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
Using the COPY command in Windows, Copy the "Stream Address" at the top of the box into Windows memory.
Step 2: In VLC
Using the COPY command in Windows, Copy the "Location" information at the bottom into Windows memory.
Step 3: Before continuing...
Close Winamp or minimize VLC to the taskbar before you continue on to the next steps...
Step 4: Create a "Container File"
Right click on an empty part of the desktop and choose
New > Text File... and then name the file Music01.mp4
Click YES in the dialog about changing the file extension.
Step 5: Open VLC...
PASTE the "Stream Address" or "Location" information into the blank
Network Protocol area found in the "View File Info" or "Media Information" dialog from the previous players.
Click the PLAY dropdown and choose CONVERT
Step 6: In the Convert dialog...
for the Container file.
Check the "Display The Output" box
Choose "Audio - MP3" in the profile box.
Step 7: A view of my Music01.mp4 file...
Check the "Music01.mp4" file by checking the properties dialog in Windows.
You'll see that each time you check the file properties the file gets bigger.
If the file stays the same size, you did something wrong. Go back and start over with the location information.
The Music01.mp4 file on my desktop started at zero bytes. The first picture shows the file at 833 thousand bytes. The second picture shows the file at 1.67 megabytes. [obviously getting bigger]