Wednesday, May 18, 2011

HOWTO : Octoshape on Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop

When listen to the online radio of RTHK at, you may find a "HQ" button. This button activates a third party plugin namely Octoshape which can deliver high quality video and audio streaming. Now, you can enjoy this high quality radio streaming on Ubuntu 11.04.

Step 1 :

Install the plugin. No matter you have 32-bit or 64-bit system, you can follow the commands below to install. The plugin will be installed at your home directory.

chmod +x octosetup-linux_i386.bin

Step 2 :

Make sure the client is running in the terminal (the commands below) when playback the HQ video and / or audio.

cd octoshape

Step 3 :

Open Firefox and go to RTHK and select one of the online programme by clicking "HQ" button. Make sure the Octoshape Client is running as per Step 2.

Now, you can enjoy the HQ video and / or audio on the website.

That's all! See you.