Now that we've done all the preliminary installation and setup, it's time to get on to some fun stuff.
Let's start by getting some music playing.
We need to add some radio stations to be played by mpd.
The mpd music player daemon is controlled and configerd by its client, mpc.
Let's add our first Radio Stream and get some music playing.
"Radio Paradise" is the first station we'll add to get us off to a funky-retro start. To do that we use mpc add as follows:
$ mpc add http://stream-sd.radioparadise.com:8056
and to play it:
$ mpc play 1
You should now hear Radio Paradise from the Pi and see on the Terminal Window that the station is playing. If you don't hear anything try plugging a speaker or headphones into the Jack Socket.
Type mpc help to see other options available to you with mpc.
Other suggested radio streams are:
RTE radio 1: $ mpc add http://icecast2.rte.ie/ieradio1
Monkey Radio: $ mpc add http://18.104.22.168:6969
The Smooth Lounge: $ mpc add http://listen.radionomy.com/the-smooth-lounge
Radio Nova: $ mpc add http://radionova128.media.vistatec.ie:80
Newstalk: $ mpc add http://newstalk.fmstreams.com:8080
Maybe adding stations needs an instructable of it's own, it can be a bit of a treasure hunt :-) See this article for advice http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Internet_radio
But I'll give you an example to show how I did it :
Go to a site with some radio streams e.g. http://www.listenlive.eu/
and a suitable link from that e.g. Top40: http://www.listenlive.eu/top40.html
Click RIGHT on a link under the "Listen Live" column, looking for URLs that end in .m3u. I chose Q-Music so I RIGHT clicked on the 96kbps link to open the file "http://icecast4.play.cz/evropa2-64.mp3.m3u".
This is a text file so make sure this file is opened with Notepad.
The file contains the line: "http://icecast-qmusic.cdp.triple-it.nl:80/Qmusic_be_live_96.mp3" so the correct URL should be: "http://icecast-qmusic.cdp.triple-it.nl:80"
Other links on the ListenLive site link directly to a URL for streaming; e.g. Alpha Radio: "http://22.214.171.124:8009/listen.pls" , so the URL would be: "http://126.96.36.199:8009"