This is a big sarcastic thanks to AFL and Telstra for building the AFL web site in such a way that it only really works properly in Windows.
Being in London, I want to listen to the Geelong games over the streaming radio, but in Linux (and probably Mac), Silverlight just won’t cut it – and the radio fails to load with an error.
I did some digging around, and worked out the URL for the the streaming radio, which you can then plug into MPlayer to obtain the ASX stream:
mplayer -user-agent "NSPlayer/11.08.0005.0000" http://lon-cdn220-is-1.se.bptvlive.ngcdn.telstra.com/online-radio-afl_12
The code on the end is the stream ID. These are the station codes I’ve managed to work out:
- ABC774: 2
- 5AA Adelaide: 3
- 6PR Perth: 4
- 3AW Melbourne: 5
- National Indigenous Radio Service: 6
- Gold FM Gold Coast: 7
- Triple M Sydney: 11
- Triple M Melbourne: 12
- Triple M Brisbane: 13
- Triple M Adelaide: 14
- K-Rock Geelong: 15
I hope this proves useful to someone else.
UPDATE: This has now been changed for the 2013 season. If you’re interested in listening to AFL radio on Linux/Mac/Windows, then try my XBMC AFL Radio plugin.