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So I can get Banshee to play WGBH 995 Classical New England ( by downloading the m3u file ( and telling Firefox to open the file in Banshee. But I want to save the radio station in my library.

The file classical.m3u has the following contents:


So I bring up the "Add new radio station" dialog box and put in for the "Stream URL:". When I double click the resulting entry in the Radio Station list, Banshee goes to "Contacting..." and then back to "Idle." What gives?

I'm using Banshee 2.2.1, and am behind a proxy server, but it works when it opens the m3u file, so it must be configured to use the proxy.

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I just tried adding the station in the way you described and it worked perfectly. Might just have been a temporary server error. – ailurofil Dec 21 '11 at 17:40
Just tried again and still not working. What version of Banshee did you use? – Clark Dec 21 '11 at 20:48
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You can add any radio station you know the URL of by opening Banshee Radio context menu to select Add Station. This will open the following window:

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Select the Genre, the station name and give in the full Stream URL,in your case:

This will add the station with the name you chose to the radios available. Select the station, then Play. Adding the stream provider address:port may not work in your network environment.

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