Saturday, July 21, 2007

Sirius Player For Mac!

So today I was browsing thru the apple downloads section and found SiriusMac, which is a slick easy to use Radio Interface that streams Sirius Radio to your mac and it is Free! This is great because normally, I have to open up a browser, navigate to the sirius site, select the player (I have a bookmark but still), login then select the station and there you go. I know it is not much but it is still tedious. I wrote a blog entry on this too because they stream using windows media on their site that didn't work well with my Mac which required me to get Flip4Mac WMV (another great application) and firefox would always send me an alert about a missing plug-in - drove me crazy. As far as Safari, it didn't work great either, sometimes the player would reposition itself - crazy. So lately, I started bringing up Sirius on my PC via parallels, as I always have it on while developing (so imaging the steps just to hear Sirius on my Mac).

This player is great, just go thru the simple set up and bam! You got Sirius radio on your mac (Sirius Subscription Required). I love it! I suggest if you use this app and really appreciate what they've done, that a small donation is made, they deserve it!

The application, I believe was built using python.

To get it just go to the following links...

Apple Downloads


SiriusMac Site

Until next time ...

UPDATE: SiriusMac is programmed entirely in AppleScript Studio.


  1. Anonymous7:13 AM

    Sipie uses Python and its open source. SiriusMac (our code) is programmed entirely in AppleScript Studio.
    Created by VizualMenace and his trusty side kick Goodtime.

  2. Ugh, why was it taken down? I've been searching for a Mac player for months!

  3. Anonymous12:57 PM

    install flip4mac
    the sirius site will then work for you in quicktime. browser will still say you dont have the plugin, but ignore it and it will start playing

  4. Anonymous11:06 AM

    New StarPlayr betas and Nightly Builds are out:

    Current Beta:

    Nightly Builds:

    Runs on Tiger and Leopard.

    Beta2 requires Flip4Mac to playing
    Nightly Build 1 uses Mplayer for playing, but uses Flip4Mac to play back records.

    Program is still being developed and improved. He plans on adding personal recordings to your iPod/iPhone soon with iTunes.

  5. Anonymous10:00 AM

    Hey guys, still looking for Sirius Radio on your Mac? Give StarPlayr a try.
    A New Breed of Sirius Radio for your Mac™

    Sirius Radio on your Mac! Powered by Mplayer, LAME & Flip4Mac WMV, only for Mac OS X.

    This version includes mplayer build in playback, recording, and introduction some new iTunes Playlist features with StarMP3.

    StarMP3, as recordings are finished (the user presses record a 2nd time in the UI), it is added to an iTunes playlist and also exported to MP3 format. Users can take their recordings with them on the Road via the iPod/iPhone or any other PMP device that supports MP3s.

    StarMP3s are created in the background using LAME after the recording is finished when the user presses the record button a 2nd time to conclude the recording.

    SimoCasting: the user can record one station and listen to another at the same time. 32/sec. recordings are recommended for SimoCasting. You can also play and record at separate bit rates. For instance if you recording a talk radio show, you can record it at 32k/sec.

    If you are playing or recording a quality music station, you can set that to 128k/sec. 32/128k setting can be changed on the fly prior to playing or recording. 128k/sec requires a Premium Sirius SIR Acct. from


    · Sirius Satellite subscription or Sirius Radio account

  6. Anonymous5:51 PM

    Well, unless we all come up with $3 more a month you will get white noise
    effect the beginning of March.
    Also the Geek who started this blog
    forgot to tell us the most basic
    fact that this new Sirius Application does NOT WORK WITH 10.0,10.2,10.3 or 10.4.....This information should have been in the first sentence because
    people who do not or cannot have 10.5 could stop reading at that point

  7. That application looks really great and helpful. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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