Radio Paradise on OpenSolaris?
By user12607856 on Jan 05, 2009
This year, I'd really like to swap over to using OpenSolaris as my default desktop at home if possible, but there are several things that are just not there yet, and are therefore preventing me from doing so.
The first one is being able to listen to my favorite Internet radio station. If I click on any of the "listen" links (such as the 128k MP3 one in my Firefox browser, I get the "Opening rp_128.m3u" popup, with Totem Movie Player as the default application. If I try to run that, Totem bitches that:
An error occurred The playback of this movie requires a MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3) decoder plugin which is not installed [ OK ]
Unfortunately it doesn't just ask me if I'd like to install one (like Ubuntu does the first time I try this on that platform). Also my Mac and Windows XP machine "just work", right out of the box.
I then tried Songbird. Same problem.
I found a LifeHacker entry on Radio Beta that looked promising. I entered "Radio Paradise" in the Quick Search field, and then clicked on the Play icon for the entry that it found. It then bitches that:
In order to listen to this radio, please download VLC and Firefox plugin (for MacOS X and Linux users.)
I clicked on that download link, and found that for Solaris (and therefore presumably OpenSolaris), that there are no precompiled binaries and that I would have to get the source code and build it myself.
My interest started to wane at this point.
Am I missing something? Is there a package I can just install that will allow me to do what I want on OpenSolaris?