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pasodoble
2005-05-10, 14:00
Is there such a thing in terms of functionality? I'd love to pause internet radio streams and record them for later listening.

madcat
2005-05-10, 21:54
Is there such a thing in terms of functionality? I'd love to pause internet radio streams and record them for later listening.

You can't do this with the Squeezebox SlimServer software. And I don't know of any software that will automatically start recording when you hit pause, and then play from the recording when you unpause. (Great idea though. See http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=9932)

What you can do is use other software to automatically record sound files that the Squeezebox will find and make available through its menus. Then you can listen to the recordings and pause and resume at will. There are two approaches to this.

The older VCR-style way is to use a program that records streaming Internet audio based on a schedule you set up. You have to figure out which time blocks you want to record and from what radio station feeds, and enter that into the program. Do an Internet search for terms like "streaming audio recorder VCR timer". The advantage of this approach is you can record whatever content you want, though this happens in real time. (It takes one hour to record a one hour show.)

The newer Tivo-like way is to use podcasting. A podcast is like a radio show with episodes that can be downloaded at any time for later playback. Podcasting software automatically determines when new episodes are ready and downloads them. Do an Internet search for "podcasting".

Podcasting is presumably easier to manage, but because it is new there aren't that many shows available. It also doesn't work well for continuously playing radio stations.

I just started using iPodder to download talk programs from public radio, which are automatically put into iTunes under a playlist. (http://ipodder.sourceforge.net/index.php, http://www.publicradiofan.com/podcasts.html)

hunta
2005-05-11, 05:37
Another option is to go down the digital radio route. This would need tuner hardware, but allows you to make use of EPG to record specific items - kind of like VideoPlus.

In addition, if you get the right player (currently only Trinloc produce one) and a piece of software called DABBar to stream you can integrate directly with SlimServer (http://www.multitask-computing.co.uk/dabbar.html). This is the set-up I have and it works very well. Downside is you have to shell out for the player though...

sixarm
2005-05-11, 07:47
Someone may be able to create a plugin that will pass the url of the stream being played by slimserver to streamripper.

http://streamripper.sourceforge.net/

I just run a simple cron'ed script that streamrips my favorite shows, tags them, and puts them in the slimserver music folder.

healy
2005-05-11, 09:00
This may be something like you are looking for:

http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/radioshark/


On May 10, 2005, at 2:00 PM, pasodoble wrote:

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> Is there such a thing in terms of functionality? I'd love to pause
> internet radio streams and record them for later listening.
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