Sometimes I like to listen to internet radios when working at the computer. One of the best radios is 1.fm but no radio is perfect and you want to change channel from time to time. If several radio channels each played inside different browser window then it is a mess when changing station. You need to find currently playing window, stop it there, find another radio window and start in there. On the other hand changing radio channels in single media player is just a matter of clicking next button in keyboard.
Problem is that nobody tells you what is the URL you need to import Banshee for it to be able to play channel. Fortunately it is easy to find out. Firstly install wireshark and start capturing your network traffic. Next go to www.1.fm and start playing your favorite radio channel.
Once channel is playing write into Filter: field
tcp contains "audio/mpeg"
After hitting apply you will see about one line left. rightclick it and select “Follow TCP Stream”. Popup opens and in pink color you see 2 first lines like
GET /ftv-256k-mp3?rand=0.559427538421005 HTTP/1.1 Host: tai-03.egihosting.com
This is enough to put together radio station URL in Banshee or Rhythmbox. Some examples here
Country One: http://tai-02.egihosting.com/country-256k-mp3 Dance One: http://tai-02.egihosting.com/dance-256k-mp3 FTV Hit Radio: http://tai-03.egihosting.com/ftv-256k-mp3
Enjoy, comment and hit +1 button if this helped you.