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Published: October 11, 2015
Last updated: March 13, 2016

Music Streams in Tor

There are some very nice music streams on the Tor network. Here's a quick guide on how to play them. Of course, a running Tor service on your system is required.

I recommend Deep Web Radio, mainly because I like jazz a lot. In Unix systems, Tor comes with a quite useful tool: torsocks. It forces all network traffic of an application to go through tor. So if you'd like to listen to some jazz using mplayer, simply run:

torsocks mplayer http://76qugh5bey5gum7l.onion/AnonyJazz

If you prefer a GUI, same works with VLC:

torsocks vlc http://76qugh5bey5gum7l.onion/AnonyJazz

If you don't like the console to much or are a Windows user, you could also configure a Tor as a SOCKS proxy in VLC. Go to ToolsShow settingsAllInput/Codecs, scroll down a little and enter as SOCKS server.

VLC Proxy Settings
VLC Proxy Settings

Then go to MediaOpen Network Stream and enter the stream URL.

Entering the Stream URL
Entering the Stream URL