Ymuse – GTK front-end (client) for Music Player Daemon

Internet Radio

The streaming functionality offered by Ymuse is fairly basic but perfectly functional.

The icon bar has 3 icons which (in order) let you add a new stream, edit the selected stream, and delete the selected stream.

To add a stream, you need to enter the Stream name, and the Stream URI. There’s no radio directory offered by dedicated internet radio software such as Shortwave, or music players like Tauon Music Box. Instead, you’ll need to find the Stream URI for each station you want to add. It’s not that difficult finding this information from internet sites, and you only need to do this once. But a radio directory makes dabbling with unfamiliar stations a breeze.

Ymuse - Streams

The pink stream graphic adjacent to each stream title brightens up the interface.

An annoyance is that you can’t play a radio stream from the Streams view with a single click. For example, if you select a stream in this view, and click the play button, the software plays the track from your play queue. To actually play a radio station, right click on the selected stream, and select ‘Replace the queue’. Then the stream will play by clicking the play button. Alternatively, you can append the station to your queue.

Next page: Page 4 – Memory Usage

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Internet Radio
Page 4 – Memory Usage
Page 5 – Summary

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