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Post by Roofus » Sat May 15, 2004 5:18 pm

How do I set it up so I can listen to Shoutcast streams?
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Post by az_bont » Sat May 15, 2004 5:21 pm

Have you edited the configuration file to reflect your PC's network configuration?

If not, do that. I don't know where you go from there, but all of the configuration seems to be done in that one file, so you should find the answer in there somewhere.
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Post by az_bont » Sat May 15, 2004 6:51 pm

Okay, I downloaded the great big 10MB manual and found the section on Shoutcast, which seems to be missing from all other documentation:
The XBMC manual wrote:XBMC now supports Internet Radio via SHOUTcast/Icecast (native or streaming via RelaX).
Shoutcast files are stored by default under XBMC\Shoutcast. (Note that the folder has to be shared in config.xml)
Shoutcast streams can also be recorded to the harddrive, for it to work you have to specify a recording path in config.xml, the default is ?e:\apps\XBMC\recordings? (via the <recordingpath> tag, note the directory must exist on your Xbox for this feature to work)

To create SC files (to use with Shoutcast) with Notepad (or any text editor), create a new file called myshoutcaststream.sc with the following syntax:
shoutcast://205.188.209.193:80/stream/1003
first goes the IP (205.188.205.193), then the Port (80), and in the end the stream (/stream/1003). Some Shoutcast streams only have the format http://ipaddress:port.

XBMC also now supports natively SHOUTcast & Icecast playlists (.pls)
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Post by Quall » Sat May 22, 2004 5:34 pm

I actually updated from xbmp today. This is what I did.
First, make a folder called whatever (mine was shoutcast). Pop all your shoutcast files in there. The xbmc server has a zip file of about 900 sc files, split up into the music genre folder (like pop, rock, techno tec...). Then, put it on your xbox HDD somewhere and either copy or write down the path.
Now, open the XboxMediaCenter.xml file. Browser down to the "my music shares" section. Then add a bookmark, like this:

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    <bookmark>
      <name>Shoutcast streams</name>
      <path>F:\apps\xbmc\shoutcast</path>
    </bookmark>
After it is added, it should show up, well, i think anyways. Mine are all .pls extensions...so...i think it should read .sc files as well.
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