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Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by obeygiant, Nov 10, 2002.
is there any way to record from iTunes Radio?
Just wondering, cuz i like to mix stuff i hear.
I haven't tried it myself, but Radiofree is an application made by the same guy/company that makes Acquisition (a cocoa Gnutella client). Looks like it does what you want.
I'd like to know that too!
Just posting so I get the email notification. It'd be nice to be able to say, I like this tune, right click, Save as... xxx.MP3.
Re: I'd like to know that too!
that'd be more difficult, the stream isn't differentiated between songs, you'd have to manually select a start and stop time in the stream... your best bet would be to save a little on either end of the song and then go in later and crop it and encode it...
that's assuming you can find a beast to save the stream for ya
I have an application called Audio hijack, that records any audio from any application. I use it to record from iTunes, or Chimera, as I like to listen to wakeupshow.com. The problems is it saves teh file in .aiff format or another large file format, and I have not found a way to convert to mp3 or something smaller.
there are many audio converters out there. Go to www.versiontracker.com/macosx
and type in mp3 converter or something along those lines
and you should get some results. I haven't done any audio
converting under X, but I did plenty of it under OS 9.
i tried StreamRipperX a few times. It works fine.
Give it a try SteamRipperX
Just looked on version tracker, and I could NOT find a Aiff ->mp3. The only converts I found was the opposite mp3 -> aiff.
I'm not sure but I think there is a program called Audion that
can do it. Not too sure though.
Are we forgetting that iTunes 3 converts aiff format to mp3 format. Wouldn't it just make sense to use that for conversion since it's a program we should all have anyway?
I think iNet Stream Archiver is pretty good (used RadioFree until I came across this), you can record from multiple sources at the same time, naming etc. all taken care of, pretty stable too.
use quicktime pro or get a program for os 9 called soundapp. such a great program for converting audio formats.
I have qt pro, but it doesnt seem to work for me. Can you give me better directions on how to convert it. I will try again later today.
Also, itunes will convert cdda (cd audio) to mp3. I do not think it will convert aiff 2 mp3. I added the stream to my itunes file, and it was still a 10-20mg file.
To convert AIFF to MP3:
Drop the song into iTunes.
Select the song from the list in iTunes.
From the "Advanced" menu, choose "Convert Selectio to MP3"...
felix beat me to it!
As was already posted, you can use iTunes by adding the file to you Library and selecting "Convert Selection to MP3" from the Advanced menu. If you have not done this before, you may want to go to the iTunes prefs and choose "Importing." This will give you options for setting the bitstream (quality). 128k has been the standard, but it's making it's way up to 192k.
As far as QT goes: Open the files and select Export from the File menu. The Save window will have a pop-up tab that allows you to choose file formats. This will include MP3 and MP4 (depending on your version of QT).
Hope this helps,
You should note that that requires QuickTime Pro, which does cost $29.99. Why pay to convert in QuickTime Player when you could do it for free in iTunes. That is said on the assumption that you have not already purchased a license for QT Pro. If you already bought in, the choice is yours, but the iTunes way is easier for many users.
Nevermind that. I scrolled back up and saw that you do have QT Pro. I find it interesting that it won't do the converison for you.