View Full Version : Playing launch.com audio in linux

25th January 2005, 03:03 AM

The only reason I still boot into windows is to listen to launch.com online radio. Is there a way to play launch's online radio in linux? I hope i am posting this question in the right place.


25th January 2005, 03:13 AM
Im not sure about launch.com but if its internet radio you want check out shoutcast.com. Shoutcast will work with either xmms or rhythmbox, and if you like alternative rock let me recommend Radio Wazee at wazee.org

25th January 2005, 04:15 AM
Streamtuner (http://www.nongnu.org/streamtuner/) is another good app but I only use shoutcast with rhythmbox.

25th January 2005, 07:47 PM
Launch is using Windows media streaming. I think there is a support for wmv files in VLC but you will have to jump through a fair number of hoops to get launch to work.
I would recommend shoutcast.

VLC -- http://www.videolan.org/vlc

25th January 2005, 09:15 PM
I just checked out shoutcast. Man its great. Thanks for pointing to it guys. I might be able to say goodbye to windows now. :D

25th January 2005, 11:24 PM
I can't get launch.com to work because it doesn't like the Mozilla browser. Browser specific site, yuck.

Have not tried spoofing user agent to Internet Explorer yet.