Radio Doug Archives

Reese reeza at
Wed Aug 30 01:11:05 PDT 2000

At 09:17 AM 30/08/00 +0200, Peter van Heusden wrote:

>Does anyone know - is there a way to record RealPlayer stuff to a file? If

>that is the case, I could set up a cron job to suck Radio Doug to a file,

>and then pass the file on to someone with a better WWW connection to


It should be noted, that one of the goals of the streaming audio tech. was denying the end user the ability to record the data being streamed. That said, there are a number of ways to get around this limitation, depending on what hardware, etc. is available to you.

Perhaps easiest, is to use some external device, such as a mini-disc player or tape deck, pipe the audio to it to record, then pipe it back to the computer for conversion to .ra format. A variation on this involves two computers, where sound from one is input to the second, where it is recorded in .ra format.

There are also software alternatives, AudioJacker & Total Recorder, to name two programs specifically. These are the best solutions, because there is no digital-to-analog conversion required to make the file, thus less noise and other nasty analog stuff in the recording.

No, I do not have copies of these programs, I believe one (if not both) can be downloaded from the web.


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