Streaming Radio Player for your Pi!
Since the BBC discontinued there North American Shortwave services, getting the BBC was only available on my local NPR station after Midnight!
There are a few other ‘old’ shortwave and some non-local FM stations I’d like to listen to from time to time.
So, like any good Geek, I rolled my own streaming player.
Code is in Python3, and needs MPD and MPC packages to work.
There are some ‘tweaks’ needed to get this running, but no worries, I got it covered (‘Fix it” script)
You can run it in a window, or if you have the Pi 7 inch touch screen or any 800x480 display, you can run it full screen and use the touch feature to control the player.
If you have a wired or wireless keyboard attached (including Bluetooth on Pi 3’s and Zero W’s) the ‘Multi Media” keys function.
Apple Mac wireless (Bluetooth) keyboards also function in ‘Multi Media’ mode
With a properly ‘trained’ IR USB dongle (Flirc) and remote, that also works.
This is tested on RPi 2, RPi 3, Zero and Zero W running Raspbian Jessie.
Hard wired Network … OK, Wireless Network … OK.
Output to onboard analog audio … OK, HDMI audio … OK.
For use with USB audio devices, tweaking is needed in the mpd.conf file.
Also a sample playlist is provided.
Extract the ZIP file and place (copy or drag it) into you home folder (/home/pi/)
Run the easy_start.sh script and that will do all the ‘fix it’ and install MPD / MPC
Complete documentation is coming!