The Grumpy Editor's guide to audio stream grabbers
Posted Oct 12, 2006 7:38 UTC (Thu) by anonymous21
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to audio stream grabbers
What you really would like (I think) is a program called Screamer Radio. It does not (unfortunately) have timed startup, but it does have these features:
1) Record button
2) Mute button (so you can mute the audio stream while recording, and listen to some other audio using another player. Also great for manually muting annoying commercials during playback!).
3) *** 5 minute audio buffer ***, so when you click "Record", it actually starts recording from five minutes prior to that moment, assuming you've been playing the stream for that long. So when you realize, two minutes into a program, that you wish you'd started recording it from the start, you now have that option (again, assuming you had actually started listening that far back - it can't record what it never had the chance to buffer!)
The problem, of course, is that it only runs really well under Windows. You CAN install and run it under Wine, but if you do it will only play mp3 (and, I think, ogg) streams. Specifically, it will not play streams in Windows Media format, even though it plays those fine under Windows. Beyond that, under Wine it has a nasty tendency to freeze up unexpectedly.
If someone would clone this program for use under Linux (or figure out how to make it work 100% under Wine, although I'd rather have a native Linux app), I for one would be appreciative.
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