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This page describes the radio streaming features of MythMusic. For the regular music files playing part see [[MythMusic]].
 
This page describes the radio streaming features of MythMusic. For the regular music files playing part see [[MythMusic]].
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{{Note box|This feature is only available in the 0.27-pre development version of MythTV}}
  
 
MythMusic's radio streaming allows you to play radio streams from the likes of [http://www.radionomy.com Radionomy], [http://www.sky.fm Sky FM], [http://www.di.fm Digitally Imported] and [http://dir.xiph.org/index.php Icecast] plus many more...
 
MythMusic's radio streaming allows you to play radio streams from the likes of [http://www.radionomy.com Radionomy], [http://www.sky.fm Sky FM], [http://www.di.fm Digitally Imported] and [http://dir.xiph.org/index.php Icecast] plus many more...
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On the 'Search for Music Stream' screen you can filter the available streams to find what you want. Pressing SELECT on a stream in the list will choose that stream and return to the editor screen where you can amend any details before saving the stream.
 
On the 'Search for Music Stream' screen you can filter the available streams to find what you want. Pressing SELECT on a stream in the list will choose that stream and return to the editor screen where you can amend any details before saving the stream.
  
{{Note box|The example streams supplied with MythMusic are only a tiny fraction of the streams available, if you don't find what you want search the Internet and manually enter the details on the Add/Edit Music Stream}}
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{{Note box|The example streams supplied with MythMusic are only a tiny fraction of the streams available, if you don't find what you want search the Internet and manually enter the details on the Add/Edit Music Stream screen.}}
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===Adding streams you have found on the Internet===
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On the main radio streaming screen press MENU and choose 'Add Stream'. On the 'Add/Edit Music Stream' screen enter the details of the stream. The items on this screen are described below.
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* Station - This can be anything you want but will usually be the name of the station/organization that produces the stream.
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* Channel - Again can be anything you like but will usually be the name of the channel/stream.
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* URL - This is the important part it must be a URL where a valid pls or m3u file can be downloaded for the stream you want to play.
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* Logo URL - This should point to a URL where an image for the stream can be download. If left blank a default Icecast image will be used.
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* Genres - This should be a comma separated list of genres associated with the stream.
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* Metadata Format - This indicates how the metadata sent for a stream should be parsed to extract the artist, album and track title if available (most streams only send artist and track title). The default of '%a - %t' will work in 99% of cases. Supported tags are:- 
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**%a - artist
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**%t - track
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**%b - album
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**%r - random bytes

Latest revision as of 16:41, 30 December 2012

This page describes the radio streaming features of MythMusic. For the regular music files playing part see MythMusic.


Important.png Note: This feature is only available in the 0.27-pre development version of MythTV

MythMusic's radio streaming allows you to play radio streams from the likes of Radionomy, Sky FM, Digitally Imported and Icecast plus many more...

The main radio streaming view

MythMusic Radio1.png

This is the screen that is shown when you go to Media Library->Listen to radio stream or you can switch to this view from the 'Change View' option of the popup menu.

This screen shows the list of radio streams you have configured at the top, a list of previously played tracks in the middle and the currently playing tracks metadata below as well as the visualiser, buffer fill status, volume status and some playback controls to start/stop playback. The popup menu shown when MENU is pressed allows you to Add/Edit/Delete the selected radio stream.

Adding radio streams

When in the main radio streaming view press MENU and choose 'Add Stream' which shows the Add/Edit Music Stream screen as shown below.

MythMusic Radio2.png

On this screen you can enter the details of the stream to play or if you click 'Search for Stream' you will be able to choose a radio stream from the 750+ predefined example streams that are distributed with MythMusic.

MythMusic Radio3.png

On the 'Search for Music Stream' screen you can filter the available streams to find what you want. Pressing SELECT on a stream in the list will choose that stream and return to the editor screen where you can amend any details before saving the stream.


Important.png Note: The example streams supplied with MythMusic are only a tiny fraction of the streams available, if you don't find what you want search the Internet and manually enter the details on the Add/Edit Music Stream screen.

Adding streams you have found on the Internet

On the main radio streaming screen press MENU and choose 'Add Stream'. On the 'Add/Edit Music Stream' screen enter the details of the stream. The items on this screen are described below.

  • Station - This can be anything you want but will usually be the name of the station/organization that produces the stream.
  • Channel - Again can be anything you like but will usually be the name of the channel/stream.
  • URL - This is the important part it must be a URL where a valid pls or m3u file can be downloaded for the stream you want to play.
  • Logo URL - This should point to a URL where an image for the stream can be download. If left blank a default Icecast image will be used.
  • Genres - This should be a comma separated list of genres associated with the stream.
  • Metadata Format - This indicates how the metadata sent for a stream should be parsed to extract the artist, album and track title if available (most streams only send artist and track title). The default of '%a - %t' will work in 99% of cases. Supported tags are:-
    • %a - artist
    • %t - track
    • %b - album
    • %r - random bytes