Enter/Return key to use the option.

After the installation has completed, you can add few extras codex, by entering the following command, (Copy and paste) into a terminal window:
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sudo apt install xubuntu-restricted-extras
Do the password thing if asked.  After that's completed, try your Radio Player.  I hope this helps - have fun  ;).

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Edit (tab) > Preferences > Level

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Re: Radio Player Recommendations
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 07:09:17 am »
If that doesn't work, try running this long command:
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall gstreamer1.0-fluendo-mp3 libmp3lame0 libshine3 libshout3 gstreamer0.10-nice gstreamer0.10-plugins-base gstreamer0.10-plugins-good gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio gstreamer0.10-x gstreamer1.0-libav gstreamer1.0-nice gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad-faad gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad-videoparsers gstreamer1.0-plugins-base gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly-amr gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio gstreamer1.0-x libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0 libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0 libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0 libgstreamer-plugins-good1.0-0 libgstreamer0.10-0 libgstreamer1.0-0 libavcodec-extra libavcodec-ffmpeg-extra56
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Re: Radio Player Recommendations
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2018, 12:37:11 am »
Andy's instructions started out fine but the restricted extras commands each failed.

PCNetSpec's instructions worked fine and I'm up and running!

Thanks to all.

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Re: Radio Player Recommendations
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2018, 01:10:09 am »
Andy's instructions started out fine but the restricted extras commands each failed.

PCNetSpec's instructions worked fine and I'm up and running!

Thanks to all.

Great news  ;).  When you say my instructions failed.  Do you mean nothing installed or, it just made no difference to your problem  :-\

For future reference, could you please remember to mark resolved topics as [SOLVED] in the subject line of the original post.  I've done this for you this time.  Many thanks  ;).
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Re: Radio Player Recommendations [SOLVED]
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 08:42:06 am »
It means when I pasted and ran the commands about the extras I got messages like this one:

E: Unable to locate package lubuntu-restricted-extras




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Re: Radio Player Recommendations [SOLVED]
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2018, 09:55:39 am »
It means when I pasted and ran the commands about the extras I got messages like this one:

E: Unable to locate package lubuntu-restricted-extras


I know why you can't install them,  You haven't activated the Canonical Partners in the Source List.  It's my fault, I should have checked with you - sorry  :(.  I recommend you do this as there's useful stuff in there  ;).  To enable Canonical Partners, navigate to:

menu>Preferences>Software & Updates

After the window opens, select:

Other Software

Check/tick the Canonical Partners box, not the Canonical Partners (Source code) box.  Enter your user password when asked.  When you close the Software & Updates window, you'll be told the it's out of date and needs updating.  Accept this and your system will update itself  ;).

You'll now be able to install the Restricted Extras by entering the following commands in sequence:
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sudo apt install xubuntu-restricted-extras
and:
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sudo apt install lubuntu-restricted-extras
Again sorry for the confusion  ;).
« Last Edit: February 16, 2018, 08:24:13 pm by AndyInMokum, Reason: Clarification »
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