As far as I know, the most robust, free solutions for recording streams of all types today are MPlayer and VLC
Both require some command line arguments which, for many users, would be difficult to use (and find!)
In addition, they do not cater to many streaming needs
For that reason, I created StreamRecorder.NET -
A free, open source windows GUI front end for several programs (most notably MPlayer and VLC), that provides the following features:
- Records, joins and post processes stream using the tools you choose (defaults supplied)
- Full Command Line Interface (CLI) for scheduling and automation
- Automatically create windows tasks for scheduled recordings
- Copy current configuration parameters to the clipboard
- Keeps the recording process alive (restarting when necessary)
- Time stamps file names to avoid overwrites
- Logs recorder output to file
- MP3 and Windows Media easy presets
- Complete Tool tip coverage explaining all functionality
- Portable mode saves all settings in the application folder
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Last edited by ohadsc; 24th Jan 2012 at 13:37.
Version 1.0.2 Released !
- Portable mode
- Time stamped logs
- Misc Fixes and improvements
Thank you ohadsc for creating this tool. I haven't seen any freeware till now, so this is great.
I will test it out later.The flag once raised will never fall!
Thanks, any feedback would be appreciated !
There is actually freeware pertaining to stream recording, most notably:
StreamRipper - Superb tool, but Command line only and Shout/Iceast only (no WMA for example)
RadioSure - Nice piece of software, Shout/IceCast and WMA support - however WMA files are re-encoded to mp3 (quality loss)
Screamer Radio - Very nice program, however no scheduling of recordings is provided
Note that none of the above lets you change the time left for recording once a recording has already started, and I'm not sure they all support logging, post processing, etc. So I hope I didn't create StreamRecorder.NET in vain
The more freeware, the more better
First I thought it was for recording video's, but now I know it's for audio files.
I think VLC support for recording audio files is great. I use it without commands.
So actually I've no need for it. But I will give feedback.
I got a lot of errors opening links like these http://radio.djwebpages.net:8000
I use the VLC engine. here screenshot
http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/6691/74830611.jpgThe flag once raised will never fall!
Actually StreamRecorder.NET can record both Audio and Video
VLC recording is great indeed, so if you wish to schedule recordings you can use it as the recorder
The errors you've encountered above are due to the fact that you haven't specified VLC's location in the options
Try the newest version (1.0.3) - it now searches for VLC and MPlayer in their default locations (Program files\...) on its first run, so it should work straight out of the box for default configurations
Version 1.0.6 Released !