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Recording Radio on Mac

851 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2008 11:11 AM by jml789uk RSS
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Feb 9, 2008 3:29 AM
Can anyone tell me how to record a radio programme on my mac?

I would usually do this on my Humax PVR, but I forgot to set it in time. The programme is available online for the next seven days, on BBC's Listen Again service. It is not available as a podcast, so it can't be downloaded.

The only way I can think of, is to use a cassette recorder, with a built-in microphone, as close as possible to the mac, but that seems rather clumsy and, anyway, I would really prefer to have the programme on disc, not cassette.

So is there a neater way of doing this?


MacBook 2,1, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Pulstate Calculating status...
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    Feb 9, 2008 3:34 AM (in response to jml789uk)
    Try, '' Nicecast, '' mate, it's a great little program.

    Rogue Amoeba are the creators.

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    iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Non Intel. (PPC)
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 Level 7 (28,070 points)
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    Feb 9, 2008 3:57 AM (in response to jml789uk)
    Audio Hijack Pro will record anything that will play on the Mac
    Quicksilver dual 800 MHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), ATI Radeon 9800 Pro Mac Edition 256 MB
  • wp3 Calculating status...
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    Feb 9, 2008 4:35 AM (in response to jml789uk)
    G3/Indigo Slot/500mhz/External DVD-RW/768ram, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • smithrj Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
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    Feb 9, 2008 4:40 AM (in response to wp3)
    Real Player is the app you need. It is free and never crashes. I use it for all my audio needs.

    MacBook 2GB, 250 drive, Black W/Lacie 160 external, Mac OS X (10.5.1), iMac 4GB Memory, 750 GB Drive, 10.4.11, iPod shuffle
  • Tom Older Level 2 Level 2 (345 points)
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    Feb 9, 2008 5:11 AM (in response to smithrj)
    As indicated by Malcolm Rayfield above, Audio Hijack is the way to do what you want. You can either use Audio Hijack Pro as he links to at $32 or a simpler version Audio Hijack at $16
    Browse the links yourself to see the difference. Both can record for burning to a CD or any other recording device. Realplayer as mentioned by the last poster is not a recording device, simply broadcasting.
    I myself use Audio Hijack Pro along with an editing device Fission by the same company which means you can record programmes and edit out applause or links etc. I would strongly recommend the Audio Hijack series, superb recording and extremely easy to use to record anything at all, radio, record player, cassette, whatever that can pass sound through your computer.
    Mac Mini G4 1.25, Mac OS X (10.4.10)


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