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Kaisoul Swords
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How do i get the IP number for a radio station?

ok finally got myself a new place found a nice radion but as normal i have a problem.   the radio uses the ip numbers and the station i want doesn't have to my knowledge the info openly posted.  http://www.181.fm/playing.php?station=181-buzz  is the station i want to use but i don't know how or if i can get this channels ip so that my radio will work with it.   If any one can help please feel free to drop a line.

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Tammy Nowotny
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Your problem might not be the IP number. Second Life's parcel audio functionality can't deal with dynamic URLs: you need to have a static URL.  That IP can be expressed with as an IP number or as the URL.  You have to have just the URL, no arguments other than the port number--- not even a slash after it.

I have a little channel of my own for example which can be expressed on a SL parcel tab either as:

http://orange.neostreams.info:12978

or as:

http://72.232.255.92:12978

Neither of the URLs the "Listen" link points to can be used on a SL land profile card: http://72.232.255.92:12978/listen.pls works just as badly as http://orange.neostreams.info:12978/listen.pls

SL radios by the way just work by using a script to change the audio URL parameter on the parcel's profile card.  There may be fancy ones which try to deal with dynamic URLs, but even those would have to grab one of the static URLs which the dynamic one sends you to.

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Lyndi Writer
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i searched 181.fm on the web and found this ip address.  it works i'm listening to 181.fm as i type this.

http://scfire-dtc-aa03.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1022

if your radio can't handle anything but numbers i would suggest you find another you can get decent radios for free if you search them

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Knowl Paine
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I don't listen to music that much in SL but I did look at the link you provided. They appear to have 3 possible links. Did you try all three?

If you're getting script errors while using Windows Media, please try one of the following browser solutions:
The Silverlight Radio Player Click here
The Standard Radio Player Click here

http://www.181.fm/playing.php?station=181-buzz
http://www.181.fm/playing.php?station=181-buzz&embed=1
http://www.181.fm/player/?station=181-buzz

Country: United States  
Charset: iso-8859-1 
Home page speed: 0.15 seconds. Very Fast. 
Online since: N/A (See WhoIs)
Latest updated: 27-Apr-2010 01:44:29 PDT
Domain title: 181.FM - Your Lifestyle... Your Music! ~ Free Internet Radio ~
Description: 181.FM Internet Radio - The Best Choice for Radio. Your Lifestyle, Your Music -
Website location: United States,-------------------------------
IP Address: 74.86.171.165 Lat/Log: 32.7825/-96.8207

I found that using google. I hope it's the right station.

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Keth Saunders
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Put this in your parcel media and see if it will work...


http://sc-rly.181.fm/stream/1022

(yes, that's the same station, works for media players, should work for SL)

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Knowl Paine
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I stopped using sound in SL about two years ago. I hope you find a solution. When I do listen to music in SL I copy and paste from a list which was given to me. I can send you a copy if you like.

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Max Tyler
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The url that you are looking for is:

http://scfire-mtc-aa06.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1022  or if you need to put in the IP address  http://64.12.61.6:80/stream/1022

That is the URL for the 128k stream.  Sometimes, but not often, these numbers will change, and your stream will stop working.  In which case, you will have to update it with new information.  There is often other bitrate streams also available which would have a slightly different url as well.

Here is a trick for finding the stream info for SL.  There may be other ways, but this one works:

1.  Install winamp
2.  Go to http://www.shoutcast.com  find the stream that you want and start it (don't use shoutcast's player - let it winamp run it)
3.  In the upper right of the winamp window, you will see "the tracks" which is often just the song, followed by the stream name 4 more times.  Right click and pick "View File Info"
4.  The very top line shows the URL you need to input.
5.  If you truly need the numerical address, next go to your DOS command prompt and do ping "name" where name is the server... in this example, to get the numerical address, I did ping scfire-mtc-aa06.stream.aol.com

There may be easier ways but this has always worked for me.


Max

Nyll Bergbahn
Posts: 6,925
Registered: ‎09-18-2009
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Hi Kaisoul!

Here is a huge list of music URLs. I'm sure you'll find something on this page.

http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Internet_Radio_Music_Stream_Urls

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Kaisoul Swords
Posts: 16
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seems the radio i have in SL only like the numbered ip adresses.

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DR Dahlgren
Posts: 866
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The radio should simply put whatever URL you select into the parcel music slot. It should not care what the URL consists of. You can enter the URL by hand using copy/paste in About Land > Media. Try placing the URL directly into the music URL spot and see if works. If it does, and your radio will not update the parcel music setting, you may need to find a new radio script. Also, if the land is group owned, the radio must belong to the group to update this setting.

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DR Dahlgren
Posts: 866
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Normally streams are played in a dedicated player in your browser or are hidden. There are several free stream grabbers that will give you the info you want. Just google stream grabber or stream IP reveal and you should get some good suggestions.

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Cameron Milasevic
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Ditto as Keith above, I am using the same URL as a music URL on my land parcel under Media tab.  I went the Buzz website about a month ago and was able to somehow pull their embedded stream and it converted to the http://sc-rly.181.fm:80/stream/1022  , did not use any special tool, maybe a drag or cut and paste or ?