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In this tip we will see how to use the terminal to listen to online  radio stations. This will be possible with the help of "mplayer" and the IP address of the online radio station desired. If you haven't already installed mplayer on Ubuntu/Linux Mint, then do with this command:

sudo apt-get install mplayer

You can search and find here many IP addresses of radio stations. The IP address will be followed by the port number. Here is an example of an online radio station IP address:

http://176.31.246.143:8300

So, the command to use in the terminal to listen to this online radio will be as follows:

mplayer http://176.31.246.143:8300

You can now minimize the terminal window and enjoy listening to your favorite radio station. To stop it, you can simply press CTRL+C or just exit the terminal.

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