I want to listen to online radio station from TuneIn (This is an example radio station). However, the M3U stream doesn't play from my browser (both chrome and firefox).

The fact is that I do not have any problem when using my Windows OS.

Do you know how I can fix that?

  • It is working flawlessly in my firefox. Could you please ellaborate your error? – Raphael Jun 24 '14 at 3:52
  • @Raphael It just doesn't play :) Nothing more that that. Every station I tried plays except M3Us. – Jim Blum Jun 24 '14 at 3:59
  • @Raphael I have also updated my question to say that I cannot play the station neither from chrome nor from firefox. – Jim Blum Jun 24 '14 at 4:01
  • E.g.; If I go here: tunein.com/radio/Top-40Pop-c57943 I can play the music flawlessly. Please say if it works for you? – Raphael Jun 24 '14 at 4:02
  • @Raphael yes, that plays flowlessly here as well. However, many radio stations don't. Like the one I mentioned earlier or the BBC one: tunein.com/radio/BBC-Radio-1-988-s24939 – Jim Blum Jun 24 '14 at 4:05

I visited the link you provided:


  • When opening the link with firefox:

a. I click on "Download this stream to listen". I get this window:


b. Here, I click on "Leafpad" and then click on other.

c. Then, I goto Filesystem > usr > bin. Here, I select "vlc".


d. When I click "Open", I get this window and the music starts playing.


  • When opening the link with chrome:

a. I click on "Download this stream to listen", it gets downloaded.

b. Then, I click on "Show in folder".


c. Then, when the folder opens, I right-click on it and select "Open With" and then, select vlc.


I finally, get the previous window and the music starts playing.

Hope! this works for you too. Thank You!

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  • Thanks a lot Raphael. Very nice solution. However, is it possible to make the file play from the browser as well, like it plays flawlessly in Windows without opening external programs? :) Is there any way to do that? – Jim Blum Jun 24 '14 at 4:31
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    I don't know but some of the links play from the browser like the one I shared with you and some don't like the one you shared. Let me check if I can help you on that. Glad! it helped. – Raphael Jun 24 '14 at 4:33
  • Yeah, thanks a lot!!! Very helpful and detailed solution:) I can now play the files :). If there is also any way to do that from the browser it will be amazing – Jim Blum Jun 24 '14 at 4:35
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    I am looking to it right now. And thank you sooo much! – Raphael Jun 24 '14 at 4:49
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    I couldn't find out and yeah I noticed that. I shall keep trying. – Raphael Jun 25 '14 at 17:24

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