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odio – free to download radio streaming software

Summary

I really like odio. It sports a snazzy and beautifully engineered interface that’s simple to use, and elegant.

The software is missing some useful functionality such as media keys, the ability to record radio, better integration with popular Linux desktops, and the ability to import/export your library. The latter would be very useful for me, as I use lots of different machines.

odio makes streaming radio a real pleasure. While it’s not (currently) open source software, don’t let that dissuade you from giving it a whirl! Hopefully the developer will embrace the open source world so others can contribute to its development.

Website: github.com/odioapp/odio
Support: GitHub code repository [Ed – currently with no source code], Snap
Developer: Meni Edri
License: Closed source

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Other Features
Page 4 – Summary

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11 comments

  1. I’ve just tried out odio this afternoon. It’s interface is beguiling. Shame there’s no source code, as I’ve got a few features I’d like to add, or at least contribute the framework.

    1. I agree, without the source code we cannot help the project, except in a very limited way. It seems the developer is uncertain as to what open source license to choose, he’s even asked on his GitHub page what license to choose.

      Maybe LinuxLinks can take a look at an open source radio player like Shortwave (badly named but an interesting project). It was called Gradio, dunno why the name change?

  2. “memory also ramps up here, approaching 1 GB of RAM”

    Sounds like the application is “leaking memory” badly.

    But with a closed source , binary image only program, who knows what else it is doing.

    1. “what else it is doing” — for the avoidance of any doubt, there’s nothing to suggest that odio is doing anything nefarious.

      Web technologies applications seem to prone to memory issues, this isn’t the first multimedia app that uses big globs of memory when running for a few hours. As you say without the source code, there’s not much anyone can do to see what is causing it.

  3. It does not start here. Nor does it print error messages either. Nothing.
    $ sudo snap install odio
    $ snap run odio

    Nothing appears.
    What does this software do?
    NO SOURCE CODE AVAILABLE !

    I run:
    $ lsb_release -a
    Description: Ubuntu 18.10 64bit

  4. I’d like to use this app on PCLinuxOS but this distro doesn’t use systemd do snaps are out. I can’t find the AppImage that is mentioned – any clues as to where to find it, if it does actually exist? (I’ve got the snap running fine on openSUSE)

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