Since the first Zauruses came on the scene, it's been possible to listen to streaming audio.
How well this works depends on a few things, but primarily it's the quality of the link from the Zaurus to the internet, both bandwidth/throughput and low latency/jitter; in general the Zaurus has enough processor power to handle the task of decompressing mp3 and ogg/ although it may stutter if you try and do too much that's processor or I/O intensive.
With the 860 and faster processors, I have been able to listen to radio streams of 128kbps mp3, using wireless networking or usb networking.
There are many streams listed on www.shoutcast.com, simply save the .pls file and then open it in Kino2, or, read the file at the command shell and then open the stream using "mplayer", e.g. "mplayer mms://music.example.com/radio?xxx"
Here are some useful playlists:
[playlist] numberofentries=1 File1=http://188.8.131.52/classicfm?MSWMExt=.asf Title1=ClassicFM Length1=-1
Can someone post some working URLs which will play in Kino2
August 12th, 2010, posted by neill1234atyahoodotcom
All the below worked fine for me today (the last, BBC link, works too: there's an announcement from Vermont the first 10 secs though)....
I just accepted the pls file downloads from the stations to my HD, opened them in Notepad, extracted the URL's. Can be done with many mp3 feeds. I used feeds up to 128kbps over a 802.11b network with perfect results after I opened the URL in konsole via: mplayer "URLyouwanttoopen"