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Old 10-21-2003, 03:03 PM   #1
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Recording a real audio stream

My favorite radio station has re-organized it's site and they no longer store the ra file in an accessable directory and I can only get it streamed.

What software do you recommend to record the streamed audio to a file on my hard drive?
Old 10-21-2003, 05:02 PM   #2
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Have you ever heard of Streamripper:

This is one killer program. I use a command line version with Linux, 1.32 I think. The tarball comes with good reference and is simple to use. I use it with Xmms. Use the "View File Info" selection in the menu to find the http: address of the stream, and start streamripper in a terminal. It rips streams at 128K and creates a folder for each stream address and names each individual mp3 within that folder. Kinda sounded what you might be looking for. Just thought I would throw it out here. Just don't share or distribute what you rip. You know. See Ya!

RE: Noticed you said no file to save or open so you may SOL with this unless you can find the http: stream address somehow. Sorry!

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Old 10-21-2003, 07:40 PM   #3
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Give google enough terms and something always pops up.

vsound is supposed to run the real audio stream through sox and record it to wave. I'll check it out and see if that does the job.

I think it needs another name as virtual sound has the same name (vsound) on sourceforge and freshmeat..
Old 10-21-2003, 11:15 PM   #4
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streamripper is a great app for SHOUTcast streams, but won't do anything else.

i'm Currently ripping two radio stations now

Great tool!

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dragging up an old thread, i'll have to mention old faithful.... either dump to pcm with mplayer, or encode to mp3 with mencoder...


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