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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 Tools → Show settings → All → Input/Codecs, scroll down a little and enter 127.0.0.1:9050 as SOCKS server.
Then go to Media → Open Network Stream and enter the stream URL.