App for recording streaming radio??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cosmos-man, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. cosmos-man macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2012
    I have been searching Google and the forums for an application that will run on an iMac running iOS 10.9 that will:

    - allow me to stream FM radio broadcasts
    - allow me to record FM radio broadcasts
    - allow me to set up a schedule when I am unavailable for hearing a program to record a broadcast I want to hear for playing back later

    I can’t seem to find a single app that will do this. Anybody recommend anything?
  2. bakechad macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2008
    I have been using Streamripper for more than a decade. Works great.

    I haven't tried it on 10.9, but it should work without a problem considering how it is written.
  3. cosmos-man thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2012
    I don't belive Streamripper has scheduling, right?
  4. mjt57 macrumors regular


    Aug 16, 2013
    South Eastern Australia
    I have been looking for something that will record streaming audio from various radio stations.

    I currently use VLC which opens a URL link. However, there's no way to directly record the audio other than opening another app which then records from a microphone what's coming out of the speakers.

    Before I moved to Macs 3 months ago I used a program called "Audacity" in Windows which did record whatever was streaming. It doesn't do it with MacOS.

    This Streamripper thing requires compiling and configuring. Unfortunately it's beyond my level of expertise at this time.
  5. cosmos-man thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2012
    I find this absolutely amazing. So, not only does Apple remove the DVD burner and DVD burning software from the newer Macs so that there is not much one can do with an authored movie in iMovie, there is no software for easily scheduling and recording an audio source like an Internet radio streaming!!!

    Just amazing. Never mind. I still have a couple of PCs laying around. I'll use them to solve my audio recording problem.
  6. JackRoch macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Have you had a look at Audio Hijack Pro?

    According to the manual it'll do what you want albeit in conjunction with RealPlayer
  7. cosmos-man thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2012
    Jack, doesn't look like Hijack allows scheduling, or at least it was not mentioned on the Web site.
  8. JackRoch macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2010
    You're right, the website doesn't mention it but if you download the trial version it describes the process in the manual.

    They used to do an excellent little program that would do what you wanted in conjunction with Audio Hijack, called Radioshift.
    Sadly they had to discontinue it:
  9. cosmos-man thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2012
    I found one! It’s an app out of the British Isles called Snowtape. It does everything I want it to do, the recording, a menu of streaming stations, and a scheduler. That’s the good news. The bad news is it is $33. So far it does everything advertised.
  10. mjt57 macrumors regular


    Aug 16, 2013
    South Eastern Australia

    I've downloaded and installed it. Trialling it, so far. And it's looking good. I had to install Flip4Mac first as a couple of the stations that I listen to require it.

    I've changed it so that recorded audio is exported to a folder on a hard disk, rather than exported into iTunes.

    Just have to work out how to scheduled recordings, then if it all works I'll register it.

    Thanks cosmos-man for the tip.
  11. nohoch macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2011
    Sorry to pull out an old thread but looking into this for an option to record a morning radio station.

    Found Snowtape 2 and currently downloading the trial I will see whats up however I was wondering how this is holding up or if there is any updates on how your experience is going.

    Any other better/newer options out there? It doesn't seem like Snowtape has much support too it.

    Here is what I need to do:

    - Schedule recording from say 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM every morning M-F
    - Transfer easily to Iphone for playback.
  12. CoMoMacUser macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2012
    That was one of the many reasons why I replaced my 2008 iMac with a Dell.
  13. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    Most Macs come with a headphone output jack and a line in jack.
    You can plug headphone out into line in, and record directly using Audacity or similar.
    I use a Y adaptor so I still have a headphone out to connect to my speaker system.
  14. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
  15. flynz4 macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    I really like the dedication of the folks at Rogue Amoeba and have been using their products for years. I'll confirm Fisherman's comment that it does indeed record.

    I still use RadioShift Pro as well... even though they needed to discontinue it... it still works (at least last time I tried it... maybe 6 months ago).


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