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I would like to record record multiple audio web streams like this one in parallel to an mp3 or wma file for a duration of several days. I would like to be able to limit the file size or the duration stored in each file. The tool can be for any operating system. I do not need anything fancy like song recognition, metadata or silence detection. I haven't been able to find such a piece of software so far.

Example: Tap channel "News" results in:

News-090902-0000-0100.mp3, News-090902-0100-0200.mp3, etc...

Who knows what tool can do this? It can be commercial software.

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My browser somehow escapes the colon in the link, so it doesn't work. I added it in full text. –  Hauke Sep 2 '09 at 16:30

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Audio Hijack Pro can do this on OS X. I've had good experiences with it. It may not work yet on Snow Leopard.

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Combining SoX with a shell script would be a multiplatform and free solution.

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Hey did you manage to get Audio Hijack Pro to work on SL64? I loved this program, but it does not seem to work for me on SL64. –  caliban Sep 2 '09 at 16:47
@scoopdreams I'm still on 10.5.8 I didn't know there were incompatibilities. Too bad there isn't a website you could ask questions like that somewhere... :) –  Richard Hoskins Sep 2 '09 at 16:50
-laughs- ouch, that hurts. :) –  caliban Sep 2 '09 at 16:56

I have written software that does exactly what you want, and more (if I understand correctly). It's basically a glorified front end for programs like MPlayer, VLC and such, adding some useful features.

Check it out - http://sourceforge.net/projects/streamrecnet/files/

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I did that before, going on a frenzy recording several jazz web radio stations. And to do that, I run multiple instances of Screamer.


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Make sure your bandwidth can support the multiple streams though.

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Screamer looks good and stable. I cannot find an option though to record raw audio only. It always splits the songs. –  Hauke Sep 3 '09 at 7:29

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