Before the Internet, radio stations were pretty much limited to a small geographical area near a transmitter, but with the advent of streaming media players like Apple's iTunes, you can listen to a streaming radio station no matter where you are. This is great, but most players can do only that, play. They can't save...
RadioFree is a small OS X application that will save a streaming broadcast to your hard drive. Just start up the application, and you'll see a list of available stations. RadioFree comes with a few stations already defined, and you can of course define your own. If you double-click on a station, you'll see the name of the current track being broadcast, and RadioFree will start saving it to disk.
Record MP3 Songs for Future Listening
As the programs runs, you'll see each song that has been recorded. Songs are stored in your Music folder, which should be in your Home directory. As one might expect, you can download from multiple stations at the same time, assuming you have enough bandwidth. Once you download your tracks, you can then play them with iTunes or other player.
So, make sure you don't miss you favorite tune, and save it for later with RadioFree.
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