I logged a Mantis feature request for the Xine functionality to be expanded to allow Internet Radio streaming (and perhaps TV), as this is an area that is missing on LMCE, and that I found very useful on previous appliance media players. Xine appears to have all the capabilities requires to start an Internet stream and play it, so it seems to be a matter of adding a media grid and media type, plus the scenario and code to trigger the right options for xine to play it. Would be a great addition....
The response I got was essentially - you can do this by buying a Squeezebox and setting up another room, then loading Squeezeserver on the core.... I think this is a very surprising response to say the least! This boils down to - buy some extra hardware rather than a relatively simple extension of the existing system at no cost. After all, LMCE is supposed to be an "all in one" system.
Does anybody else agree with this? Or would like to see Internet Radio (/TV) added to the functionality? Bulek has already added his support into the Mantis ticket. If you are interested, could you indicate here? Or better yet, add your comments to the Mantis ticket - http://mantis.linuxmce.org/view.php?id=4012
The more people vote this way, the more chance we have of getting it taken up as a task!