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Friday, July 10, 2009

Getting a KPIG Radio Stream to work in Firefox on Ubuntu

Any software engineer worth his or her salt needs to occasionally give KPIG radio a listen.

Trouble is that clicking on Listen to Stream from produces a pop-up player that can't find the proper plug-in. The issue seems to be that a mmsh (microsoft media server) protocol service is missing.

This is easily resolved by opening a terminal window and getting the vlc firefox plug-in that enables the player.

From the Main Menu panel -> Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc

You may not even need to restart Firefox. The plug-in will work although you may get a confusing player message: Waiting for video.

This is just a harmless message. The audio plays brilliantly.

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