How to save streaming audio?

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  1. Bill McCamy

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    The BBC is beginning its 13 episode dramatization of LOTR this Saturday. It will be broadcast on the internet with Realplayer.

    Is there anyway to save that streaming audio signal to the hard drive?
     
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    Bill,

    There is a setting in the software that encodes audio for RealAudio that allows the producer to enable or disable recording/saving.

    I have never actually tried recording/saving so you would have to check the support portion of real.com to find out how to do it, but you may be out of luck either way if the producer disabled that option which seems likely to me.
     
  3. Bill McCamy

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    Jason,

    Thanks. I suspected that recording (saving) had been disabled by the BBC (imagine that!) when there was no ablility to save under the "file" drop-down.

    I may try connecting a receiver and recorder (probably a VCR, given the hour length of the program) to the computer. I can then download the recorded program to the hd, and create my own cd.
     
  4. Iain Lambert

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    Radio 4 also streams in Ogg Vorbis from this page but thats only going on long enough to encompass the first episode. You might stand a better chance with Ogg.
     
  5. Greg_Y

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    There's a program out there called X-FileGet or something like that. It acts like RealAudio, but saves the stream as it comes in. I can't seem to find my copy; I think I deleted it, but it's out there somewhere. Try searching around the 'net using google.com.
     
  6. Jassen M. West

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    connect either a tape deck or a mini disc player to your sound card. i use an Aiwa mini-system, the 1/8 jack comes out of my computer and into the AUX in the back of the system. if i want to record i put a tape in and press record. I also use my mini disc player for recording mp3's on my hard drive to mini disc. the 1/8 jack from the sound card goes to the 1/8 jack for microphone on the mini-disc recorder.

    just a thought

    ---jay
     
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  8. Bill McCamy

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    Michael and Greg,

    The 2bys site is gone. Apparently the company is out of business. There are a couple of sites that have a beta version for download. Reading some user comments, the beta versions are temporary and need a key to remain active. Of course, no one has a key with the manufacturer defunct. And the download sites seem to be Russia. That gives me pause.

    If x-fileget works as advertised, it sounds like just what I wanted.
     
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    Bill,

    After the broadcast is done streaming, check your WindowsTemporary Internet Files folder. Sort the files by date and you may see a large .ra file, that's the broadcast you just watched. Copy that file to another directory. I've used this method with .asf files.
     
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    Bill, I sent you a PM.
     
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    If you have a Creative sound card go into the sound recorder (or if you have another good recording program) and set the source to record as "What You Hear". I've done this and it works perfectly. Just be sure to adjust the sound recording quality to an omptimum level.
     

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