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    How to set Rhythmbox to play radio on startup

    Hi,

    I recently installed Lucid. It is a wonderful OS and I use it with a great pleasure. I have only one very small issue:

    it there any way to set Rhythmbox to start playing an added radio station, after I boot up my laptop and press play on the Rhythmbox tray icon (i have tried shutting down with played radio, hoping that Rhythmbox will remember the played state)

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: How to set Rhythmbox to play radio on startup

    I would also like to know that. You can try Gnome-schedule to start Rhythmbox on each reboot, however, I don't know the command for starting a particular radio station with it on reboot. Maybe someone else could help.

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    Re: How to set Rhythmbox to play radio on startup

    Actually, I've just figured out a way around that.

    Forget gnome-schedule, it doesn't seem to do what it was designed for. Try this: go to System/Preferences/Startup Applications and click on Add Startup Program. In the Command box type the following:
    Code:
    rhythmbox-client --play-uri=http://your.radio.station.address.here
    For example, if you'd like a Jazz FM radio station in London, try the following:
    Code:
    rhythmbox-client --play-uri=http://mp3-jazz.as34763.net/listen.pls
    To have the song/artist name pop up while playing:
    Code:
    rhythmbox-client --play-uri=http://mp3-jazz.as34763.net/listen.pls --print-playing
    This will launch Rhythmbox upon each boot/log in and you don't even need to press the play button.
    Last edited by tubunu; June 7th, 2010 at 12:19 AM.

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    Re: How to set Rhythmbox to play radio on startup

    #!/bin/bash
    rhythmbox-client --play-uri=http://www.abc.net.au/res/streaming/audio/mp3/local_brisbane.pls username 9 # JOB_ID_33

    # after the commard i put the username to run the program and a number from what I can tell this tells bash that it is running an X-application

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