AFL streaming radio from Linux

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"

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.