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  1. Before, I could use various capture softwares such as Firefox Download Helper, Streamripper32 or Castripper, but none of them work
    anymore. Website is:
    http://www.vpr.net/audio-player/
    I particularly like to capture the two streams (see two red circles on screenshot). These are streams that have reasonable sound quality with low bit rate.
    I can listen to the streams with the computer no problem. I suppose I could use a sound card recorder, but that is a last resort.
    Another question: Before, they broadcasted an mp3 stream which I could capture and transfer to mp3 player device. Are they still broadcasting mp3? If they have changed and are broadcasting something other than mp3, then that creates another issue, because my mp3 player only plays mp3.
    I still have a backup solution ( another radio station that allows easy mp3 capture with similar music):
    http://www.wuft.org/fm/online-listening/#
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  2. Yes, it has changed. No obvious MP3 stream from that player but it can still be recorded ('live', so to speak...you have to stop recording when you'r ready).
    Use StreamTransport. It recognizes the stream as an FLV container (AAC audio, no video information).

    You can use FLV Extract (v2.0) to demux the audio (click 'Extract: Audio, No Remux, To audio only...uncheck 'Remove temp files')
    You should end up with just the AAC audio file in the same folder. Tip: You can batch a lot of files with this program.

    Once you have these AAC files you can use any audio converter you fancy to change them to MP3

    The free version (watch the adware) of AoA Audio Extractor Basic will convert straight from the FLV files.
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    Originally Posted by jimdagys View Post
    I suppose I could use a sound card recorder, but that is a last resort.
    Hi
    The VPR links are here ---> ___http://digital.vpr.net/online-streams
    It's easy enough to 'dump' the streams to file.
    For example with VLC > Media > Open Network Stream...
    Then View > Advanced Controls... and use the red button.
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  4. To jagabo and bat999: The links you got from the vpr website are outdated and no longer work. They used to work.
    To transporterfan: Can you tell me which version of StreamTransport did you use? I am using version 1.0.2.2171 (a few years old) and
    I can't download the vpr stream.
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  5. I just tried them again. The links I gave work for me:

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    The only problem is that they never complete because the stream never ends. Just copy the .part file before aborting the download, then rename it.
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  6. To transporterfan,
    My mistake. I was able to use StreamTransport version 1.0.2.2171 and download the stream. The stream plays with VLC.
    I have attached a one minute sample. I haven't tried to extract aac and convert to mp3 yet.
    Jagabo: I can't duplicate what you have shown. Using Firefox version 25, I get an error message when I try to download either of the above links you provided.
    Error message: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\vpr24.mp3 could not be saved, because the source file could not be read.
    Try again later, or contact the server administrator.
    EDIT: using a vpn (virtual private network) I was able to download the two streams:
    http://vpr.streamguys.net/vpr24.mp3
    http://vprclassical.streamguys.net/vprclassical24.mp3
    according to jagabo's above instructions. To get the file completed, I had to pause and restart the download. Then the file would be completed. After renaming, I had the mp3 file.
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  7. Originally Posted by jimdagys View Post
    Jagabo: I can't duplicate what you have shown.
    Geographic (IP address) restrictions maybe?
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  8. The streams jagabo gave you work for me - usually not in a browser (Pale Moon/Firefox), but strangely enough in my ... audio player (no geographic restriction - I live in the UK) . All their addresses you can simply get right-clicking at 'LOWs' (and HIGHs) you've marked and choose Copy link address or when using Video Download Helper clicking the small triangle by V D Helper icon, you'll see something like vpr24.mp3 (the site/player doesn't even need to load fully) and then choose Copy URL address. The addresses:
    Low:
    http://vpr.streamguys.net/vpr24.mp3
    http://vprclassical.streamguys.net/vprclassical24.mp3

    High:
    http://vpr.streamguys.net/vpr64.mp3
    http://vprclassical.streamguys.net/vprclassical64.mp3

    For WUFT stations use Download Helper - start playing, Helper triangle - Online_listening_Florida_s_89_1_WUFT_FM.mpeg - Copy URL address and you get:
    http://ice01.jou.ufl.edu:8000/wufthd2128

    You copy the addresses to your audio player and you can listen to them. I use AIMP3 . You can download it @ videohelp.com: http://www.videohelp.com/tools/AIMP or portable version here: http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/aimp-portable .

    Why AIMP? Because it can capture/record radio streams (and convert different audio formats too). There's a button Radio capture just under the moving info bar (active when playing).
    You can go to the top left and click 'wrench' button Preferences. In Player - Internet radio capture check if Capture stream without transcoding (only for MP3/AAC/AAC+) is ticked. The stream will be captured 'as is' without converting (losing quality). If you have for example OGG stream or MP3, but high bitrate and you want lower. you need to untick it. Before doing that you need to download lame_enc.dll from internet and put it in Modules folder. It will let you convert streams to MP3, change bitrate etc.

    P.S. How can you listen to the LOW streams? They are 24 kbps and ... MONO.
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  9. I used Transporterfan's idea to use StreamTransport and captured the stream as flv. (see above audio sample) . Then I used his method FLV Extract (v2.0) and the flv file was instantly converted to mp3 24kbps. It happened so fast that I don't think there was any recoding going on. I think the 24kbps mp3 was somehow already inside the flv.
    Thanks. Problem solved.
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  10. The links I gave can even be used with CLI tools like wget.exe. Or VLC's Media -> Convert/Save option. The benefit of the latter is it doesn't delete the file when you terminate the download.
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  11. P.S. How can you listen to the LOW streams? They are 24 kbps and ... MONO.
    I haven't adopted the new technology yet. Doesn't stereo require two speakers?
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  12. Originally Posted by jimdagys View Post
    I think the 24kbps mp3 was somehow already inside the flv. Thanks. Problem solved.
    You're welcome. I tested the 'High' bandwith setting. The audio in that is defo AAC. Sorry about the mix up.
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  13. Originally Posted by jimdagys View Post
    P.S. How can you listen to the LOW streams? They are 24 kbps and ... MONO.
    I haven't adopted the new technology yet. Doesn't stereo require two speakers?
    I don't know what mp3 player you use and how - speaker or earphones, but usually even if the player have one speaker you get stereo signal on your earphones.

    I think that even if you listen the recorded radio on one (mono) speaker you will hear a difference in quality between 24 and 64kbps (because higher bitrate, not mono/stereo thing. I don't want to mention higher bitrates like 192 or 320). I asked about it surprised, because I like classical music and it makes a big difference. Of course if your mp3 player has small hard drive/memory, the lower bitrate (=smaller file), the more audio files you can put on it.
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