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    Oct 2005

    Smile Streamtheworld to .pls

    i didn't know this, so i thought i would share
    how to make the .pls for rhymthbox (or others)
    from radio stations using streamtheworld

    thanks to

    Get the stream (pls) of a streamtheworld radio

    If like me you are listening to some webradios, you probably have faced this problem : a lot of radios are broadcasting over the web via an embedded flash player to force you to go on their website to be able to listen to it.

    So if you want to get the actual audio stream URL (pls or m3u), the widely used solution is to take a look at the requests that the player is sending to its server (with the NET tab of Firebug on Firefox per example).
    But it sometimes happens that the URL you get is not an audio stream but a flash file with a buffering system so in this case, you cannot use it on your favorite webradio player (or on your N900 like me ).

    So, let’s get to the point of this post : if the radio you want is a streamtheworld stream (like the radio I wanted to get : Radio CKOI), I’ve got a really simple solution for you :
    First of all, use Firebug on Firefox to see the requests that the player is doing and try to locate a request that looks like :
    Once that you have done so, you just have to use the stream ID this URL provided you : CKOIFMAAC in this example.

    The URL you are looking for is :{theIDofTheStream}.pls

    This entry was posted on Monday, April 12th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    ie for this station{theIDofTheStream}.pls
    = http://provisioning.streamtheworld.c.../CKOIFMAAC.pls

    some radio stations i've added
    from ontario

    Q107 http://provisioning.streamtheworld.c.../CILQFMAAC.pls
    Vinyl 95.3 http://provisioning.streamtheworld.c.../CINGFMAAC.pls

    and for headwaters area (not streamtheworld but uniquely varied format)
    the more i learn the less i know

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    Re: Streamtheworld to .pls

    Thanks, this was very helpful for me Needed to know how to add the q107 stream and your instructions worked great.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Toronto, Ontario
    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Re: Streamtheworld to .pls

    Worked great for me. I added Edge 102:

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    Oct 2010

    Re: Streamtheworld to .pls

    Necropost of necroposts!

    Anyway, got a URL I wanna share. WJQX 106.1 in the Michigan area.
    I was around when Ubuntu was brown!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Thumbs down Re: Streamtheworld to .pls

    I also found another, easier (some would say lazier) way to solve this:just go to and see if your radio station isn't already listed there. If so then you'll find a direct link to the streamtheworld media source file and all you do is grab that link and put it in your favorite media player.

    That w'd spare you installing firebug and going fishing for a code and all that jazz.

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