Cant get octoshape going on ubuntu 9.10

Asked by James on 2010-01-15

Walked through the process as described. I installed octo first before java 6 and mplayer then octo again and Now i cant get it going... Help?

I was going to remove octo and reinstall octo but couldn't find out how. Kinda new but learning fast. Please help me get Octoshape going and I'll put $5 into your paypal. James

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James (james-paul-miller) said : #1


Tom (tom6) said : #2

Octoshape does not appear to be a linux program? What does it do? Perhaps it would be better to try to finda native linux equivalent as they tend to do the job better

Alternatively you might try installing Wine. Wine Is Not an Emulator as it uses a much more sophisticated approach to run Windows programs faster without putting an extra layer between the program and the machine.

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Doug McMahon (mc3man) said : #3

basically get the plugin from here
follow step one and then to use - get link from wherever or showcase and run from terminal

Ex. using link for radio paradise
aac link is
mp3 link is
so for aac stream

doug@doug-laptop:~/octoshape$ ./OctoshapeClient -url:octoshape:PARADISE.stream1_aac
Status: Reading configuration
Status: Registering plugins.
Status: Ready to play
Status: Playing

Doug McMahon (mc3man) said : #4

You may also find this page useful - for instance I switched the player to vlc, may also try amarok

Tom (tom6) said : #5

Wow! This is looking great. So is it a back-end movie player or is it just a back-end for watching movies over the internet?

Good to see native support for Linux, Mac & Windows
Regards from
Tom :)

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