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Old 09-06-2006, 09:19 PM   #1
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recording internet radio to seperate files

I was just hoping if anybody could tell me how to record the song broadcasted over internet radio to seperate mp3 files, each of which would be labeled with the title and artist automatically (I know that in iTunes the title and artist is broadcasted as well from a number of different internet stations). I know that there are a number of ways to record it to a big file, but I would prefer to record them to seperate files so that I can put them on my ipod. I know this does not seem legal, but I am pretty sure that if the simple act of broadcasting them is legal, recording the music does not matter in comparison.
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I use streamripper. It does a pretty good job, but the files usually require a little trimming.
Old 09-07-2006, 03:42 AM   #3
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If you want to save a local copy of Real Audio stream, you might try ram2ogg which is available here.

It's just a little wrapper script which uses xine to fetch the media and the ogg command-line tools to convert the format, but I find it useful nonetheless. Of course, you have to get wine working with real audio files first, which can be a trick, and it doesn't play all codecs. It works for stuff from the BBC Radio website.

Apart from getting xine working in the first place, the drawbacks are that it doesn't save track meta-data, and that it downloads at the same rate which the stream plays. However, I have found it works quite OK with multiple instances in parallel over my 2 Mbit DSL, which is nice.


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