Howto use Amarok to play BBC Radio stations over the internet
The BBC transmits all of its Radio broadcasts as Real Player streams over the internet. It also transmits some (its core stations) in a format suitable for Windows media player. These stations can be played through Amarok.
Open up Amamrok, and open the Playlists (vertical button on the left hand side of the player). Now add the BBC radio station to the Radio Streams limb of the Playlist tree, by right clicking on it (ie. right click on the words Radio Stream) and select Add Radio Station.
In the popup box, put the name of the name of the station, and in the URL field put:
The click on Okay.
To play, all you have to do is select (double click) the Radio station from your playlist (it'll be below the Cool-Streams listing), and then press play.
You may wonder where I got the odd looking addresses from, well, if you look at the source of the BBC web pages that allow you select Real Player or Windows Media player, you'll see (way down in the code) that it accesses a second file called (for Radio 2) http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/wm_asx/aod/radio2.asx . And if you look in there you'll see a number (four) of addresses. I simply chose the first.