22 November, 2009

Playing On-Line Station Streams

I have a couple of my favorite radio stations here in the twin cities that I enjoy listening to. Trouble is since 99% of the world is Windoze users they tend to author their streaming links to the masses. I found that you can play the audio streams from these stations by issuing the proper commands.


$ mplayer http://citadelcc-kxxr-fm.wm.llnwd.net/citadelcc_KXXR_FM


$ mplayer http://citadelcc-kqrs-fm.wm.llnwd.net/citadelcc_KQRS_FM

20 November, 2009

Mplayer Dvd Audio

I've been burning DVDs like I have for the past couple years. Until recently I've not had any issues playing them back, but the latest discs have had trouble playing.
The audio track seems to be defaulted to commentary, which is at best annoying.

I found how to change the audio channel by playing with mplayer using the following:

$ mplayer dvd://1 -alang en