command line streaming URL scraping tool

Brent Harding bharding at
Sun Jun 6 20:43:50 UTC 2010

Oh, I know of ones you just can't capture, they're those new liquid compass 
ones or something, the higher 64k instead of 32. I could never find a valid 
url to use with those and the default volume is very low. Even with a 
windows tool designed to sniff the packet and get the URL, it didn't work.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Labrador" <labrad0r at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2010 6:50 AM
Subject: Re: command line streaming URL scraping tool

> Hi Rudy:
> On Sat, Jun 05, 2010 at 05:52:30PM -0400, Rudy Vener wrote:
>> I'm trying to locate a tool which when given a web page with a "Listen 
>> Live"
>> link, can return the actual URL of  an audio stream which can be handed
>> off to mplayer.
>> My problem as you will doubtless surmise, is finding the actual
>> URLs  of audio streams.
>> Ideally I'd like a tool which I can use like this:
>> $ get_audio_url > url.txt
>> or
>> $ mplayer `get_audio_url`
>> Does anyone know if such a beastie exists?
> I have myself published a script called whichstation; I made this for BE 
> FR
> and NL + some other stations.
> The problem I encounter is to get an updated list of updated 
> streaming-urls:
> Google is my friend in that case,
> and more and more radio stations does use a .php url + a javascript-alike
> app that starts a .swf player, which does contain a real m3u or mp3 of asf
> or asx location.
> I am not sure to be able to continue maintaining my script, but it was
> designed to be
> a) blindfriendly
> b) and using mplayer on the commandline.
> There isn't any url online where to go for having the latest upgraded
> streaming urls for all radios in the world;
> I totally missed how does shoutcast and icecast sites does maintain those
> lists, but I'm not full professionally busy with radio streamings, so 
> can't
> do anymore for now.
> I propose to send you a package of whichstation at the end of the week, 
> once
> I've tried to fix some broken urls in the whichstation.lst;
> maybe this can inspire for similar projects, even if ooutside Europe.
> Labrador
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