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Matt Sims
2004-03-04, 04:18
Here's a new alternative to using the Shoutcast server/Winamp
combination for those wishing to stream their sound-card input to their
Slim device:

http://www.fridgesoft.de/harddiskogg.php

What is it?

HarddiskOgg takes a wave input stream from any Windows 95/98/2000/XP
compatible sampling device (including microphone input and line in) and
converts it to an Ogg Vorbis/Wave/MP3
<http://www.fridgesoft.de/harddiskogg.php#lamedll> (optional) stream.
This happens in realtime, so basically it is a harddisk recorder in Ogg
Vorbis.

Features:

Real-time encoding with bitrates from 32kbit/sec. up to 320kbit/sec.
Stereo or mono recording from 8kHz to 48kHz
Automatic numbering of output files
Can be placed in the systray and activated by a single click
Smart on-the-fly normalization for low-volume sources
Uses the high quality, patent free <http://www.vorbis.com/> Ogg Vorbis
encoding engine. Ogg Vorbis easily outperforms MP3 in sound quality,
especially at lower bit rates.
LAME MP3 encoder <http://www.fridgesoft.de/harddiskogg.php#lamedll>
compatible. However, due to patent issues HarddiskOgg ist not
distributed with the LAME encoding DLL. If you want MP3 support, fetch
LAME_ENC.DLL from the <http://mitiok.free.fr/> web, but make sure you
have the appropriate rights for doing so.
Command line mode for easy integration or scheduled recordings
No fluff or stupid skinned interface, just works.
HarddiskOgg is FREEWARE!