Play Radio Streams in your Music Player

Martin Brinkmann
Sep 22, 2007
Updated • Sep 23, 2007
Internet, Music and Video
10 does not offer an obvious option to play music streams in an external music player. It is however possible to obtain the stream url for several radio streams from and use them in your favorite music player. This is also an excellent opportunity to record those songs using that player. I do recommend XMPlay for this.

You need to do the following to obtain the stream information: The first step would be to compute the MD5 sum of your password. You can do that at rednoize for example. Once you got that information you copy and paste the following url into your browser, edit the two variables username and password and hit enter. (one line of course)

Replace with the username and with the md5 sum of your password that you got from rednoize.

The important part of the few lines of text that appear is the one beginning with session=

Remember that part and go to the homepage. What you need to do know is to seek for something that you want to listen to. We need to create a url that we need later to tune in. Some examples:


You can basically just add an artistname, tag or username to that url. To tune in we need to open another url that looks like this:

The SessionID is the one that you got from the first url while the URL is the one that you got from the above examples. A valid one would look like this:

If the response is ok the text in the browser will say so otherwise it will say failed.

Open your favorite music player and open the url to tune in. It should load and play fine if the response from the browser was ok.

To sum it up again:

1. Go to Rednoize and look up your mp5 sum of your password
2. Open
passwordmd5=&debug=0&partner= and replace the username and md5sum with the correct values
3. Create a url
4. Open
5. If the response is ok load the stream url from the first browser response in your music player.

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  1. Physatty said on February 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    does it still work? I tried it and my music player could’nt find the stream. Maybe I made a mistake but I don’t know!?

    1. Tricky said on May 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm

      I dont think it still works cuz I tried myself and found out that the link ‘[…]’ is dead…this is step 2 u c?!

      so frustrating but thats life: hard and unfair! innit???

      if u want to listen to without starting your browser download the scrobbler

  2. john said on June 23, 2009 at 1:20 am


    thanks for the very useful post.

    I would like to know if you know how to recover the stream of a specific song, such as the one in this URL:


  3. Derjyn said on May 31, 2009 at 3:45 am

    Sorry, disregard my last post… I was replacing the password in the url, not appending it, heh.

  4. Derjyn said on May 31, 2009 at 3:33 am

    Rednoize is gone, and using other md5 converters, doesn’t work. The error returned upon creating that url using the username/converted password is:

    msg=padd md5 not 32 len

    So, this is tutorial is sorta bunk/outdated now. Any chance we can get a new working version?

  5. Mads said on April 22, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Thanks a lot for this… I adapted it into a shell script and now any artist is only a single command away :)

  6. Dananjay Anandan said on January 4, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    heh…this is fun, i can just set the radio to my favourite station and then use the stream url in my download app to save the stream into a nice fat mp3 on my harddisk. :)

  7. Dananjay Anandan said on January 3, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    hi! thanks for sharing. this works great now! trying to make it work with a barebones swf mp3 player off a server with php. :)

  8. HED854 said on September 23, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    Wow thankx to share this nice tip ! I have to try this !

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