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Listening to radio (solved)
« on: September 13, 2018, 07:15:57 am »
Trying to listen to radio stations through browser (Opera) with radioplayer but getting nothing.RadioPlayer opens but does not play anything.If I try LBC I just get the player opening, for BBC stations I get message to 'enable flash player in browser',but IT IS enabled.Have tried using Radiotray but when I added LBC it wouldn't play and got a large notification about suitable plugins  could not be found.
Can anybody shed any light on getting it to work.
Thanks.
Edit
just found a link for playing LBC  and BBC but not an ideal way of doing it at     http://www.radiofeeds.co.uk/query.asp?feedme=LBC%20(UK)  which then plays in VLC

Edit
vlc stopped playing streams now... >:(
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Re: Listening to radio
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 10:48:52 am »
Went to test site for adobe flash in Opera and according to that it ain't working.

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Re: Listening to radio
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 11:46:57 am »
Which distro/version/architecture ?
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Re: Listening to radio
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 12:04:30 pm »
Cinnamon 3.8.9  Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara 64bit
Opera 55.0.2994.59 -stable

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Re: Listening to radio
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 03:19:10 pm »
What is the output from running this command in a terminal
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dpkg -l | grep flash
?

and if in Opera you go to:-
opera://settings/content/flash

is it set like this:-

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Re: Listening to radio
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2018, 04:32:26 pm »
Om mrs w10 at moment but will give the command a go and yes I have flash settings enabled as in your pic with the sites added under allow. ;)

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Re: Listening to radio
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2018, 04:48:05 pm »
Okay I'll await your output.
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Re: Listening to radio
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2018, 05:11:53 pm »
In Opera, if you go to this website
https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html
and click the Check Now button.

If it says

Quote
Sorry, Flash Player is either not installed or not enabled.
Please go to step 2.

Your Flash Version   Not installed
Your browser name   Opera
Your Operating System (OS)   Linux

Open a terminal and run:
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree
Now close ALL running web browser instances and reopen Opera   <-- this is important, to unload any flashplayers.

Now go back to to this website
https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html
and click the Check Now button.

and it should now say

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Congratulations, your computer has the latest Flash Player installed.
Start playing games, listening to music, and watching videos!

Your Flash Version   31.0.0.108
Your browser name   Opera
Your Operating System (OS)   Linux
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Re: Listening to radio
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2018, 06:13:15 pm »
dpkg -l | grep flash

Produces  this..........


c@c-H61M-D2H-USB3:~$ dpkg -l | grep flash
ii  adobe-flash-properties-gtk                 1:20180911.1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1       amd64        GTK+ control panel for Adobe Flash Player plugin
ii  adobe-flashplugin                          1:20180911.1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1       amd64        Adobe Flash Player plugin
rc  flashplugin-installer                      31.0.0.108ubuntu0.18.04.1           amd64        Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
ii  flashproxy-client                          1.7-4                               all          Pluggable transport to circumvent IP address blocking - client transport plugin
ii  flashproxy-common                          1.7-4                               all          Pluggable transport to circumvent IP address blocking - common library
ii  flashproxy-facilitator                     1.7-4                               all          Pluggable transport to circumvent IP address blocking - facilitator
ii  flashproxy-proxy                           1.7-4                               all          Pluggable transport to circumvent IP address blocking - browser proxy


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Re: Listening to radio
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2018, 06:24:31 pm »

Adobe site produced this (seemed to get stuck on please wait) although it shows version of flash as you can see.





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Re: Listening to radio
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2018, 07:40:27 pm »
Okay if I were you I'd run:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge adobe-flashplugin adobe-flash-properties-gtk 
then
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall flashplugin-installer pepperflashplugin-nonfree
then close ALL web browser instances, and open Opera.

Now test your radio websites.
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Re: Listening to radio
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2018, 07:45:08 am »
ran commands and results are

BBc radio player opens and I get yellow box 'pluginblocked' click on this and get

manage flash settings (it's already enabled and allowed sites as per previous post and have redone it)
Run plugin this time if I  click on this then BBC plays (small victory) but .......
LBC only opens radio player and won't play anything and no yellow box .

Since reloading flash via above commands Firefox plays BBC but cannot play LBC live stream only podcasts

Checked LBC in chromium and that plays no problem so not station issue.

Only tried these stations with just one browser opened at a time.
Hope this makes sense.I know the answer would be to just use Chromium but I much prefer Opera than any other browser.

PS
I do look on net for solutions and not just asking without trying myself.


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Re: Listening to radio
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2018, 09:06:14 am »
update...it seems that the links are a problem in Opera.Going to website and clicking on listen doesn't work but on the same page if I click on listen to LBC that works after about a 30 sec delay.......see pic




However if I save the link of  the radio player  that clicking listen to LBC opens it won't work????? I have to go through the listen to LBC link on website everytime.
PS
firefox doesn't display the Listen to LBC link

PPS
 I'd be happy to use stand alone radio player if that is a better way to do it than through browser.After all the above is only a work around really.
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Re: Listening to radio
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2018, 10:35:55 am »
Have you tried installing gradio ?
(both LBC and the BBC stations play perfectly in gradio .. as do hundreds of other stations)

It should be available as a flatpak in the Mint 19 Software Manager.
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Re: Listening to radio
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2018, 10:46:13 am »
will try thanks

 


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