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    Internet Radio?

    Greetings everyone, I was wondering if anybody has any thoughts on how to get Internet Radio broadcasts working on the wii, either via the opera browser or some other method. I generally get poor radio signals at my home and would prefer to pull in the content I want via the internet. I figured since the wii was in my home entertainment system already, why not use that?

    I've tried a few station using opera, but since opera is the suckiest thing EVER created, of course it didn't work.

    Anyone have other ideas? I was considering running the wii-linux, to see if that had a more capable browser. Can anyone comment on that?

    I'm open to all suggestions!

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    You could try this:
    WiiRadio - WiiBrew

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    albertbert's got it spot on, but if that doesn't work, you could try Mplayer because that also has internet radio feature.

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    I use Wii Radio frequently. It allows you to search in a few different genres, and save the ones you want in a personalised list. I can't seem to find a way to categorise my own list but I am not that bothered as I only have about 10 stations saved. The graphical displays could be a little better but that's life.

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    So, I have experimented with wiiradio and the shoutcast features on mPlayer, and unfortunately cannot find the station I want. However, I know that the station is available via shoutcast because I listen to it on my blackberry with Flycast which is a shoutcast client. I am not really a shoutcast expert, but I am wondering if I was to figure out the exact shoutcast stream that my blackberry is using, could I input that into either wiiradio or mplayer manually?

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    You could copy the .pls file from your computer of your favourite station and put in the folder for wiiradio then select playlists in wiiradio and that should work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amps View Post
    You could copy the .pls file from your computer of your favourite station and put in the folder for wiiradio then select playlists in wiiradio and that should work.
    woah really? DUBSTEP ON MY WII HELL YA!!!

    EDIT: never mind it didn't work
    Last edited by acornty; 03-14-2010 at 08:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amps View Post
    You could copy the .pls file from your computer of your favourite station and put in the folder for wiiradio then select playlists in wiiradio and that should work.
    Thanks, I had already tried that earlier tonight, but wiiradio didn't seem to like it. It was able to detect the file in the folder, but wouldn't play it, or anything else. Once the PLS file was removed wii radio starting working again (after reset). I tried this a few times and with changed files names but nothing seemed to work. Wiiradio only worked with the folder empty.

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    Don't know why, mine seem to work fine. I have 3 .pls files in my folder. One of them I copied from my computer. Try deleting the entire wii radio folder. Launch Homebrew browser and install wiiradio from it and try it again. Also, open the the .pls file on your computer in notepad and make sure there are no funky symbols or something in the URL. I don't know if this makes a different or not put my .pls file came directly from shoutcasts' website.

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    I have continued to experiment and have been able to get this working with PLS files downloaded from shoutcast.com. They are the same files I was having trouble with before. They work, but not consistently. However, at this point I would just call this issue closed.

    also, I found an interesting workaround, using wiihear.com This is a website you visit from the wii opera browser. Embedded in the resulting web page is a shoutcast player interface, where you can enter the url of the stream you want and it will play. There are some limitations using this since it is running in the WORST WEB BROWSER EVER, but it does actually work. Unfortunatley, I could not figure out any way of adding favorites so one would have to add the IP address and port manually everytime which can be tedious.

    Thanks for all the help

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