I wanted to listen to BBC especially the drama's in BBC radio 2 .
BBC needs a real player installed to run it's online radio :(
I tried to do so in amarok as I use KDE .
I couldn't :( , tried googling got one useful result .
mms://wmlive.bbc.co.uk/wms/bbc7/lo_s1 in VLC . You could only play BBC 7 but it really did satisfy my ego as 7 is about drama and books ;)
And those who want the BBC world service news use mplayer.
will play the stream .
Happy listening and if you are more interested in why BBC doesn't use open standards please do check out http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theeditors/2007/01/in_response_to_site_changes.html