Media Player Question.

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  1. PatB

    PatB Stunt Coordinator

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    Is it possible to save streaming media, in this case a radio feed, being played on the Windows Media Player directly to your hard drive? If anyone has a way to do this I would much appreciate it.
     
  2. MichaelG

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    I think you might want to go to Microsofts website and see what the Window Media Encoder does. It's for WMP 7.1, so you would need to download and install that. I haven't used it yet so I am not exactly sure if this will record or not.

    I have another questions though about WMP. I used to be on Win98 and at some point upgraded the old WMP (can't remember how) so that if I was downloading and AVI file I could preview the video while it was downloading. If you right-click on the file and select properties the popup window would have a preview TAB. Now that I have installed Win2000 this is no longer there. I upgraded to WMP 7.1 and it's still not there. Also, the version 7.1 doesn't allow zooming to 50%, 100%, 200%. What gives? Does anyone know what I need to allow previewing of incomplete AVI files (or downloading)?
     
  3. Stacey

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    Pat,

    I'm sure there is a better way than this but here's my 2 cents...

    I just use Creative Sound Recorder to make hard drive copies of streaming audio. Obviously the sound quality is not the best but it works in a pinch.
     
  4. PatB

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    Stacey, where can I find this Sound Recorder? Is it downloadable software, and if so, where can I find it. Because it's just a radio feed the sound quality isn't terribly important so this could be just what I'm looking for. Thanks.
     
  5. Stacey

    Stacey Stunt Coordinator

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    Pat,

    Unfortunately Creative Sound Recorder came with my Sound Card (Creative Soundblaster Live!) and is not downloadable as far as I know.

    Sorry if I got your hopes up.
     

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