Missing gstreamer plugin

Asked by giggy777 on 2010-10-01

I just recently downloaded Radiotray works fine with 2 of the 4 Radio stations it came with , also when I try to configure the internet Stations it tells me I'am missing gstreamer plugin I checked the synaptic package manager and it seems I have a lot of the gstreamer plugins downloaded. I'm running the latest version of ubuntu 10.04 please if anyone could help me configure radiotray properly I would appreciate it

many thanks

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giggy777 (giggy777-gmail) said :

I have Ubuntu restricted downloaded

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Sam_ (and-sam) said :


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giggy777 (giggy777-gmail) said :

thank you sam however it still tells me I'am still missing gstreamer plugin if I try to listen ti other stations I really would like to get this to work with other stations this is a great little appI did download gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
 are there other plugins that I'm missing?
thank you

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Sam_ (and-sam) said :

Actually it does play all sort of formats (pls, m3u, asx, wax, wvx).
Since I can't think of a missing plugin, it may just be the stream is broken.
Does it search for a plugin automatically and says something like text/html decoder not found, then the URL is wrong.
Test if the stream URL works with Rhythmbox or VLC.
I don't have Ubuntu restricted and VLC plays everything I can think of.
If you like post the URLs of streams in question.
Although there're thousands of radio stations out there maybe just find another one.

You can also ask the dev on his blog or open a ticket about the issue.

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giggy777 (giggy777-gmail) said :

well sam I did what you suggested I tried to test the url in rhythmbox the first one said text/html decoder not found the second one said missing gstreamer plugin her is the url for q107 toronto http://corusmedia.media.streamtheworld.com/player/Player.htm?id=cilqfm&city=Toronto&bdskey=4831&url=http://www.q107.com&platform=EMMISFM&active=true
pyx 106 http://www.pyx106.com/mediaplayer/?station=WPYX-FM&action=listenlive&channel_title= I still am having probs trying to config radiotray maybe I'm doing something wrong?


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Sam_ (and-sam) said :

Both are flash files, which you can see at the ending .swf when you open the url and disable javascript.

However when javascript is enabled you can play the music within Firefox.

Here is the URL for your radio tray, works also in rhythmbox and vlc.
Station: Q 107 Toronto (classic rock)

Second one.
Station: WPYX PYX 106(classic rock Albany NY)
URL for radio tray is:

## .asf works at least here with vlc, since I don't use radio tray.

Just in case you'd like to know where to find all those urls.
## you can switch language to english on the small flag left hand side.

btw. all your radio stations in bookmarks of radio tray are stored in
so you can backup the file somewhere in case something goes wrong.

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giggy777 (giggy777-gmail) said :

well It still tells me I'm missing gstreamer plugin only 2 of the 4 stations that comes with radiotray works ,yes I still can listen to it through the radio station. I really would like to configure it properly so I can go through radiotray .if maybe you could check out radiotray and tell me what I'm doing wrong that would be GREAT If not no worries.
thanks so much

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Sam_ (and-sam) said :

You could also search the web for users which are using the app already.

as mentioned don't use flash streams.

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Julio (julioangulo) said :

Hi. I had the same problem when trying to listen to BBC World Service. First, I set as URL in Radio Tray the site's URL from my web browser. I was getting the message "Radio Error. You GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in". Then I found this page http://bbcstreams.com/ and got a new URL from it, that works fine with Radio Tray. I can now listen to BBC World Service alright using Radio Tray. I still have to solve the same problem for another station that I listen to: Ouifm.fr. Good luck. Julio

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Julio (julioangulo) said :

Hi again. Tried URLs found in https://forum.reciva.com/read.php?2,725,page=19 and I can now listen to Oui FM alright in Radio Tray. Good luck. Julio

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