Streaming media and Steaming Joe
By John Clingan on Aug 05, 2004
Have you noticed the hoops you have to jump through to listen to radio webcasts on Linux? I get my cup of [highly modified] steaming joe at Starbucks before the daily grind (at like ... 5:30-6:30 in the morning ...). This is the time I like to read news, read blogs and do some email. Because I am a news junkie, I also like to listen to the radio over the web.
The stations I listen to (KFI, KRLA and KABC) stream only using Windows Streaming Media. They make the incorrect assumption that the world revolves around Windows (yet those same talk show hosts still call viruses "Computer Viruses" instead of "Windows Viruses"). It works through xine, but it is not a solution for the masses. All you Linux geeks, send an email to the radio stations you listen to and "educate them" on the value of open systems (and Helix).
Thank you for your support.