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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.

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I'm having the same problem. Did you find a solution? –  Thomas Jul 4 '11 at 10:26

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