Step 1

If you haven’t installed mpd and mpc start by making sure your Raspberry Pi is up to date.

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2:

Install mpc and mpd 

sudo apt-get install mpd mpc


Step 2:

Add BBC Radio 1 to your playlist to check everything is working as it should.

mpc add http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_intl_lc_radio1_p?s=1365376033&e=1365390433&h=a0fef58c2149248d6bff1f7b7b438931


Start the radio station playing with 

mpc play


Step 3:

Finding new radio stations to add to your playlist

Visit http://www.shoutcast.com and look at their large collection of internet streaming radio stations.

Once you find a station you like right click on the download icon and save the file.

Open the file you have just downloaded with a text editor. It will look something like this.


numberofentries=1
File1=http://67.23.252.145:9986
Title1=(#1 – 0/500) UCBRADIO
Length1=-1
Version=2

Copy the web address from the file (highliged in red below)


numberofentries=1
File1=http://67.23.252.145:9986
Title1=(#1 – 0/500) UCBRADIO
Length1=-1
Version=2

Now add the web address to the mpc playlist with 

mpc add http://67.23.252.145:9986

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