On my work computer, I need to set the proxy for web browsing.
I'd like to use rhythmbox to stream internet radio, but it usually fails with "Cannot resolve the proxy hostname". So, I want to avoid those settings for rhythmbox.
Is there a way to force rhythmbox to use direct connection for internet radio streams? I've tried setting the HTTP_PROXY envar to various values with no help.
Note it works if I revert to direct connect in Firefox or Chrome, then connect the "radio" in rhythmbox. I can then set the browser proxy back to normal, and rhythmbox continues to work -- but I have to repeat the manual process the next time I want to stream audio.
Also, running a local proxy isn't really a solution in this case.