Apps for Recording and Scheduling Internet Radio?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by spetznatz, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2006
    I've been using an app called iRecordMusic to record audio streams from BBC Radio 4 (my lifeline in the entertainment wasteland that is Germany).

    I really need the ability to schedule recordings so that I don't miss anything.

    Trouble is, with iRM the recordings launch when they should, but only record for a few minutes of a 30-minute program. Very, very frustrating, and the developers haven't got back to me...

    Anyone know of any other software that can do this job? I've had a poke around without much luck...
  2. macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    The program that has been used for decades to schedule jobs in Unix systems is "cron". It should already be installed on your system.

    Likely there is some point and click Mac-like utility for using cron but I've never looked. It is easy enough to run from the terminal.

    You can read all about it by typing
    man crontab
    at the terminal prompt. Read the man pages for the commands in the "see also" section too.

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