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    TiVo for Internet Radio?

    Does anybody know of a TiVo like application for internet radio? There are some radio shows I like to listen to, but I often miss them due to timing.

    One example would be NPR's Car Talk. They do podcast thier shows, but you have to pay for them over at audible.com. I'm slightly averse to that ... I already give an annual donation to my local NPR affiliate.

    It'd be a much better solution if I could just InternetRadio-Vo (to badly coin a term) the show and time-shift it to my convenience. I feel as though this would be "Fair Use" since I technically could use an Audio tape to record the over-the-air broadcast, or even record the 'net stream using several different applications I found google-ing. What seems to be missing from the equation is the capability to schedule the beginning and end of recording to happen automatically.

    It'd be really cool if it were a SS plugin, but I haven't seen anything like that in the plugin list. A stand-alone program would be fine too.

    -J

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    Try looking into At Large Recorder. It's made for Slingbox stream recording, but they also mention recording internet radio streams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dearing View Post
    Try looking into At Large Recorder. It's made for Slingbox stream recording, but they also mention recording internet radio streams.
    I've been using Total Recorder for a few years to do just this, but I had to write some custom scripts to generate the correct URL's and do some other things. If I were shopping for a program today I'd probably pick up Replay Radio (http://www.applian.com/replay-radio/index.php). It keeps track of all the proper URLs and everything for you--you just have to pick which shows you want it to record.

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    TiVo for Internet Radio?

    jeffluckett wrote:
    > Does anybody know of a TiVo like application for internet radio? There
    > are some radio shows I like to listen to, but I often miss them due to
    > timing.
    >


    Griffin's radioShark might be just what you're looking for. You can
    find it at:
    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/radioshark/
    I've been tempted to buy one for many of the same reasons -- I never
    hear Car Talk any more since I'm not in the car on weekends.

    --
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    My home made internet radio tivo

    I have a home made internet radio recorder. Right now, it only works for MP3 streams - i think I know how to rip real media but haven't been motivated.

    Its basically a linux shell script that uses mplayer in dumpstream mode. There are detailed complications since mplayer won't stop on its own, you have to kill it. And lots of other details.

    I then schedule linux cron jobs to record streams.

    I've attached the script and the source of a program that scans to the first valid MP3 frame. No guarantees - they are both surely buggy!
    Last edited by Millwood; 2006-10-31 at 18:38.

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    There's a Windows program called Screamer Radio that records internet radio. It doesn't have a scheduler built in, but you could use a Windows scripting program like Auto-It for making a schedule.

    There's also a console version of Screamer radio that you could use in DOS-type batch files launched from Task Scheduler

    http://www.screamer-radio.com/

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