streamtuner2 - Man Page

Browser for internet radio stations


streamtuner2 command [ channel,... ] [ title ]


Streamtuner2 is a graphical application for browsing through internet radio station directories, like: · Shoutcast · · SurfMusik · Internet-Radio · Jamendo · MyOggRadio · RadioBrowser · SomaFM · TuneIn · Streema

It utilizes your configured audio player or recording applications, which can be configured in the <F12> settings window.

It is written in Python and easy to extend. And besides the grapical interface, has a commandline interface. It comes with a couple of feature plugins and additional channels.


Without any options, it starts in the graphical mode, of course.


Prints out a summary of available commands.

Cached data

stream channel title

Searches for a station with the given title. Either looks in a single channel, or scans all plugins.

url channel title

Prints out only the streaming URL.

play [channel] title

Invokes the configured audio player.

Instantly retrieve data from directory service

categories channelname

Returns a nested JSON list of all categories/genres.

category "channelname" "Category"

Prints out a JSON list of the genre. Each entry constains title, url and other meta information. Note that the category must have the exact case.


streamtuner2 stream shoutcast,xiph "Top 100"

Searches for the term "Top 100" in the shoutcast and xiph channels, and returns all info about the first match as JSON output.

streamtuner2 play frequence3

Looks for the first occourence, and starts the audio player for FREQUENCE3.

streamtuner2 category tunein Jazz

Dumps a JSON list of all stations the named genre.

Graphical Mode

There's only one option for the graphical UI mode:


Loads Gtk3 via PyGI instead of Gtk2. This is implicit when running on Python3 anyway.


No-threading mode avoids some UI separation, but stabilizes the interface (in particular channel loading crashes occassionally) for some Gtk2/Gtk3 and Python combinations.

-d plugin

Disable plugin from loading. Plugin names are all-lowercase and sometimes short versions of the channel or feature, such as "reddit", "xiph", "favicons" or "dnd".

-e plugin

Load a plugin that isn't set by default.

Other Options


Enable debug mode, which shows a lot of activity messages during Streamtuner2 running - including UI changes and network requests or extraction steps.


Show streamtuner version.

version -v

Summarize all plugin versions.



See Also

streamripper(1) audacious(1) json(5) m3u(5) pls(5)


2015-04-02 2.1.4 Application manuals