Any way to record streaming audio?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mason, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. Mason macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2003
    Does anyone know how to record streaming audio on iTunes. A group I like (Gabriel & Dresden) is playing a set and I would like to record it so I can listen to it later (i.e., time-shifting, which is legal - think TiVo). If anyone knows how to record it, I appreciate any information you can share.

  2. mowogg macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2004
    San Gabriel, CA
    record any audio stream

    What you need is Audio hijack <>. That will allow you to record any online audio stream and save it to disk where you can import it into iTunes.
  3. Mason thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2003
    I looked at that and also found a program called "wire tap" which is free. Is AH that much better (i.e., worth the $16)?
  4. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    or you could just use a basic freeware audio app and record via line-in on your Mac, or PC if you have one.
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    I always use WireTap. Its free, and its quite good. It's also simple to use. :)
  6. paulypants macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2003
    Buffalo, NY
    Yeah Wiretap is great...
  7. jimthorn macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2003
    Huntington Beach, CA, USA
    The beauty of Audio Hijack Pro is that you can enhance and isolate the audio you are recording. It grabs the audio from a single app and ignores any other sounds from other apps. There are lots of filters you can use to tweak the sound on the fly as you record it, which can make streaming RealAudio files sound much better. You can also record directly to AIFF, MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, and even bookmarkable AAC (like audiobooks purchased from the iTunes Music Store). Wiretap is fine if you just need to record something once, but if you record streaming or other audio all the time (like I do), then do yourself a favor and get Audio Hijack Pro. It isn't even very expensive.

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