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Are there any tools that can automate recording online streaming radio? I've been using Total Recorder which has the following useful features:

  1. Handy scheduler
  2. Supports creating recording templates, so I can customize some high/low quality recording

Unfortunately it requires opening the streaming radio in a browser and can't have another sound source at the same time; it's recording what comes out from the speaker.

What I am looking for is given an online radio URL, the tool should be able to record the audio stream, no matter if I am playing any other music or not.

Does such a tool exist?

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schedule a vlc session, I've done this in the past and supports the different quality levels that your looking for.

http://videolan.org

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This would be done in Tools > VLM Configuration if I recall correctly. –  Corey May 21 '10 at 21:13
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its been long enough ago that I can remember if its vlm or vlc with parameters is a command line option that will do all the work! –  user33788 May 21 '10 at 22:05
    
Seems like finding the real streaming url is the hardest part. I am now having problem with opening the rstp or mms stream with vlc. Can't find the reason. Log at here (filefront.com/16510291/vlc-log.txt). Can anyone see what's wrong? Thanks. –  Stan May 22 '10 at 2:12
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Both mpg321 and ogg123 can record streams directly to file, but you'll need to put your own scheduling mechanism in place.

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StationRipper does the job pretty well.

http://www.stationripper.com/

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You should explain why you think that it does the job pretty well, which features are present etc. Just dropping a link without further explanation isn't really helpful. –  Baarn Dec 15 '12 at 11:27
    
Record Shoutcast Audio and Video streams, iTunes Radio, Podcasts, Pandora.com, and Last.fm. Auto-download Album art. Ignore songs under a certain size. It's been a while since I last used it, but as far as I can tell, Station Ripper is quite accurate in determining the gaps between songs and thus the start stop positions for song recordings. –  Eddy Yuansheng Wu Dec 17 '12 at 12:40
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What I am looking for is given a online radio url, and the tool can record the audio stream. No matter if I am playing any other music or not.

Screamer Radio - it has to be running, but you can minimize it to a tray. Has a plethora of predefined stations already, and for recording you simply press the button. Beautiful thing really, simple yet functional.

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Install streamripper. $ apt-cache show streamripper

"This command-line tool can be used to record MPEG III and OGG online radio-streams into track-separated audio files."

Can also be used as a relay server, so others on your network can listen while you record.

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