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If you dont have VLC you can download it from this link:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Open your favorite internet radio station using VLC or Winamp

Make sure you can hear the music playing before you continue...

Step 1: In Winamp

Open File > View File Info

Using the COPY command in Windows, Copy the "Stream Address" at the top of the box into Windows memory.



<p>Thx for the guide. But VLC is not a professional audio recorder, and the operations are troublesome for me. If you wish to get the easiest way to<a href="http://showmore.com/free-audio-recorder.html" rel="nofollow"> record audio streams</a>, I think the online apps may meet your needs.</p>
<p>I don't like the interface of VLC, it looks like the program 10 years ago. Here is a much more comfortable way to record audio from streaming sites:<br><a href="http://www.imoresoft.com/audio-recorder-mac.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.imoresoft.com/audio-recorder-mac.html</a></p>
<p>The imoresoft audio recorder is way too expensive when you can get Stream Writer for FREE! I suggest you try Stream Writer before you pay $50 for the same basic functionality. </p>
<p>Thanks for this tutorial as it saved me from having to download any software that claims to do the job but gives you some crappy output. However, with VLC version 2.2.1 which I am using, you can skip step 4 of creating a container file. Simple add your desired file name in the destination field of the CONVERT dialogue box with the .mp3 extension.</p>
<p>I use Stream Writer now for all my internet radio recording. I updated this instructable with the URL so you can go get a copy for yourself!</p>
<p>I use Stream Writer now for all my internet radio recording. I updated this instructable with the URL so you can go get a copy for yourself!</p>
<p>Here is another simple tutorial to record music from music streaming sites:</p><p><a href="http://www.imoresoft.com/audio-recorder-mac.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.imoresoft.com/audio-recorder-mac.html</a></p>
<p>I am fairly to see iMoresoft Audio Recorder is the best audio recording app i have ever used. It can record music from a lot of online music streaming sites, like Pandora, Spotify: <a href="http://www.imoresoft.com/audio-recorder-mac.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.imoresoft.com/audio-recorder-mac.html</a></p>
<p>To be honest, i don't like the user interface. It seems buggy. Have a look at this audio recorder, then you will find how nice it is. I have been with it for months to record audio from Pandora, Spotify: <a href="http://www.imoresoft.com/audio-recorder-mac.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.imoresoft.com/audio-recorder-mac.html</a></p>
<p>I'd recommend looking into <a href="http://www.imoresoft.com/audio-recorder-mac.html" rel="nofollow">iMoresoft Audio recorder</a> tool -- it's a port of the linux app &quot;mplayer&quot; and will let you record from a multitude of audio sources.</p><ul><li>Record audio from streaming audio website with ZERO quality loss, Over 500 radio stations and online music sites are supported.<li>Directly Record Audio from Video Websites, capture audio and save to high quality MP3 or M4A files<li>Identify the recorded music files quickly and get music information automatically.<li>Transfer recorded music to iTunes library by click the &quot;Add to iTunes&quot; button.<li>Directly burn your favorite playlists to CDs and create phone ringtone</ul>
<p>Thanks for your guide, but it may be somewhat hard for newbie.</p><p>The preparations will take some time, lol.</p><p>You may try convenient audio recorders, just one-click to record any sound. Here are some recommendations: <a href="http://www.mp3grabber.net/top-audio-recording-software.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.mp3grabber.net/top-audio-recording-software.html</a></p>
Here's a FREE Batch file I wrote for VLC that will do all the dirty work for you to record easily. You only need to specify your 1. Url stream 2. File name for your stream and 3.Record time <br>enjoy DP :-) <br>http://rghost.net/51295940
Always have a issue with VlC iHeart-ClearChannel streams from the commandline this is a little more hoops to go thru but this manual way works perfect! <br>If you want a easier way I would recommend the free radioSure internet radio app ( http://www.radiosure.com/downloadz/downloadz-select/ ) It's just a 2 click process with selecting your station then clicking on the record button..DP <br>
The method through VLC is FREE while the radiosure method is $10 after the 48 hour trial. The object of this method is that is costs nothing to the end user. I do understand that there are other methods that cost money including radiosure and the wondershare product. If people want to spend money to accomplish recording radio streams, then I suggest they not bother with this method.
VLC is great, but now I found a better audio recorder. <br>http://www.capturemusic.org/ <br>It helps me record any sound on my computer, including flash sound. And I can download lots of free music, convert the songs into the format I need. Since I used the app, listen to the music became more available than before.
Will this work for vlc 0.8.6i or only for newest release ?
Neat, but I'm a fan of using Audacity to record (and edit) streaming audio--it's a lot easier than jumping through all those hoops.

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