Radio station Curtin FM

Hey guys, I just found out that my favourite music radio station streams over the Internet:

I'm running ppup 413 right now, Gxine gives an engine failure when I try to play it.

Posted on 5 Apr 2009, 19:22


Posted on 5 Apr 2009, 19:57 by Sage
Streamin' muzak
MU did make a <streamtuner> package at one time for Muppy, possibly NewYearsPup, too. But you'd be better sticking with the basic Xine as both GXine & MPlayer both have serious issues. One of the derivatives, (possibly one of gray's masterpieces?), uses Xine.

Posted on 5 Apr 2009, 20:57 by BarryK
Xine engine
I mean, the Xine engine fails when I try to play the CurtinFM streaming asx file. I don't know anything about asx files, or rather I probably did at some stage, can't recall now.

Posted on 5 Apr 2009, 21:11 by ttuuxxx
Hi Barry if you go to
you'll find a couple of small 600kb Streamtuner packages, that I combined with a few small media players, so they work out of the box. You would just to add you station to the list to play it.
Or you could try the VLC package I made it plays most radio streams

good luck, also if you have the stream location, I could have a look at it, I'm pretty good with those things.

Posted on 5 Apr 2009, 23:02 by Rockym93
Try opening as a playlist
Hey Barry,
In my experience with streaming radio (mainly Triple J), the stream fails running straight from the browser. However, in all likelihood the actual file is a playlist pointing at the actual stream, and if you open it as a playlist instead of a file, and then check in the playlist dialog, you'll be able to play the stream.

May or may not work with your station though.

Posted on 5 Apr 2009, 24:08 by linuxcbon
asx contains

it should be with // only

mplayer works OK with that command :

mplayer mms://

Posted on 6 Apr 2009, 2:10 by rcrsn
Runs in Gxine Too
Good call, linuxcbon. I downloaded the asx file, deleted the extra slash and pasted the entry into my gxine playlist file.
It runs fine.

Posted on 6 Apr 2009, 8:48 by BarryK
That extra slash
For anyone else reading this, linuxcbon proposed a fix. The asx file is a text file, looks like this:
<asx version = "3.0">


<ref href = "mms://"/>

<Title>Curtin FM 100.1</Title>

<Author>Curtin FM 100.1</Author>




<Title>Curtin FM 100.1</Title>

<Author>Curtin FM 100.1</Author>



<LogURL href = ""/>


The "mms:///" in the original was wrong, should only be two slashes.

I started Gxine, did File->Open, chose the asx file, hey, it works!

My question though, surely it worked before? Other people, running Windows, would have been listening.

Note, CurtinFM caters for the "over 45s", plays the "greatest songs of all time". It's based at Curtin University, where I was a student, also lectured, back in the 70s.

Posted on 6 Apr 2009, 10:13 by rcrsn
Only in WMP
I went over to my Windows side and tried the site in several players. The only one that worked with the /// was Windows Media Player.

Posted on 6 Apr 2009, 12:01 by magerlab
now works fine
i like that music although i'm 30 something:)
a set of the who's songs! thats great!
also i can study australian english( not easy thing i'd say)

Posted on 6 Apr 2009, 14:17 by cthisbear
Tip works Ta!

Yes added the above info into Windows media
player; opened the url and it's a goer.

I must test this in Puppy 4.2, send myself the
bookmark. Just played Roy Orbison.

VLC doesn't seem to work.
Thanks for the tip.



Posted on 7 Apr 2009, 14:14 by cthisbear
And there's more

This is a beauty.
Station:.977 The Oldies Channel

Located here

From this list.


Posted on 10 Apr 2009, 3:01 by Ted Dog
Aussie Traffic
Learning a lot about Perth traffic. Man that guy is a fast talker. Like the radio ad for American Sea-food never expected that. What is a road way called ROO

Posted on 13 Apr 2009, 21:13 by BarryK
ROO Highway
We have a road named Row Highway. If the guy talks fast and with the Aussie accent, then it must have sounded like Roo to you!