I have changed to my desktop ubuntu 8.10 in the hope a
modern installation would help.
Having run through the list of available streaming radio
stations and successfully playing a large random selection.
the exception being thecoast.net.nz when opened in firefox
claims to need adobe flash-plugin. Flash-plugin is installed
so there must be some other thing that I do not have that
prevents this station playing.
I just clicked on it here and it played right away. Note that it ALSO
says "You need the Flash plugin to view this site - you can download
the flash plugin here for free"
Perhaps just ingore the message and wait long enough for the stream to