"Ripping" streaming audio?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by juiceman311, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. juiceman311 macrumors member

    May 10, 2007
    I have several streaming audio files (from a .m3u file) playing in my iTunes. Is there any way to rip these files onto my computer? I'd imagine it would be some sort of recording mechanism while it's playing? I dunno...And for the record, not copyrighted material at all.
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I believe that .m3u files are just text files with links in them. Try opening it in TextEdit and you may find the full path to the files in there.
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    It is essentially a link to a streaming file. You can't download them. The only way to keep them is to use recording software.

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